South Florida Food and Drink Events This Week: Day of the Dead Tea Party, Cooking Demonstrations, and Bar Brawls

These balls are nice and cheap!
These balls are nice and cheap!
Photo courtesy of Fork & Balls


$1 Meatballs
Good things don’t always come cheap, but at Fork and Balls (1301 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale) they do. All day long, get meatballs for only $1 as part of their Meatball Monday special. Half-priced wine on tap is even more enticing. Visit


A Taste of Alto-Shaam
Unisource Marketing Group (24 NE 24th Ave., Pompano Beach) will allow guests to sample food and participate in a hands-on demo. Demonstrations are at 10:30 a.m. or 2 p.m. Tuesday and 10:30 a.m. or 2 p.m. Wednesday. This is free but requires registration. Email for confirmation. Visit


Bar Brawls [Postponed]
Max's Grille (404 Plaza Real in Mizner Park, Boca Raton) will be the place for bartenders to duke it out. The single-elimination competition features bartenders from Stuart to Miami and gives competitors very limited ingredients to use. This is at 9:30 p.m. Call 561-368-0080.

Sushi Making With Genji Sushi
Whole Foods (810 N. University Dr., Coral Springs) will allow guests to make sushi with chefs from Genji Sushi. Tickets are $25 each and include the creation of two sushi rolls plus a mat and take-home booklet with tips. Registration is required and is limited to 20 people. Sign up at Customer Service. This starts at 5 p.m. Visit

UNcooking Class
Learn how to cook the healthy way at Hollywood Vine (2035 Harrison St., Hollywood). It's holding a course that goes over cauliflower mash, carrot pecan burger, and key lime pudding. Admission is $65. Email for tickets.

The main bar at Stache.
The main bar at Stache.
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Day of the Dead Tea Party
Stache (109 SW Second Ave., Fort Lauderdale) is the place to party for Day of the Dead. It's serving tea-infused cocktails featuring Mount Gay Rum and Magic Hat Brewing Company. There will also be burlesque performances, live music, and more. Dressing up is encouraged, and the party starts at 8 p.m. Visit

Bourbon, Bubbles, and Babes
Grille 401 (401 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale) is the spot for guests to indulge in $7 Woodford Reserve Bourbons and $15 endless champagne drinks with flavored vodka floaters. This is from 7 p.m. to close and occurs every Thursday. Visit

All Month Long

Avocado Margarita at Cantina Laredo Modern Mexican
Cantina Laredo Modern Mexican (501 Silks Run in Hallandale in the Village of Gulfstream Park) will serve an avocado margarita for a limited time. This drink features blended avocado, lime juice, 1800 Añejo Tequila with Midori Melon Liqueur, and a Himalayan salt rim. It costs $12. Visit or call 954-457-7662.

Football Specials at Burger Bar
Burger Bar (4650 Donald Ross Rd., Palm Beach Gardens) will celebrate the NFL season with $14 domestic beer buckets, $18 imported beer buckets, and appetizer specials. Games will be shown on nineteen 55+inch HD TVs. Specials are available for both day and night games, from Thursday Night Football through Monday Night Football. Visit

Witty in Pink
Stache Drinking Den + Coffee Bar (109 SW Second Ave., Fort Lauderdale), America's Backyard (100 SW Third Ave., Fort Lauderdale), C.W.S. Bar + Kitchen (522 Lucerne Ave., Lake Worth), and Rocco's Tacos Las Olas (1313 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale) will be pouring Barrel of Monk's Witty in Pink for breast cancer awareness. A portion of the proceeds benefits Rocco's Spirited Team. Visit

Pretty in Pink Cocktail
Angelo Elia Pizza, Bar & Tapas (4215 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; 5920 Coral Ridge Dr., Coral Springs; 16950 Jog Rd., Delray Beach) will offer a Pretty in Pink throughout October. The cocktail is $13 and is made with Tito’s Vodka, pink grapefruit, cranberry and lemon juice, and simple syrup. All proceeds benefit the Women’s Breast & Heart Initiative. Visit

For more events, visit our online calendar or pick up the print edition of New Times every Thursday. To submit an event, use our online form

Natalya Jones is 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.

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