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South Florida Food and Drink Specials This Week: Taste of the Island, Beer Pairing Dinner, and White Truffles


11th-Annual Taste of the Island

Richardson Historic Park and Nature Preserve (1937 Wilton Dr., Wilton Manors) will host the Taste of the Island from 6 to 9 p.m. There will be over 20 local restaurants and bars such as Kelly’s Landing, Warsaw Coffee, Blue Martini, and Funky Buddha Brewery. Tickets cost $30. Visit


Tarpon Tap/Hollywood Brewing
Tarpon Bend | Fort Lauderdale (200 SW Second St., Fort Lauderdale) will be the host of a tap takeover by Hollywood Brewing. This is from 5 to 9 p.m. and includes $2 sliders all night. Visit


Fort Lauderdale Whiskey Society Meet-Up
Stache (109 SW Second Ave., Fort Lauderdale) will host the Fort Lauderdale Whiskey Society meet-up. Guests will be able to sample whiskeys from Sazerac Company and Bruichladdich. This event is free to attend and starts at 7 p.m. Visit

Thanksgiving Dinner
Piccolo (2826 E. Commercial Blvd., Fort Lauderdale) will host a Thanksgiving-style wine pairing dinner. This will be at 6:30 p.m. There will be four courses, including foccacia- and cornbread-style stuffing, duck confit pot pie, calabasa porotos granados, and pumpkin panna cotta. Visit

Beer Pairing Dinner With Copperpoint Brewing
The Brass Tap (950 N. Congress Ave., Boynton Beach) will have a four-course beer pairing dinner with Copperpoint Brewing Co. Courses include kale salad, Mahi shrimp and chips, Korean BBQ pork sliders, and rabbit espresso. This is from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Admission starts at $30. Visit


James Beard Italian Wine Dinner [Rescheduled for November 30]
Josie’s Ristorante (1602 S. Federal Hwy., Boynton Beach) will hold an Italian wine dinner at 6 p.m. The four-course meal includes main lobster, goat milk ravioli, beef tenderloin, and more. This costs $85. Call 561-364-9601.

White Truffle and Wine Dinner Paring
Casa D’Angelo (1201 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale) will host a white truffle and wine dinner pairing with Michele Chiarlo Wines. Entrees include beef and asparagus carpaccio, white truffle risotto, roasted veal tenderloin, ravioli, and dark chocolate mousse. This starts at 6:30 p.m. and costs $195. Call 954-564-1234 or email [email protected]. RSVP only.

The Macallan 1824 Series Dinner
Council Oak Steaks & Seafood (1 Seminole Way, Fort Lauderdale) will host the Macallan 1824 Series Dinner. Starting at 7 p.m., courses include venison carpaccio, Scottish girolles, cold smoked sole, wagyu filet Rossini, and sweet potato doughnuts. Dinner costs a whopping $850 — yes, $850. Call 954-316-2900.

Great Chefs Tailgate Showcase
Mizner Golf & Country Club (6200 Boca Del Mar Dr., Boca Del Mar) will host a friendly competition for the ultimate Boca-style community tailgate recipe samplings. Restaurants include Barrel of Monks, 50 Ocean, Tilted Kilt, Seasons 52, and more. Tickets costs $50 presale and $60 at the door. Admission includes unlimited beer, wine, and food samplings. Proceeds benefit Spirit of Giving’s annual holiday toy drive. This is from 6 to 8 p.m. Visit

Apothecary 330 Presents Tastemakers Series With Bruichladdich
Apothecary 330 (330 SW Second St., Fort Lauderdale) will host its tastemakers series with Bruichladdich scotch. Monarchs Cut & Shave will be in the house as will Buffettes Shoe Shine, offering free service to male guests. This is from 7 to 10 p.m. RSVP to [email protected].

All Month Long

James Beard Dinner at Kuro
Kuro (1 Seminole Way, Hollywood) will be offering a five-course tasting menu featuring the James Beard dinner offerings. This is available until November 14. Courses include kanpachi, uni, lionfish, wagyu, and mochi. This costs $100, and a drink pairing is available for an additional $45. Call 954-316- 2900.

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-plus-inch HD TVs. Specials are available for both day and night games, from Thursday Night Football through Monday Night Football. 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.