Food and Drink Events in Broward and Palm Beach This Week: Pompano Wine Fest, Beer Bingo, and More
There's a good chance you've had your fill of burgers and beer after this weekend's events. If you didn't put yourself in a food coma at Friday's Burger Bash, we'll assume you drank yourself silly at Saturday's Funky Buddha Grand Opening.
Hey, that's why Sundays exist. Whether you partied it up or just sat on the couch, it's time to rally. It's a new week and we have even more food and drink related events coming up in Broward and Palm Beach.
Put your brain to work while pounding beers. World of Beer Coconut Creek is holding its weekly trivia event on Monday at 7 pm. The team event is free to attend and it includes prizes -- a.k.a. gift cards -- for First, Second, and Third places. World of Beer is located at 4437 Lyons Road in Coconut Creek. Call 954-984-0300, or visit wobusa.com.
Wine Down Mondays
Mondays are stressful. Have a glass of wine. Starting at 4 p.m., Vic & Angelo's offers 50% off bottles of wine all night -- with some restrictions. Vic & Angelo's is located at 290 E. Atlantic Ave. in Delray Beach and 4520 PGA Blvd. in Palm Beach Gardens. Call 561-278-9570 for Delray, call 561-630-9899 for Palm Beach Gardens, or visit vicandangelos.com.
Who doesn't love sampling tons of food, from multiple restaurants at one event? Go for it at Pompano Chamber's Fine Food & Wine Festival on Tuesday. From 6:30 to 9 p.m. -- VIP hour is 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. -- the Greater Pompano Chamber of Commerce is offering guests tastes from more than 25 restaurants including Sette Bello, Café Maxx, Houston's, Casa Frida, and more. Multiple options for wines and other beverages will be onsite. Tickets are $60 a piece or $200 for four in advance. Regular admission is $70 at the door. VIP are $85 a piece or $300 for four in advance. The festival is taking place at Hillsboro Club, 901 Hillsboro Mile in Pompano Beach. Call 954-941-2940, or visit pompanobeachchamber.com.
Bingo is usually reserved for old folk's homes. Not the case when it involves beer. Florida Beer Company is sponsoring Beer Bingo at the Riverside Market on Tuesday at 7 p.m. Riverside Market is located at 608 SW 12 Ave. in Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-358-8333, or visit facebook.com/RiversideMarket.
DaDa Poetry Slam
Nothing warms the soul like a heartfelt poem and a mojito -- that is how the saying goes, right? On Tuesday at 9 p.m., DaDa is hosting a poetry slam -- mojitos are optional, but highly recommended. The event is open to the public. Dada is located at 52 N. Swinton Ave. in Delray Beach. Call 561-330-3232, or visit facebook.com/DaDaHouse.
The Art of Food and Wine Pairing
Wine and food are both great on their own. Together, however, good wine and good food is like a work of art. Learn to create masterpieces on your own at the Virginia Philip Wine Shop and Academy on Tuesday. From 6 to 7 pm, Virginia and her staff will teach guests how to create perfect pairings with four samples of wine and light bites. The class is $40. Virginia Philip Wine Shop & Academy is located at 101 N. Clematis St., Ste. 150 in West Palm Beach. Call 561-721-6000, or visit viriginiaphilipwineshopacademy.com.
Family Fun Day
By midweek even the little ones are getting a bit crazy. Time to get everyone out of the house. Every Wednesday through the summer, the Delray Marketplace is hosting a Family Fun day from 3 to 6 pm. Retailers will be offering special promotions for adults while kids get to enjoy water slides, face-painting, bubbles, and more. Delray Marketplace is located at 9025 W. Atlantic Ave. in Delray Beach. Call (561) 865-4613, or visit delraymarket.com.
Northwood Village Dishcrawl
If you're going from restaurant to restaurant to sample multiple dishes for just one meal, we call it progressive dining. Have a go of it at Northwood Village Dishcrawl. On Wednesday from 7 to 9:30 pm, guests will get to try food from four different Northwood spots--and each place is a secret. The cost is $45 per person. Call (561) 396-6626, or email the Dishcrawl Ambassador Laurie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Big Up Festival
It shouldn't be surprising that the Funky Buddha Lounge -- the original, Boca location -- is hosting a Funk-inspired band. Dopapod, the Brooklyn-by-way-of-Boston group, is coming to play the Big Up Music & Arts Festival Satellite Party at the Funky Buddha Lounge on Thursday. Hosted by Brotherly Love Productions and the Big Up, the party starts at 9 pm. Tickets are $8 in advance, $12 at the door. Guests must be 18 and up. The Funky Buddha Lounge is located at 2621 N. Federal Highway in Boca Raton. Call 561-368-4643, or visit thefunkybuddha.com.
By Thursday you're probably starting to crave a drink or two. Or three. Whole Foods is hosting its Thirsty Thursday event in Fort Lauderdale from 5:30 to 7 p.m. This free event will be highlighting Summer Top 10 Wines. Whole Foods is located at 2000 N. Federal Highway in Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-565-5655, or visit wholefoodsmarket.com.
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