You know the old saying, “When things get hot, get out of the kitchen.” We’ve been known to abandon a culinary disaster for a cocktail on numerous occasions, but for those who like things hot and actually aspire to be the next Emeril, Sidelines has a contest for you.
The bar is hosting its second annual summer cook-off competition Sunday, July 17 with chili con carne. A panel of three “celebrity” judges will evaluate each entry and the winner will advance to finals. If chili isn’t your dish, on Aug. 7 fire up your legendary chicken wings or dish up a cool summer salad Aug. 27.
Stop by the bar for more information and rules. Contestants are encouraged to register by the Friday before each round. The finals will be held Monday, Sept. 5.
Here’s a quick look at some of the highlights of the week ahead in South Florida:
Thursday, July 16
In Fort Lauderdale, Thursday iced tea night at Georgie’s Alibi is legendary. Whether you prefer the traditional Long Island version or the fluorescent blue Long Beach, when they’re served up in old-fashioned mason jars, the price is always going to be right. Georgie’s is located in the Shoppes of Wilton Manors.
Friday, July 15
Next Door Studios star Marko Lebeau makes his U.S. debut this weekend at Boardwalk with two live shows at 11 p.m. and 1 a.m. In addition to this fresh-faced young stud, enjoy all of Boardwalk’s hot dancers all night long at 1721 N. Andrews Ave. in Fort Lauderdale.
We love DJ and producer Herbie James and tonight he’s going to be working a lot of boys into a sweat at Ramrod, South Florida’s Levi/leather/uniform bar, 1508 NE 4th Ave. in Fort Lauderdale. We’re just wondering if things will be hotter on the dance floor or the back patio.
Saturday, July 18
Things are getting kinky tonight at The Manor as the Wilton Manors entertainment complex continues its fetish-themed weekend with “Trick.” DJ Oren Nizri is in the booth and look for the performance by sex doll Erika Norell. The Manor is located at 2345 Wilton Dr.
Whether you’re in Miami or Fort Lauderdale, it’s easy to find hot dancers at Johnny’s, the club that recently expanded south. The shows start at 6 p.m. and continue to 4 a.m. In Fort Lauderdale, you’ll find the men at 1116 W. Broward Blvd. and in Miami at 62 NE 14th St.
Sunday, July 17
The Cheston House hotel, 520 N. Birch Rd. on Fort Lauderdale Beach, hosts the Leather Masked Ball Pool Party today from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Your $10 donation includes beer and light hors d’oeurvres and proceeds benefit the South Florida leather community.
Thirteen is the lucky number for South Beach dance club Score, which celebrates it anniversary tonight with European singing sensation Kazaky, who will give a special performance at midnight. Head over to trendy Lincoln Road mall early for dinner and then dance into the wee hours of the morning at Score, 727 Lincoln Road.
Monday, July 18
There’s nothing like hot bartenders, but imagine hot bartenders in hot briefs. Tonight Bill’s Filling Station hosts Bartenders, Boxers & Briefs, the annual underwear auction benefitting Tuesday’s Angels. Your favorite bartenders from all your favorite bars will be strutting their stuff beginning at 8 p.m. and it’s all for a great cause. Bill’s is located at 2209 Wilton Drive.