Another day, another rainy weekend down the drain. It's summer in South Florida: there's not much else you can expect. Fortunately, we have indoor events and tons of A/C. If you're looking to get your drink on -- or just stuff your face -- there are still plenty of events that can occupy your time, rain or shine. We have a list of South Florida food and drink events this week.
Beer Social Night
Craft beer lovers like to hang out together - or they should, at least. Every Monday from 7 to 10 p.m., Coffee District hosts a social beer night aimed at bringing beer geeks together by sharing rare brews. Guests are encouraged to bring your own beer, whether purchased or homebrewed. If you don't have your own, you can buy on on-site to share. Coffee District is located at 325 Northeast Second Ave. in Delray Beach. Call 561-455-0541, or visit mycoffeedistrict.com.
In the US, sushi is not something that is made in home kitchens often. Although, it doesn't have to be that way. On Tuesday at 6 p.m., Publix Aprons Cooking School is hosting a beginners sushi class, which will walk guests through the entire roll making process. The hands-on class is $50 per person.
Publix Aprons Cooking School is located at 1181 S. University Drive in Plantation. Call 954-577-7632, or visit publix.com/aprons.
A lot of people claim to despise riesling -- most have not tried their way through the spectrum of the varietal. On Wednesday at 6 p.m., Virginia Philip is guiding guests through the many styles and regions of the most noble grape varietal in the world. Being held at the Virginia Philip Wine Shop and Academy, the class is $35 per person.
Virginia Philip Wine Shop and Academy is located at 101 N. Clematis St. in West Palm Beach. Call 561-721-6000, or visit virginiaphilipwineshopacademy.com.
Beer Tasting Dinner
Pizza and beer are the perfect combination. On Wednesday at 8 p.m., Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza in Fort Lauderdale is hosting a beer tasting dinner. For 30 bucks per person, the dinner features Anthony's signature "well done" pizza and Italian soul food with a variety of Magic Hat and Pyramid beers.
Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza is located at 2203 S. Federal Highway in Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-462-5555, or visit anthonyscoalfiredpizza.com.
Meet me at the Museum: Havana Nights
Unfortunately, even though it sounds awesome, a visit to Havana is kind of illegal. To get a taste of what it would be like - and to celebrate South Florida's Cuban Heritage - The Boca Raton Museum is hosting a Cuban-inspired night with food, music, salsa, and, of course, mojitos on Wednesday from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Tickets are $8 in advance, $12 at the door for members, $12 in advance, $18 at the door for nonmembers. The Boca Raton Museum of Art is located at 501 Plaza Real in Boca Raton. Call 561-392-2500 ext. 208, or email email@example.com.
Business With a Twist
Business meetings and networking events tend to be a bore -- not when alcohol is involved. To liven up this networking event, the Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce is hosting an event at Stinger's Bar and Pizzeria. The event is $10 in advance, $15 at the door.
Stinger's is located at 1201 S. Ocean Blvd. in Pompano Beach. Call Stinger's at 954-782-2344, or visit the Chamber's website pompanobeachchamber.com.
Cheese and White Wine Class
When most people think cheese, they think red wine. Hate to break it to you, but it's pretty hot for heavy wines right now. To help get you in the summer mood, The Cheese Course in Plantation is holding a cheese and white wine class on Wednesday at 7 p.m. The class is $20 per person. Tickets can be purchased online. Cancellations must be made more than 24 hours in advance.
The Cheese Course is located at 801 S. University Drive in Plantation. Call 754-200-8387, or visit thecheesecourse.com.
Meet the Maker
Generally, meeting your maker is not a good thing. When it comes to drinking wine, however, it's kind of a big deal. On Thursday, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., The Pelican Grand Beach Resort is hosting at "Meet the Maker" wine reception with Wayne Ballard, development manager for Chateau Ste. Michelle Wine Estates. Sample tapas paired with five different wines for 60 bucks per person. Pelican Grand Beach Resort is located at 2000 N. Ocean Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-556-7667, or visit pelicanbeach.com.
Food Truck Invasion
The invasion is upon us, yet again. This Thursday from 5 to 9:30 p.m., the Food Truck Invasion -- Wellington is coming back to the Wellington Amphitheater. A variety of trucks, including burgers, frozen treats, and many more, will be in attendance.
The Wellington Amphitheater is located at 12100 Forest Hill Blvd. in Wellington. Visit foodtruckinvasion.com.
By the time Thursday comes around, we're all looking for an excuse to get out of the house. You might as well help out some needy kids. This Thursday, from 6 to 8 p.m., Bimini Boatyard is hosting a back-to-school drive event. For $15 or a book-bag filled with supplies, the restaurant is offering attendees one complimentary beverage, appetizers, 20 percent off meal purchase, and happy hour pricing throughout the whole event.
Bimini Boatyard is located at 1555 SE 17th St. Causeway in Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-525-7400, or visit biminiboatyard.com.
Follow Sara Ventiera on Twitter, @saraventiera.
Keep New Times Broward-Palm Beach Free... Since we started New Times Broward-Palm Beach, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of South Florida, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering South Florida with no paywalls.