South Florida Food and Drink Events This Weekend: Garlic Fest, Beaches and Brews, and Pop-Up Dinner

Garlic Fest is a three-day deal — watch out, vampires.
Garlic Fest is a three-day deal — watch out, vampires.
Michele Eve Sandberg

All Weekend

For South Florida Beer Week events this weekend, see this event roundup.


Pop-Up Dinner at Top Hat Delicatessen
Top Hat Delicatessen (415 NE Third St., Fort Lauderdale) will host a dinner featuring chef Won Kim of Food Network's Cutthroat Kitchen. The dinner will consist of five Korean-Polish courses paired with cocktails. This starts at 6:30 and costs $75. Check out our calendar article.

The Mack is Back
Craft beer haven Riverside Market (608 SW 12th Ave., Fort Lauderdale) will not only be featuring Holy Mackeral's founder and owner Bobby Gordash but will also run Holy Mackeral's Panic Attack through a randall (a funnel-type tool) of coffee. Also served will be their Special Golden Ale. This starts at 6 p.m. Visit

Beaches and Brews
Join the World Famous Parrot Lounge (911 Sunrise Ln., Fort Lauderdale) for its monthly installment of Beaches and Brews. A $5 donation to the Everglades Angels Dog Rescue grants guests a free drink. This starts on the beach at 5 p.m., with happy hour starting at 6 in the Parrot Lounge. Visit

Food Trucks at Royal Palm Beach
Royal Palm Beach Commons Park (11600 Poinciana Blvd., Royal Palm Beach) will be hosting more than 20 food trucks and will also show the movie Jurassic World. This event is from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Visit

Delay Beach Garlic Fest
A vampire's worst nightmare is this weekend, and it starts at 5 p.m. Friday and doesn't end until Sunday at 7 p.m. The 17th-annual Garlic Fest will take place at Old School Square (51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach) with ticket prices starting at $12. Included in this fest are live music, art, and plenty of garlic dishes. On Saturday and Sunday, this event starts at 11 a.m. Visit

Learn to brew at Beer Cartel.
Learn to brew at Beer Cartel.
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Home Brewery Class
Craft Beer Cartel (557 SW 12th Ave., Fort Lauderdale) will allow you to brew your own beer thanks to brewer Jonathan Jackman. This month, attendees will make a dry-hopped saison and get to try samples from the last class as well as appetizers from Riverside Market. Tickets cost $35, and the class is from 1 to 4 p.m. Visit

Cocktails for Humanity
General Provision (525 NW First Ave., Fort Lauderdale) will host Cocktails for Humanity from 6 to 11 p.m. Guest bartenders include Broward College President David Armstrong, Eric Barton, Jill Barton, Adriana Fazzano, Adam King, and Jonathan Schwartz. Drink proceeds benefit FLITE Center, a nonprofit charity that assists children who left the foster care system. Visit

Art of Rum
While you are perusing the monthly FAT Village Artwalk (517 NW First Ave., Fort Lauderdale) from 7 to 11 p.m., you can check out mixologists creating Fwaygo Rum drinks that are inspired by the featured artists’ work. Attendees will also have an opportunity to meet the makers of Fwaygo. Tickets start at $15. Visit

The Chef's Palate: Friends of James Beard Benefit
Enjoy a five-course dinner at Kuro (1 Seminole Way, Hollywood) created by James Beard-awarded chefs and nominees. This starts at 7:30 p.m., and tickets cost $250 per person. Proceeds benefit the James Beard Foundation, which strives to embrace American’s varied culinary heritage through educational and inspirational programs. Visit

Hoffman’s Chocolates Family Fun Day
Hoffman’s Chocolates (1727 Main St., Weston) will be opening a new location in the Weston Town Center and is celebrating with a DJ, product samplings, children's activities, and more. John Offerdahl, former Miami Dolphins player and the owner of Offerdahl’s Café Grill, will be present for a meet and greet. The event is from noon to 4 p.m. Visit

Is this considered downward dog?
Is this considered downward dog?
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Yoga at Bangin' Banjo Brewing
Get your namaste on with yoga class at Bangin' Banjo Brewing Co. (3200 NW 23rd Ave., Suite 500, Pompano Beach). This is from 11 a.m. to noon and costs $15. There is one beer included in admission. Visit

Riverwalk Chili Cook-Off
There will be a chili cook-off in Esplanade Park (400 SW Second St., Fort Lauderdale) from noon to 4 p.m. Attendees not only get to try various chili but can be judges as well. Tickets cost $10 or $20. The latter includes three craft beers from Concrete Beach. Visit our online calendar for more information.

Brunch in the Garden 90
Rhythm & Vine Beer Garden (401 NE Fifth Terrace, Fort Lauderdale) will host brunch from noon to 3 p.m. The theme is the '90s with $20 bottomless mimosas, bloody marys, and Peronis. The brunch menu is from Sidecar Kitchen, and there will also be a pie-eating and bobbing-for-apples contest. Also featured are $30 bottles of rosé champagne, $90 bottles of Perrier Jouet Grand Brut, and $90 bottles of Andy Warhol Limited. Visit

Gastro Wars
Suviche Las Olas (401 E. Las Olas Blvd., Suite 150, Fort Lauderdale) will showcase a professional networking event presented by Timeline Brewery and Blck.Beer. There will be craft beer and gastro bites featured along with a “knife fight” among the guest chefs. This features prix-fixe, five-course meal and beer pairings. The event is from 7 to 10 p.m. Visit the Facebook event page.

All Month Long

Winter Cocktails
Valentino Cucina Italiana (620 S. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale) is offering a winter cocktail menu that has over ten specialty cocktails. These include Jacky Pineapples, Honey Thyme, Ibisco Luna, It Must Have Been the Roses, and more. These will be available until February. 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 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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Related Locations

General Provision

525 NW 1st Ave
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301


Parrot Lounge

911 Sunrise Lane
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304


Craft Beer Cartel

557 SW 12th Ave.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312


Riverside Market

608 SW 12th Ave.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312


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