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Five Best Food and Drink Events This Weekend: Culinary Tours, Full Moon Parties, and More

Congratulations, you made it through New Year's Eve -- and yet another work week. You might as well give yourself a pat on the back to celebrate. Or better yet, a drink or three.

Whether you're looking to do celebrate the full moon this month, take a culinary tour, or enjoy a complimentary pilates class along with a vegan buffet, there's something for you to do in South Florida this weekend.

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5. Pilates and Pinot

If your New Year's resolution is to get in better shape, you may consider joining Pilates Space in Boca Raton for its "Pilates and Pinot" event on Saturday, January 3. From 1 to 4 p.m., you get a complimentary pilates class while sampling a special vegan buffet catered by Boca's 4th Generation Organic Market. And -- of course -- indulge in another freebie: a complimentary glass of pinot noir. Visit to RSVP and register for your free class.

4. Full Moon Rising Party

S3, Fort Lauderdale's beachside restaurant, is hosting its monthly Full Moon Rising party this weekend. On Sunday, January 4, from 1 to 5 p.m., take part in one of the sexiest, most exciting events on Fort Lauderdale beach. Hundreds of South Floridians come out each month to enjoy a jam-packed schedule of live entertainment and to party under the full moon beachside on the patio at S3. The event, hosted each month on the day of the full moon, features beats by S3 resident DJ along with a variety of exciting performances and special activities including fire dancers and bongo drummers, naked sushi, and more. Firepit table packages are available for groups of five or more people from $250, which includes bottle service. S3 Restaurant is located at 505 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale; 954-523-SURF.

3. Special New Year's Taste History Culinary Tour

This Saturday, January 3, you might still be in the mood for some holiday cheer. The perfect way to celebrate: Take the family -- and friends from out of town -- on a special edition of Palm Beach County's Taste History Culinary Tour. This weekend's tour features a New Year-themed celebration covering historic Lake Worth and Lantana. Conducted by the Museum of Lifestyle & Fashion History, a non-profit history museum that was established in 1999, this cultural culinary journey offers a four-hour guided bus and walking tour that includes trips to historic buildings, restaurants, and art galleries.To purchase tickets visit Eventbrite, or visit

2. Taste Atlantic Avenue Savor Our City Culinary Tour

If Atlantic Avenue is more your culinary caliber, you might want to consider the Savor Our City Culinary Tour offered downtown Delray Beach with the "Taste Atlantic Avenue" tour and a "Pineapple Grove" tour. The walking historical food tour caters to the adventure traveler who wants to enjoy the city through its culinary senses -- or the local that would like a better taste of what's in their own backyard. The journey takes you behind the scenes for an opportunity to meet food artisans who represent some of the best restaurants and gourmet shops in the city. Each guest receives a complimentary map highlighting every stop on the tour, a menu of foods to be sampled, and special offers for the participants to return to each. The Atlantic Ave. tour runs every Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Each tour is $65 per person, plus gratuity. Visit, or call 800-979-3370.

1. East Village Uncorked Festival

Start the New Year off with a resolution to have fun -- and drink wine. This Friday, the East Village Uncorked festival in Pompano Beach will give you a good dose of food, wine, and entertainment at the Shoppes of Harbor Village. Complimentary wine tastings will take place along with vendors selling food, crafts, art, and jewelry. Take time out to sit and enjoy the music and food as our main act plays tunes into the night. This free event takes place every first Friday of the month from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Nicole Danna is a food blogger covering Broward and Palm Beach counties. To get the latest in food and drink news in South Florida, follow her @SoFloNicole or find her latest food pics on Clean Plate's Instagram.

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