So, there's this whole election thing happening this week. But if you've already participated in your civic engagement this time around and you're looking for something else to get up to this week, check out the Clean Plate Charlie roundup of food and drink related events taking place in Broward and Palm Beach counties.
Wilton Manors Taste of the Island: Try samplings from local restaurants from 6 to 9 p.m. at the seventh annual Taste of the Island in Richardson Historic Park and Nature Preserve in Wilton Manors. Tickets are $30 per person. Local restaurants like Blue Martini, Pinche Taqueria, Naked Grape Wine Bar, the Abili, and many more, will be represented at the event.
Food truck invasion in Plantation: The west side of Broward hosts a weekly food truck invasion from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday in Plantation Heritage Park. There's no cost to attend the family-friendly event, but bring cash to purchase snacks and dinner.
Castello Banfi Wine Dinner: Casa D'Angelo in Fort Lauderdale will host a five-course wine dinner starting at 7 p.m. Luciano Castiello (the U.S. brand ambassador for Castello Banfi) will introduce each wine pairing, with dishes like pan-seared jumbo scallops and grilled veal tenderloin on the menu. The cost is $125 per person. Call 954-564-1234.
Dogfish Head Brewery dinner: If you're a hardcore Dogfish Head fan, act fast to reserve a spot at the DFH taps and tapas dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. at Sweetwater Bar and Grill in Boynton Beach. The evening will include six beers paired with tapas, with combos like Bitches Brew (a limited edition offering, and a damned fine one at that) with a bratwurst in a Bitches Brew reduction. The cost is $55 per person and doors open to registered attendees at 4 p.m. There's a limit of 35 spaces, so act fast if you want any chance of scoring a seat. Email [email protected] with your name and phone number to get the ball rolling.