Far East Treats

Ever wonder what all those colorful, weird-shaped, cartoon-looking Japanese snack foods taste like? If you're feeling adventurous, you can try them all for free at Tate's Comics. This week, the comic-book shop in Lauderhill is hosting its annual Summertime Japanese Snack Tasting and offering more than a dozen specialty Japanese treats. How does it work? First, print the coupon flier -- just in case you want to buy some snacks after the tasting. Next, show up to the event anytime between 2 and 4 p.m. When you arrive, get yourself (and hold onto) a special numbered ticket. You are then free to spend your time waiting by leisurely browsing around the store. A Tate's representative will call everyone by number in groups of ten or more for the tasting. Once your number is called, get in the sampling line and collect your snacks. Last, there's a fun questionnaire to fill out while you sample. When you're done, drop it in the designated comment box to enter into a raffle for -- wait for it -- some free snacks. Don't forget to bring a printed flier from the Facebook page, and take advantage of Tate's one-day special offer coupon: Buy two, get one free on all snacks and drinks, valid at both locations. Tate's Japanese Snack Tasting will take place Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. Tate's is located at 4566 N. University Drive in Lauderhill. Call 954-748-0181. This event is free and open to the public.
Sun., Aug. 31, 2-4 p.m., 2014
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Nicole Danna is a Palm Beach County-based reporter who began covering the South Florida food scene for New Times in 2011. She also loves drinking beer and writing about the area's growing craft beer community.
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