Things to do for May 02, 2018

A New Orleans-Style Restaurant and Bar Lands in Las Olas

And Then Comes Cinco and the Derby

By Ginger Harris

Wednesday
Thursday
Rejoice. Azabu Has a Happy Hour Now.
POUR DECISIONS

Rejoice. Azabu Has a Happy Hour Now.

Some call it happy hour. Azabu calls it "Kanpai Hour," which means "cheers" in Japanese. Either way, it's where you'll find discounted sake, cocktails, wine and draft beers at the South of Fifth spot. And edamame, chicken wing and lobster tempura specials. Which should make you and your date very "happy."

Friday
A New Orleans-Style Restaurant and Bar Lands in Las Olas
BIG EASY DOES IT

A New Orleans-Style Restaurant and Bar Lands in Las Olas

We may not be in Louisiana, but now that the Balcony is open in Las Olas, we can go to a place that feels like the French Quarter for New Orleans-style dishes like Shreveport-smoked gumbo, fried green tomatoes, hurricane-glass drinks and live jazz. And we accept this.

Opens May 4, The Balcony, 1309 E Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, 754-200-6344

Saturday
The Coolest Parking Garage You Ever Did See
BRAKE PAD

The Coolest Parking Garage You Ever Did See

Museum Garage in the Design District is what happens when you give five architects free design reign, without any input on what the other architects are doing. Yes, it's pretty Instagrammable. And yes, it's the funkiest place you'll ever park a car in.

El Vez Is Where You'll Cinco de Mayo This Year
TEQUILING ME SOFTLY

El Vez Is Where You'll Cinco de Mayo This Year

Escape the drunken blur of Cinco de Mayo block parties this year and head to Fort Lauderdale for El Vez's grand opening at the W. There will be gratis grilled carnitas and guac and chips. There will be margaritas and a cornhole tournament. There will be you, taking photobooth pics with a Mexican Elvis.

May 5, noon-8pm, no cover, El Vez at W Fort Lauderdale, 401 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd,
Fort Lauderdale, 954-414-8336

So Much Derby-Related Splendor at StripSteak
BRIDLE PARTY

So Much Derby-Related Splendor at StripSteak

Watching the Kentucky Derby is more fun when you have bluegrass tunes. It's even more fun when you have hot brown sandwiches, mint juleps and bourbon balls. Add in a best-dressed contest and you'll get why watching horses race at StripSteak at Fontainebleau vs. your house wins by more than a nose.

What Else Is New

On a typical Wednesday, Ginger Harris is likely seeking reposado tequila, squeezing her way to the front of a concert or jumping on the back of an Indian motorcycle. That’s just Wednesdays, though.

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