Hot & Soul's Funky Buddha Beer Pairing Dinner Tonight Is Sold Out, but There's More to Come | Clean Plate Charlie | South Florida | Broward Palm Beach New Times | The Leading Independent News Source in Broward-Palm Beach, Florida

Beer Beer Beer

Hot & Soul's Funky Buddha Beer Pairing Dinner Tonight Is Sold Out, but There's More to Come

Did you book your tickets for the Funky Buddha Brewery / Hot & Soul food pairing dinner for tonight? I hope you did, because the event is sold out.

But fear not: The five-course dinner (with items like Hop Gun IPA, paired with Hop Gun-braised pork cheeks with Yukon Gold potato cakes and braised kale and Cucumber Jones, paired with sweet avocado basil empanada and Cucumber Jones Jell-O shot) is just the tip of the iceberg this week for the establishment serving "international food with soul."

See also: Chef Julien Greaves Leaves Tryst for Idaho

"We're just going to decide each day on the beer pairings and post it on Facebook," said Hot & Soul's Christy Samoy.

The eatery is highly active on social media, taking to Instagram to showcase dishes being prepared, like this seared tuna with gremolata or this moist-looking coffee cake with Lazy Magnolia stout syrup, while keeping up with trendy video-app Vine by making "social-vignettes" like Smack My Melon.

Many restaurants don't think it necessary to pursue the social media avenue, but I'd say they'd be flushing money down the drain. According to Facebook, "In an average week, there are over 645 million views of, and 13 million comments on, local business Facebook Pages... approximately 70% of monthly active users in the U.S. and Canada are connected to a local business on Facebook." Add that to a regimen of Instagram, Twitter, Vine...

See also: Specialty Beer Cellar Opens in Jupiter: Grab a Beer at the Bar, or Grab a Six-Pack to Go

Ahem, where were we? Ah yes, food and beer! Expect a casual pairing experience through the rest of the week, with some Funky Buddha specials rearing their delicious heads. If you want to know what they'll be ahead of time, check out their Facebook page, or you can be an adventurous Bourdain-type and just eat whatever is there when you show up.

Hot & Soul is at 3045 N. Federal Highway, Ste. 60B, in Fort Lauderdale. Call 754-206-2155 or visit hotandsoul.com for more information.

Beer things in your Twitter feed, follow me @DougFairall



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'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Doug Fairall
Contact: Doug Fairall

Latest Stories