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South Florida Food and Drink Events This Week: Artistic Lunch, Cheesemania, and Plenty of Wine

Weekdays are the worst, unless you live in South Florida where we refuse to let a moment go by without cramming it full of entertainment.

Whether you're looking to relax and recover from the weekend, or would prefer to fill your weekday evening with distracting doings, there's something for you to do in Broward and Palm Beach counties this week.

See also: Even More Food and Drink Events in Broward and Palm Beach Counties

Monday

Weekly Food-Truck Rally

The popular Miami Food Truck rally is 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Mondays, at Arts Park at Young Circle in Hollywood.

Café Maxx Wine Tasting

Head over to Café Maxx for the Bodega Contador wine pairing dinner with Special Guest Benjamin Romeo. Enjoy a five course menu, each paired with a specially chosen wine from Bodega Contador. The menu includes mini philo purses with crab & bacon, smoked salmon petite fours with aioli, berry glazed ostrich, and beef carpaccio. Dinner begins at 7 p.m. For Reservations call 954-782-0606.

Tuesday

CheeseMania 1: A Fundraiser for AHF's Florida AIDS Walk

New York Grilled Cheese is hosting CheeseMania. As a celebration of the launch of its new commercial, the restaurant is raising money for the Florida AIDS Walk. And yes, the famous cast from the cheesy TV spot will be there in the flesh. It takes place from 7 to 9 p.m. -- By Sara Ventiera

Wednesday

The Art of Wine: Italian Futurists and Wines From Italy

From 6 to 8 p.m., the Boca Raton Museum of Art is hosting its monthly Art of Wine event, sponsored by the Cheese Course and Around Town Magazine. This month, wine educator Stephanie Miskew is highlighting Italian wines while the museum's curators explore the Italian futurists. -- By Sara Ventiera

Brown Bag Lunch Talk with Marisa Pascucci

The Girls' Club invites artists, students and educators of all disciplines to attend this information session and brown bag lunch talk. Event is free and open to the public, but please register to attend. Guests are welcome to to bring lunch, snacks or sharable treats. Refreshments and coffee provided. This week hear from Marisa Pascucci, Curator of 20th Century & Contemporary Art at Boca Museum of Art about opportunities and resources available to artists at the museum including the All Florida juried exhibition, lectures and presentations at the Museum, classes and master workshops at The Art School, and the Artists's Guild membership program.

Thursday

Art After Dark

Thursday night is a primer for the weekend, and there's no better way to prepare for the end of the workweek than Art After Dark, one of Norton Museum's most popular programs. Where "culture and entertainment meet," Art After Dark is a diverse collection of art, including film, dance, music, DIY projects, winetastings, lectures, and fine dining. -- By Dave Minsky

You can contact Rebecca Dittmar, Arts & Culture Editor/Food Blog Editor at [email protected].



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Rebecca McBane is the arts and culture/food editor for New Times Broward-Palm Beach. She began her journalism career at the Sun Sentinel's community newspaper offshoot, Forum Publishing Group, where she worked as the editorial assistant and wrote monthly features as well as the weekly library and literature column, "Shelf Life." After a brief stint bumming around London's East End (for no conceivable reason, according to her poor mother), she returned to real life and South Florida to start at New Times as the editorial assistant in 2009. A native Floridian, Rebecca avoids the sun and beach at all costs and can most often be found in a well-air-conditioned space with the glow of a laptop on her face.
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