Welcome to the Eat Beat newsletter. Thanksgiving (Nov. 23) is a mere two weeks away. Time to order those turkeys or start thinking about reservations. I'll post my annual Thanksgiving dining guide next week. The clock is also ticking on Best of South Florida voting, with the online polls closing tomorrow ...
Voting runs through Nov. 10 for your favorite South Florida pizza, burgers, wings, restaurants, bars and entertainment spots [More]
Veterans Day Deals: Eateries are saying thank you to veterans and active duty military with many deals on Veterans Day on Nov. 11 ... Royal Pig Pub and Lulu's Bait Shack in Fort Lauderdale are offering free meals to those who show military ID on Saturday ... The Rusty Pelican, BLT Steak and BLT Prime in Miami-Dade will give discounts to those with military I.D on Saturday ... And Dunkin' Donuts will give away free doughnuts to past and present service members.
Events: Secret Supper, a new dining event sponsored by SouthFlorida.com in which participants don't learn where they are eating until the day of the dinner, launched this week at Avant in Delray Beach. It joins other South Florida supper clubs, dining societies and pop-ups for adventurous eaters ... Swank Farms in Loxahatchee has announced an ambitious lineup of 18 alfresco dinners and brunches from November through April ... John Offerdahl's Gridiron Grill-Off takes place Nov. 11 at the Pompano Beach Amphitheater ... The Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival takes place Nov. 12 at Markham Park in Sunrise ... Taste of the Island takes place 6-9 p.m. Nov. 13 in Wilton Manors ... Tickets are now on sale for the Palm Beach Wine and Food Festival (Dec. 14-17), the 2018 Key West Food and Wine Festival (Jan. 24-28) and the 2018 South Beach Wine and Food Festival (Feb. 21-25).
Three stars for Viva Chile Lindo in Hollywood, a Chilean restaurant with soul-nourishing soups, casseroles and meats, South American standards such as ceviche and empanadas, and a homey family atmosphere with Friday karaoke. [More]
The Aventura Mall is adding improved food offerings in coming months, including Michael Schwartz's rebranded Genuine Pizza (nee Harry's Pizzeria) and a food hall featuring Shake Shack, Luke's Lobster, the Bol and Todd English's Figs in the winter. [More]
The Delray Beach restaurant will spotlight works by local artists. [More]
New Orleans celebrity chef John Besh will not participate in the 2018 South Beach Wine & Food Festival after a sexual harassment scandal ousted him from the restaurant company he founded. He will be replaced by Food Network personality Amanda Freitag at a $250-a-head dinner with chef Scott Conant. [More]
Growing out of a popular food stall at the Yellow Green Farmers Market, Krakatoa restaurant serves dishes based on family recipes of co-owner Abe Muis. [More]
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