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South Florida Food and Drink Events This Weekend: Wine & Food Fest, Yappy Hour, and Coffee Event


14th-Annual Boca Bacchanal Wine & Food Festival
Mizner Park Amphitheater (590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton) will host the 14th-annual Boca Bacchanal Wine & Food Festival, a two-day event. Featured are winetastings, a craft-beer garden, food from more than 30 restaurants, live entertainment, and more. Restaurants include Maggiano’s Little Italy, Mahatma Rice, Max’s Grille, M.E.A.T. Eatery & Taproom, and many more. This bacchanalia event is at 7 p.m., and the Vintner Dinner is on Saturday at 7 p.m. at various locations. Tickets cost $100 per person for the bacchanalia and $325 per person for the six vintner dinners. Proceeds benefit the Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum. Visit


Fight Night
Frankey’s Sports Bar (900 Silks Run, Hallandale Beach, in Gulfstream Park) will host a watch party for the Pacquiao versus Bradley fight at 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost $15 and include access to standing room, one free beer ticket, and one raffle ticket for $100 gift cards. VIP packages start at $25 per person and include seating, dining options, and beverages. Visit

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, live music, art, activities, and, of course, coffee. Visit

Food Truck Invasion Pembroke Pines
The food trucks are gathering at the Pines Recreation Center (7400 Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines). This weekend also happens to be Pembroke Pines' 56th-birthday celebration, complete with live music, entertainment, games, and more. The festivities start at 3 p.m. Visit Sunday

Yappy Hour
Save dogs and simultaneously imbibe at Funky Buddha (1201 NE 38th St., Oakland Park). Attendees who donate $5 or more to the Humane Society of Broward County will get a wristband good for $1 off all drafts from 2 to 5 p.m. Guests can also bring in new or slightly used items for the shelter as well. Visit

Not-So-Mellow Bottomless Brunch
Stoner-themed Mellow Mushroom (525 N. Federal Highway Fort Lauderdale) will offer its “Not-So-Mellow Bottomless Brunch” from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. This includes bottomless mimosas, "manmosas," bloody marys, house sangria, and screwdrivers. There will also be a brunch menu featuring pretzel bites, a breakfast burger, and, of course, breakfast pizzas. The Not-So-Mellow Bottomless Brunch is also available on Saturdays. Visit

All Month Long

National Poetry Month at Hoffman Chocolates
Because of National Poetry Month, Hoffman’s Chocolates (801 S. University Drive in Plantation, 920 E. Las Olas Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale, 5250 Town Center Circle in Boca Raton, 3341 Sheridan St. in Hollywood, 705 Lake Ave. in Lake Worth) has teamed up with the Jason Taylor Foundation to support the young poets of the Omari Hardwick bluapple Poetry Network. To celebrate, Hoffman’s Chocolates will donate 10 percent of all Gourmet Caramel Apple sales during April to the Jason Taylor Foundation. Visit
For more events, visit our online calendar or pick up the print edition of 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.