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South Florida Food and Drink Events This Week: Cheese-Making Class, Cocktail Tasting, and Free Wine


Chef’s Grand Tasting
Jardin (330 Clematis St., West Palm Beach) will allow guests to indulge in a 15-course meal at 7 p.m. The dinner changes weekly and costs $75. A $30 wine or cocktail pairing is available as well. This recurring event is every Monday until August 29. Note that there are only eight seats available, so call 561-440-5273 or visit for reservations.

Dine Out Downtown Delray Restaurant Week
The inaugural Dine Out Downtown Delray Restaurant Week will allow diners to eat three-course prix fix lunches for $20 and under as well as dinners for $40 and under. This ends on August 7. Visit


Tap Tap Tuesday at Burlock Coast

Burlock Coast (1 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale) will offer $5 draft beer and $8 casked wine. This will be from 6 to 10 p.m. Visit

Pizza-Making Class at Mellow Mushroom
Play with some dough at Mellow Mushroom (25 SE Sixth Ave., Delray Beach) from 10 to 11 a.m. This costs $10 and is also available on Thursday. Call (561) 330-3040 to RSVP.

Clothes Off Our Back Fundraiser
Oceans 234 (234 N. Ocean Blvd., Deerfield Beach) is in cahoots with Women in Distress for the Clothes Off Our Back fundraiser. The cost is a $20 donation, which includes a free cocktail, appetizers, and a raffle ticket. All proceeds will benefit Women in Distress. This event is from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Visit

Drink Like a Local
Starting at 5 p.m., swing by Green Bar & Kitchen (1075 SE 17th St., Fort Lauderdale) to get $2 off all local wine and beer with meal purchase. Live music will also be available from 7 to 9 p.m. Visit

Fort Lauderdale Whiskey Society Meet Up

Stache (109 SW Second Ave., Fort Lauderdale) will host the Fort Lauderdale Whiskey Society gathering. Guests will be able to sample whiskeys from Maker's Mark, Knob Creek, and others. This event is free to attend and starts at 6:30 p.m. Visit

Beer Dinner
Frankey’s Sports Bar (Gulfstream Park, 900 Silks Run., Hallandale Beach) will host a four-course dinner paired with brews from Wynwood’s J. Wakefield Brewing. This RSVP-only dinner starts at 7 p.m. and costs $40. Call 954-464-2333.


Tasting and Cocktail Class
The Old Arcade (411 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach) is the spot where participants can make a cocktail, sample four bourbons, and receive a free drink from 7 to 9 p.m. The class starts at 6 p.m. and costs $25. RSVP at 561-450-6169.

Craft Cocktail Class
Guests will have the opportunity to make craft cocktails at Honey (16 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach). The $30 admission includes two craft cocktails, snacks, and a souvenir shrub. This starts at 7 p.m. Call 561-270-7187.

Four-Course Beer Pairing Dinner

Guests at Tryst (4 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach) can enjoy a four-course dinner paired with Barrel of Monks beer. This starts at 7 p.m. and costs $85. Call 561-921-0201 to RSVP.

Sushi-Rolling Class Paired with Saki
Visit Prime (29 SE Second Ave., Delray Beach) to learn how to roll sushi properly. Half-priced sushi is also available all day and night. This is at 7 p.m. for $34.95. Call 561-865-5845.

National IPA Day
Funky Buddha Brewery (1201 NE 38 St., Oakland Park) will have brand-new releases on tap from 6 to 11:30 p.m. This includes Lychee Hop Gun, Hop Gun IPA, Hop Stimulator Double IPA, Crusher Session IPA, and more. Visit

Free Wine Tasting
Imbibe for free at Eat Market (32 SE Second Ave., Delray Beach) starting at 6:30 p.m. There will also be appetizers and discounts for those in the wine tasting. Participants must sign up on

Homemade Mozzarella-Making Class

Say cheese! Starting at 6 p.m., Fernanda’s International Market & Café (3045 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale) will teach attendees how to make mozzarella. Chefs Peter and Bethany will lead the class, and guests get a free glass of wine as well as their homemade mozzarella ball. This event costs $20 in advance and benefits the United Dog Rescue. There is limited space. Visit

All Month Long

Free Hoffman’s Chocolates Factory Tours

Hoffman’s Chocolates (multiple locations) will host a Backpack Donation Drive for elementary school students in Broward and Palm Beach. Those who donate a new school backpack will receive two vouchers for free Hoffman’s Chocolates factory tours. Each tour is 15 minutes long and includes samplings as well as a firsthand look at how Hoffman’s Chocolates are created. The drive is from July 25 to August 15. Visit

Pokémon Specials at Quarterdeck

Quarterdeck Restaurants (multiple locations) will serve Pokémon-inspired drinks such as the Oddish Pear Martini, Pikachu Punch, and Slowpoke Strawberry Lemonade. Additionally, guests will get a free dessert with purchase of a meal if they show their PokémonGo app to their waiter. This is available until September 30. Visit

August iPic Specials
iPic Theaters (Mizner Park, 301 Plaza Real, Boca Raton) will feature the Pegu Club cocktail and the Ooey Gooey M&Ms Sweet Pizza during the entire month of August. The Pegu Club cocktail is comprised of Grand Marnier, New Amsterdam Gin, and lime. Ooey Gooey M&Ms Sweet Pizza is made of Nutella, pretzels, M&Ms, toasted marshmallows, and chocolate disks. Visit

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 20 percent off the entire menu until September. This is for dine-in only and is not applicable with other discounts or offers. 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.