South Florida Food & Drink Events This Week: Meatball-Eating Contest, Beer Hybrid, and Tequila Dinner

It's as if these two breweries had a baby and produced a pale ale.
It's as if these two breweries had a baby and produced a pale ale.
Felipe Lobon


$3 Drafts at Foxy Brown
The workweek just started, but that doesn’t mean you can't enjoy a few brewskies here and there. Foxy Brown (723 E Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale) will have $3 drafts for your drinking pleasure. Enjoy, folks! Visit


Funky Buddha and Tap 42 Release of 42 Truths Florida Pale Ale 
When a brewery comes out with a beer release, it’s great. When two breweries collaborate and come out with a release, it’s magical. 42 Truths Florida Pale Ale is a hybrid beer created by Funky Buddha Brewery and Tap 42. The beer is an American pale ale that’s key features include Northwestern hops, caramel malts, and an orange peel. The Tap 42 Fort Lauderdale location (1411 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale) will feature this beer, and on Thursday, the Boca Raton location (Town Center Circle, Boca Raton) will. Visit or

Jimmy Russell at Stache
Fort Lauderdale’s favorite speakeasy Stache (109 SW Second Ave., Fort Lauderdale) will have a special guest in this week. Kentucky Bourbon & Rye’s Jimmy Russell will be present as a guest speaker, and he will also be signing bottles for purchase. The event starts at 7 p.m. Email for a bottle purchase. Visit

Knife Fight Viewing Party 
Executive chef and co-owner Sean Brasel of Meat Market (191 Bradley Place, Palm Beach) is competing on this season’s Knife Fight. The first episode showing Brasel will air at 9 p.m. on Esquire Network. Swing into Meat Market at 8 p.m. for the viewing party, complete with free appetizers and happy-hour specials. Visit


Hump Days at Tamarac Park
It’s hump day, and although you may think this is a camel-themed event, it’s not. Tamarac Park (7501 N University Drive, Tamarac) presents gourmet food trucks of all variety from 5 to 9 p.m. This week's food trucks include Arepas Las Gorditas, Fooul Up, and Monster Burgers. It’s safe to say you won’t go home hungry on Wednesday night. Visit

Enchiladas racheras with short rib, one of Catina Laredo's many meals.
Enchiladas racheras with short rib, one of Catina Laredo's many meals.
Courtesy of Catina Laredo


Tequila Dinner
Cantina Laredo Modern Mexican (The Village at Gulfstream, 501 Silks Run, Hallandale Beach) will host a tequila dinner complete with four special Cantina Laredo courses paired with Don Julio tequila. The courses include beef tamal, sopa y pozole con pollo, seabass or pork chop, and guava flan for dessert. Admission is $49.99, and dinner begins at 7:30 p.m., with cocktail hour at 7. Visit

Reopening of 3030 Ocean
After what seemed like an eternity, 3030 Ocean (3030 Holiday Drive, Fort Lauderdale) reopened last month and is celebrating it this week. Guests will enjoy free appetizers and cocktails along with a personal meet and greet of chef Adrienne Grenier, former Food Network Chopped winner. The ribbon-cutting is at 7 p.m., but guests can come in around 5:30. RSVP by November 16 here.

Fall Get Downtown
Riverwalk will host its 17-annual Fall Get Downtown at YOLO Plaza (333 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale). Proclaimed as Fort Lauderdale's largest outdoor cocktail hour, there will be numerous restaurants featured for sampling from 5 to 8 p.m. It is free admission for Riverwalk members and $20 prepaid or $25 at the door for others. Admission grants two drink tickets and appetizers. Visit RSVP to by November 18. 

Meatball-Eating Contest
Fork & Balls (1301 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale) will host a meatball-eating contest to raise funds for Movember. Staring at 8 p.m., participants will have ten minutes to finish all the meatballs they can eat, with the winner taking home $500 in cash. Want to help but can’t stomach the thought of so many meatballs? Order the drink feature of the month, and a portion of proceeds will go to the Movember Foundation. Preregistration for the contest is $20. Mustaches optional. Visit

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

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.

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The Foxy Brown

723 E. Broward Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301


Tap 42

5050 Town Center Circle
Boca Raton, FL 33486

Tap 42

1411 S. Andrews Ave.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316


Meat Market

191 Bradley Place
Palm Beach, FL 33480


Stache 1920's Drinking Den

109 SW Second Ave.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301


3030 Ocean Restaurant

3030 Holiday Dr.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316


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