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South Florida Food and Drink Events This Week: Cooking Classes, Food Trucks, and Whiskey Pairings


Cooking Class With Chef Jean-Pierre
Learn how to be a culinary master with a five-part cooking series with chef Jean-Pierre at his culinary school (1436 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale). The five class of the series, called “Basic Pastries and Dessert,” is this week at 7:30 p.m. and will be held every Monday through February 8. The fee is $350 and includes the remaining classes in the series. Visit

Four-Course Dinner at Casa D’Angelo
Casa D’Angelo (1201 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale) will host a four-course dinner thanks to owner and executive chef Angelo Elia . There will be hand-selected wines from Tenuta San Leonardo winery. This starts at 6:30 p.m. with a cocktail reception and costs $125 per person. Call 954-564-1234.


Nacho Bizness Taco Takeover
Lauderale (3305 SE 14th Ave., Fort Lauderdale) is offering guests $1 off of tacos, $3 off of Heisenberg, El Nino, and Mr. Whites, and $6 sangria. This is from 4 to 11 p.m. Visit


Food Trucks at Tamarac

Starting at 5 p.m. Tamarac Park (7501 N. University Drive, Tamarac), you can enjoy plenty of food truck eats. Featured food trucks include Boba Station, Arepas Las Gorditas, and Poor Boy’s Kitchen. Think of it as a smorgasbord happy hour.


Deconstructed – A Night With Cigars and Whiskey
Apothecary 330 (330 Himmarshee St., Suite 101, Fort Lauderdale) will start its Tastemaker Series featuring whiskey and cigar pairings. From 7 to 10 p.m., guests can drink Hudson Whiskey cocktails and try cigar samples from Alec Bradley Cigar Co. This event is free. RSVP to [email protected].

Meat Market Extended Hours
Meat Market (191 Bradley Place, Palm Beach) now has a late-night menu starting at 8 p.m. every Thursday. This features drink specials as well as small bites. Visit their Facebook page.

Burger & Beer Joint’s Grand Opening
Burger & Beer Joint (550 S Rosemary Ave. Suite 158 in West Palm Beach) will celebrate its grand opening. There will be a “Meat & Greet" starting at 11 a.m. that gives a free burger to the first 1,000 guests. From 6 to 9 p.m. is the official launch party, aka Burger & Beer Bash. This includes live entertainment as well as some free cocktails. Visit

All month Long

Habit Burger (1801 S. Federal Highway, Delray Beach) has introduced its chicken caprese sandwich. This is available until March 16 and is $6.95. Visit

For more events, visit our online calendar or pick up the print edition of the 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.