The Cooper Craft Kitchen & Bar (4610 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens, 561/622-0032) will be offering a pair of American comfort food classics from chef Adam Brown. There will be ancho chili-spiked barbecued St. Louis-style ribs, plus jalapeno-cheddar cornbread, slaw and fries. Also, a New England-style clambake featuring lobster, littleneck clams, Amelia Island shrimp, PEI mussels, chorizo, corn and golden potatoes (whew!). Oh, and for dessert? Hot fudge sundae with salted caramel, spiced pecans, whipped cream and Amarena cherries.
For a beachfront bash, check out Boston’s on the Beach (40 S. Ocean Blvd., Delray Beach, 561/278-3364). For $39 per person and $13 for kids, you get a barbecue buffet featuring honey pork ribs, herb-roasted chicken, burgers and dogs, plus six different sides and dessert. There will also be live music, a splash zone, sand sculpture contest and kiddie activities, along with fireworks at 9 p.m. Dinner hours are 4 to 9 p.m., and reservations are a must.