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 try a new beer, check out the chef vs chef series, or drink ciders with crepes, there's something to do in Broward and Palm Beach counties this week.
Benny’s on the Beach
Benny’s on the Beach (10 South Ocean Blvd., Lake Worth) will be showcasing their new dinner menu as well as throwing a party. Extended hours will be till 9 p.m. and those that make reservations for dinner online will be rewarded with a free bottle of champagne. On the pier will be a grill and enclosed drinks. The fun starts at 3 p.m. with Raquel Renner and the Ramblers playing music. Visit BennysOnTheBeach.com.
Labor Day Milkshake Playdate
The Beat Cup Café (660 Linton Blvd Suite 110, Delray Beach) will be giving away free chocolate milkshakes to kids. Even if you are way too old, convince your younger siblings to give you a sip or two if you took them. VisitTheBeatCupCafe.com.
Labor Day Bottle Extravaganza
What better way to enjoy Labor Day than with beer for cheap? TAP Global Beer Collection (14813 Lyons Rd Suite 100, Delray Beach) will be offering beers priced at $1, $2, or $3. With a selection of 80 craft beers, you can’t go wrong with that. This starts at noon, perfect to finish off Labor Day weekend. Visit TapGBC.com.
Morning Wood Bottle Release
Funky Buddha Brewery (1201 NE 38th St., Oakland Park) is known for its eccentric flavors and weird names. This time, it’s no exception with the release of Morning Wood. Aged in Bourbon barrels for months, it is said to have underlying flavors of maple syrup, bacon and fresh roasted coffee. This has 12% ABV, and will be on tap at 5 p.m. Visit FunkyBuddhaBrewery.com.
Zinburger Bash for the Red Cross
Boca Raton’s wine and burger bar Zinburger (6000 Glades Rd., Boca Raton) and the American Red Cross have teamed up to host the Zinburger Bash for the Red Cross. At the cost of $15, attendees will be able to sample gourmet burgers, milkshakes, salads, and plenty of side dishes. This event starts at 6 p.m. Visit RdCrss.org/1BVMbaZ or pay cash at the door for tickets.
Chef vs Chef Series
Max's Harvest (169 NE 2nd Ave., Delray Beach) will be showcasing an MMA like showdown, but with food. Café Boulud’s James Strine and El Camino’s Victor Meneses will be battling against each other to see which chef can cook the best. Admission is $10 and includes one complimentary beer, wine or cocktail. Proceeds will go towards the Naoma Donnelley Haggin Boys & Girls Club. The throwdown starts at 9:30 p.m. Visit MaxsHarvest.com.
Wine Down Wednesday
Since a glass of wine a night is good for you, two glasses of organic wine must really aid your health. Whole Foods (1903 S. University Dr., Davie) will allow guests to taste organic, healthy wine along with light bite food pairings. Registration is $10 and the tasting starts at 5:30 p.m. Visit WholeFoods.com.
New Times' Pairings
The eighth-annual Pairings takes over the Broward Center for the Performing Arts (201 S.W. Fifth Avenue, Fort Lauderdale) from 7 to 10 p.m. Thursday, September 10, with more food, drink, and fun than ever. Andrew Lampasone of the boutique wine shop Wine Watch has been tasked to curate the perfect beer, wine, or cocktail to go with every single dish at the event. More than 40 restaurants will be participating: Adena Grill, Cafe Maxx, Crepe Maker, El Agave Taco Bar, El Jefe Luchador, Fork & Balls, French Quarter, Green Spot Kitchen, Hardy Park Bistro, Market 17, S3, Steak 954, SuViche, YOLO, and more. Tickets can be purchased at the door, but there's still time to save on advance tickets at browardpalmbeach.com/pairings.
Crepes and Cider Pairing
Le Rendez-vous (221 Datura St., West Palm Beach) will allow you to try their crepes, but paired with delicious cider. Crepes start at $5 as well as the cider, so you can get a delicious pairing of the two for just $10.There are also crepes of the day – be adventurous! This starts at 5 pm. Visit TrendyParisianRestaurant.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 @Jonesn4Journals.