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Pembroke Pines Parties With Fair, Taste of the Pines, Indian Festival

Pembroke Pines is turning 52, which is pretty young for a city. Obviously the Pines is feeling quite spry, because instead of the usual one-day anniversary celebration with a cookout and parade, this city is celebrating for 11 days. 

On the agenda is a golf tournament, 5K race, kiddie beauty pageant, concerts, an Indian-American festival, a cake-cutting ceremony, a fair, and Taste of the Pines (click here for a complete schedule of events).

Here's a rundown of all the food-related events during Pembroke Pines' celebration:


The third-annual Taste of the Pines is the big kickoff party. Taste will be held at Pembroke Pines City Center

on March 22 from 6 to 9 p.m. and will feature food, wine, and beer

tastings from 30 local restaurants and beverage distributors

like falcon Pub, Village Tavern, Whole Foods Market, Jason's Deli, and

El Mariachi.  Entertainment provided by Elements of Jazz. Wine and food

tickets cost $25 in advance, $30 at the door. Not a drinker? Food-only

tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Kids 12 and under are $5. Tickets are available at all Pembroke Pines Charter Schools during

school days and at Pembroke Lakes Tennis Center, 10500 Taft St., Pembroke Pines.


The Pembroke Pines Fair opens its doors on March 23 at 6 p.m. at

Pembroke Pines City Center featuring more than 30 rides and lots of fair

food. Expect to see the usual funnel cakes, hot dogs, pork parfaits, and

roasted corn, along with some delicacies like deep-fried Oreos and

butter. The fair runs daily through April 1, and hours vary. Single-day

admission is $20, but you can purchase a four-day wristband for $75.

Tickets are available at Pembroke Lakes Tennis Center and Pill Box

Pharmacies of Taft Street, 1700 NW 122 Terrace, Pembroke Pines.


It's not a birthday without cake, so the City of Pembroke Pines is

sharing a giant birthday cake, and you're invited to the party. On March

24 at 5 p.m., sing "Happy Birthday" and get some cake in return. The party

will be held on the main community stage of the fair. 


The inaugural Indian-American Festival will be held March 31 to April 1

inside the Pembroke Pines fair from noon to midnight both days. Bollywood dance numbers, Indian singing competitions, and lots of

traditional food like tandoori chicken, tikka masala, naan, and saag

paneer will be available for sale. Admission is $20 per person.




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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times, covering the restaurant and bar scene in South Florida. She has been featured on Cooking Channel’s Eat Street and Food Network’s Great Food Truck Race. Doss won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature on what it’s like to wait tables. In a previous life, she appeared off-Broadway and shook many a cocktail as a bartender at venues in South Florida and New York City. When she’s not writing, you can find Doss running some marathon then celebrating at the nearest watering hole.
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