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Indiana Jones Goes to Dinner

You probably don't give much thought to where your food comes from; it's neatly packaged, plastic-wrapped, and readily available on a shelf in Publix. Who cares, right? Well, some of us are a bit more curious; some of us want to know how it got to this point of convenience. Although there are plenty of books on the subject, having a conversation while eating is always more entertaining -- and hey, it's called multitasking. Here's your chance this Sunday. Tarpon Bend is hosting the Florida Public Archaeology Network Southeast Region for "A Taste of History." From 6 to 9 p.m., archaeologists will explore that evolution of the past 10,000 years of food in South Florida, from Ice Age mammoths -- yes, it did get cold on this strip of land at one time -- to grocery stores and burger stands. For $45 per person, guests will be treated to a specialty cocktail, appetizers, main course, and dessert all designed to fit the theme of the evening, paired with fascinating conversation. The Florida Public Archaeology Network aims to promote conservation, study, and public awareness of Florida's unique archaeological heritage. Registration is required, and space is limited, so reserve a spot as soon as possible. Visit Tarpon Bend is located at 200 SW Second St. in Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-523-3233, or visit
Sun., March 23, 6-9 p.m., 2014


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