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South Florida Food and Drink Events This Weekend: Christmas in July, Homebrews, and Burger Battle Competition


Christmas in July  Beer & Donut Pairing
Specialty Beer Cellar (5430 Military Trl., Jupiter) will provide guests with complimentary Jupiter Donuts with the purchase of beers on tap. Learn about pairing food and brews with St. Bernardus, Kasteel Rouge, and more. Christmas decorations, mistletoe, Santa hats, live jazz, Christmas music, and charity raffles will be featured. This is from 6 to 10 p.m. Visit

Yappy Hour
The Brass Tap Fort Lauderdale (551 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale) is partnering with Tito's Vodka for a doggy happy hour benefiting Abandoned Pet Rescue. $20 at the door gets guests two cocktails. This event is from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Visit

The Art of Food
Hampton Forks (185 E. Indiantown Rd., Jupiter) will allow guests to enjoy a five-course dinner and wine pairing. Simultaneously, Sarah LaPierre will paint a picture in front of attendees.
Cost is $75, and this starts at 7 p.m. Visit

Beer Trade and Terrapin Brewing's Craft Grilled Cheese Pairing
Beer Trade Co. Cafe & Beer Lounge (145 NE Fourth Ave., Delray Beach) will host a beer and grilled cheese sandwich pairing starting at 7 p.m. Terrapin beers include Hi-5 IPA, Maggie's Peach Farmhouse Ale, Liquid Bliss Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter, and Hopsecutioner DIPA. Tickets are $35 (sold at Beer Trade Co.) and include each of the grilled cheeses and a flight of four beers. Visit their facebook page.


5th-Annual Boca Burger Battle Competition
Catch 19 local chefs duking it out at Sanborn Square Park (72 N. Federal Hwy., Boca Raton). Contenders include cooks from Saquella Café, Zinburger, Morton's Steakhouse, Tucker Duke's Lunchbox, Cabo Flats, and more. Attendees have the opportunity to vote "People's Choice" for the Best Boca Burger. Tickets for VIP admission cost $75, and general admission costs $50. Visit

Second-Annual Home Brew Competition

LauderAle (3305 SE 14 Ave., Fort Lauderdale) will host a beer brewing competition starting at 2 p.m. Featured categories include saison and multiple types of IPAs. Visit

Bud Light Bar Olympics

Xtreme Action Park (5300 Powerline Rd., Fort Lauderdale) is hosting the Bud Light Bar Olympics. Here, teams of four can play games such as beer pong, darts, skeeball, quarters, wall hook, flip cup, and more. This starts at 1 p.m. and costs $120 per team. Visit

Not-So-Mellow Bottomless Brunch
Stoner-themed Mellow Mushroom (525 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale) will be offering 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

Specialty Summer Cocktails
Apothecary 330 (330 Himmarshee St. #101, Fort Lauderdale) will showcase not one, but two cocktails for the summertime. One is the Green Tea Lavender Mojito and the other is PEAping Tom, geared toward those who like martinis. Call 954-616-8028.

Josie’s Ristorante Summer Discount
Josie’s Ristorante (1602 S. Federal Hwy., Boynton Beach) will offer 25 percent off the entire menu until September. This is for dine-in only and is not applicable with other discounts or offers. Visit

iPic July Specials
iPic theaters (301 Plaza Real, Boca Raton) will be featuring Red Shrimp Tacos with Salsa Morita as their meal of the month and mojitos as their featured drink. Visit

Stay Cool & Celebrate Summer
Hoffman’s Chocolates (all locations) will feature their limited edition ice cream sundaes and milkshakes. This lasts until July 31 and benefits United Way of Broward County’s ReadingPals Program and United Way of Palm Beach County’s partner, the Literacy Coalition. Additionally, Hoffman’s Chocolates will also donate a portion of its special edition Love Wins Oreos® Box of 3 to the OneOrlando Fund. This costs $6.50 per pack with a $1 donation to the fund. Visit

Stout Bar & Grill Summer Happy Hour
Stout Bar & Grill (3419 N. Andrews Ave., Oakland Park) will feature half-off drinks, flatbreads, and appetizers Monday through Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. Visit

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