Weekend things to do in South Florida August 12-14


South Florida burger missionary Jeffrey Lemmerman, better known by his Instagram handle, Cheffrey Eats, claims not to know that this is National Sandwich Month: “It’s hard to keep track of all these ‘months,’ ” he says.

Especially because he’s too busy making ridiculously magnificent sandwiches. And this is a particularly important weekend for fans of his work at his expanding empire of awesome.

On Sunday at 1 p.m., he’ll be at Broski Ciderworks in Pompano Beach, where his second food truck (less than a month old) will be set up for a one-day-only revival of his fan-favorite Miso Hungry Burger, layered in black garlic aioli, caramelized onion jam and truffled gruyere cheese. The Miso Hungry is among Cheffrey’s greatest-hits series of burger favorites served on Sundays at Broski Ciderworks.

“Every Sunday, I bring back a former Burger of the Month, just that Sunday. So people only have one day to relive this creation,” says Cheffrey, a Lake Worth Beach resident who trained in the culinary program at Johnson & Wales University in North Miami after graduating with a business degree from UCF.

This particular burger is special for having drawn the praise of noted local burgermeister and former Sun Sentinel bon vivant Michael Mayo in the Sun Sentinel’s Let’s Eat South Florida Facebook group.

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“This is the burger that Michael Mayo came and tried for the first time. He wrote a very nice post on Let’s Eat claiming us to be one of the best burgers in South Florida, which is pretty cool,” Cheffrey says.

Also on Sunday, from noon to 5 p.m., the original Cheffrey Eats food truck will continue its monthly Sunday Pairing Series at its permanent home outside Barrel of Monks Brewing in Boca Raton. This edition will offer a Greek menu led by David Gribble, formerly head chef at Death or Glory in Delray Beach (RIP). Paired with a flight of BOM’s Belgian craft ales, the four-course menu will include stuffed grape leaves, yogurt-marinated chicken skewer, falafel in a pita and classic pistachio baklava. Price: $30.

But, back to sandwiches … If you follow Cheffrey Eats on Instagram, as you should, you may have been transfixed by imagery posted this week of his Van Dammewich. The sandwich was created for Barrel of Monks, home of Belgian ale, as part of its possibly not satirical Van Damme Day celebration of the actor’s birthday.

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The Van Dammewich ($16), available anytime at Broski and Barrel of Monks, includes two pieces of buttermilk fried chicken, accented with BOMB Sauce and Gribble’s homemade pickles. The key is the BOMB Sauce (named for Barrel of Monks Brewing), which Cheffrey says is a blend of minced garlic and three housemade sauces: barbecue, Thai chili and bacon honey mustard sauce.

“It was so popular, we kept it on the menu,” says Cheffrey, declaring it “the best chicken sandwich you’ll ever have.”

For more information, visit Facebook.com/CheffreyEats.

Think ink: The 25th annual South Florida Tattoo Expo hits the Coral Springs Marriott from Friday through Sunday, with a long lineup of skin artists and colorful entertainment to raise money for Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital in Hollywood. Way-cool rocker Joel DaSilva and his band (9:30 p.m. Saturday) are among the music acts, and the groovy moves of Morgan LaRue’s Shimmy Shake Revue start at 11 p.m. from Friday through Saturday. Tickets (at the door) cost $20 Friday and Sunday, $25 Saturday, or $40 for a three-day pass. Visit FloridaTattooExpo.com.

Any color you like: The monthly laser-music show at West Palm Beach’s Cox Science Center and Aquarium, from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, will be devoted to Pink Floyd. The first hour will dazzle to the music of the band’s iconic “Dark Side of the Moon” album, followed by “The Wall.” Admission: $12 (members $10). Visit CoxScienceCenter.org.

Weekend movie: It’s opening weekend for the annual horror film festival Popcorn Frights, with a centerpiece screening of the classic “Nosferatu” at Savor Cinema in downtown Fort Lauderdale at 7 p.m. Friday. To celebrate the 100th anniversary of F.W. Murnau’s silent expressionist masterpiece, the film will be accompanied by a live original score by Miami artist Richard Vergez. Tickets cost $12 at PopcornFrights.com. Popcorn Frights continues through Aug. 21 with screenings at Savor Cinema and O Cinema South Beach.

You want your ‘90s? The weekly Art After Dark at the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach does the ‘90s from 5 to 10 p.m. Friday with a silent-disco DJ battle (6 to 9 p.m.) and ‘90s trivia (8 to 9:30 p.m.), hosted by that guy Adam Goldstein from Good as Gold. Cost is $10 for general admission and $5 for students. Visit Norton.org … Also on Friday, from 6 to 10 p.m., Pier 6 Rooftop in Pompano Beach will be jiggy with the greatest hits of the ‘90s from DJ Holiday, drink specials and prizes for best outfit. Visit Pier6Rooftop.com.

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Weekend laughs: Former “Black-ish” favorite Deon Cole brings his stand-up act to Dania Improv in Dania Beach for five performances from Friday through Sunday. Tickets cost $30+ at DaniaImprov.com. … Actor-comedian T.J. Miller is at the Palm Beach Improv in West Palm Beach for four shows from Friday through Saturday. Tickets are $30+ at PalmBeachImprov.com.

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Ticket window: A few tickets remain ($65+, mostly nosebleed) for Michael Bublé‘s concert at 8 p.m. Friday at FLA Live Arena in Sunrise at Ticketmaster.com. … Scattered tickets are available ($186.50+) for Bad Bunny’s shows at 7 p.m. Friday through Saturday at Hard Rock Stadium (Ticketmaster.com). … Best deal of the weekend for country fans: Lee Brice at 7 p.m. Saturday at Mizner Park Amphitheater in Boca Raton, starting at $19.50+ at MiznerAmp.com.

Local voices: Josh Miles of JM and the Sweets plays Hopportunities in Delray Beach at 8 p.m. Friday (Facebook.com/jmandthesweets). … Spred the Dub does a Ray’s Downtown Presents show at Blueprint Bar & Grill in Lake Worth Beach at 9 p.m. Friday (Facebook.com/SpredTheDub).

Born in the ‘50s: Historic Howley’s Diner has been an anti-stylish staple of downtown West Palm Beach since the summer of 1950, making it about the same age as Bill Murray, Little Steven Van Zandt and Victoria Principal, if that means anything to you. The restaurant will celebrate its 72nd anniversary on Saturday beginning at 2 p.m. with 72-cent Smash Burgers, craft beers, kids’ activities and live music. Performers include Raga (2 p.m.), Roxx Revolt & the Velvets (8 p.m.) and Thai Elvis (10 p.m.). Visit Facebook.com/HowleysDiner.

Weekend beers: Steam Horse Brewing in The District food hall in downtown West Palm Beach will celebrate its fourth anniversary from 2 to 11 p.m. Saturday with $5 beer, special releases, food and live music. Anniversary special: Get a souvenir cup ($12; first pour free) and get $4 refills. Visit SteamHorseBrewing.com. … It’s Beerfest Saturday with the Miami Marlins at loanDepot Park, with early access two hours before Saturday’s 1:10 p.m. game against the Braves, sampling with a souvenir mug and a ticket to the game for $30 with the password 22BEERFEST. (Note: Does not include admission to the 7:10 p.m. game.) Visit Marlins.com.

Relax, breathe: The bucolic Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens in Delray Beach will host its annual Obon Weekend celebration from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The visits offer a unique getaway from the incessant buzz of modern life in South Florida with relaxing garden strolls, taiko drumming by Fushu Daiko and the opportunity to remember lost loved ones in the Japanese tradition with messages written on colorful tanzaku slips. Cost: $15 for general admission; $13 for seniors/military; $11 for students; $9 for children age 6 to 17; and free for age 5 and younger. Visit Morikami.org.

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Just chillin’: Not many people know that Sunday is National Jalapeño Frosé Day, perhaps because I just made it up. You’ll find the cocktail at Nikki Beach on Miami Beach — there may not be a better place in South Florida to kick back on the sand with a drink than at one of Nikki’s shaded tables or iconic teepees. A mixture of all the major food groups (rosé wine, vodka and jalapeño, plus they sneak in a blend of organic berries), the Jalapeño Frosé cocktail costs $15. Visit NikkiBeach.com.

Staff writer Ben Crandell can be reached at [email protected]. Follow IG: @BenCrandell and TW: @BenCrandell.





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