The weekend might be over, but there are still plenty of weekday food and drink events in South Florida to keep you busy. Whether you're looking to drink for charity, participate in a burger eating contest, or watch a bar tender competition, there's something to do in Broward and Palm Beach counties this week.
Fantastic Four Burger Eating Challenge
Think you’re up for the Fantastic Four Challenge at Tarpon Bend (200 SW Second St., Fort Lauderdale)? At 9 p.m., contestants will be try to eat a four patty high burger in 20 minutes. You can call 954-523-3233 to enter, but if you wish to just watch, you can also enjoy $5 Burger Night which starts at 5 p.m. The winner will receive at Fantastic 4 t-shirt, a wall of fame photo, and a $25 bar tab. Visit TarponBend.com.
$1 Burger Night at Bull Market
Looking for cheap eats? This event is for you. Bull Market (210A SW Second St., Fort Lauderdale) features $1 burgers on Tuesday that’s perfect for those looking to save some cash. Visit BullMarketBar.com.
Bar Brawl Competition
Max’s Social House (116 NE Sixth Ave., Delray Beach) will be kicking off their Bar Brawl competition. 24 bartenders from Stuart to Fort Lauderdale will be competing in a battle of spirits and wits in an 11 week competition. Three competitors will partake in two matches: the first match is a timed cocktail competition and the second match involved mystery ingredients to create a new cocktail. Cost of entry is $10 and benefits Richard David Kaan Melanoma Foundation. Visit SOHODelray.com.
Cocktails for Canines at Salt 7
Salt7’s (32 SE Second Ave., Delray Beach) Third Annual Bachelor Auction "Cocktail for Canines" will be offering up a batch of single hunks for a good cause. Entry is $20 with proceeds benefiting TriCounty Humane and Discrimination Free Zone. A portion of bar sales will also benefit these charities. Guests get a free drink with entry as well as appetizers. There will be also a silent auction as well. Although credit card payments can be used for bachelors and the silent auction, raffle tickets are cash only. The event starts at 7 p.m. Visit SALT7.com.
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Kickoff Party for Glam-A-Thon
Himmarshee Public House ( 201 SW Second St., Fort Lauderdale) is now hosting “Pink: A Night for the Ladies” every Thursday in October. This week, the fashion-themed party will support breast cancer charity Glam-A-Thon with a portion of proceeds from the Snacks and Bites Menu going towards the organization. Ladies drink free from 7 until 9 p.m. and after, drinks will be $5 for them. With the $5 drinks comes a raffle ticket for a chance to win designer prizes. Visit PublicHouseFTL.com.
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Dine Out Fort Lauderdale
Dining for cheap in Fort Lauderdale is also in effect with three-course dinners at $35. Participating restaurants include Beauty and the Feast, Chart House, 15th Street Fisheries and more. This ends October 12. Visit sunny.org/dineout.
Natalya Jones is both a food and music writer covering Broward and Palm Beach counties. To get the latest in entertainment and fun things to do in South Florida, follow her on Twitter.