South Florida Food and Drink Events This Weekend: Scotch Dinner, Delray Craft Beer Fest, and Mozzarella Making
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The Macallan ScotchPairing Dinner
NYY Steak at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek (5550 NW 40 St., Coconut Creek) will open its scotch pairing dinner with a cocktail reception at 7:30 p.m. The dinner consists of four courses: pork belly, lobster hash, wagyu tenderloin and petite fours. Scotches include the Macallan 10, the Macallan 12, the Macallan 15 and the Macallan Rare. Tickets are $199. Call 954-585-5379.
Food in Motion
From 5 to 11 p.m., head down to Peter Feldman Park (310 NE Sixth St., Fort Lauderdale) for an evening green market. There will be copious amounts of food trucks and free beer for those 21 and up. Feel free to bring your own board games and other activities. This is a recurring event that happens on the second Friday of every month. Call 954-785-7475.
Delray Beach Craft Beer Fest 2016
Head to the Old School Square Pavilion (51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach) at 6:30 p.m. for an unlimited sampling of over 100 craft brews, wines and ciders. Advance tickets are $50 for VIP and $35 for general. After Friday, tickets are $60 VIP and $40 general. Visit oldschoolsquare.org.
Riverwalk Burger Battle VII
Local restaurants such as MEAT Eatery and Taproom Boca,Shake Shack, Duffy's Sports Grill, Beauty & the Feast and more will compete for the best burger at Huizenga Plaza (32 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale). Starting at 6:30 p.m., guests can enjoy burger samples, drinks, and more. Tickets are $45 for general admission and $125 for VIP. Visit blacktie-southflorida.com.
Sierra Nevada's Beer Camp at Riverside Market
Catch Sierra Nevada's new Beer Camp brews at Riverside Market (608 SW 12 Ave. Fort Lauderdale) starting at 3 p.m. The beers are Sweet Sunny South, Moxee Moron, Family Values, West Latitude, Pat-Rye-Ot and Stout of the Union. Visit theriversidemarket.com.
Wine Tasting and Mozzarella Making
Gino's Italian American Meat Market (5729 Johnson St., Hollywood) will allow guests to sample more than 20 wines and enjoy an all-you-can-eat antipasto bar, an ala carte pasta station, and Gino’s buffet. There will also be a mozzarella demonstration and live music. Admission is $30 with partial proceeds benefitting Pooches in Pines. This event is from 7 to 9 p.m. Visit ginosmarket.com.
Malty Murder Mystery Party
Funky Buddha Brewery (1201 NE 38 St., Oakland Park) will host a 1920’s murder mystery party complete with puzzles, riddles, food, and, of course, beer. The event is at 7 p.m. and costs $70. Visit funkybuddhabrewery.com.
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Grind Coffee & Craft Fair
The Grind Coffee Project (443 SW Second Ave., Fort Lauderdale) will host its monthly community extravaganza. This is from 10 a.m. till 4 p.m. and will feature food from Chefpolice Catering, live music, art, activities, and, of course, coffee. Visit GrindCoffeeProject.com.
Two Year Anniversary and Grand Opening at The Brewhouse Gallery
The Brewhouse Gallery (720 Park Ave., Lake Park) will turn two years old on Saturday. This birthday party features limited release craft beer tapping, food trucks, live music and painting demos. This starts at 11 a.m. Visit brewhousegallery.com.
Due South Brewing's 4 Year Anniversary
Due South Brewing (2900 High Ridge Road, Ste. 3, Boynton Beach) will celebrate its fourth birthday with limited release beers on tap, timed tappings, new bottle release of One Eyed Tiki Porter, food trucks, pig roast and free brewery tours from 2 to 4 p.m. Noon is when the party starts. Visit duesouthbrewing.com.
Detox and get healthy at the Peter Blum Family YMCA (6631 Palmetto Circle South, Boca Raton) from 10 to 4 p.m. There will be a Green Market & Café with fresh farm produce and other healthy options as well as eight food trucks for the Healthy Food Truck Extravaganza. Partial food sales will benefit Peter Blum Family YMCA’s community outreach programs. Visit ymcaspbc.org/peter-blum.
Bucket of Bubbles
S3 (505 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale) will launch its Moet & Chandon Champagne Brunch. Featured will be Moet Ice Imperial and mini Moet splits in buckets. This starts at 10 a.m. Visit s3restaurant.com.
Dinner with the Divas
The ultra-fabulous Lips (1421 E. Oakland Park Blvd., Fort Lauderdale) will host a dinner at 7 p.m. to benefit Island Paws Rescue. Drag queens will impersonate celebrities such as Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Britney Spears and more. A $10 cover charge in addition to dinner is required as well as reservations. Call 954- 567-0987.
All Month Long
American Craft Beer Specials
iPic (Mizner Park, 301 Plaza Real, Boca Raton) is serving up pints and flights of local craft beers. Attendees can also learn about craft beer from iPic’s Adam Seger, master barman and sommelier. Also featured are chicken Milanese sliders. Visit ipictheaters.com.
National Burger Month
Burlock Coast (The Ritz-Carlton, 1 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd.) will offer the Bootleg Burger in honor of National Burger Month. It is made with pulled pork, brisket, chipotle aioli, and jack cheese for $19. Visit burlockcoast.com.
ROK:BRGR (multiple locations) will have a American Wagyu Kobe Burger. This contains a blend of Kobe brisket and chuck with foie gras, blood orange marmalade and truffle cream brie cheese. It is also topped off with truffles and comes with truffle fries. This meal costs $50. Visit rokbrgr.com.
Wild Sea Oyster Bar & Grille (620 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale) is serving the Soft Shell Crab all month long. It contains crispy softshell crab, bacon, avocado, sriracha mayo, heirloom tomato, and watercress. Visit wildsealasolas.com.
Indigo (620 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale) will serve the Breakfast Burger for National Burger Month. This contains a fried egg, ground chuck, bacon, cheddar cheese, tomato and lettuce. Visit indigolasolas.com.
Pincho Factory (155 N. Hiatus Road, Pembroke Pines) will have a multitude of unique burgers for National Burger Month. This includes the Quesadilla Burger, Pincho Burger, Tostón Burger, and Foreman. Visit pinchofactory.com.
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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