Since we can't all be in New Orleans this weekend cheering on our favorite teams (by the way, are you a Ravens or a 49ers fan?) the party is just going to have to come to us.
And, sure, we're under a lot of national humiliation right now with Dan Marino's affair and love child gone public and all ("love child" is a really nice way of putting it...) but we can take it!
We've got a slew of things to eat and drink for the big game, and an event or two to catch.
But most importantly, a word of Super Bowl Party wisdom: Shake all the beer cans when no one's looking, teehee!
The fourth annual Burgie Awards are this Saturday, February 2, starting at 5 p.m.. Organized by none other than the meat patty man himself, Burger Beast. Over 25 of South Florida's best food trucks will be present to receive awards, congratulate their comrades, and feed the good people who attend. One of the best things about the Burgie Awards, besides the fact that it's food-centric, is that admission is free. That leaves your wallet untouched and available for food and craft beer overdrive. This year, the event will take place at Esplanade Park in Fort Lauderdale -- this is the first time the event is held in Broward County. Participating Dade County food trucks include crowd favorites like, Ms. Cheezious, Jefe's Original Fish Tacos, Dim Ssam a Gogo, Palate Party, and plenty others. Restaurants are even joining in on the fun: Blue Collar, Azucar Ice Cream, and Pincho Factory are just a few.
Super Bowl Out
Ooh, Beyonce, girl, you better believe we're putting our dancing shoes on. OK, so the Super Bowl isn't exactly a hip shaking affair, but that's no reason to make it any less of a party. Check out all the places around town hosting watch parties. Many of them are offering great drink and bar bit specials. If you plan on staying in for the big game, though, we've got you covered on that front as well.
Sorry if this causes you to cheat today.
Super Bowl In
For those who care to keep the party in the confinements of a safe home (so as to avoid potential Batimore v. San Francisco beer brawls in a public establishment,) home bred Super Bowl parties are just as great. Check out Blue Collar chef Danny Serfer's shrimp and bacon dip. Only he describes it with enough eloquence: "When you first look at it, it seems like a regular dip... Then you take a bite and you're like, 'Holy shit! Bacon and shrimp!'" Make sure you provide plenty of brew to go with your food. Good Beer Larry has a few tips on that, too.
Brunch is Better with Free Pancakes
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Brunch is Miami's most popular meal, with just about every hot restaurant getting into the action. We love it because it allows us to have a meal with friends -- and booze -- while the sun is still shining. Khong River House recently launched their Thai-inspired brunch, available Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. This weekend, the early bird gets the pancake! Stop into Khong this weekend from 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and the table gets a free order of coconut and sesame pancakes to share.
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