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South Florida Food and Drink Events This Week: Australian Wine Dinner, Free Coffee, and Wine & Truffles Dinner


The Corroboree at Hardy Park Bistro
Hardy Park Bistro (21 SW Seventh St., Fort Lauderdale) will serve a five-course Australian dinner paired with Australian wines from Stacole. Dishes include Australian beef tartar, shrimp on the "barbie," barramundi, kangaroo, mesclun greens, and pavlova. This will be from 7 to 10 p.m. Tickets cost $75 and can be purchased by phone at 954-652-1475. Space is limited.


Tap Tap Tuesday
Burlock Coast (1 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale) will allow diners to enjoy $5 draft beer and $8 casked wine. This special is from 6 to 10 p.m. Visit


Wine Down Wednesdays
Little Chalet (485 S. Federal Hwy., Boca Raton) will allow guests to bring their own bottle of wine without a corkage fee. They can also get 50 percent off any bottle. Visit

Wine and Truffles Dinner
Meat Market Palm Beach (191 Bradley Pl., Palm Beach) will host a four-course dinner made with truffles and paired with wines from Inglenook Winery of Napa Valley. Courses include white truffle with foie gras, wood grilled wahoo, clear creek farms Wagyu sirloin, and goat cheese bavarois. The dinner costs $150 and starts at 7 p.m. Reservations are limited. Call 561-354-9800.

Rocco's Spirited Tacos, Tequila + TaTas
Rocco's Tacos (1313 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale) is in cahoots with Glam-a-Thon for a breast cancer awareness event. There will be a raffle, an auction, signature MargariTaTas, and more. A $20 donation will get guests a MargariTaTa, tacos, and two raffle tickets. A $40 donation provides a MargariTaTa, tacos, 25 tickets for the penny social, and a breast cancer wristband. This is from 6 to 9 p.m. Pay cash or visit

National Drink Beer and Eat Bacon Day
Funky Buddha Brewery (1201 NE 38th St., Oakland Park) will be celebrating National Drink Beer Day by featuring a flight of four beers and four strips of housemade candied bacon. Pairings include Sweet Potato Casserole Treatment with pumpkin-spiced candied bacon, Maple Bacon Coffee Porter with cinnamon molasses candied bacon, Mango/Papaya Hop Gun IPA with habanero lime candied bacon, and another beer (TBD) with chocolate chili flake candied bacon. This costs $14 and starts at 7 p.m. Visit

A Bourbon Affair/Ladies Night
Those without a Y chromosome can partake in a free tasting with complimentary cocktails at YOLO (333 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale). This is from 7 p.m. to midnight. Also featured will be henna tattoos, live music, and a Bourbon Barbies pop-up. Visit

Five-Course Sake Dinner at Kuro
Kuro (Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, One Seminole Way, Hollywood) will serve a five-course dinner paired with a sampling of sake selections. Guest speaker and sake expert Midori Roth will present these samples. Courses include salmon, kinmedai, katsuo tataki, wahoo nitsuke, scallop tempura, Wagyu robata, and yuzu mochi. Tickets are $175. This starts at 6:30 p.m. Space is limited; reservations are required. Call 954-316-2900.

Oktoberfest at Due South
Due South Brewing (2900 High Ridge Rd. #3, Boynton Beach) will say prost starting this week with their Oktoberfest. Beers include What the Hef? hefeweizen, Isle of MaGourdo pumpkin ale, and Oktoberfest marzen lager, among other special and limited releases. Guests can also purchase a half-liter Due South stein with a pour of Oktoberfest for only $10. What the Hef? cans will also be available for purchase. Food truck Flavor of Munich will be available from 5 to 10 p.m. The party starts at noon and continues until Saturday. Visit

National Coffee Day
Cumberland Farms (12500 W. SR-84, Davie; 1335 S. Federal Hwy., Deerfield; 2526 Sheridan St., Hollywood) will allow customers to enjoy a free Farmhouse Blend or bold coffee, hot or iced. This is all day long for any size. Participants must text the word "freecoffee" to 64827 for the mobile coupon. Visit

All Month Long

September Feature at iPic Theatres
iPic Theaters (Mizner Park, 301 Plaza Real, Boca Raton) will feature crispy quinoa fritters and the bourbon & elder cocktail all throughout the month of September. Visit

Avocado Margarita at Cantina Laredo Modern Mexican
Cantina Laredo Modern Mexican (501 Silks Run, Hallandale) will serve an avocado margarita for a limited time. This drink features blended avocado, lime juice, 1800 Añejo Tequila with Midori Melon Liqueur, and a Himalayan salt rim. It costs $12. Visit or call 954-457-7662.

Croquetesa Burger at Pincho Factory
Pincho Factory (155 N. Hiatus Rd., Pembroke Pines) will release its Croquetesa Burger throughout the month of September. It is created with the burger patty fashioned into a croquet and topped with Jack cheese, pickles, mayo, and mustard. Visit

Seasonal Hatch Chile Items at Habit Burger Grill
Habit Burger Grill (1831 S. Federal Hwy., Delray Beach; 280 S. SR-7 #100, Royal Palm Beach) will feature seasonal Chile items. This includes the Hatch Chile Charburger, Hatch Chile Chicken Sandwich, and Hatch Chile Chicken Salad. These items are available until the end of September. Visit

Dine Out Lauderdale at Burlock Coast
Burlock Coast (1 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale) will be partaking in Dine Out Lauderdale until September 30. Guests can enjoy a three-course meal for $36. Visit

Football Specials at Burger Bar
Burger Bar (4650 Donald Ross Rd., Palm Beach Gardens) will celebrate the NFL season with $14 domestic beer buckets, $18 imported beer buckets, and appetizer specials. Games will be shown on nineteen 55+inch HD TVs. Specials are available for both day and night games, from Thursday Night Football to Monday Night Football. Visit

Pokémon Specials at Quarterdeck
Quarterdeck Restaurants (multiple locations) will serve Pokémon-inspired drinks such as the Oddish Pear Martini, Pikachu Punch, and Slowpoke Strawberry Lemonade. Additionally, guests will get a free dessert with purchase of a meal if they show their Pokémon Go app to their waiter. This is available until September 30. Visit

Specialty Summer Cocktails
Apothecary 330 (330 Himmarshee St. #101, Fort Lauderdale) will showcase not one, but two cocktails for the summertime. One is the Green Tea Lavender Mojito, and the other is PEAping Tom, geared toward those who like martinis. Call 954-616-8028.

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

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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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