Sweet and Decadent Easter Beers to Grace Funky Buddha's Lounge Tonight

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Doug Fairall

Looking to get a jumpstart to the Easter weekend? If so, then let the Funky Buddha Lounge in Boca Raton whet your appetite for Easter candy in the way only the Buddha can: with beer and desserts.

See also: More Easter Brunches to Check Out in Broward and Palm Beach


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Ten Best Buffets in Broward and Palm Beach Counties

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Buffets tend to be the butt of many a foodie joke.

Sure, it's mass-produced food that in many cases is sitting out for hours on end, but there are times when you just need piles and piles of food, all at once.

It's called being stoned.

Look, all legal issues aside (uneven incarceration rates, potential medical benefits, and the millions of other problems that arise from its current legislative state), there's nothing wrong with giving yourself a little case of the munchies from time to time -- unless you get drug-tested on the regular, of course.

Yes, you might be stuffing your face with thousands of unnecessary calories, but some studies do claim that smoking pot may help you lose weight.

In honor of 4/20, we figured it was about time to round up the area's best all-you-can-eat destinations.

So light up that bowl, find a designated driver (i.e., your frequently drug-tested friend), and get ready to shove massive piles of food into your face. Here are the ten best buffets in Broward and Palm Beach counties.

See Also: Medical Marijuana Initiative Headed for Florida Ballot: Five Best Things to Eat and Drink While Stoned

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Riverside Market Celebrates 4/20 With Rare Lagunitas Waldo Keg Tapping

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The Riverside Market and Cafe
It's that time of year again: get high and drink some beers. There will probably be no getting high at The Riverside Market and Cafe, but there will be lots of beer drinking this April 20 with a special tapping of a Lagunitas Waldo's Special Ale.

As expected, the keg tapping will begin at 4:20 p.m. There's plenty to go around with 15 gallons, but it probably won't last long. Pints are going for $5.

See Also: Riverside Market Restarting Beer Bingo Tomorrow

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Charles Steadman of Jack's Grumpy Grouper on Prohibiton, the Silver Age of Bartending, and U.S. Bartenders' Guild

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Sara Ventiera
It's important to love what you do for a living -- think about how many hours of your waking life you spend working (a lot, most likely).

Whether it's tech, education, journalism, or the restaurant industry, it's actually a good thing to be considered a geek.

When it comes to mixology, Jack's Grumpy Grouper managing partner Charles Steadman is just about as nerdy as they come (in a good way, obviously). He loves what he does and everything about the industry.

We chatted with the excitable restaurateur and tender of bar about the history of cocktails in the 20th century.

See Also: Saint Patrick's Day Coming Soon: Make Your Own Shots to Celebrate

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Easter Lunch and Dinner Specials in Broward and Palm Beach

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Q Family
We're all about specials around here -- if you haven't noticed, we dine out often.

So, when a holiday comes around and local restaurants roll out the deals, we're all about it.

Easter Sunday is coming up at the start of next week and many eateries are offering different dishes and discounts for the day.

Check out our list of lunch and dinner specials in Broward and Palm Beach Counties.

See Also: More Easter Brunches to Check Out in Broward and Palm Beach

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Funky Buddha's Ryan Sentz Apologizes for Last Night's Lines

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Doug Fairall
The brewery on opening day.

Is the popularity of Funky Buddha Brewery too much to handle for staff and local beer geeks?

The short answer is no.

But when events get snarled, it becomes a learning experience for everyone involved. This was especially true last night at a growler release of a coveted and limited-release beer from the Oakland Park brewery.

See also: South Florida's Craft Beer Scene Dominates Latest Issue of Draft Magazine


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Fork & Knife in Boca Raton Serves Modern Takes on American Classics

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Sweet Sriracha Chicken Lollipops ($10)
We have a lot -- perhaps an excess, really -- of National _______ Days in this country. If it isn't National Talk Like a Pirate Day, it's National Appreciate Your Furniture Day or some other such thing. (OK, we kind of love the former. Arrgh!)

Most people roll their eyes at this, but when 4/20 comes around... Well, they still roll... stuff.

Then afterward, they wanna eat stuff! Fattening stuff. Lots of stuff. Greasy, unhealthy, wonderful stuff. We have found the perfect restaurant for that.

We suggest Fork & Knife in Boca Raton.

The diner-inspired spot serves a wide selection of regional comfort fare from around the country with a wide selection of Michigan-inspired grub, all of which is made with a modern twist.

See Also: Luigi's Coal Oven Pizza Now Open in Delray Beach

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Florida's Berliner Bash Beer Festival Returns May 10

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Jonathan Wakefield
A selection of Berliners from brewer Jonathan Wakefield.

Sourheads, make note: May 10 has been announced as the date for third installment of the infamous sour beer festival known as the Berliner Bash, or Floridaweisse Bash, as it's becoming known.

In a change from previous iterations, the festival will be held at Green Bench Brewing in downtown St. Petersburg (only a couple of hours away). It had previously been held at Peg's Cantina in Gulfport.

For those who look quizzically at the term "Berliner" or "Berliner weisse," it's a soured wheat beer of low alcohol content that was a popular drink in 19th-century Prussia, and, as the name implies, Berlin. The "Florida weisse" style takes this traditional beer recipe and adds fruit to the later stages of conditioning, giving a hugely tropical spin on the otherwise supertart and acidic brew.

See also: Florida Beer Co. Readies A New Craft Pilsner; We Preview It


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More Easter Brunches to Check Out in Broward and Palm Beach

Categories: Food Holidays

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Sam Howzit
Spring has technically been here for weeks already, but it's not official until Easter comes around.

The time to pull out those pastels, ribbons, and bows is just around the corner, which means you'll need somewhere to go when you're dressed for the day.

Whether you're looking to get in on a light brunch, a big all-you-can-eat brunch, or a celebratory dinner, options abound in South Florida.

Here are some more Easter specials in Broward and Palm Beach counties.

See Also: Ten Best Easter Brunches in Broward County

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Kosher Coca-Cola Is Back for Passover

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Laine Doss
Kosher for Passover Coke is back.
Kosher Coca-Cola is back, folks, and there's a small window of opportunity to grab a few bottles of this holiday special beverage.

If you're asking yourself, "What the hell is Kosher Coke?" you're not alone. In fact, I just received an email asking if regular Coke has some hidden "pork products or something."

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