This week's calendar of events is nice and easy; just the way it should be in the countdown to holiday mayhem. If you need an excuse to shirk shopping and cleaning duties for an evening, check out one of the food- and drink-related events taking place this week in Broward and Palm Beach counties.
Food truck rally in Hollywood
Ditch the Mondays this evening at the Arts Park in downtown Hollywood for a food truck dinner from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. There's no cost to attend; bring cash for the trucks. This week's lineup includes familiar favorites like B.C. Tacos, Ms. Cheezious, the Rolling Stove, Dolce Gourmet Cupcakes, and many more.
Organic meatless Monday dinner
Anyone who's unsure of how to handle the whole "meatless Monday" concept can head to Le Bistro in Lighthouse Point for an organic dinner from 5 to 10 p.m. The four course meal includes selections that can work for people with vegan, raw, and/or vegetarian diets. The price is $35 for dinner or $50 for dinner plus wine.
Left Hand party at World of Beer Coconut Creek
Beer lovers, listen up: World of Beer Coconut Creek is celebrating Left Hand Brewing's innovative nitro bottle for its popular Milk Stout. Get there no later than 8:15 p.m. to participate in a synchronized pour. Other beers like Chainsaw, Wake Up Dead, and Fade to Black Vol. 4, will be featured at the event.
Black Christmas at Laser Wolf
Leave the light lager behind for an evening of dark winter beers at Laser Wolf in Fort Lauderdale. The beer-lover's bar will feature a 7 p.m. tapping of a cask of Terrapin's Wake 'N' Bake, plus other winter brews and desserts from local food trucks.
Anniversary party at PB Catch
PB Catch in Palm Beach is celebrating its first year in business by ushering in a new menu and a new cocktail list. They'll also be serving rare seafood all night long on Wednesday, with choices like hand-harvested diver scallops and local wolffish. DJ Germain Garcia will provide music for the party.
Cypress Creek food truck roundup
Load up the car and head to the corner of Cypress Creek and Powerline in Fort Lauderdale for a food truck rally from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday. B.C. Tacos, Dog Eat Dog, and three other trucks will be on hand. Parking is free, bring some cash to get dinner.
12 Beers of Xmas, Part II: The New World
Sample some seasonal American crafts on Wednesday night at the Blind Monk in West Palm Beach. Among the selections find Cigar City's Warmer Winter Winter Warmer, Avery's Old Jubilation, and Lost Coast Winterbraun, plus others.
Cruise for Brews pub crawl
How's this for an awesome designated driver? The Water Taxi in Fort Lauderdale hosts a weekly Thursday night Cruise for Brews pub crawl starting at 7 p.m. The boat's crew passes out Water Taxi logo cups that you can use for discounted drinks at select bars in downtown Fort Laudy. There are 10 bars included in the crawl like Briny Irish Pub, Bahia Cabana, and Las Olas Wine Cafe.
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