Win a Pair of VIP Tickets to New Times Beerfest

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We are giving away a pair of VIP tickets to the New Times 15th-annual Beerfest, which will be on Saturday, March 31, from 6 to 11 p.m. at Huizenga Plaza in downtown Fort Lauderdale. Sample from more than beers. Don't miss a minute of the Final Four games, displayed on Jumbotrons. Celebrate with the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, the really fun band from New Orleans often featured on HBO's 'Treme.

The VIP tickets are worth $65 each, which includes food from El Jefe Luchador, Tongue N Cheek Gastropub, Rok:Brgr, and New River Pizza. VIP ticket holders will have exclusive access to the beer BX Beer Depot has brewed for us: the New Times Beerfest 15th-Anniversary Brew.

How to win a pair of VIP tickets?
Tell us about your favorite bar food and where to get it in the comments. The most over-the-top, clever, or captivating description wins.

Wednesday afternoon is the deadline, to be announced on the blog. Please be sure to provide us with your email or Facebook contact information so we can arrange a pickup time and place for your tickets.

In the meantime, should you wish, you can purchase VIP tickets for $65 or general admission tickets for $30 -- which includes pub grub and an array of craft brews such as Shiner, Brooklyn Brewery, Dogfish Head, and PBR for the swillers. Click here for more information.


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Brandiii
Brandiii

It's Sunday morning...err...afternoon, and I find myself peeling my eyes open in a haze courtesy of Saturday nights antics. Taste of old alcohol in my mouth and my stomach churning and yearning for some substance to soak up last night's poor decisions, there is only one thing that can save me at this point...chicken flautas from Lime Fresh Mexican Grill. Something about the hot crispy shells, the perfectly seasoned chicken and corn, and the refreshing avocado-ranch dip makes this my all time favorite bar food. And if you are going to try and tell me that flautas from Lime don't count as bar food, then I'm going to tell you that you obviously have forgot about the margaritas they serve that pair perfectly with this mexican treat. Coming from someone that usually hates margaritas due to the overuse of sour mix and handful of salt that's tossed in, I can vouch that Lime's margaritas are like something I've never experienced before. They are strong, frothy, and taste like they have never even seen a bottle of sour mix before. Together this pair makes for my favorite bar/hangover food, and I now know what I'll be having for dinner tonight....

blehrer0688@knights.ucf.edu

Melanie Wigren
Melanie Wigren

Duffys by far has the best pub style food, love their wings (original sauce, well done & all drums) wash it down with the biggest Stella you can handle, rinse & repeat!

Ashley
Ashley

The cream of the crop bar food, for me, is.... ::drum roll:: Ahi Tuna Sliders from Michele's Dining Lounge (oakland and bayview). Nothing else plays with my tastebuds like a nice toasted bun, RARE tuna, Asian slaw, and some wasabi Aioli. The best part of these sliders are... The Discounted price at happy hour and the hilarious senior crowd they get on Friday nights. If you want a good laugh, stop by for happy hour on Fridays and see seniors turn the bar area into a Shady Pines pick up joint! Make sure to stop in the restroom, too. Grandmas will be in there discussing which lucky catch they are taking home! :X

Lisa Melegari
Lisa Melegari

I'm actually going to go out on a limb and talk about my favorite bar food which is rarely found in South Florida: fried cheese curds. I'm the daughter of Wisconsin natives, born and raised in S.Fla, but we always return "home" every year and this is one of the foods I must get at nearly every meal.

They're basically fresh, young cheese chunks before they become the traditional block or wheel we're used to. When fresh, they squeak as you bite into them, but drop them in some beer batter and pop them in the deep fryer and they become a one-bite gooey piece of goodness similar to a mozzarella stick.

They go well with pretty much any beer (then again, pretty much anything fried goes well with any beer), and in my pre-legal days I'd have a basket of them with a Sprechers Root Beer (another Wisconsin local item from a Milwaukee brewery). They're perfect as-is, but also good dipped in ketchup, ranch or honey mustard.

So far I've found a few places for curds in Florida - the West Palm farmers market has a cheese guy that sells them fresh, the Yellow Green farmers market in Hollywood has a breakfast stand that makes poutine (french fries topped with curds and gravy) as does Rok:Brgr in the Himmarshee district in downtown Ft. Laud. However, fried curds like I used to get in the Wisconsin bars I have only found so far at The Moat, a sports bar down the road from my alma mater, University of Central Florida in Orlando. And yes, I have been known to drive all the way up there to get my fix from time to time. Some A&W fast food restaurants served them a while back, and they may still do so, but they're the white curds, which I find are a bit less flavorful. 

Now I think I need to plan another Wisconsin trip shortly...

ted anthony inserra
ted anthony inserra

my favorite bar food is the CHUPA-CABRA CHIMMICHANGA at The Santeria Cafereria de la Hialeah,,,,,,it is a rare dish, 1st you need to catch a Chupacabra , i suggest using a goat as a trap, they love to suck the blood of a goat, if you do not have a goat i suggest usung any taco from Rocco Tocco's, very simular scent....also, the origin of the Chupacabra is Puerto Rico, so if you have no goat, no taco, inside a cage use a CD player and blast any Menudo Music, but must be when ricky martin was in the Latin Boy Band...and CHUPACABRA'S WILL COME RUNNING, with the possibilities of any sex offender living in the area.....that is my story, and i am sticking to it!!!

Freeagent13
Freeagent13

Since the Beerfest is being held downtown Fort Lauderdale, I will stay local cast my vote for T-Mex Cantina... After a long night of laughs and drinking with friends their tacos hit the spot. fast, cheap, and delicious...what more could you ask for 

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