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South Florida Food and Drink Events This Weekend: Wine & Pasta Tasting, Bus Loop, and Beer Spotlight


Fort Lauderdale Bus Loop
Who says charity work can’t be fun? Thanks to the Fort Lauderdale Bus Loop, a bar crawl with trolleys, it is. Buy a ticket for $30 online or $35 at the door, and proceeds will benefit five local charities. You’ll also get a free drink at numerous bars, such as Tilted Kilt, Mellow Mushroom, American Social, Lucky's, Fork & Balls, and more. Check-in locations are Tilted Kilt (219 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale ) and American Social (721 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale) till 9 p.m.. Trolleys will pick up attendees every couple of minutes. This starts at 6 p.m. Visit


Vino & Pasta Tasting
Tuscany Wines (1412 SW 13th Ct., Pompano Beach) will allow guests to sample both wine and pasta during a class. Admission is $30 and includes the class presentation, wine tasting of five wines and pasta, and/or food pairings for each wine. This is at 2 p.m. Visit

3 Sons Brewing Co. Spotlight Featuring Summation
The Brass Tap (551 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale) will feature brews from 3 Sons Brewing. Beers include the first-ever release of Hypnotize Minds as well as Pumpkin Spice Latte, Maple Bourbon Barrel-Aged Summation, and Boysen Tha Hood Boysenberry Berliner Weisse. Visit


Bends and Brunch
Hyde Beach Kitchen + Cocktails (111 S. Surf Rd., Hallandale Beach) will let guests say “namaste” with their yoga classes at 10 a.m. Classes will be held on  the third floor lounge and cost $12 per person. After class, enjoy brunch at 11 a.m. Email [email protected] to reserve your mat.

Wings Special Sundays
The Watering Hole in Davie Whole Foods (1903 S. University Dr., Davie) will sell ten boneless or traditional wings and a beer for just $8. This occurs every Sunday. Visit

Beach Don’t Kill My Vibe Brunch
Green Bar & Kitchen (1075 SE 17 St., Fort Lauderdale) will showcase mimosas with a beach theme from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This is also available Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visit

All Month Long

September Feature at iPic Theatres
iPic Theaters (Mizner Park, 301 Plaza Real, Boca Raton) will feature crispy quinoa fritters and the bourbon & elder cocktail all throughout the month of September. Visit

Avocado Margarita at Cantina Laredo Modern Mexican
Cantina Laredo Modern Mexican (501 Silks Run in Hallandale in the Village of Gulfstream Park) will serve an avocado margarita for a limited time. This drink features blended avocado, lime juice, 1800 Añejo Tequila with Midori Melon Liqueur, and a Himalayan salt rim. It costs $12. Visit or call 954-457-7662.

Croquetesa Burger at Pincho Factory
Pincho Factory (155 N Hiatus Rd., Pembroke Pines) will release its Croquetesa Burger throughout the month of September. It is created with the burger patty fashioned into a croquet and topped with Jack cheese, pickles, mayo, and mustard. Visit

Seasonal Hatch Chile Items at Habit Burger Grill
Habit Burger Grill (1831 S. Federal Hwy., Delray Beach and Buckingham Plaza at 280 S. SR-7 #100, Royal Palm Beach) will feature seasonal Chile items. This includes the Hatch Chile Charburger, Hatch Chile Chicken Sandwich, and Hatch Chile Chicken Salad. These items are available until the end of September. Visit

Dine Out Lauderdale at Burlock Coast
Burlock Coast (1 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale) will be partaking in Dine Out Lauderdale until September 30. Guests can enjoy a three-course meal for $36. Visit

Football Specials at Burger Bar
Burger Bar (4650 Donald Ross Rd., Palm Beach Gardens) will celebrate the NFL season with $14 domestic beer buckets, $18 imported beer buckets, and appetizer specials. Games will be shown on nineteen 55+inch HD TVs. Specials are available for both day and night games, from Thursday Night Football to Monday Night Football. 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 Pokémon Go app to their waiter. This is available until September 30. 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.

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.