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Five Best Food and Drink Events in South Florida This Weekend: Pink Beer, Greenmarkets, German Mardi Gras, and More

Congratulations, you made it through yet another working week. You might as well give yourself a pat on the back to celebrate -- or better yet, a drink or three.

Whether you are looking to party Bavarian style, like the idea of pink beer from Funky Buddha, or just want to peruse some organic produce, there's something for you to do in South Florida this weekend.

See also: More Food and Drink Events in Broward and Palm Beach Counties

5. Prinzenball

Celebrate the German version of Mardi Gras at the German American Club of the Palm Beaches tonight. Home to the biggest Oktoberfest celebration in the state, these Bavarians know how to throw a party. The doors open at 6 p.m. with dinner served from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The Bob Houston Trio will be providing the tunes from 7 to 11 p.m. Admission is $8 or $12 if you want dinner.

4. Green Goes Pink to Benefit Glam-a-THON

Local breast cancer charity, Glam-a-THON™, will host Green Goes Pink on Sunday, February 23rd at Stout Irish Pub. 50 percent of all food and beverage sales between noon and 7 p.m. will directly benefit Glam-a-THON. Enjoy specialty pink beer brewed by Funky Buddha Brewery as well as $1 Stoli Shots from a pink Blarney Stone Ice Luge donated by Southern Wine & Spirits. At 6 p.m., Stout will light the pink LED tree supplied by local lighting expert Smart LED Concepts which will stay lit year round in honor of breast cancer survivors and those affected by the disease.

3. Winemaker Reception and Dinner With Andrew Vingiello

Connoisseurs love wine, because it's representative of human life. The same exact vine can produce diverse embodiments of wine based on what has occurred in its environment during the course of a season. It's deep. Only the winemaker knows how to tame the natural world to produce the perfect product; these folks are basically the gods of the grape. Meet one in the flesh on Saturday, February 22, at 7 p.m. at Ocean 2000. Winemaker Andrew Vingiello of A.P. Vin will be in the flesh talking to guests during the five-course dinner. The cost to attend is $80 per person. Call 954-556-7667, or visit

2. West Palm Beach GreenMarket

Held every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (from October through May), the West Palm Beach GreenMarket offers everything you ever imagined in an open air farmers market. Located on the scenic waterfront of downtown West Palm Beach, the market offers a variety of farm fresh fruits and vegetables, tropical plants, artisan foods and more. Admission is free and there is free parking available in the Banyan Garage until 1 p.m. Well behaved dogs are welcome to attend.

1.3rd & 3rd Celebrating One Year Anniversary

To celebrate a successful year in business, 3rd and 3rd will be hosting an anniversary party this Friday, February 21 from 4:30 p.m. to close. Still no sign, you'll need good directions -- or the help of a friend who knows the spot well -- to find this clandestine, low-key hangout. There will be live music by local acts Chucka, Reggae Man and Girlfriend Material. The event will also feature free appetizers all night long. While you're there, don't forget the famous seared burger, winner of New Times best burger last year, served up on a brioche bun any way you like it.

You can contact Rebecca Dittmar, Arts & Culture Editor/Food Blog Editor at [email protected].

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Rebecca McBane is the arts and culture/food editor for New Times Broward-Palm Beach. She began her journalism career at the Sun Sentinel's community newspaper offshoot, Forum Publishing Group, where she worked as the editorial assistant and wrote monthly features as well as the weekly library and literature column, "Shelf Life." After a brief stint bumming around London's East End (for no conceivable reason, according to her poor mother), she returned to real life and South Florida to start at New Times as the editorial assistant in 2009. A native Floridian, Rebecca avoids the sun and beach at all costs and can most often be found in a well-air-conditioned space with the glow of a laptop on her face.
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