And the dining deals are easy
By Rebecca Cahilly-Taranto
City & Shore Fine Dining Writer
Brio Tuscan Grille
Get relief from the summer heat with a refreshing Peach Bellini at Brio Tuscan Grille. The frozen cocktail consists of peach nectar, peach schnapps and Prosecco with a strawberry garnish for $7.50. During the week, light bites are available at the bar for $4. For a limited time, new grilled dishes – such as grilled branzino with summer panzanella salad, grilled half chicken and New York strip steak – are available. Multiple South Florida locations, brioitalian.com.
This hip and happening oceanfront spot has launched its summer program, which includes an all-new Ladies’ Night from 6-9 p.m. on Thursdays. Throughout summer, there’s a $5 snack menu for all and live beats from DJ Carsonicboom on Thursday nights, with complimentary champagne for the ladies. Burlock Coast will also offer creative Happy Hour specials from 5-10 p.m. Mondays through Wednesdays, including Burger and Brew Mondays ($10 for a BC Bootleg Burger and Burlock Coast’s exclusive brew, the BC Bootlager draft); Tacos and Tequila Tuesdays ($10 for two tacos – fish, pork or skirt steak – and a margarita), and Seafood Boil Wednesdays ($29 for 1 lb. of the fresh seafood of the week and a Shoefly cocktail). With a throwback music theme, and $6 bites and beverages from the Happy Hour menu every Friday from 5-7 p.m., there’s good reasons to have a beachfront cocktail at the Coast this summer. Burlock Coast Seafare & Spirits, The Ritz-Carlton, 1 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 954-302-6460, ritzcarlton.com.
The Butcher Shop Beer Garden & Grill
Summer specials at the Butcher Shop Beer Garden & Grill in West Palm Beach are just one reason to visit this unique concept, combining a butcher shop, German-style beer garden and full-service restaurant. You can try the Chef’s daily house-made sausage with fries and a soda for $7 throughout the summer at lunch. For dinner, the Butcher Shop offers steak frîtes with a choice of appetizer and dessert for $25. The Butcher Shop also offers a delicious array of vegan items, such as an avocado roll with roasted eggplant, a jackfruit tostada and vegan meatball sub with housemade vegan meatballs and vegan cheese on an egg-free roll. The Butcher Shop Beer Garden & Grill, 209 Sixth St., West Palm Beach, 561-812-2336, butchershopwpb.com.
Coco Asian Bistro & Bar
Get your sushi and Thai fix this summer with what’s likely the deepest discount deal around. From 3-6 p.m. daily, almost the entire menu at Coco Asian Bistro & Bar is 40 percent off; and wines by the glass and select martinis are half price. The discount includes Coco’s famed lobster fried rice served in a whole pineapple, the wrapped wahoo with asparagus, avocado and tamago and any of Chef Mike’s amazing curries and sushi rolls. (Sushi boats, uni and toro are not included). Coco Asian Bistro & Bar, 1841 Cordova Road, Fort Lauderdale, 954-525-3541, cocoasianbistro.com.
The award-winning Max’s Harvest in Delray Beach is offering a Summer Beverage Program, Prime Rib Night, special wine pricing and an “In the Biz” discount. The restaurant will offer $6 cocktails, $6 glasses of wine and $9 martinis Sundays through Thursdays through Oct. 30 with its Summer Beverage Program, which includes house wines, Tito’s Vodka, Buffalo Trace Bourbon, Bombay Gin, Flor de Caña Rum and Maestro Dobel Tequila. On Mondays and Tuesdays, take advantage of wine deals and Prime Rib Night specials that include half-off bottles of wine and a prime-rib dinner served au jus with horseradish cream, twice-baked potatoes and honey-glazed carrots for $39. Restaurant industry professionals also will receive a 20 percent discount on their bill Sundays through Thursdays throughout the summer. Daily Happy Hour is now 4-7 p.m., with half-off alcohol and $5, $7 and $9 bar snacks. Max’s Harvest, 169 NE Second Ave., Delray Beach, 561-381-9970, maxsharvest.com.
JEY Hospitality Group
The restaurant group that’s breathed new life into Himmarshee Village in Fort Lauderdale is offering a “Locals Only” discount card this summer. Now through Oct. 31, ask a manager at any of JEY’s restaurants for a Locals card good for 20 percent off your bill. JEY Hospitality Group includes ROK:BRGR (Fort Lauderdale, Hallandale Beach, South Miami and Delray Beach), TacoCraft (Fort Lauderdale and South Miami), Pizza Craft (Fort Lauderdale), Himmarshee Public House (Fort Lauderdale), Mercado Negro (South Miami) and The Apothecary 330 (Fort Lauderdale). Multiple South Florida locations, jeygroup.com.
The husband and wife duo behind the charming Piccolo restaurant on East Commercial Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale invite you to dine with them this summer for Tinto Tuesdays or Wine Down Wednesdays, when bottles of wine are $25. Piccolo Ristorante, 2826 E. Commercial Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 954-776-8066, piccolofl.com.
Pistache French Bistro
The fifth annual Tour du Monde has returned for the summer at Pistache in West Palm Beach, with countries featured representing the heritage of Pistache employees. Sample some culinary culture, with music, food, drinks and more, starting at 5:30 p.m. Dates and countries are as follows:
July 14-15 – France (Bastille Day).
Aug. 26 – Argentina.
Sept. 30 – Greece.
Oct. 21 – India.
Nov. 18 – Spain.
Pistache French Bistro, 101 N. Clematis St., West Palm Beach, 561-833-5090, pistachewpb.com.
This Peruvian/Japanese concept is offering a Lunch to Lush deal this summer at its Las Olas Boulevard location in Fort Lauderdale. For every $25 spent during dine-in lunches from 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday through Friday, guests will receive a Happy Hour chip good for an eligible drink during the restaurant’s daily happy hour, 3-7 p.m. It’s the perfect excuse to try a refreshing house-made Pisco macerado. SuViche Las Olas, 401 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 954-656-3663, suviche.com.
The Restaurant People
Locals can take 20 percent of the bill all summer with the Locals Only Card from The Restaurant People. Eligible for Broward residents only, the Locals Only Card is available online at therestaurantpeople.com and is good at YOLO, Vibe, Boatyard, Spatch and Tarpon Bend.
YOLO/Vibe, 333 E. Las Olas Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, 954-523-1000, yolorestaurant.com.
Boatyard, 1555 SE 17th St., Fort Lauderdale, 954-525-7400, boatyard.restaurant.
Spatch, 3848 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, 954-607-1703,
Tarpon Bend, 200 SW Second St., Fort Lauderdale, 954-523-3233,
The Wreck Bar
at B Ocean Resort
What could be more fun this summer than front-row seats at an underwater mermaid show? For a $20 minimum food or bar tab at 9:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights, you’ll get a special seat to enjoy the new MeduSirena Late Night AquaBurlesque performance at The Wreck Bar, located on the ground floor of the recently renovated B Ocean Resort. Must be 21 and over to enter. The Wreck Bar at B Ocean Resort, 1140 Seabreeze Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 954-524-5551, bhotelsandresorts.com/b-ocean/wreck-bar.
Modern Japanese and Thai restaurant Yakuza in Pompano Beach has a variety of specials on offer throughout the summer. Passionfruit or mango Margaritas and Mojitos are $5 on Mondays; bottles of wine are 50 percent off on Tuesdays; non-rolled sushi, sashimi and sake are 50 percent off all day Wednesdays; and ladies’ drinks are 50 percent off Thursday nights. Visit Yakuza on Saturday or Sunday to try the Happy Hour Brunch from 12-4 p.m. Yakuza, 2515 E. Atlantic Blvd., Pompano Beach, 954-951-6077, yakuzapompano.com.