New Rule: Pumpkin and Octoberfest Beers Are A-OK After Labor Day

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Lauren Bowen

Labor Day is the great diving line between summer and the rest of the year. It's also when the fashion inclined will will ban the wearing of white until next spring. There should be another bullet to that list: don't drink pumpkin beer before Labor Day.

Wouldn't that be a great new rule?

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Make 'Billfold Saver' Black Bean Burgers for Your Labor Day BBQ

Categories: Meatless Monday

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Vegan cookbook author, coach and athlete Ellen Jaffe Jones has a recipe for every occasion. The woman behind Vegan on $4 a Day and Paleo Vegan, has the perfect money- and animal-saving burger recipe for you.

Stuck attending a fried chicken-laden company picnic? Bring her Brussels sprout slaw. Going to a cupcake crazed baby shower? Try her hazelnut-chocolate bark. And for that Labor Day BBQ, you can't lose with her "Billfold-Saver Black Bean Burger."

At 50 cents per serving (give or take a few pennies), it's wallet (and weight) friendly -- and there'll be plenty of leftovers to keep you fed and watered over the long weekend. Check out her recipe after the jump.

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South Florida Food and Drink Events This Week: A Pool Party, Labor Day Brunch, and Yappy Hour for Big Dog Ranch Rescue

Categories: Happening

Photo by Ed Carrasco
Around and around we go, and so begins the start to yet another lovely work week. Today, there's a few things to lament. First, the fact that summer is officially over. Second, that most of us are probably working this Labor Day holiday.

Whether or not you're stuck punching the time card, there's still plenty of stuff to do this week to help you forget. If you're looking to drink to a good cause, have brunch like its Sunday, or dive into a pool party, there's something to do in Broward and Palm Beach counties this week.

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New Times' Pairings Is September 18: List of Restaurants, With More to Come

Categories: Pairings

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Wine and food pair together for a perfect evening of flavor.
Pairings, New Times' annual celebration of the best of South Florida food pairings, is back with some great updates and a host of fantastic restaurants participating.

This seventh-annual Pairings returns to the Broward Center for the Performing Arts on Thursday, September 18, with more than 40 top restaurants serving their best, paired with fine wines from around the globe, craft beers, and specialty cocktails.

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Rick's Lobsta Bar Opens Inside Camelot Nightclub Offering New England-Themed Fare

Photo by Michele Eve
Camelot's membership card gets you access to the lounge.
South Florida restaurateur and nightlife maven Rodney Mayo is celebrating the grand opening of his 13th establishment this Labor Day weekend at Camelot in downtown West Palm Beach.

But -- even though it serves food -- Camelot isn't a restaurant. It's also not a nightclub. And it's not really a lounge either. It's sort of like a blending of all three, something unique to South Florida's nightlife scene.

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Florida Beer: A Selection Of Labor Day Recommendations

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Labor Day and beer go together like malt, hops, yeast, and water.
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.

Normally every Friday on this blog, we highlight a single beer that is usually new, seasonal, or a pick of the core selection of a brewery in our fair state. So yes, it's 'a beer' from somewhere nearby.

For this holiday entry, I'd like to share a few recommendations of beers we've most likely already reviewed, but will provide an easy way for you to drink local this long weekend. After all, when there's other food preparations taking up valuable brain space, it's easier to let someone else do the heavy thinking before you crack open a cold one and fire up the grill.

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International Bacon Day at Rhino Doughnuts

Categories: Bacon Files

Photo by Candace West
Labor Day is a time honored holiday that celebrates the men and women of America's working class. It's a day of reflection, a day in which we pause a moment to pay our respects to those whom, day-in and day-out, toil away at industries of various sizes to make life comfortable for the rest of us middle-class, office jockeys.

So what better way to honor your fellow working man that with the consumption of pork fat in non-traditional grub?

After all, this weekend is not just Labor Day. On Saturday August 30th, America also celebrates another long-standing cultural import: bacon.

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Five Best Food and Drink Events Labor Day Weekend: Brew Bus Tour, Cajun Festival, and White Hot Labor Day Brunch

Categories: Happening

Photo by Karli Evans
The Brew Bus is calling us: Edgar Revuelta (left, driver), Caplan, and Brew Bus South Florida attendants Kimberly Johnson and Matt Davis.
Congratulations, you made it through yet another working week. You might as well give yourself a pat on the back to celebrate -- or better yet, a drink or three.

Whether you're hoping to watch some burger brawls, get decked out in your best pimp attire, or longing to listen to some live music while throwing back mimosas on Sunday morning, there's something for you to do in South Florida this Labor Day weekend.

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Chef Julien Gremaud to Open Avocado Grill

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Choosing copper antiques in Italy for Avocado Grill.
Chef Julien Gremaud is opening his first solo restaurant, Avocado Grill, in West Palm Beach this fall. The chef named the restaurant after one of Florida's most prolific fruits because, "they are a healthy, South Florida staple that complement the menu's coastal, farm-to-table cuisine. We are also featuring a unique, indoor grilling experience. It seemed like a perfect pairing."

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American German Club Names Lindsay Bierman Miss Oktoberfest 2014

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Lindsay Bierman is Miss Oktoberfest 2014.
It's official: There's a new Miss Oktoberfest 2014, and the best part is her last name. The American German Club of the Palm Beaches has named Palm Beach County native (and appropriately monickered) Lindsay Bierman as the club's second Miss Oktoberfest and good will ambassador.

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