Around and around we go; today is the start to yet another lovely workweek. Hopefully, you have a bit of a spring in your step from some indulgent weekend activities. If not, don't fret; there are still plenty of food and drink events to keep you busy through your working days.
Have the ultimate girls' night out with a touring male dancing group, meet the Boulder Beer Company sales rep, or support local artists while enjoying complimentary food and drink with a few of this coming week's highlights:
Cocktail Social at Rocco's Tacos in Palm Beach Gardens
Start the week off right, and sip some cocktails for a good cause.The Loggerhead Marinelife Center’s Blue Friends Society will host its monthly cocktail social on at Rocco’s Tacos in Palm Beach Gardens. From 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., stop by the restaurant for food, drinks, raffles, giveaways, and more. The Blue Friends Society is a social group of ocean conservation enthusiasts and Loggerhead Marinelife Center supporters who meet to network and promote local conservation efforts. The is free for society members, or $25 for guests. Rocco's Tacos is located at 5090 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens. Call 561-627-8280, or visit marinelife.org.
Whiskey Wednesday at Stache 1920s Drinking Den
It's not quite the weekend, but it's officially "humpday" — and you're ready Friday a little early. Of course, Whiskey Wednesday at Stache is the perfect spot for you to chill, have a drink, play pool, and relax. Go for the complimentary shot of whiskey and free pool. Stay for the whiskey flights, tastings, and bourbon burgers. The event starts at 8 p.m. Stache is located at 109 SW Second Ave., Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-449-1044, or visit stacheftl.com.
World Famous Girls Night Out: The Show
Ladies: mark your calendar. The ultimate girls night out show is coming to McSorley's Beach Pub in Fort Lauderdale this Wednesday night with an exclusive all-male touring dance troupe show. These guys may not be the real Chippendales, but they're still pretty hot, featuring a "tasteful" yet playful performance with plenty of opportunity for audience participation. The show starts at 8 p.m. To purchase tickets visit girlsnightouttheshow.com. McSorley's is located at 837 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-565-4446, or visit mcsorleysftl.com.
Savor The Avenue
This week marks the 7th annual Savor the Avenue taking place on Thursday, March 26. Join hundreds of guests, and 18 of downtown Delray Beach's finest restaurants — at Florida’s longest dining table. It's one that runs more than five blocks, and down a 1,300-feet long strip, stretching from Swinton Avenue east to Fifth Avenue. This year ‘s participating restaurants include 32 East, 50 Ocean, Cabana Nuevo Latino , Caffe Luna Rosa , City Oyster & Sushi Bar, Cut 432, D.I.G., Lemongrass, Max’s Harvest, Max’s Social House, Prime, Rack’s Fish House & Oyster Bar, Salt 7, Solita Delray, Taverna Opa, The Office, Tryst, and Vic & Angelo’s. Each 4-course dinner is paired with select wines that are donated by local beverage distributors to each restaurant. The menus can be viewed online. Reservations are made with the restaurants directly, and seating is limited. This year, a portion of the event proceeds will be donated to Delray’s Campaign for Grade Level Reading. Restaurants will donate $3 of each reservation to this non-profit to assist in funding books and tutoring programs that will prepare children for life. For more information on Savor The Avenue contact the Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority at 561-243-1077, or visit downtowndelraybeach.com.
Meet The Boulder Beer Company Rep
On Thursday, March 26, from 5 to 10 p.m., catch the Boulder Beer Company sales rep making the rounds at various Broward County establishments. First, he'll be at World of Beer in Coconut Creek (4437 Lyons Road, Coconut Creek) from 5:30-7:30 p.m., where they'll be pouring Boulder Beer Company's Hazed session ale, Shake chocolate porter on nitro, and Mojo Risin' double IPA. (You'll also get $1 off all Boulder Beer Company beers at World of Beer during the months of March and April.) Next, he'll be at Fat Cats (320 Himmarshee Street, Fort Lauderdale) from 8 to 10 p.m., where the bar will be serving up Shake, Sweaty Betty blonde wheat ale, and Mojo Risin'. Visit Brown Distributing for more information at brown.com/florida.
Because Thursday at Stache 1920s Drinking Den
This week, Stache will kick off its inaugural Because Thursdays, an event designed to raise money for local charities. The last Thursday of each month, Gummdrops and Stache will host this special fundraising night. Each month a new charity will be chosen for an evening of live music, local art, craft cocktails, and giving back to the community. The inaugural event will benefit Biscayne Bay Waterkeepers, a Miami-based non-profit organization that aims to educate visitors and residents on the importance of preserving and protecting Biscayne Bay, its watershed, and its wildlife. The night will include live music by the Hongs and a DJ set by Mike Diaz of Millionyoung. A $10 cover will get guests receive a free drink ticket for one feature Kraken cocktail — the Perfect Storm – a twist on the classic Dark 'n' Stormy cocktail featuring Kraken Rum. Stache is located at 109 SW Second Ave., Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-449-1044, or visit stacheftl.com.
Inaugural Artist Opening at the Brewhouse Gallery
The Brewhouse Gallery in Lake Park welcomes a new artist the last Thursday of the month with a special party. Think complimentary hors d'oeuvres and wine tasting, with a special event devoted to a meet and greet, creative talks, and more. Everyone who purchases a piece of art (no price minimum) will receive a raffle ticket for a $50 gift certificate to The Brewhouse Gallery. Stick around and enjoy the regularly-scheduled open mic night with live music, comedians, and more. The event takes place from 6-9 p.m. The Brewhouse Gallery is located at 720 Park Ave., Lake Park. Call 561-469-8930, or visit brewhousegallery.com.
Pembroke Pines Whole Foods Farmers' Market
Every Thursday, from 4 to 8 p.m., the Pembroke Pines Whole Foods hosts its weekly farmers' market. More than 40 vendors set up shop at the west end of the parking lot offering local produce, homemade products, and other unique goodies not found at any grocery store. Guests are invited to come out and shop for some of the freshest products in town, while supporting their local vendors and farmers selling everything from hand crafted jams and jellies and local honey, to exotic fruits, handmade soy candles, and fresh food. The Pembroke Pines Whole Foods is located at 14956 Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines. Call 954-392-3500.
Nicole Danna is a food writer covering Broward and Palm Beach counties. To get the latest in food and drink news in South Florida, follow her @SoFloNicole or find her latest food pics on the BPB New Times Food & Drink Instagram.