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South Florida Food and Drink Events This Weekend: Eat While You Shop, Black Friday Bottle Release, and Sip and Paint


Craft Beer Cartel Black Friday Bottle Release
Craft Beer Cartel (557 SW 12th Ave., Fort Lauderdale) will be open at 7 a.m. to sell hard-to-find craft beers. These include Goose Island Bourbon County Stout, Funky Buddha Morning Wood, Dogfish Head World Wide Stout, Oskar Blues Barrel Aged Ten Fidy, and more. There will also be growler fills. Visit their Facebook page.

Holy Mackerel Tap Attack

Riverside Market (608 SW 12th Ave., Fort Lauderdale) will allow Bob Gordash and Corey Brysman, owners of Holy Mackerel Brewery, to host a tap takeover. Beers include the Panic Attack, the Mac in Black, the Special Golden Ale, and Café Cubano Panic Attack. Visit


Sip N Paint
North Beach Village Design (600 Breakers Ave., Fort Lauderdale) will host a painting class including free wine (guests can BYOB as well). The painting is titled “Starry Night FTL.” This costs $32 and is at 6 p.m. Visit

Eat While You Shop on Small Business Saturday
Clovermint Café & Market (3433 Griffin Rd., Fort Lauderdale) will serve free small bites, and guests can shop from local small businesses. This is from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and partial profits from all vendors will benefit Pets in Distress of South Florida, Inc. Visit


Namaste at the Brewery
Stop by LauderAle (3305 SE 14th Ave., Fort Lauderdale) for a yoga class from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Admission is $15 for class and a beer. Guests must bring their own mat/towel. Visit

Brunch at Brimstone

Brimstone (14575 SW Fifth St., Pembroke Pines) will serve bunch from noon to 3 p.m. along with $15 all-you-can-drink mimosas. Live jazz music offers an experience unique among brunch spots. Visit

All Month Long

Hoffman's Chocolate Winter Wonderland
Hoffman’s Chocolates is celebrating its 26th-annual Winter Wonderland at Hoffman’s Chocolates Factory, Shoppe, Ice Cream Parlour, and Gardens (5190 Lake Worth Rd., Greenacres). Until Friday, December 30, attendees can enjoy lights, holiday displays, photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus, and more. The shop will also introduce its Circle of Celebration Holiday Wreath Display and Contest. 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-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.