Tonight at Tap 42: Pinup Models, Cappuccino Stout Cupcakes and Beer for Lagunitas Sessions

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Julia Andreasen
Once the circus has left town, what else is there to do? Attending the Lagunitas Sessions event by Lagunitas Brewing Company at Tap 42 tonight starting at 7 p.m.

Only thing is, there will not be any dancing bears or clowns on unicycles, but there will be pin-up models and Lola the Baker will provide Cafe Con Leche Cupcakes made with Lagunitas Cappuccino Stout, frosted with a cream cheese frosting and dusted with cinnamon and cocoa.

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Mellow Mushroom Celebrates Celiac Awareness Month, Debuts Gluten-Free Menu

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Mellow Mushroom is celebrating national celiac disease awareness month with a new gluten-free menu.
This May, Mellow Mushroom in Delray Beach is kicking off a gluten-free celebration of Celiac Disease Awareness Month with the launch of its new gluten-free pizza menu.

Today, more than 3 million Americans are affected by celiac disease -- a condition that can cause irritation and intestinal damage due to gluten intolerance eating wheat, barley, or rye. To find relief, following a gluten-free diet is the only way to go. So to make pizza -- or the dough that makes all pizza possible -- a more relevant dining option, Mellow Mushroom will be spotlighting several new "Magical Mystery Tour" pizzas that are all gluten-free.

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National Iced Coffee Day: Five Places to Pick Up a Cold Brew

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Look, we're all about eating and drinking all sorts of things over here, but in today's fast-paced society -- yes, we're busy too -- one consumable reigns supreme: coffee.

No, it's not good for you; however, caffeine is an absolute necessity (and yes, we're well aware that it's an addiction).

Even so, we're not about to stick just any caffeinated beverage down our gullets. No matter what, food and drinks should be savored; it needs to be enjoyable in the process.

Today is National Iced Coffee Day. And to celebrate the best morning (and midafternoon and evening) drink in the world, we compiled a list of the five best places to pick up a cool cup of brew in Broward and Palm Beach.

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Sam Adams' LongShot Winner Russ Brunner Talks Brewing, Jim Koch, And The Future

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Doug Fairall
Tamarac home brewer Russ Brunner displaying his now commercially available brew.

If Russ Brunner isn't a name on your radar yet, he should be.

The Tamarac resident is currently running a hot streak of award winning beers: securing a gold medal for his Scotch ale at the 35th annual National Homebrewers Conference this past June, taking gold for a Foreign Export Stout at the 2014 Miami Coconut Cup, and most recently was selected as one of two amateur brewers to have their recipes created for the 2014 Samuel Adams LongShot contest, which sees winning brews developed into a commercially available product.

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Veg Week: Hallandale, Pompano, Lauderhill and Fort Lauderdale Show Support for Veg Pledge

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Foregoing meat forever may seem like a daunting task, particularly for your average carnivore. But most people could probably handle seven days without hot wings or pepperoni pizza. Enter Compassion Over Killing's Veg Pledge, a nationwide campaign to go meatless that kicks off on April 21.

As of now, four Broward County cities have issued proclamations in support of Veg Pledge. Plus, Florida Congressman Ted Deutch is on board. The idea is to educate folks on the health, environmental and ethical benefits of plant-based eating.

See also:City of South Miami Passes Meatless Monday Resolution

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South Florida Food and Drink Events: Earth Day, WLRN, and More

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Around and around we go; today is the start to yet another lovely workweek. Hopefully, you have a bit of a spring in your step from some indulgent weekend activities. If not, don't fret, there's still plenty of events to keep you busy through your working days.

Whether you're looking to drink some interesting beer, celebrate the earth, or stimulate those braincells with South Florida trivia while drinking, there's something to do in Broward and Palm Beach Counties this week.

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Passover Dinner: The Vegan Edition

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"What do you mean you don't eat meat anymore!?" "Is that kosher?"
Chances are this Passover season you will either A.) host a vegan at your table or B.) be that vegan who ends up at this said Passover or c.) Be a vegan who is throwing your own badass Passover feast for an unsuspecting omnivore crowd because, well, WE ARE SLOWLY TAKING OVER YOUR DINING ROOM TABLE! Muahahahahahaha!

Or at the very least, growing in small but steady numbers each year, right?

While it's true a meal that already comes with a set of strict dietary restrictions (avoiding all leavened foods as well as grains, beans and corn) can be further complicated by taking away any animal products, there are easy and delicious ways to eschew certain ingredients in favor of others and still stay true to tradition, sans shank bone. Here are a few recipes to get you going.

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El Jefe Luchador Opens Second Location in Boca Raton Today

Nicole Danna
The El Don Hamburgueso taco from El Jefe Luchador.
If you consider yourself a fan of good Mexican food and occasionally give in to a shopping spree are two, now you can indulge in both at the same time. Lucky for you, Deerfield Beach's El Jefe Luchador is opening its second location in the Town Center at Boca Raton today.

Owners Mike Saperstein and Evan David have fashioned a mall food court space into a colorful attraction, a second location with possibly more like it in the works where they're peddling their affordable, gourmet-style fare. The new restaurant has been custom designed to retain the original location's kitschy charm, from the brightly-hued lucha libre wrestling masks to a neon glowing ordering counter and custom tile art mural created in collaboration with the restaurant group's E&M Munchies in-house design team.

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National Garlic Day is Tomorrow: Five Awesome Local Garlic Dishes to Try

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Nicole Danna
Sure, it's odoriferous, but garlic is one of the best culinary discoveries known to man.

It adds layers of flavor to every type of food, almost everywhere in the world, and the bulbous plant is known for a multitude of health benefits: antioxidants, respiratory and circulatory benefits, anti-inflammatory properties, food poisoning prevention, vampire preventer - the list goes on.

Basically, it's just awesome.

Tomorrow -- Saturday, April 19 -- is National Garlic Day, a celebration of the world's best cooking ingredient.

To honor the day, we've rounded up the five interesting garlicky food items in Broward and Palm Beach Counties.

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Florida Beer: No Dave's American Pale Ale From Tampa Bay Brewing Company

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.

It's not just in Tampa anymore.

The Tampa Bay Brewing Company is celebrating 14 months in its Coral Springs location, having opened in February of last year. Since then, head brewer Norm Lehman has been busy getting the place into tip-top nanobrew shape.

Originally located only in the Ybor City district of Tampa, the company decided to open a second brewing operating in South Florida in 2013. Through their multiple award winning beers, they've been able to introduce the small batch experience to its patrons.

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