Tiny Hamster Thanksgiving Is the Best Holiday Gift Ever

Categories: Holidays

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Screenshot from Hello Denizen
Tiny Hamster talks turkey.
It's not even Thanksgiving and Christmas has come early in the form of a teeny package. The tiny hamster, that eating machine disguised as a fur ball with whiskers, is back.

This time, he's invited a few friends for Thanksgiving dinner.

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Apeiro Kitchen & Bar Hosting Preview Pop-Up Dinner Before Grand Opening

Categories: Happening

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Photo courtesy of Apeiro Kitchen + Bar
Apeiro Kitchen & Bar, the new restaurant from chef-partner David Blonsky and South Florida restaurateur Burt Rapoport, will open this December in Boca Raton.

Those interested in getting a sneak peek at the restaurant's menu -- and an early taste of what's to come -- can sign up to participate in an exclusive pairing dinner and tasting event slated for next week.

See also: Where To Eat Vegan on Thanksgiving


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PAC Pastries Offering Pumpkin Pie, Pumpkin Donuts, Apple Pie Cupcakes, and More for Thanksgiving Pre-Orders

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Courtesy of PAC Pastries
No matter what embarrassingly outrageous quantity of food we might consume come Thanksgiving, there's always room for dessert. And there's no better place to procure your cruelty-free sweet stuff than PAC Pastries.

Master culinarian and whipper-upper-of-pumpkin-krunkins Shelbey Ganzel is offering a whole host of autumnal treats for your Thanksgiving feast. From pumpkin cinnamon rolls to apple pie cupcakes to pecan pie, she's got lots of options.

See also: Forget Munchkins, Try 'Krunkins' Vegan Donut Holes from PAC Pastries

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Florida's Ellen Jaffe Jones Named PETA's Sexiest Vegan Over 50

Categories: Vegan

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Courtesy of Ellen Jaffe Jones

According to PETA, nothing's sexier than saving animals. And given that veganism tends to lead to weight loss, better skin, more energy, and (so they say) more sexual stamina, they might have a point.

The animal advocacy org takes its duties as sexy-vegan steward very seriously. One honor it doles out annually is its Sexiest Vegan Over 50 Award, and this year, Florida's Ellen Jaffe Jones took home top honors.

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One Pound of Mussels for $8 at Flip Flops Dockside Eatery

Categories: Deal of the Day

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Flip Flops Dockside Eatery
Everyone loves a deal. And deals on your favorite foods? Well, that's even better.

At Flip Flops Dockside Eatery in Fort Lauderdale, there's a different deal on food almost every day of the week, including a special on their Drunken Mussels.

See also: Ten Best Vegetarian-Friendly Restaurants in Broward and Palm Beach

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Roc Resto-Lounge & Fashion Opens in Coral Springs: A Restaurant, Nightclub, and Clothing Boutique

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Founder Gaston Garcia outside newly opened Roc Resto-Lounge & Fashion in Coral Springs.
Roc Resto-Lounge & Fashion is not a clothing boutique, café, bar, lounge, restaurant, or nightclub. It's actually all of these things -- and more -- at once.

The new multiconcept establishment opened Saturday in the Coral Square Mall in Coral Springs. The roaming 10,000-square-foot Roc complex offers five concepts in one: a full-service restaurant, fashion boutique, bar/outdoor lounge, nightclub, and café/community annex all under one roof.

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Where to Eat Vegan on Thanksgiving in Broward and Palm Beach Counties

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Courtesy of Farmer's Table

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, but for those who prefer tofurky to the gobbling alternative, it's not as easy to opt into a hearty feast without slaving away in the kitchen yourself.

But there are options, if you plan ahead. Several Broward and Palm Beach eateries are serving yummy holiday feasts, complete with everything from pumpkin "cheesecake" to Gardein "turkey." So you can enjoy a food-induced coma like everyone else, no tryptophan necessary.

See also: Ten Best Vegetarian-Friendly Restaurants in Broward and Palm Beach Counties


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South Florida Food and Drink Events This Week: Holiday Cooking Class, Founders Beer Pairing Dinner, and More

Categories: Happening

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The Blind Monk
Join the Blind Monk in West Palm Beach for its Uptown Art Night.
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 are still plenty of events to keep you busy through your working days.

Whether you're looking to support local artisans by visiting a farmers' market or two, participate in a holiday-themed cooking class, or take a trip to France (for an evening in West Palm Beach), there's something to do in Broward and Palm Beach counties this week.

See also: Ten Best Vegetarian-Friendly Restaurants in Broward and Palm Beach Counties

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Spike TV's Bar Rescue Hits Heat Restaurant & Lounge In Hollywood

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Doug Fairall
Camera crews filming Thursday night.

Downtown Hollywood was hit with some of California's Hollywood this last week as the Spike TV hit show Bar Rescue, where consultant Jon Taffer rips each establishment a new one and rebuilds to success, descended on Hollywood Boulevard. Their aim was to makeover Heat Restaurant & Lounge.


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Florida Beer: American Wild Ale From Brewzzi

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Doug Fairall

It's #FloridaBeerFridayEvery Friday, we take a look at a beer brewed in the Sunshine State, giving analysis to the burgeoning craft-beer movement of Florida.

It takes a massive pair of cahones to make a sour beer in a popular, if not erudite, brewpub most famous for its blonde ale and marzen lager. For Brewzzi, it's another sign that the craft beer movement in South Florida is in full swing and is ready to showcase all styles of beer.

Matt Manthe, the scholarly brewer at the Boca Raton brewpub, has put his skills on full force by introducing the southern Palm Beach County public to a wild beer: one of a trending style replete with bacterial microbes and mouth-puckering acidity.

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