Animal-Free Super Bowl Feasts: Because Vegans Love Football Too

Categories: Vegan

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When you think big-budget organized sports like the NFL, a vegan fan base may not be the first thing that comes to mind. Save for the Skittles commercials this coming Sunday, most of the fancy halftime food ads are totally lost on us. Big Game supermarket deals focus heavily on the burger and barbecue variety, and local bars usually hock chicken wings by the bucketful while we sift through the bowl of complimentary peanuts and pretzels. But there are plenty of (nonleather) pigskin fans out there who will be in search of something fresh and meat-free to gnaw on while watching the Seattle Seahawks take on the New England Patriots this weekend. And for them, here is a handy dandy Game Day recipe guide.

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Super Bowl Snack Safety Tips From the USDA

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Super Bowl means lots of chowing down.
This Sunday evening, it's a safe bet to guess that the average American will be watching the New England Patriots take on the Seattle Seahawks. And with that viewing comes the inevitable snacking down on chicken wings, nachos, beer, and pizzas.

But did you realize that all that eating and drinking officially makes Super Bowl Sunday the second-largest food consumption day of the year in the U.S. (behind Thanksgiving)?

According to the United States Department of Agriculture USDA, that also means that Super Bowl Sunday is a hotbed for the spread of germs, food poisoning, salmonella, and other unwanted watch-party guests.

Luckily, the good folks at the USDA have shared some tips to avoid all that nasty stuff, or what they call a "food safety fumble." Here are some good takeaways to remember when preparing your watch-party spread.

See also: Ten Best Chicken Wings in Broward County

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Five Best Food and Drink Events This Weekend: Super Bowl Parties, Armenian Music and Food Fest, and More

Categories: Happening

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Congratulations, you made it through yet another working week. It wasn't easy, but you had to do it. So you might as well give yourself a pat on the back to celebrate -- or better yet, a drink or three.

Whether you want to hear some live reggae music by the beach, eat some BBQ while watching the Super Bowl, or attend the 2015 Armenian Music and Food Festival, there's something for you to do in South Florida this weekend.

See also: New Events Added To 16th Annual Delray Beach Garlic Fest

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Events Added to 16th-Annual Delray Beach Garlic Fest

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Find Lil Mr. Garlic and win free entry to the 16th-annual Delray Beach Garlic Fest and more.
The Delray Beach Garlic Fest is returning to take over downtown Delray Beach February 6 to 8. Now in its 16th year, it is known nationwide as the signature food and entertainment event for the seaside city.

Over the years, Delray Beach's longtime restaurants -- 32 East, 50 Ocean, Dada, and Luna Rosa -- have set a culinary standard for creativity, inspiration, and food trends. Today, they're a main attraction for an event that crosses all cultural boundaries and ages, providing something for everyone, from a full liquor bar and garlic-inspired fare to the House of Appliances Garlic Chef Stadium and more than 180 unique vendors, children's activities and rides, and professional-level cooking competitions.

This year, two inaugural events are helping to bring even more excitement to the three-day lineup.

See also: Five Best Ramens in Broward and Palm Beach Counties

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Florida Beer: J Wakefield Brewing's Union Jack Porter

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It's #FloridaBeerFriday, when we take a look at a beer brewed in the Sunshine State, giving analysis to the burgeoning craft-beer movement of Florida.
This week, we're taking a look at one of Florida's latest brewers who has been able to start sending beers out into distribution, J Wakefield Brewing, and one of its core beers, the Union Jack Porter.

Union Jack Porter, or UJP, is billed as an English porter and can be thought of as a robust porter: a beer that is the perfect showcase for black and darker malts.

See also: Florida Beer: Wide Awake It's Morning From Funky Buddha Brewery

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Five Best Ramens in Broward and Palm Beach Counties

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Ramen has been blowing up for years now. In city's like New York and Los Angeles, there seems to be a new ramen hot spot opening every week. The dish is so popular, in fact, that David Chang, the chef credited for the dishes rising fame, declared ramen is dead in a recent piece for Lucky Peach, "That's it--you've taken noodle soup as far as you can fucking go, and now it's gotta go back to the beginning."

Like a lot of trends, the Japanese noodle dish took its time on its southern journey to Broward and Palm Beach Counties, but it's here. And it was well worth the wait. Here are the five best bowls in South Florida.

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Florida Food and Farm Magazine Launches in Florida

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If you've ever wanted a one-stop shop to find all the area farms, farmers' markets, artisan food crafters, and more, your prayers have just been answered.

Former Clean Plate Charlie contributor and South Florida food writer Jan Norris has stepped into her latest role as editor for a new magazine known as Florida Food and Farm. The free, 80-page quarterly publication is something new to the local food scene with the goal of connecting Florida farmers, food producers, and local markets to consumers.

See also: All Natural, Cruelty-Free Meat From Adena Grill and Frankey's Sports Bar in Hallandale

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Hollywood Vegan Inner Circle Serving Beer Brats, Burgers, and Sweet Potato Pie

Categories: Vegan

All photos by Hannah Sentenac

As a vegan, I find that home-cooked comfort food isn't an easy find -- at least outside of my own (amateur) kitchen. So it's a rare treat to discover an eatery that offers burgers, nachos, and chocolate mousse, all plant-based and cruelty-free.

That's the idea at Hollywood Vegan Inner Circle, a new shop and restaurant in the Yellow Green Farmers Market that specializes in hearty, inspired menu items.

See also: Yellow Green Farmers Market Now Has a Vegan Sushi Booth

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Get a Dime Piece Burger at 5 Girls Burgers in Pompano Beach

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South Florida doesn't necessarily need another burger joint. But it could use one with a little character -- and that just so happens to come free at a new Broward County restaurant where you can "play the field," have a "broad" dressed up any way you like, and get your hands on some "milk jugs" -- all in one meal.

No, this isn't a strip club we're talking about. It's 5 Girls Burgers in Pompano Beach.

See also: Get $4 Dac Biet Sandwiches at 545 Banh Mi Cafe in Davie

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Get the New Bagel Tasters at Brooklyn Water Bagel Coming to Coral Springs and Fort Lauderdale

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Try the new bagel tasters at the Coral Springs and Fort Lauderdale restaurants opening this spring.
Known best for its authentic New York-style bagels, the Original Brooklyn Water Bagel Co. recently announced two new restaurant locations, coming to Coral Springs and downtown Fort Lauderdale this spring.

Both restaurants will feature a new store design, new menu items, and innovative new services. The sleek and modern layouts will feature brick walls, iconic images of New York City landmarks, and subway maps of various destinations across the borough.

See also: Misha's Cupcakes Opening in Pembroke Pines This Weekend

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