This weekend, Riverwalk Rhythm & Brews with Funky Buddha is taking over downtown Fort Lauderdale, the first annual Doggizen Food Fest – a food festival for puppies! — is coming to Miami, and various restaurants across the city are hosting Easter brunch on Sundays.

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Funky Buddha has partnered with Riverwalk to host a new series of events, Rhythm & Brews in Fort Lauderdale.

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Riverwalk Rhythm & Brews

South Florida’s largest production craft brewery, Funky Buddha, is teaming up with the Riverwalk to bring a brand new outdoor event to downtown Fort Lauderdale. Riverwalk Rhythm & Brews is a family-friendly outdoor event that brings together live music, food and craft drinks. Attendees can participate in free games on the lawn, listen to live music from Spider Cherry, sample food from the food trucks hosted by Burger Beast and, of course, sip cold beer and seltzer water provided by Funky Buddha. 5:30-9:30 p.m. Friday, April 15 at Esplanade Park, 400 SW Second St., Fort Lauderdale. Free entry.

Click to enlarge A food festival for dogs is coming to Miami!  - PHOTO BY MONICA MCGIVERN

A food festival for dogs is coming to Miami!

Photo by Monica McGivern

Doggizen Food Fest at the InterContinental Miami

Join the first annual Doggizen Food Fest, a foodie event designed just for dogs, at the InterContinental Miami on Saturday. Participants will explore the world of dog food in the form of dog-friendly treats and snacks. For the human palate, there will be special cocktails at the hotel bar, as well as pizzas from II Maestro Pizzaiolo for pet owners. 2-6 p.m. Saturday, April 16 at the InterContinental Miami, 100 Chopin Plaza, Miami; 305-577-1000; Admission is free for humans; tickets are $18 per dog through


The Miami wharf.

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Full Moon Party at the Wharf Miami

Celebrate the full moon at Wharf Miami. This Saturday, starting at 5 p.m., enjoy live entertainment, including fire artists, and have your future predicted by a professional card reader. 5:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. Saturday, April 16, at The Wharf Miami, 114 SW North River Dr., Miami; Free entry.

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The dining room of the Icebox Café

Photo by Juan Fernando

Sunday Brunch for Easter 2022

Easter, which falls on Sunday April 17 this year, wouldn’t be the same without a special brunch with family and friends. Miami restaurants offer special Easter brunch options, ranging from full meals of satisfying staples to signature spreads full of bright spring flavors. On this link, listed in alphabetical order, are the best places to enjoy Easter Sunday brunch in the Magic City this year. (Unless otherwise noted, all brunches are held on Easter Sunday. Taxes and gratuity are not included in the price quoted; reservations are strongly suggested.)