Second only to the holiest of Holy Days—that would be Feb. 2, the date of the Super Bowl—is Wednesday, Sept. 18. Yes, this Wednesday is National Cheeseburger Day, a day to commemorate a towering achievement of American gastronomy. And to celebrate this holy occasion, Grease Burger, Beer & Whiskey Bar (213 Clematis St., 561/651-1075) will be offering buy one, get one free burgers all day and all night. Can’t beat that deal with a stick. Can I get an amen?
If you want to watch Ted Allen chopping instead of Chopped, show up at Sur La Table (438 Plaza Real, 561/593-7638) in Mizner Park on Saturday, Sept. 21. That’s when the host of the Food Network’s wildly popular cooking competition will be doing a food demo and book signing, along with Yigit Pura from Tout Sweet Patisserie. The free event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with Allen doing his thing at 11:30 and Pura at 2 p.m. Miss it, and you have been chopped.
Oktoberfest in September? Well, at Bad Ragaz (1417 S. Federal Hwy., 561/336-3297), anyway. Following the hitherto little-known German custom of celebrating all things sudsy 16 days before the first Sunday of October, the wicked-stylish Boynton Beach beer garden will host a free three-day beer bash from Friday, Sept. 20 to Sunday, Sept. 22. Look for $5 brewskis, special dishes, free Munich pretzels if you buy something else and on Saturday, live music and the chance to win free tickets to the 40th annual Oktoberfest bash of the American German Club of Palm Beaches. Truly, beer is not just for breakfast any more.