South Florida Food and Drink Events This Week: $1 Meatballs, Oyster Wednesday, and Wine Tasting

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Darbster’s Inaugural Party
Vegan spot Darbster (8020 S. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach) will host its very first party complete with four food stations, unlimited beer and wine, a dessert table, and more. Tickets are $60 prior to the event and $70 at the door. One hundred percent of the profits benefit the Darbster Foundation. This is from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Visit Pledgeling.com.

$1 Meatballs
Good things don’t always come cheap, but at Fork and Balls (1301 E Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale), they do. All day long, get meatballs for only $1 as part of the Meatball Monday special. Half-priced wine on tap is equally enticing. Visit ForkAndBalls.com.


Taco Tuesday
Banko Cantina (114 S. Olive Ave., West Palm Beach) will showcase all-you-can-eat tacos for $16 along with all-you-can-eat seafood tacos for $30. This starts at 7 p.m. Visit BankoCantina.com.


Art and Craft
Learn to paint and sip at 26 Degree Brewing Company (2600 E. Atlantic Blvd., Pompano Beach). Professional artist Kristin Pavlick will teach guests how to paint while they imbibe. The class is $30 and starts at 7 p.m. Visit PayPal.com.

Draw Party for Chef vs. Chef Competition
The second annual Chef vs. Chef Competition, a 16-week cooking competition, will begin with a draw party for the brackets at Max’s Harvest (169 NE Second Ave., Delray Beach). Participating chefs are Jarod Higgins (Cut 432), Blake Malatesta (50 Ocean), Adam Brown (the Cooper), and more. This starts at 9 p.m. and is $5 entry, which benefits the Milagro Center (milagrocenter.org). Visit maxsharvest.com.

Cigar and Whiskey Night 
Burt & Max’s (Delray Marketplace, 9089 W. Atlantic Ave., #100, Delray Beach) will host a night specifically geared toward all things manly. For $30 ($35 at the door), guests can enjoy a master cut or master hot shave on-site, a cigar from Casa Magna, Jack Daniel's whiskey tastings, and hors d'oeuvres. Visit here for tickets.

Oyster Wednesday
Angelo Elia Pizza, Bar & Tapas (1370 Weston Road, Weston) will offer guests Blue Point oysters for $1. This will be all day long and every Wednesday for the duration of the summer. Visit angeloeliapizza.com.

Wine Down Wednesdays
Coconut Creek Casino’s Sorrisi Wine Bar (5550 NW 40th St., Coconut Creek) will offer guests specialty-priced appetizers paired with wines as recommended by the master sommelier. Wine starts at $7, sangria costs $8, and small bites will start at $9. This is from 5 to 11 p.m. Wednesdays during the month of June. Visit SeminoleCoconutCreekCasino.com.


Rosés Around the World
Apothecary 330 (330 Himmarshee St., Fort Lauderdale) will allow guests to sample five different roses paired with Pizza Craft appetizers. Two of the pairings will feature chocolates from Hoffman’s Chocolates. This is from 7 to 9 p.m. Visit JeyGroup.com.

Bangin' Banjo Meet the Brewer & Tap Takeover
Hang out with the masterminds behind Bangin’ Banjo Brewing at Craft Beer Cartel (557 SW 12th Ave., Fort Lauderdale) starting at 6 p.m. Then, head to Riverside Market (across the street) for the tap takeover at 8 p.m. Visit Facebook

All Month Long

Burger of the Month
The Beach Burger has the prestigious honor of being the burger of the month at Burger Bar (Donald Ross Village at 4650 Donald Ross Road, Palm Beach Gardens). Ingredients include swiss, applewood-smoked bacon, beach sauce, and pickles. Rosemary's Bourbon is the drink of the month and contains bourbon, simple syrup, rosemary puree, and cranberry juice and is topped with club soda. Visit burgerbar.com.

Josie’s Ristorante Summer Discount
Josie’s Ristorante (1602 S. Federal Highway, Boynton Beach) will offer 25 percent off the entire menu until September. This is for dine-in only and is not applicable with other discounts or offers. Visit josiesristorante.com.

iPic June Special
iPic Theaters (301 Plaza Real, Boca Raton) will offer a Unicorn Party and Foxtrot cocktail for this month’s special. The Unicorn Party consists of vanilla confetti cake, raspberry sorbet rainbow sprinkles, whipped cream, and pirouette cookie. The Foxtrot contains bourbon, lemon-strawberry shrub, aperol, and basil. Visit ipictheaters.com.

Stay Cool & Celebrate Summer
Hoffman’s Chocolates (all locations) will feature their limited edition ice cream sundaes and milkshakes. This lasts until July 31 and benefits United Way of Broward County’s ReadingPals Program and United Way of Palm Beach County’s partner — the Literacy Coalition. Visit hoffmans.com.

Stout Bar & Grill Summer Happy Hour
Stout Bar & Grill (3419 N. Andrews Ave., Oakland Park) will feature half-off drinks, flatbreads, and appetizers Monday through Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. Visit stoutbarandgrill.com

For more events, visit our online calendar or pick up the print edition of New Times Broward-Palm Beach every Thursday. To submit an event, use our online form

Natalya Jones is a food and music writer covering Broward and Palm Beach counties. To get the latest in entertainment and fun things to do in South Florida, follow her on Twitter.

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