Eat your way through the Fourth of July

Grilling is a staple of the Fourth of July holiday, but for those who prefer not to get their hands dirty, here are a couple of good Palm Beach County options.

The Butcher Shop Beer Garden & Grill near downtown West Palm Beach will be grilling out on the lawn all weekend long for the official 4th of July Weekend Backyard BBQ. Beer specials will run throughout the weekend, kicking off with Magic Hat Brewing Co. bucket specials on Friday night (July 1) and live music featuring singer/songwriter Chase Stites on Sunday.


Don’t forget about the meat specials:

– Saturday – Sunday: Spit Roasted, Suckling Pig & Assorted Skewered Sausages, Potatoes, and Roasted Corn.

-Friday – Tuesday: Smoked, South Carolina BBQ Glazed Baby Back Ribs with Pickled Watermelon & Cornbread Croutons.

The recently-opened Butcher Shop Beer Garden & Grill is a neighborhood restaurant concept that blends three concepts: a retail butcher shop, a German style beer garden and a full-service eatery. Customers can dine in and get Eastern European inspired dishes and locally brewed and imported beers or purchase and take home fresh cuts of meat to cook for their family.

A bit farther north – at PGA Commons in Palm Beach Gardens – The Cooper, a terrific farm-to-table restaurant, will offer classic cocktails, desserts, and comfort food-inspired classics.


The Fourth of July menu includes (but is not limited to):

Crispy Cornmeal Fried Green Tomatoes

Lump crab and grape tomato salad, fresh ricotta, local mizuna, heirloom tomato emulsion, and local pea shoots

Grilled Summer Peach Salad

Cambozola cheese, spicy arugula, spiced pecans, fresh blueberries, and balsamic syrup

Kale & Florida Watermelon Salad

Kai Kai Farm arugula and kale, radicchio, red and black quinoa, toasted pepitas, French feta, piment d’Espelette, and orange citronette

BBQ St. Louis-style Ribs

Bourbon-ancho bourbon barbecue glazed and accompanied by cheddar-jalapeño cornbread, smoky blue cheese coleslaw, and hand-cut French fries

New England Clambake

Wild caught langoustines, littleneck clams, Blue Bay mussels, andouille sausage, Florida sweet corn, Red Bliss potatoes, and Twisted Trunk shellfish broth

Murray’s Roasted Half Chicken

Served with sautéed broccolini, shallots, Yukon Gold mashed potatoes, and roasted chicken jus

Barbecue Bison Burger

Signature blend of grass-fed bison and beef topped with manchego, crispy onions, bourbon-ancho barbecue sauce, Kai Kai Farm mizuna, and sliced tomato on a whole wheat Kaiser bun

The Cooper Sundae

A gigantic scoop of vanilla ice cream, brûléed bananas, salted caramel, spiced pecans, whipped cream, Amarena cherries, and hot chocolate fudge

Mango Key Lime Pie

Almond-graham cracker crust, whipped cream, and mango sauce


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