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South Florida Food and Drink Events This Weekend: Jungle Queen Dinner Cruise, Celebrity Chefs Food, and Margarita Fest


Jungle Queen Dinner Cruise
Bahia Mar Yachting Center (801 Seabreeze Blvd., Fort Lauderdale) is the spot for a fun dinner cruise. Guests will enjoy an all-you-can-eat chicken, shrimp, and rib dinner followed by a variety show. This costs $49 per person and starts at 6 p.m. Visit

23rd Annual Celebrity Chefs Food Tasting & Auction
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino (1 Seminole Way, Hollywood) will host its 23rd-annual auction benefiting the Ann Storck Center. There will be food prepared by local chefs, a silent auction, a live auction, and a live performance by Mario Fazzini and band. Tickets cost $150. This event is from 7 to 11 p.m. Visit


Fort Lauderdale's Margarita Fest
Tacocraft Taqueria & Tequila Bar (204 SW Second St., Fort Lauderdale) will celebrate its inaugural margarita fest. Guests will enjoy unlimited speciality margaritas as well as more than 20 different vendor tents. Admission costs $20 in advance and $25 the day of. Proceeds will benefit the Peanut Butter & Jelly Project. This starts at 5 p.m. Visit
End of Summer Homebrew Competition
Be a spectator at the homebrew competition at Craft Beer Cartel (557 SW 12th Ave., Fort Lauderdale). Sample contesting brews (only for online buyers), vote for your favorite, and enjoy live music. There will also be an art auction. Admission costs $18 in advance and $20 the day of. This starts at 2 p.m. Visit

26° One Year Anniversary Party
26° Brewing (2600 E. Atlantic Blvd., Pompano Beach) turns one with limited and special tap releases and 12 beers from local breweries such as Devour and Bangin’ Banjo. There will also be live music. This starts at noon. Visit


Oktoberfest at Hugh Taylor Birch State Park
Hugh Taylor Birch State Park (3109 E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale) is hosting Society 8 Hospitality Group’s inaugural Oktoberfest. Aside from German-style food and local brews, there will also be polka music and games such as beer races and barrel rolling. Admission starts at $10. This is from noon to 6 p.m. Visit
Learn to Brew with Funky Buddha Brewery
Funky Buddha Brewery (1201 NE 38th St., Oakland Park) will let you brew like the pros from noon to 3 p.m. Admission costs $35 and includes a logo pint glass and two beers. Visit

LauderAle Pop-Up Brunch
LauderAle (3305 SE 14th Ave., Fort Lauderdale) will host a brunch from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be food, music, and, of course, mimosas and beer. Visit

All Month Long

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

Avocado Margarita at Cantina Laredo Modern Mexican
Cantina Laredo Modern Mexican (501 Silks Run, Hallandale, at 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 feature 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 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 through 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.