Although your week might be filled with planned meetings, to-do lists, busy schedules, and many other obligations and responsibilities, there is always an excuse to relax and enjoy South Florida once you step out of the office.
From social dinners to networking that can provide a distraction and good time, here are the top events happening and Broward and Palm Beach counties this week.
Cheese and Charcuterie Pairing
If you're looking for a way to incorporate a good time into your Monday -- the day that just reminds you of all the tasks you have to look forward to in the week - start off your week by visiting Funky Buddha Brewery after making it through the day for a summer cheese, charcuterie, and beer pairing from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Farmstead, the source of the local charcuterie and cheese will be there to explain flavors and textures. The Cicerone certified beer server will also be available to explain beer pairing with the food.
Monday is the worst day of the week. Rather than slink home from work, throwing on your PJs as soon as you walk in the door, celebrate with some bubbly instead. Every week from 4 to 10 p.m., Sky Thai Sushi offers Moët Mondays with glasses of champagne priced according to the hour. At 4 p.m., it's four bucks; 5 p.m. $5; 6 p.m. $6; and so on until 10 p.m.
Sushi Tasting Dinner
Pair sushi with wine at Tsukuro's sushi tasting dinner, which begins at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday. Tickets for the limited seating dinner (16 seats) are $55 all-inclusive. Sushi selections include mango roll, volcano roll, salmon tempura, vegetable roll and spicy tuna. Wines available include Kunde Zinfandel, Nicolas Feuillatte Champagne, and Josh Cellars Chardonnay.
New Farmers' Market for the Treehuggers
Get all your prepared foods, organic garbage bags, and local produce all in one fell swoop. Every Tuesday, Whole Foods Market in Fort Lauderdale is now hosting a farmers' market in conjunction with Treehugger Organic Farms. It starts weekly at 4 p.m.
There once was a day in which the pub was considered an integral component of the public sphere. Now, we're more likely to discuss the latest Kardashian happenings while sipping on some beer. Take back the intelligent banter on Tuesday at the Dubliner's Trivia Night. It starts at 8 p.m. every Tuesday.
Join d.b.a./cafe as it celebrates Cigar City Brewing's fifth anniversary with its Five Beers for Five Years series. At 7 p.m. the celebratory beer dinner will feature a five-course meal for $65 per person. Dish selections include a creamy brie starter, scallop ceviche, croquettes, gelato, and, of course, beer.
Women + Wine: A Night Out at N2 Winebar in Delray
Ladies: the time has come to pull out those glasses and unite. On Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m., Savor Tonight is heading to N2 Winebar for its next installment of Women and Wine. For $10 in advance, $15 at the door, the event includes a card good for any wine offered on the bar's Enomatic dispensing system (there are nearly 70 to try), light bites, and the chance to mix and mingle with other like-minded, wine-loving women. Visit bit.ly/wandwineN2.
Wine Up Wednesday
Craft beer is all well and good -- who're we kidding? it's amazing -- but man cannot live on beer alone. (Trust us. We've done extensive testing.) Luckily, there's wine -- the classy intoxicant. Now, the latest drinkery to join the downtown scene, Himmarshee Public House, is making Wednesday extra classy with the alliterative Wine Up Wednesday. For $20, drink as much as you like from reds or whites, including changing monthly varietals. If you've always been a little intimidated by wines, this is a perfect opportunity to branch out and try some new things without denting your wallet. There's also plenty of appetizers to choose from so you don't wake up with a headache on Thursday. The selection includes fig and prosciutto flatbread and Brussels sprout flatbread for $5 each. There will also be a live DJ to give your evening a bit of ambiance.
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Young Professionals for Covenant House Bull Market Social
Enjoying a drinks while helping a community cause might not be something you thought was possible, but it is at Bull Market. From 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, a $20 ticket for a nonmember can get you two drinks and appetizers along with an opportunity to meet other young professionals in the area through networking in a casual setting. All proceeds benefit the homeless, runaway, and at-risk youth of Covenant House Florida.
Nick's New Haven-Style Pizzeria & Bar Grand Opening Party
Beginning at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Nick's New Haven-Style Pizzeria & Bar will be celebrating the opening of its second location in Coral Springs, which will provide New-Haven style apizza, a style of pizza with a thin crust. Try out the pizza at the grand opening party, which will feature complimentary cocktails, house wine, beer on tap, and light appetizers.