Things To Do

Food and Drink This Weekend: Tap Takeover, Chai Rum-Pairing Dinner, and Sushi-Making


Sushi-Making with Genji Sushi

Whole Foods (2000 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale) will allow guests to make sushi with chefs from Genji Sushi. Tickets are $25 each and include the creation of two sushi rolls plus a mat and take-home booklet with tips. Registration is required and is limited to 20 people. Sign up at Customer Service. This starts at 5 p.m. Visit

"Super Duper Lamb Chops” Cooking Class
Publix Aprons Cooking School (1181 S. University Dr., Plantation) will let guests get in touch with their inner chef with the help of Miami Dolphins alumni Mark “Super” Duper and chef Rey de la Osa. This starts at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $110 and also includes VIP admission to John Offerdahl’s Broward Health Gridiron Grill-Off Food & Wine Festival on November 12. Visit

LauderAle Tap Invasion at Bar Red Beard
Bar Red Beard (3301 NE 33rd St., Fort Lauderdale) will have a LauderAle tap takeover from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. Featured are C. Porter, Lordy Gourdy, La Niña, Hop Mess, and Gulf Stream Cream. Visit

Chai Rum-Pairing Dinner
Burlock Coast (1 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale) will offer a four-course dinner paired with Chai Rum drinks. Admission is $150, and dinner starts at 7 p.m. For reservations, call 954-302-6460.

American Social's Haunted Playground
American Social (721 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale) will shut down Eighth Street and fill it with Halloween games, a haunted house, and a DJ. American Social will also serve its menu until early morning. Call 954-764-7005.

New Times Broward-Palm Beach "Original" Beerfest
C.B. Smith Park (900 N. Flamingo Rd., Pembroke Pines) will be the place to go to for over 100 samples of
craft, international, and local beers. There will also be food, live music, and games. This is from 2 to 6 p.m. Admission starts at $36.50. Visit

Fourth-Annual Oktoberfest

Fort Lauderdale Firefighters' Benevolent Association (309 SW 26th St., Fort Lauderdale) will host a home-brew competition to benefit the Fort Lauderdale Firefighters' Benevolent Association Sick & Injured Fund. This is from 2 to 5 p.m. Admission is $20. Visit

Bar Crawl Nation Halloween: Fort Lauderdale

At this bar crawl, participants can visit eight bars and clubs, including America's Backyard (100 SW Third Ave, Fort Lauderdale), Public House (201 SW Second St., Fort Lauderdale), Briny Irish Pub (220 SW Second St., Fort Lauderdale), Lucky's Tavern (214 SW Second St., Fort Lauderdale), and more. With admission, participants will receive free cover, $3 drink specials, and a souvenir cup and T-shirt if they stop at every bar. Admission is $29.99. This is from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Visit


Dada Brunch

Dada (52 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach) will offer brunch to all hipsters and nonhipsters. Starting at 11 a.m. until 3 p.m., guests can enjoy the new menu as well as a performance by Whiskey Wasps. Brunch items include the Croque Madam, the Jersey Breakfast, hanger steak, and more. Visit

All Month Long

Pumpkin Soup

Green Bar & Kitchen (1075 SE 17th St., Fort Lauderdale) will sell its pumpkin soup for $7.99 a bowl or $4.99 a cup. Also featured is the Rustic Burger as well as cupcakes from the Non-Dairy Fairy. The soup is available until the end of October. Visit

Pink Lady Cocktail
Brimstone Restaurant Group will support Breast Cancer Awareness Month thanks to proceeds from its Pink Lady Cocktail. The drink can be purchased for $5 at Grill 401 (401 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale), Brimstone Woodfire Grill (Shops at Pembroke Gardens, 14575 SW Fifth St., Pembroke Pines), and Pinon Grill (Town Center at Boca Raton, 6000 Glades Road #1390, Boca Raton). This is through the month of October. Visit,, and

The Gotham Gobbler

New York Grilled Cheese (2207 Wilton Dr., Wilton Manors; 493 N. Federal Hwy., Boca Raton) will showcase its Gotham Gobbler, a slow-roasted turkey sandwich with stuffing, cranberry aioli, and American cheese. This costs $9.95. Visit

Avocado Margarita at Cantina Laredo Modern Mexican
Cantina Laredo Modern Mexican (501 Silks Run, Hallandale Beach) will serve an avocado margarita for a limited time. This drink features blended avocado, lime juice, 1800 Añejo Tequila with Midori Melon Liqueur, and a Himalayan salt rim. It costs $12. Visit or call 954-457-7662.

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

Witty in Pink
Stache Drinking Den + Coffee Bar (109 SW Second Ave., Fort Lauderdale), America's Backyard (100 SW Third Ave., Fort Lauderdale), C.W.S. Bar + Kitchen (522 Lucerne Ave., Lake Worth), and Rocco's Tacos Las Olas (1313 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale) will be pouring Barrel of Monk's Witty in Pink for breast cancer awareness. A portion of the proceeds benefits Rocco's Spirited Team. Visit

Pretty in Pink Cocktail
Angelo Elia Pizza, Bar & Tapas (4215 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; 5920 Coral Ridge Dr., Coral Springs; 16950 Jog Rd., Delray Beach) will offer a Pretty in Pink throughout October. The cocktail is $13 and is made with Tito’s Vodka, pink grapefruit, cranberry and lemon juice, and simple syrup. All proceeds benefit the Women’s Breast & Heart Initiative. 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.
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