South Florida Food and Drink Events This Weekend: Passport Wine Series, Bottle Releases, and Brewing Class

Get your grubby little hands on Bangin' Banjo's beers.
Get your grubby little hands on Bangin' Banjo's beers.
Doug Fairall


American Social’s Four-Year Anniversary
As part of its fourth birthday, American Social (721 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderale) will allow guests to enjoy extended happy hour from 6 to 10 p.m., 150 bottles of Tito's vodka, and an all-you-can-drink special for $44 per person. Visit

Passport Wine Series
Events by Grateful Palate (3003 NE 32nd Ave., Fort Lauderdale) will offer attendees five Napa and Sonoma wines with five courses. Meals include foie gras custard brule, piquillo peppers, crispy langostino fritters, rib-eye, and butterscotch cremeux. Guests will also be able to purchase the wines at a reduced price. Admission is $75 prepaid and $85 at the door. The dinner is 7 to 9 p.m. Visit

Beaches and Brews
Join the World Famous Parrot Lounge (911 Sunrise Lane, 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

Don't you wish you could grab this beer from your cellphone screen?
Don't you wish you could grab this beer from your cellphone screen?
Doug Fairall


Halfway to Christmas
Two barrel-aged versions of Father Christmas Ale will be available at Barrel of Monks Brewing (1141 S. Rogers Circle, # 5, Boca Raton), along with Santa, food trucks, and specialty drafts. It’s free admission, but $40 advance tickets grant guests all you can drink draft pours and early entrance with first right to buy Father Christmas bottles. This starts at 2 p.m. Visit

The Art of Coffee
C&I Studios (541 NW First Ave, Fort Lauderdale) will be hosting the Art of Coffee, a coffee championship. There will be food trucks, vendors, and more. This starts at 6 p.m. Visit

Cocktails for Humanity
General Provision (525 NW First Ave., Fort Lauderdale) will allow guests to drink, be merry, and donate to a good cause. This event starts at 6 and ends at 11 p.m., perfect for all you FAT Village Art Walk frequenters. Proceeds for drinks will benefit the Heal the Planet. There will be featured drinks made with blue Curaçao. Visit

Pure Unfiltered Justice Bottle Release
Bangin' Banjo Brewing Company (3200 NW 23rd Ave., # 500, Pompano Beach) will be releasing bottles of Pure Unfiltered Justice American Strong Ale at $15 and on tap. Rolling Chefs will be present with food.
This starts at 6 p.m. Visit


Learn to Brew with Funky Buddha Brewery
Funky Buddha Brewery (1201 NE 38th St., Oakland Park) will let you brew like the pros from noon to 3 p.m. Admission is $35 and includes a logo pint glass, two beers, and the class. Visit

All Month Long

Burger of the Month
The Beach Burger has the prestigious honor of being the burger of the month at Burger Bar (Donald Ross Village at 4650 Donald Ross Road, Palm Beach Gardens). Ingredients include Swiss, applewood-smoked bacon, beach sauce, and pickles. Rosemary's Bourbon is the drink of the month and contains bourbon, simple syrup, rosemary puree, and cranberry juice topped with club soda. Visit

Josie’s Ristorante Summer Discount
Josie’s Ristorante (1602 S. Federal Highway, Boynton Beach) will offer 25 percent off the entire menu until September. This is for dine-in only and is not applicable with other discounts or offers. Visit

Upcoming Events

iPic June Special
iPic Theaters (301 Plaza Real, Boca Raton) will offer a Unicorn Party and Foxtrot cocktail for this month’s special. The Unicorn Party consists of vanilla confetti cake, raspberry sorbet rainbow sprinkles, whipped cream and pirouette cookie. The Foxtrot contains bourbon, lemon-strawberry shrub, aperol, and basil. Visit .

Stay Cool & Celebrate Summer
Hoffman’s Chocolates (all locations) will feature their limited edition ice cream sundaes and milkshakes. This lasts until July 31 and benefits United Way of Broward County’s ReadingPals Program and United Way of Palm Beach County’s partner — the Literacy Coalition. Visit

Stout Bar & Grill Summer Happy Hour
Stout Bar & Grill (3419 N. Andrews Ave., Oakland Park) will feature half-off drinks, flatbreads, and appetizers Monday through Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. Visit

For more events, visit our online calendar or pick up the print edition of 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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American Social Bar & Restaurant

721 E. Las Olas Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301


Events by Grateful Palate

3003 NE 32nd Ave.
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 33308


Barrel of Monks Brewing

1141 S. Rogers Circle
Boca Raton, FL 33487


C&I Studios

541 NW 1st Ave.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301


General Provision

525 NW 1st Ave
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301


Funky Buddha Brewery

1201 NE 38th St.
Oakland Park, FL 33334


iPic Theaters

301 Plaza Real
Boca Raton, FL 33432


Hoffman's Chocolates

5190 Lake Worth Rd.
Greenacres, FL 33463


Hoffman's Chocolates

5190 Lake Worth Rd.
Greenacres, Florida 33463


Hoffman's Chocolates

3341 Sheridan St.
Hollywood, Florida 33020


Hoffman's Chocolates

801 S. University Dr.
Plantation, FL 33324


Hoffman's Chocolates

1727 Main St.
Weston, fl 33326


Hoffman's Chocolates

5250 Town Center Circle, Suite 135
Boca Raton, FL 33486


Stout Bar & Grill

3419 N. Andrews Ave.
Oakland Park, FL 33309


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