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My Favorite Waterfront Restaurants

  Waterfront Restaurants  My favorite waterfront restaurants: Southport Raw Bar A Fort Lauderdale staple. Casual waterfront restaurant with live music on the weekends and free dockage. Coconuts Views of Fort Lauderdale's Intracoastal. Must get their scoobies appetizer. They serve Sunday brunch and have happy hour Monday - Friday from 4 PM - 6 PM. Complimentary valet parking is available. The dock is first come, first serve. Dune This is a great spot for happy hour on the beach Monday - Friday from 4 PM - 6 PM. Ocean views on the sand. Beach House Pompano Beachfront restaurant with ocean views. Also, a great spot to host an event. 15th Street Fisheries Located inside Lauderdale Marina on the Intracoastal. Great live music. Upstairs is more upscale and requires a reservation. Downstairs you can just walk in - don't accept reservations. You can also feed the tarpon, which is family fun. Fort Lauderdale Water Taxi stop #3. S3 Upscale eatery serving locally sourced New American &

Greater Fort Lauderdale Food & Wine Festival 2022

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This year I had the pleasure of attending multiple events throughout the week for the Greater Fort Lauderdale Food & Wine Festival. This festival is a premier culinary event in Broward County, presented by Visit Lauderdale  and benefiting Joe Dimaggio Children's Hospital. Below are the events I attended to get you excited for next year's event taking place January 9 - 15, 2023! January 10, 2022 - Chef Sazon's Pasta Making 101 Class at Culinary Convenience. This class hosted by Chef Sazon taught us how to make our own homemade pasta! We learned how to make different pasta shapes, fresh pasta sauce, and enjoyed a glass of wine with the Chef. Chez Sazon also hosts monthly cooking classes - visit his website here for more information. January 11, 2022 - Fulvio's House Party at Sardelli's Italian Steakhouse. Fulvio's was one for the books! It took place in the private dining room on the 3rd floor of Sardelli's with Italian favorites served family-style. Ev

Activities in Fort Lauderdale

Different things to do around town: Chops + Hops  - one-of-a-kind bar that pairs the ultra-fun activity of axe throwing with world-class cocktails and live music in Flagler Village. Book your experience  here .  Wood & Wick Co. - the ultimate candle-making experience located in Flagler Village. They host an expressive designed candle-making experience that invites you to create your own candle from start to finish. Book your experience here . Sarah Glass Ceramics - pottery studio in downtown Fort Lauderdale. Handmade wheel thrown ceramics designed by native South Floridian Sarah Glass. Clay Workshops are offered daily! Book your experience here . PLA Hard Rock - Real Sports Simulation Suites and PLAY real sports with real equipment located at Seminole Hard Rock Casino. Fort Lauderdale Water Taxi - Enjoy the fresh air, a clean environment, a refreshing drink, a fun narration of this wonderful destination. Nautical Yacht Charters - Looking for a local weekend getaway? Check out

Happy Hour Specials

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  Why limit happy hour to just an hour? *All information is subject to change* MONDAY Coconuts  - 1/2 off bottles of wine Louie Bossi  - Martini Monday at the bar starting at 4 PM 1/2 off all martinis $2.50 meatball sliders Royal Pig Pub  - Burger Monday $10 for a burger, beer, and fries Bar Rita  - $5 OG margaritas, $5 patron shots El Camino  - $3 margaritas Bombay Dar Bar  - BOG O e ntrée BRGR Stop  - $10 single patty burgers all-day B Square Burger & Booze  - Happy Hour 3PM - 9PM Roxanne's  - ITB 50% off drinks all-day Andy's Live Fire  - ITB 50% off Bodega  - midnight Monday's 5 PM - Midnight $5 villa one tequila shots, $7 specialty cocktails & villa one margaritas $2 Clasico tacos, $3 chips & salsa, $4 chips & guac, $5 draft beers American Social Las Ola s  - $5 bourbon & whiskey, $5 - $8 burger specials Lona  - 6 PM - Close - 50% off select bottles of wine EaTapas  - 30% ITB TUESDAY  Coconuts  - 1/2 off bottles of wine Boatyard  - 1/2 off bottles o

Brunch, Happenings, & Live Music

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  Brunch, Happenings, & Live Music *All information subject to change* Brunch - Saturday & Sunday Bodega Taqueria: 11:30 AM - 4 PM: bottomless $30 Rose or $40 margarita/Paloma. Deep Oceanfront Dining & Bar: 10 AM - 3 PM: bottomless bloody marys or mimosas for $20 with purchase of an entree (maximum 2 1/2 hour dining limit). Loui Bossi: 10 AM - 4 PM: $17 bottomless mimosas, bloody marys, bellinis, and $16 Aperol spritzers with purchase of an entree. Big City Tavern: 11 AM - 4 PM:  $16 bottomless mimosas, bloody marys, bellinis, and Aperol spritzers with purchase of an entree. Circle House Coffee: 9 AM - 4 PM: $25 bottomless mimosas and $35 bottomless sangria and mimosas. Tap 42: 11 AM - 3 PM:  $25 Bottomless Mimosas, Bloody Marys, Funky Buddha Floridian & 42 Hazy Daze. Milk Money Bar & Kitchen: 8 AM - 4 PM: bottomless cava bellini $21.95, cava mimosa $21.95, rose (Spain) $24.50, bloody mary /vodka mixed drinks $24.50, bloody maria /tequila mixed drinks $24.50, or org

Exclusive Discounts

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  Exclusive Discounts LIME Fresh Mexican Grill : download the LIME app and use code 954LOCAL at checkout for 10% off your order Zulay Kitchen : use code 954LOCAL10 for 10% off all products A small family-owned business with a collection of time-saving, money saving kitchen gadgets, that spreads kitchen happiness. Goli Gummies (including ASHWA and Superfruit gummies): use code thelauderdalelocal for 10% off your order Taste the Apple. Not the Vinegar. 2 Gummies = 1 ACV Shot† Goli is proud to support the work of Vitamin Angels, who continually strive to reduce malnutrition in children by giving them access to lifesaving vitamins and minerals. Every purchase made provides a 1-for-1 Vitamin grant through our partnership with Vitamin Angels to provide a child in need with a 6-month supply of vitamins.

Pet-Friendly Restaurants

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  Pet-Friendly Restaurants 15th Street Fisheries 27 Bar and Lounge Aruba's Beach Side Bar B Square Burgers Backyard Backyard n' Brews Barrel of Monks Brewery Bar Rita Big City Tavern Bluegreen Cafe Yard Boat House at the Riverside Boatyard Bokamper's Bo's Beach Shack Cheese Course Chops & Hops Circle House Coffee Coconuts Craft Beer Cellar Fort Lauderdale Dada (Delray) Elbo Room Floridian Grind Coffee Project Gulfstream Brewing  Historic Downtowner Hollywood Brewing Joe's Cafe La Bonne Crepe LauerAle Legends Tavern LIME Loui Bossi Milk Money Bar & Kitchen Munchie's Pizza Barcade Nauti Dawg Marina Cafe - dog menu available. New York Marina Deli Park and Ocean Quarterdeck Restaurants - dog menu available.  Rhythm & Vine Riverside Market Rocco's Tacos S3 - they also have a "Bark Brunch" once a month. Visit their website for more information. Salt7 Saltwater Brewery Shooters - dog menu