As Team USA makes its final play this week for gold-medal glory, South Floridians can make a marathon of eating and dining around Broward and Palm Beach counties. With everything from restaurant openings to special beer releases and tasting events, there's plenty to keep your mouth (and liver) occupied this week. After the jump, find a list of dining events this week in South Florida.
Food Trucks at Arts Park in Hollywood
It might be a soggy one, but the weekly food truck rally in Hollywood is (as of press time) planning to go ahead for tonight's roundup. Among the trucks scheduled to appear are Boba Station, Dolce Gourmet Cupcakes, Jefe's Original Fish Taco & Burgers, and Nacho Bizness, among many others. The rally is 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. in Arts Park in downtown Hollywood.
Beer Social Monday
The Coffee District in Delray Beach, which also happens to stock an impressive assortment of craft beers, hosts a weekly gathering for beer fans from 7 to 10 p.m. every Monday. Read more about the event here.
Wine dinner at D'Angelo Trattoria
D'Angelo Trattoria in Delray Beach will premiere a wine dinner series with a four-course dinner menu that includes dishes like pan-fried eggplant and fresh mozzarella with tomato and goat cheese, and braised lamb shank. The dinner is $50 per person, plus tax and tip, and each course is paired with a wine. The dinner is 7 p.m. Call for reservations; 561-330-1237.
Gourmet wine tasting at The Backyard Bar
The Backyard Bar in West Palm Beach will host a wine pairing and tasting event from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. with summer wines and small bites. The cost is $20 per person, plus tax and tip. Call for reservations at 561-339-2444.
Grand opening of Thasos Taverna in Fort Lauderdale
Originally slated to open in May, Thasos Taverna in Fort Lauderdale has its grand opening on Wednesday. Read more about the new restaurant here.
Dollar Wednesdays at Dairy Belle
Every Wednesday through September, Dairy Belle in Dania Beach will offer a small selection of $1 menu items that includes regular hot dogs, small fries, soda, or a small ice cream cone.
Cooled Down and Refreshed
The Blind Monk in West Palm Beach will highlight two limited-edition brews from Florida beer-makers Cigar City, with a release of Patio Pils and Cucumber Saison. These brews are hard to come by, so arrive early if you want a taste. The gathering get underway around 4 p.m.
Thursday & Friday
Delray Beach Tastemakers
Buy a passport and get a taste of some of the top restaurants in Delray. The tasting (and pairing) event is 5 to 10 p.m. Thursday and Friday. Find more details about the event here.
Barefoot Wine Beach Rescue Project
Nature lovers (who also happen to love wine and being social) can sign up for the afternoon beach cleanup in Jupiter hosted by Barefoot Wines. The cleanup is 3 to 5 p.m. and there will be an after-party at Duffy's Sports Grill in North Palm Beach to celebrate with wine, bubbly, and snacks (the party is for volunteers only). Read more about the event here.
Angels and Demons party at Pangaea
Pangaea is hosting a sexy angels/demons party with entertainment by DJ Cheapshot and "dangerous angels" from Zhantra Entertainment. Angels Envy bourbon is a partner in the event and will be on hand for special cocktails. The party starts at 10 p.m. Reserve a VIP table by calling 954-581-5454.
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