Bimini Boatyard Temporarily Closed Due to Fire

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Bimini Boatyard will remain closed for the weekend.
In the midst of Bimini Boatyard's 25th-anniversary celebration (and right before a lucrative weekend), the Fort Lauderdale waterfront staple is closed temporarily due to a fire.

According to CBS Miami, the fire broke out around lunchtime yesterday.

See also: Bimini Boatyard Celebrates 24 Years in South Florida With a Pig Roast

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New Times Needs a New Food Critic

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Does eating foie gras at Bistro 1902 sound like something you could enjoy? (Pro tip: If the answer is "No", this job ain't for you,)

New Times Broward Palm Beach is looking for a restaurant critic. The ideal candidate will have experience both reporting about food and writing long-form restaurant criticism. He or she should have knowledge of Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach, which comprise one the nation's most burgeoning epicurean scenes. Job duties include writing reviews, reporting stories, and contributing to our Best of Broward-Palm Beach edition. Please send résumé and five food-related clips to:

Southfloridafoodwriter@voicemediagroup.com.

No phone calls please.


Yudy Bakery and Restaurant, Offers a Taste of Colombia in Hallandale Beach

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This past World Cup was a revelation of sorts. Without getting into the politicking of Brazil spending millions of dollars in order to look good on international TV while half of their favelas starve daily, there were some really good fútbol moments on the pitch. One of the biggest showings, regardless of how their campaign ended, was the Colombian squad who made it through to the quarter finals and, let's be honest, that game belonged to them.

Twenty-three-year-old former AS Monaco and current Real Madrid attacking midfielder, James Rodríguez was the most exciting player to watch this past cup. Apologies to my German and Argentine friends, this man was so good that ever since they bowed out from the action, this lowly scribe has been craving nothing but arequipe and salty sobrebarriga. Thankfully, these are not cravings that will go unfulfilled while cruising on the Hallandale Beach Boulevard corridor.

Yudy Bakery and Colombian Restaurant on the 300 block of the boulevard's got you covered on every end, from the sweet to the savory, served with that smiling drawl only your best parceros will offer. Will it be enough to hold you over until the next Cup? Probably not, but it is good to know that these nostalgic options are available without breaking your wallet.

See also: El Bohio Offers a Mix of Cuban and American Cuisine in Lantana

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Florida Beer: Chocolate Peanut Butter Stout From Rapp Brewing Co.

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Doug Fairall
It's #FloridaBeerFriday. Every Friday, we take a look at a beer brewed in the Sunshine State, giving analysis to the burgeoning craft beer movement of Florida.

An enigma from another Florida coast.

Your prayers to the sweet and decadent beer gods have been answered.

The confluence of the flavors of chocolate, peanut butter, and beer have become one. One beverage to unite the Houses.

Ok, so it's not so dramatic, but it is a must-have if you venture out west to St. Petersburg near Tampa, and visit Rapp Brewing Company run by Greg Rapp.

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Five Best Food and Drink Events This Weekend: Psychic Encounters, Unlimited Drinks, and More

Categories: Happening

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Raise a glass to this guy (Ernest Hemingway) this weekend
Are you ready for happy hour? What about some psychic intervention? Even if you don't care about any of the myriad celebratory offerings this weekend, you're going to have to eat something.

We perused the highs and lows of the Broward-Palm Beach area and cooked up this tasty menu of awesome destinations. Whether you're looking for unlimited booze, all-you-can-eat bacon, some activism while drinking, or a celebration of Papa Hemingway's birthday (it just passed), this list has everything you need.

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SKYY Vodka and Freedom Freedom to Marry Hosting #ToastToMarriage Party at Georgie's Alibi This Weekend

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Doug Fairall
Activism and award-winning burgers at Georgie's Alibi
This past week has held big news on the gay marriage front for the state of Florida.

Last Thursday, Circuit Judge Luis Garcia in the Florida Keys struck down the state ban of gay marriage, stating it violated the right to equal protection under the U.S. Constitution. He ordered the Monroe County Clerk of Court to begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples starting on Tuesday.

He later rejected the emergency motion filed by bartenders Aaron Huntsman, 44 and William Lee Jones, 43, after republican Attorney General Pam Bondi announced she planned to appeal it.

While the later ruling was a major disappointment for the LBGT community and anyone who supports equal rights, this weekend offers a chance for solace and celebration for hopes of future progress. SKYY Vodka and Freedom to Marry are hosting a #ToastToMarriage event at Georgie's Alibi.

See Also: Riverside Market Hosting Water Conservation Fundraiser All Summer Long

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Win Free Chicken for a Year at Pollo Tropical Delray Grand Opening Beach Party

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We have new restaurants and bars opening all the time.

When it comes to fast food places, we tend not to pay too much mind -- unless, of course, we're talking Shake Shack or the first Chipotle (those were actually kind of a big deal).

While we have no bone to pick with Pollo Tropical -- we're more than happy to get down on some TropiChops and sweet plantains every so often -- a new location isn't exactly news.

But a beach party and a chance to win free food, on the other hand, actually is kind of interesting. The tropical chicken grill is hosting a grand opening celebration in Delray Beach next week.

See Also: Serious All-You-Can-Eat: Chance to Win PDQ for a Year

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Ten Best Suburban Restaurants in Broward

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Chelsea Scholler
Cities tend to get all the cred when it comes to dining.

It's usually the downtown areas and restaurant strips that host all the trendy bars and eateries -- hey, that's just the way it is. For the most part, if you're looking for chef-driven fare, emerging concepts, great cocktails, or craft beer, you have to drive (or walk) to where all the action is.

And in South Florida, those city-like locales are unsurprisingly located closer to the beach, usually east of I-95. As a result, those eastern eateries tend to get most of the media attention as well. We've decided to spread the love.

With 1.8 million residents in Broward County, only 170,000 or so of whom reside in Fort Lauderdale, plenty of great dining options are spread throughout the area.

Here are the ten best suburban restaurants, west of I-95, in Broward County.

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Palm Beach Applebees to Raise Money for Alex's Lemonade Stand

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Tart drinks for a sweet cause.
Alexandra "Alex" Scott was just four years old when she decided to old a lemonade stand to raise money to help find a cure for children with cancer.

That original lemonade stand raised over $12,000 but Alex wasn't happy until she reached a goal of a million dollars. This little warrior was fighting her own battle with the disease and, sadly, she lost her fight in 2004, before reaching her eighth birthday.

Alex's legacy lives on, with Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, a registered 501(c)3 charity, raising more than $75 million toward fulfilling Alex's dream of finding a cure, funding over 375 research projects nationally.

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Shmaltz Brewing To Celebrate Halfway to Hannukah, Buddha Style Tonight

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Christmas in July? No thank you. How about Hannukah in July?

Beer's most infamous purveyor of Jewish and pop culture shenanigans, Shmaltz Brewing Company, will be coming down to South Florida next week to celebrate a bit of 'Halfway to Hannukah'.

Tonight, from 5 to 7 p.m., get yourself to The Brass Tap in Coral Springs to take on "Funky Jewddha Happy Hour" (from the actual press release) that features a spread of Funky Buddha Brewery beers as well as Shmaltz Brewing Co. libations. This happy hour shindig will be attended by none other than Shmaltz Founder Jeremy Cowan, National Sales Manager Zak Davis, Southern Regional Manager Greg Lynn, and Midwest Regional Manager Tom Prusilla.

See also: Ten Best Iced Coffees in Broward and Palm Beach Counties

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