South Florida Food and Drink Events: Pumpkins, Beer, and More
Around and around we go; today is the start to yet another lovely workweek. Hopefully, you have a bit of a spring in your step from some indulgent weekend activities. If not, don't fret, there's still plenty of events to keep you busy through your working days. Whether you're looking to be nice to your body through raw uncooking, give yourself up to plenty of beer, or drink to donate -- obviously -- there's something to do in Broward and Palm Beach Counties this week.
Raw Uncooking Class
Raw and cooking seem counterintuitive; however, you need not add heat to create a tasty recipe. On Monday at 6 p.m., Raw Juce's healthy eating specialist Melanie will be teaching participants how-to make raw foods that are nutritious and taste good, including homemade almond milk, chia seed pudding, and raw bars. The class is free to attend. Registration is required.
Raw Juce is located at 2200 Glades Road, 403 in Boca Raton. Call 561-542-0935, visit facebook.com/RawJuce, or email email@example.com.
Buddha Goes Pink
Beer is not known to contain any cancer preventing properties, but people like to drink it. On Monday at 6 p.m., Funky Buddha Brewery is teaming up with the American Cancer Society to join the fight against breast cancer. The brewery will be tapping its pink lemonade ale, 100 percent of the proceeds of which will benefit the organization. "Tikiz2u" Shaved Ice & Ice Cream will be outside serving up some treats with 20 percent of the proceeds going to the society and Slow Food Truck will be donating 15 percent of everything it earns.
The Funky Buddha Brewery is located at 1201 NE 38th St. in Oakland Park. Call 954-440-0046, or visit funkybuddhabrewery.com/blog/.
Tap 42 & Green Flash Treasure Chest
You know you're always looking for an excuse to drink another beer. Tap 42 and Green Flash is here to help you with your justification on Tuesday. For every Green Flash Treasure Chest brown ale sold, the bar will be donating $1 to breast cancer research. For added measure, Tap is hosting a raffle with prizes ranging from a bike to $50 Tap 42 gift cards to t-shirts and more.
Tap 42 is located at 1411 S. Andrews Ave. in Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-463-4900, or visit tap42.com.
Pumpkin Beer Bingo
Bingo is fun; bingo with beer is even better. Bingo with pumpkin beer: freaking awesome. To ring in Old Hallow's Eve Riverside Market is turning its beer bingo into a pumpkin party. For a $10 cover charge you get a bingo board, $3 craft beer, and a raffle ticket to get in on the pumpkin carving contest. All proceeds will be benefitting the Broward County Library Foundation.
Riverside Market is located at 608 SW 12th Ave. in Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-358-8333, or visit facebook.com/riversidemarket.
Some foods are supposed to be pink: strawberries, cotton candy, tacos; bagels are not. To raise awareness and funds for breast cancer, all Brooklyn Water Bagel locations in Palm Beach County are going pink for breast cancer on Wednesday. The shop is serving up pink bagels all day long and will be donating ten percent of the profits to Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation for the Cure with its "Eat Pink" promotion.
Oktoberfest in the Garden
Oktoberfest may be long over in Germany, but copious beer consumption never goes out of style. To say goodbye to the month of October, Bistro Ten Zero One is hosting an Oktoberfest in its herb garden complete with German food, fall cobblers, beers from Due South, live music, and more. The event is free to attend; food is available a la carte. Reservations are requested.
Bistro Ten Zero One is located at 1001 Okeechobee Blvd. in West Palm Beach. Call 561-833-1234, or visit facebook.com/events.
Brews and Chews: Fall Harvest
October may be just about over, but fall, or fall flavors, really, is still sticking around for a while. Fortunately, that means you still have time to get your fill of pumpkin beers. Publix Aprons Cooking School in Plantation http://www.voiceplaces.com/broward-palm-beach/publix-aprons-cooking-school-plantation-24598153-l is hosting fall pairing event on Thursday, October 31 at 6:30 p.m. featuring pumpkin beers and a number of autumnal-inspired dishes, such as barbecued pork belly with red cabbage, sweet potato pecan pie, and more. The cost to attend is $45.
Publix Aprons Cooking School is located at 1181 S. University Drive in Plantation. Call 954-577-7632, or visit http://www.publix.com/aprons/.
The big day has finally arrived: time to throw on a costume and get sloppy like a frat boy. To get you in the mood, Stout Irish Pub is hosting its second annual Halloween Bash with a costume contest, drink specials, apple bobbing, and live DJ starting at 8 p.m. on Thursday. There is no cost to attend.
Stout Irish Pub is located at 3419 N. Andrews Ave. in Fort Lauderdale. Call 754-223-5678, or visit stoutsportsbarandgrill.com.
Cool Beans Spook-tacular
While Halloween is the perfect excuse to act like a kid, there are times when you need to do something for the little ones themselves. If you're looking to do something for yourself while entertaining the kids, Cool Beans Indoor Playground & Cafe is hosting a Spook-tacular with a costume contest and tons of kids activities with food and drinks for adults. Admission is $5 for kids in costume.
Cool Beans Indoor Playground & Cafe is located at 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens, Suite 3115 in Palm Beach Gardens. Call 561-627-1782, or visit coolbeansplaycafe.com/calendar/.
Boo Bash Party
Halloween calls for some ghoulish cocktails to go along with the spooky scene. To get diners and partiiers in a freaky mood, Ra Sushi is hosting its Boo Bash with boo bites like vampire chicken and spider rolls, potent potions, live DJs, costume party, and more. The parties take place at all Ra locations starting at 7 p.m on Thursday.
Ra Sushi is located at 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Ave. in Palm Beach Gardens. Call 561-340-2112; and 201 SW 145th Terrace in Pembroke Pines. Call 954-342-5454, or visit rasushi.com.
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