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Food and Drink This Week: Throwdown at Barrel of Monks, Whisky Pairing Dinner, and Breast Cancer Awareness


Throwdown at Barrel of Monks

Barrel of Monks Brewing (1141 South Rogers Cir. #5, Boca Raton) will host a four-course dinner battle. Wynwood Brewing and Barrel of Monks will pair their beers with courses created by chef Ryan Lorenzo of the Foxy Brown the night of, without any prior knowledge of what is being served. Attendees will vote on which beer pairing went best with each meal. Admission is $50 and the event starts at 6 p.m. Visit

Kapow Chef Pairing Series: Japanese Whisky

Kapow Noodle Bar (431 Plaza Real Mizner Park, Boca Raton) will serve a five-course Japanese whisky tasting dinner at 6 and 8:30 p.m. Courses include five spice duck confit shumai, szechaun peppercorn seared scallop, sous vide Korean BBQ octopus, tondori wild boar brasiole, and brown butter Chinese sponge cake. Tickets are $75 with the first six tickets for each seating at a special discounted rate. Visit

One Night In Vegas
Salt 7 (32 SE Second Ave., Delray Beach) will host a casino night benefiting the Boys and Girls Club of Boca Raton. Admission is $100 buy in at the door. Free appetizers will be served. This is from 8 to 11 p.m. Visit


UNcooking Class
No oven needed for this one – learn how to uncook at Funky Buddha lounge (2621 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton). Guests will learn how to make carrot ginger rolla, alfRAWdo noodles and mint chocolate ice cream starting at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $65. Visit

Trimbach Wine Dinner
Kuro (One Seminole Way, Hollywood) will host a wine dinner starting at 6:30 p.m. Courses include caviar, kanpachi, charred uni, lion fish, koji lamb and mochi cake. Admission is $175 per person. Call 954-316-2900.

Martinis for Mammograms
Himmarshee Public House (201 SW Second St., Fort Lauderdale) will host an event to benefit Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Anticipate food, drinks, live music, raffles, a silent auction, giveaways, and more. Admission is $20 and includes two drinks, appetizers, and one raffle ticket. This is from 6 to 9 p.m. Visit

World Pasta Day at Louie Bossi
Louie Bossi (1032 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale) will serve spaghetti (carbonara, house-cured pancetta, eggs, parmigiana reggiano) and radiatori (alla norma, eggplant, san marzano sauce, ricotta salata) in honor of World Pasta Day. Visit


Pretty in Pink Party
Angelo Elia Pizza, Bar & Tapas (4215 N. Federal Hwy., Ft. Lauderdale) will host a breast cancer awareness cocktail party. This is from 6 to 8 p.m. and includes free tapas and Pretty in Pink cocktails for purchase. There is also a raffle. Visit


Council Oak Steaks & Seafood Hosts Taittinger Champagne Dinner
Council Oak Steaks & Seafood (One Seminole Way, Hollywood) will host a Taittinger champagne dinner starting at 6:30 p.m. Courses include chilled king crab, kumamoto oyster trio, Maine lobster, black cod or wagyu tenderloin, and strawberry basil cake. Admission is $250 per person and includes a free bottle of Taittinger Champagne. Call 954-316-2900.

Vic & Angelo’s PGA Celebrates Ten-Year Anniversary
Vic & Angelo’s – PGA Commons (4520 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens) will host a James Bond-themed party. Course choices include caesar or house salad, veal chop, branzino, poached pear & cheese fiocchi, and dessert sampler. Admission is $100 and the party starts at 6 p.m.Visit

Wine Pairing Dinner — A Trip Up the California Coast

Piccolo Ristorante (2826 E. Commercial Blvd., Fort Lauderdale) is celebrating its third birthday with a California wine-pairing dinner. Courses include pumpkin & walnut risotto, butternut squash ravioli & seared duck breast, pheasant cacciatore, and chocolate dessert. Admission is $75. This is at 6:30 p.m. Call 954-776-8066 and visit

All Month Long

Pumpkin Soup

Green Bar & Kitchen (1075 SE 17th St., Fort Lauderdale) will sell its pumpkin soup for $7.99 a bowl or $4.99 a cup. Also featured is the Rustic Burger as well as cupcakes from the Non-Dairy Fairy. The soup is available until the end of October. Visit

Pink Lady Cocktail
Brimstone Restaurant Group will support Breast Cancer Awareness Month thanks to proceeds from its Pink Lady Cocktail. The drink can be purchased for $5 at Grill 401 (401 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale), Brimstone Woodfire Grill (Shops at Pembroke Gardens, 14575 SW Fifth St., Pembroke Pines), and Pinon Grill (Town Center at Boca Raton, 6000 Glades Road #1390, Boca Raton). This is through the month of October. Visit,, and

The Gotham Gobbler

New York Grilled Cheese (2207 Wilton Dr., Wilton Manors; 493 N. Federal Hwy., Boca Raton) will showcase its Gotham Gobbler, a slow-roasted turkey sandwich with stuffing, cranberry aioli, and American cheese. This costs $9.95. Visit

Avocado Margarita at Cantina Laredo Modern Mexican
Cantina Laredo Modern Mexican (501 Silks Run, Hallandale Beach) 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.

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

Witty in Pink
Stache Drinking Den + Coffee Bar (109 SW Second Ave., Fort Lauderdale), America's Backyard (100 SW Third Ave., Fort Lauderdale), C.W.S. Bar + Kitchen (522 Lucerne Ave., Lake Worth), and Rocco's Tacos Las Olas (1313 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale) will be pouring Barrel of Monk's Witty in Pink for breast cancer awareness. A portion of the proceeds benefits Rocco's Spirited Team. Visit

Pretty in Pink Cocktail
Angelo Elia Pizza, Bar & Tapas (4215 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; 5920 Coral Ridge Dr., Coral Springs; 16950 Jog Rd., Delray Beach) will offer a Pretty in Pink throughout October. The cocktail is $13 and is made with Tito’s Vodka, pink grapefruit, cranberry and lemon juice, and simple syrup. All proceeds benefit the Women’s Breast & Heart Initiative. Visit

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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.