Kiss' Gene Simmons, Fall Out Boy Spotted at BC Tacos

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Brett Chiavari and the BC Tacos crew lived their own personal rock 'n' roll fantasy last week when they met some rock icons at Cruzan Amphitheater.

The BC Tacos truck is a fixture at the music venue during most of its concerts. And while most celebrities usually just go to their green room before a concert where an assortment of food and booze usually awaits, along with a dish of red-only M&M's, two dozen white roses, and a rainbow unicorn, many of the musicians who play the Cruzan make it a point to stop for a taco at the caveman-themed food truck.

See also: Phillip Phillips Eats and Tweets About BC Tacos

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New Live Music "Juke Joint" and Bar Vintage Tap Opens in Delray Beach

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Vintage Tap is now open on Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach.
Good beer, good drinks, good music; they're three things South Florida can't seem to get enough of. Thanks to newly-opened Vintage Tap, which celebrated its grand opening this past Friday, there's just a little more to go around.

The bar and live music venue is a being dubbed an official "juke joint" -- old school vernacular for a Prohibition-style speakeasy establishment where one can find plenty of live music, dancing, gambling, and drinking going on.

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Today Is Peruvian Independence Day: Five Best Peruvian Restaurants in Broward and Palm Beach Counties

Categories: Food Holidays

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July is a big month in terms of national celebrations: The U.S. parties it up for Fourth of July (AKA Independence Day), the French guzzle Champagne (or they should) for Bastille Day, and Peru commemorates its Independence Day on July 28 (today).

You've definitely done the whole barbecue-and-fireworks thing. And you've probably indulged in some French fare in honor of the storming of Bastille -- or hopefully attended the annual waiters' race at Pistache. Peruvian Independence Day, on the other hand, we doubt you've experienced.

If you're looking to get down on one of the most revered cuisines in the world for Peru's birthday, here are the five best Peruvian spots in Broward and Palm Beach counties.

See Also: Passport to Peru: Upscale Peruvian Fusion Blends Global Flavors and Techniques With Indigenous Ingredients


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LauderAle Brewery Opens for Production, Almost Runs Out of Beer

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LauderAle brewery taproom is now open to the public.
LauderAle, Fort Lauderdale's newest brewery, opened its doors to the public over the weekend and the turnout was so great that it almost ran out of beer.

But then again, the brewery runs on a one-barrel system and the people of South Florida apparently love local craft beer.

See Also: LauderAle: Fort Lauderdale's First Brewery Is Coming Soon

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South Florida Food and Drink Events: Beer Dinner, Savor PGA, and More

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Mini lobster season kicks off this week
Weekdays are the worst, unless you live in South Florida, where we refuse to let a moment go by without cramming it full of entertainment.

Whether you're looking to relax and recover from the weekend or would prefer to fill your weekday evening with distracting goings-on, there's something for you to do in Broward and Palm Beach counties this week.

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

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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

Categories: First Look

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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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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.

See also: Florida Beer Friday: Saison Red Dawn From The Funky Buddha Lounge

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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.

See Also: Shmaltz Brewing To Celebrate Halfway to Hannukah, Buddha Style Tonight

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