Alcohol Retailers Drop Lawsuit as State Legislature Revisits Tap Room Statute

Categories: Beer Beer Beer

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Doug Fairall
A Big Storm, indeed.

A 50-year-old alcohol law will soon be revisited by state lawmakers after a trade lobbying group, the Florida Retail Federation, submitted a lawsuit in January seeking to clarify portions of a state statute that allows for a tourism exception to the usually-strict three-tier system.

The FRF dropped its lawsuit this past Friday, according to the TBO, after regulators agreed to look into the issue.

Could this mean a step closer to the death of tap rooms in Florida?

See also: South Florida's Most Anticipated Brewery Openings of 2015


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Misha's Cupcakes Celebrates Broward County Expansion in Pembroke Pines

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Misha's Cupcakes

Good news South Florida -- Broward County is about to get a whole lot sweeter this weekend.

Misha's Cupcakes, owned and operated by Miamian Misha Kuryla Gomez, launched its first store north of the Miami-Dade County line back in May -- and this weekend will be hosting a party to announce the launch of a new product.

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KFC's Double Down Dog: Nothing Compared to South Florida Fair Food

Categories: Food Fun

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KFC Phillipines via Facebook
The Double Down Dog: Your colon is frightened.
Although it sounds like it, Double Down Dog is not an advanced yoga pose. It is, in actuality, the exact opposite of one.

The Double Down Dog is KFC's latest foray into the "shock and awe" food category, which includes such tantalizing gut-busters as Pizza Hut's Vegemite-stuffed-crust pizza (available only in Australia), and the Dunkin' Donuts' glazed doughnut breakfast sandwich.

See also: Eat Philly Cheesesteak Donut Burgers at The South Florida Fair

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Try the Dac Biet Sandwich for $4 at 545° Banh Mi Cafe in Davie

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Photo by Nicole Danna
Choose from ten variations of the Vietnamese bánh mì sandwich at 545° Bánh Mì Cafe in Davie.
If you've never had a proper bánh mì sandwich, you're really missing out. Of course, there aren't many places offering the real deal in South Florida. Until now.

You can find some really affordable -- and genuine -- dac biet (a traditional Vietnamese bánh mì) at the newly opened 545° Bánh Mì Cafe in Davie.

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

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Photo courtesy of Adena Foods
We hear a lot about the importance of non-GMO fare, how much better grass-fed beef can be, and why we shouldn't eat chicken pumped full of antibiotics. But not many restaurants offer a menu in which every item is guaranteed to be 100 percent safe.

To remedy this, Frank Stronach -- international businessman and owner of Gulfstream Park in Hallandale -- is hoping to change the way South Floridians eat with two new restaurants: Adena Grill and Wine Bar and Frankey's Sports Bar.

See also: Ten Best Healthy Restaurants in Broward and Palm Beach Counties


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GG's Waterfront Bar and Grill Shines With Fresh Seafood and Water Views

Categories: Review

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GG's Waterfront Bar & Grill owner Dan Serafini.
For all its uninterrupted miles of oceanfront shore and cozy Intracoastal coastline, Florida never seems to have quite enough waterfront restaurants.

You can never have too many, be they divey holes in the wall like Le Tub serving greasy, sea-inspired bar food, or a bevy of pricey, upmarket spots with all the pomp and circumstance of a Michelin-starred rating.

But not every waterside restaurant has a story like GG's Waterfront Bar and Grill, a Hollywood steak and seafood restaurant off A1A.

See also: Ten Best New Restaurants in Fort Lauderdale

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Thieves Rob Oakland Park Dunkin' Donuts: Watch the Video and Help Catch a Thief

Categories: News

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Screenshot from BSO video/courtesy of BSO.
Do you know these two donut thieves?
If you love crime dramas, here's your chance to catch two real-life thieves.

On November 17, 2014, two young men double-teamed the Dunkin' Donuts at 751 E. Commercial Blvd. in Oakland Park.

See also: Dunkin' Donuts' Croissant Donut: We Try One


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Cafe Boulud Showcases "Florida Cracker" Fare

Categories: Blog Watch

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Cafe Boulud Palm Beach executive chef Rick Mace.

Palm Beach's Cafe Boulud, the sister restaurant to Manhattan's Upper East Side location, is cooking up something special this season with a limited-release menu that reflects one of Daniel Boulud's four culinary muses.

Every quarter, the Boulud menu changes to reflect a different facet of these four culinary ideas, beginning with "La Tradition" -- an interpretation of classic French cuisine. "La Saison" reflects a harmony with the seasons. "Le Potager" is named for the French vegetable garden. And "Le Voyage" offers a taste of Boulud's own interpretation of various world cuisines.

See also: Whole Foods Market Opening Soon in Pompano Beach


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The Best Restaurants to Watch the Super Bowl in Broward and Palm Beach Counties

Categories: Happening

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Baseball may be the quintessential American sport, but when it comes to gathering the masses and building excitement, nothing compares to football, specifically, the Super Bowl.

It has something for everyone: tackling, balls, tight pants, entertainment, grade-A commercials, Tom Brady, maybe even Giselle. So even if you're not a fan yourself, there's something that should tickle your fancy on the USA's annual biggest day in sport. Commemorate the occasion. Here are ten Broward and Palm Beach restaurants to check out for the Super Bowl.

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South Florida Food and Drink Events This Week: Palm Beach Wine Auction, Super Bowl Snack Tastings, and More

Categories: Happening

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

Whether you're looking to buy some wine at auction, get some Super Bowl foodtastings under your belt, want to hear the Sybarite Pig's chef sing, or just drink $2 drafts at Blondies bike night, there's something fun and food-related to do in Broward and Palm Beach counties this week.

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