Monday Night Football
Gourmet Tailgate Menu & Waterfront Setting
Monday Night is getting a whole lot tastier as SocialMiami has partnered with the Crockett Foundation, headed by former NFL pros and Aventura residents Henri and Zack Crockett, for a weekly Monday Night Football networking party at the Water Club located in Eastern Shores.
The restaurant sits on the Intracoastal Waterway where Shooters used to be and is a wonderful spot to watch sports. Massive television screens line the outdoor seating area, while indoor and outdoor bars equipped with high-def televisions provide ample space to enjoy the game.
Under the culinary direction of Frank Randazzo and Andrea Curto-Randazzo, the gourmet delicacies on the tailgate menu include steamed clams and fresh oysters, Bahamian conch fritters, Kobe hotdogs, Angus burgers and warm donuts with cinnamon sugar and espresso cream. Naturally there are great drink specials like two-for-one cocktails; but what’s best is that 15 percent of the food and beverage sales from each Monday night event will benefit the Crockett Foundation.
“We’re a big advocate of health for kids,” said Henri Crockett, founder of the Crockett Foundation. “Zack and I had many mentors that helped us to get out of the ghetto and we offer those same opportunities to kids by providing structure and guidance.”
The Crockett Foundation has positively impacted the lives of tens of thousands of children since its inception in 2002. Its mentoring program has produced promising college graduates and NFL athletes; more than 400 of its Life Skills & Football Camp attendees have received full scholarships to major universities. The Reading Room has added a second location and currently services hundreds of children in South Florida, while its annual Community Health Fair is the largest in the City of Pompano (Henri and Zack’s hometown), with over 4,500 attendees each year. The Crockett Foundation has also donated $150,000 in scholarships to local high schools and recreation centers.
Of course, both Henri and Zack played under Bobby Bowden at Florida State University and they are not happy about the manner in which Coach Bowden was dismissed.
“I don’t like the way that went down at all,” Henri said. “Bobby was a father figure to me and a lot of other kids that came out of the inner city. He treated everyone the same, no matter what their background was. He had an open door policy, which made him accessible. The way FSU handled it was tacky.”
To RSVP to SocialMiami and the Crockett Foundation’s Monday Night Football at the Water Club party, call 305-944-8411. The Water Club is located at 3969 NE 163 Street in the Intracoastal shopping center.