The shit-storm of the holidays can make scheduling an evening for yourself next to impossible. But in case you can steal away for a few hours, there are chances to eat, drink, and be merry, all while putting your various responsibilities out of mind (booze is good in that way). After the jump, find a few food- and drink-related activities taking place this week in Broward and Palm Beach counties.
Food rally in Hollywood
Holiday madness meets the Mondays? Screw making your own dinner and head to Arts Park in downtown Hollywood for a food truck dinner from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Monday. There's no cost to attend, but you should bring cash for the trucks.
Grand Tasting for the Palm Beach Food and Wine Festival
The five-day Palm Beach Food and Wine Festival wraps up on Tuesday evening with a Grand Tasting from 6 to 9 p.m. The big to-do will go down at 150 Worth in Palm Beach. Tickets are $125.
Ninja Spinning Sushi Bar opening
The Ninja Spinning Sushi Bar will debut on Wednesday afternoon in Boca Raton. The cheeky little sushi joint will open its doors at 4:30 p.m. and stay open until 1:30 a.m.
Vino rockstar Virginia Philip will host a blockbuster wine event from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday in her store, Virginia Philip Wine Shop & Academy in West Palm Beach. The cost is $40 per person. Read more about the wine tasting event.
Need to narrow your holiday bubbly selections? Roberta Sabbon will host a champagne and sparkling wine tasting event from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday in the Store Self Storage & Wine Storage in Palm Beach Gardens (11010 N. Military Trail). The cost is $45 in advance or $50 at the door. Call 561-627-8444.
Craft taps coming to J.G. McGuinness
J.G. McGuinness Irish Pub & Restaurant in Weston is adding seven new taps that will be dedicated to a rotating cast of craft beer choices. Selections will include brews from popular labels like Oskar Blues, Cigar City, Dogfish Head, Avery, Stone, and more. They'll tap Cigar City Roaring Lion IPA on Thursday night.
The Other Champagne Dinner
Missed out on all the pomp and circumstance of the Palm Beach Food and Wine Festival? A four-course champagne dinner at Cafe Boulud in Palm Beach on Thursday evening may help to ease the pain. The dinner begins at 9 p.m. and reservations are required. At $95 per person (not including tax and tip) it's a bit of an investment, but includes tastings of some of the champagne region's "top artisanal growers." Call 561-655-6060.
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