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 firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and phone number to get the ball rolling.
HotPink at Pistache: Pistache French Bistro in West Palm Beach is hosting a fundraiser for Susan G. Komen for the Cure South Florida from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. For $25 attendees get a HotPink drink ticket and light snacks. If you stay for dinner, 15% of the check will be donated to the cause. Call 561-514-3030 extension 10.
Chef Hedy Goldsmith book signing and chat: The executive pastry chef for Michael's Genuine Food & Drink in Miami, Hedy Goldsmith, will visit the specialty shop Thousand Pound Egg for a cookbook signing and talk. There's no cost for the event, but the cookbook, Baking Out Loud: Fun Desserts With Big Flavors, is $30 and pre-sale books will be given first priority for the signing. The event starts at 7 p.m.
New food truck invasion in Wellington: Palm Beach County gets another weekly food truck roundup courtesy of Food Truck Invasion. Starting this week, every Thursday night, from 5:30 to 10 p.m., a collection of food trucks from throughout Miami, Broward, and Palm Beach counties will invade Wellington. This week's debut includes; Best French Fries, Big Mike's BBQ, The Big Ragu, Che Grill, Crazydilla, Dolce Gourmet Cupcakes, Flour Power, Fry Daddy, Grill Master Cafe, Joji Yogurt, Lucilles on Wheels, The Philly Grill, Stocked N Loaded, Taco Fresh, and the Loaded Burger. A DJ will be on hand at the event, which goes down at the Wellington Amphitheater, 12150 Forest Hill Blvd.
Lexus Taste at Downtown: Downtown at the Gardens will host Lexus Taste at Downtown from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday with fare from local restaurants like Red Tapas Bar & Grille, Rooney's Public House, Bonefish Grill, Cafe Chardonnay, and many others. Wine, spirits, and other adult beverages will be on offer. Tickets are $50 in advance or $75 at the door. Call 855-454-FOOD. The event is a fundraiser for Big Heart Brigade's Thanksgiving Dinner Drive.
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