South Florida Food and Drink Events: Food Trucks, Cheese and Beer, and More

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Around and around we go; today is the start to yet another lovely workweek. Hopefully, you have a bit of a spring in your step from some indulgent weekend activities. If not, don't fret, there's still plenty of events to keep you busy through your working days.

Whether you're looking to drink some interesting beer, learn to cook, or stimulate those braincells while drinking, there's something to do in Broward and Palm Beach Counties this week.

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Basic Skills Series

Putting together an amazing meal requires certain skills (such as knowing how to cook). Starting on Tuesday Chef Jean-Pierre is going over the basics of cooking with a five week class that will explore everything from choosing and sharpening knives to basic pastries and desserts. The cost to attend is $350. Visit chefjeanpierre.com.

Food Truck Rally at Arts Park

The temperature is heating up; it's time to take advantage of the outdoors before it gets hotter than a billy goats ass in a pepper patch. Get outside at the popular Miami Food Truck rally is 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Mondays, at Arts Park at Young Circle in Hollywood while you still can.

Health Starts Here Mucho Mango Demonstration

Mango season is just about here again. To help you sort through the buckets of tropical fruit that will soon be dropping from trees and rotting in the streets, chef Abigail at Whole Foods Market Boca Raton is teaching a mango class with easy recipes to get you through the season. It takes place on Monday from noon to 2 p.m. There is no cost to attend. Visit wholefoodsmarket.com.


Pineapple Express

In South Florida it's not difficult to find interesting craft brew every day of the week. When you're looking for a cool new beer experience, you need to go for the special releases. On Tuesday evening, World of Beer Coconut Creek is cracking open some rare Terrapin Pineapple Express. Visit worldofbeerusa.com.

Delicious Salads

While we're blessed with beach weather year-round, during summer there's little to do aside from roast in the sun. It's time to work on that beach body. To help get you through at lighter dietary regiment, Chef Jean-Pierre's Cooking School is hosting a delicious salad course on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. For $65 per person, guests will learn to throw together some gourmet salads and dressings made from scratch. Visit chefjeanpierre.com


Hot and Soul One Year Anniversary

The first birthday is always the biggest. On Wednesday from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m., Hot and Soul is hosting its one year anniversary party. To celebrate the restaurant is offering a mix of its old standards with some favorite specials. After 9:30 all drinks are going for happy hour prices. Visit hotandsoul.com.

Cheese and Beer Class

Everyone is all into pairing things nowadays. If you're looking to show off your palate to friends at your next get-together, the Cheese Course is hosting a cheese and beer pairing class on Wednesday at 7 p.m. The cost to attend is $20. Visit thecheesecourse.com.

Feeling Saucy

Sure, you can grill a steak like a pro. And yeah, you can pan-sear fish with the best of them. But the real secret to impressing dinner guests is the sauce -- and no, we don't mean getting them drunk. On Wednesday at 6 p.m., the staff at Publix Aprons Cooking School Plantation are going over foolproof recipes for basic sauces. The hands-on class is $40. Visit publix.com.


Craft Bazaar

If you like eating well, drinking cocktails, and perusing crafts, this is the event for you. On Thursday starting at 9 p.m., DaDa Restaurant & Lounge is opening its doors for a craft bazaar. Hosted by Taylor Adair Boutique and Couture Accessories by J&K, the monthly event offers some of the best homemade crafts to be found within the confines of Palm Beach County. Visit facebook.com.

Food Truck invasion Wellington

For the most part, invasions tend to have rather negative connotations. Have you ever heard of anyone being excited about a home invasion? Unlikely. On the other hand, we highly doubt anyone would be upset about being invaded by boatloads -- or truckloads -- of delicious food. Well, it's time to prepare your appetites, because the Food Truck Invasion is about to take over Wellington. On Thursday from 5 to 9 p.m., the bimonthly event will feature numerous food trucks at the Wellington Amphitheatre. Featured trucks include Bite Gastrotruck, Grill Master Café, Palate Party, and Sweet Sensations. The roundup is free to attend, and food will be available for purchase from individual trucks. Visit foodtruckinvasion.com.

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