Time to shake off the turkey and mashed potato hangover and jump back into the fray. Since the Monday after a long holiday weekend is always the worrrrrst , Clean Plate Charlie has rounded up a few fun food and drink related activities this week in Broward and Palm Beach counties: Find 'em after the jump.
The Blind Monk in West Palm Beach is hosting a wine tasting event at 7 p.m. Monday. If beer is more your want, they'll host a "Dark Side of the Rainbow" party on Wednesday evening. That night, they'll play Wizard of Oz and Dark Side of the Moon simultaneously while serving Oz themed brews.
Goose Island release party
OK; for realsies this time. Tap 42 in Fort Lauderdale will host a launch party this week celebrating Goose Island's long-awaited release in Florida. Their Goose Island tap takeover starts at 7 p.m. Tuesday with Goose Island IPA, Honker's Ale, 312 Urban Wheat, and Mild Winter on tap. The event was originally scheduled for last week, but had to be postponed due to an issue with distribution. The taps will start flowing promptly at 7 p.m., so be on time for this one.
Cary Combine of Duckhorn Winery will guide a tasting event with six wines from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Virginia Philip Wine Shop & Academy in West Palm Beach. The price is $40 per person.
Think wine dinners are for lightweights? Cantina Laredo Modern Mexican in Hallandale Beach will host a tequila dinner on Thursday. The four-course dinner will be served at 7:30 p.m., but a cocktail service begins at 7. On the menu are dishes like wild mushroom sopes, lamb chops with red pesto, and fideo rojo. The cost is $49.99 per person, and the featured tequila is 1800. Make a reservation by calling 954-457-7662.
Food truck rally
The "What the Truck?!?" food truck party on Thursday will feature eleven food trucks: Che Grill, Daddy's Grill, Dolce Gourmet Cupcakes, Grill Master Café, HipPOPs Handcrafted Gelato Bars, Mobile Culinary Kitchen, Out of Many, The Rolling Stove, Taco Heat, Top Fries, and Waffle Gourmet. The party is 6 to 10 p.m. in the parking lot of Seminole Casino of Hollywood. There's no cost and parking is free, but bring cash for the trucks. This is a 21 and older event.
Down the Line
Want to be the first to know about upcoming events and specials? Sign up to receive New Times' weekly dining newsletter, Cafe Bites. Other specialty newsletters focus on music, arts and culture, and free stuff. Check them out and sign up here.
Follow @ CleanPlateBPB