Grills heat fare by utilizing dry heat, a more abundant commodity than wet heat, which only sparks when cooks read Old Yeller. Discover a pleasant way to satiate appetites with today's Groupon: for $40, you get a ticket to the Gridiron Grill-Off at the Pompano Beach Amphitheatre on Friday, November 18, from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. (a $75 value).
Spearheaded by "The Gridiron Griller" himself, former Miami Dolphins player John Offerdahl, the Gridiron Grill-Off congregates chefs from the top restaurants in Fort Lauderdale, and culinary-inclined celebrities as they prepare grilled grub for a tasting competition benefiting several local charities. Twenty teams comprised of Miami Dolphins legends including Dan Marino, and top Broward County food maestros concoct 20 delectable dishes that fans can sample, pair with wine or beer, vote on, and assemble into an indoor snowman. While nibbling on grilled bites, visitors also compete in a beanbag tailgate tournament with celebs and chefs joining top-ranked teams in the final rounds. Proceeds from the Gridiron Grill-Off support 4Kids of South Florida, Here's Help Culinary Program, and the Miami Dolphins Foundation.