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South Florida Food & Drink Events This Week: Autumnal Celebrations, Ghouls, and More

The weekend might be over, but there are still plenty of weekday food and drink events in South Florida to keep you busy. Whether you're looking to eat a Brooklyn Brewery inspired dinner, cook like Bobby Flay, or play dirty bingo, there's something to do in Broward and Palm Beach
counties this week.


It's officially Oktoberfest season, so check out our roundup of all the specials and events taking place throughout Broward and Palm Beach counties.

Pumpkin Patches
Check out our guide to pumpkin patches in South Florida.


3030 Ocean Reopens
After a long, two-month renovation, 3030 Ocean (Fort Lauderdale Marriot Harbor Beach Resort & Spa, 3030 Holiday Drive, Fort Lauderdale) is back. Chopped- winner chef Adrienne Grenier has created fresh dishes for the eatery including roasted pumpkin soup, pulled pork pasta, and raw Swank Farms squash with hazelnut-mint pesto, lemonette and queso fresco. Visit

14th Annual Signature Grand Ghoul
If you ever wanted to converse over cocktails with NFL Alumni and other local celebrities, here's your chance. Taking place at Signature Grand (6900 W State Rd. 84, Fort Lauderdale), the event features a costume contest, auction, and gourmet buffet. Tickets are $100 per person and $150 for two tickets. Proceeds benefit 2-1-1 Broward, a 24-hour helpline with support services to those seeking crisis intervention assistance and information to health and human services in Broward County. The event starts at 7 p.m. Visit  


Outdoor Paella at G&B Oyster Bar and Coconuts
You don't have to travel outside of Broward County to find legit Spanish fare. Both intracoastal-front eateries from Be Nice Restaurants, G&B Oyster Bar and Coconuts offer outdoor paella on Tuesdays (and Fridays). Both are located at 429 Seabreeze Blvd in Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-525-2421, or visit


Fall Harvest Garden Party at Bistro Ten Zero One
From 6 until 8 p.m., Bistro Ten Zero One (1001 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach) is transforming their garden into a fall harvest with a specialty menu centered around autumnal ingredients including a risotto station with butternut squash and wild mushroom risotto, herb crusted tenderloin, chilled coconut corn soup, and more. Wash it all down specialty cocktails while enjoying live entertainment. The cost to attend is $40. Reservations are required. Visit


Max’s Thrill
Max’s Grille (404 Plaza Real Mizner Park, Boca Raton) is teaming up with Tri-County Humane for a pet costume contest. Be sure you and your four-legged friend are dressed to impress: there are prizes for the best human and pet costumes. It kicks off at 6 p.m. Cover is $10 and includes one drink and appetizers. Make sure to bring extra cash, a raffle is also included as part of the event.

All Week Long

For this whole month, Brio Tuscan Grille (499 S. University Dr., Plantation and 14576 SW Fifth St., Pembroke Pines) and Bravo! Cucina Italiana (149 Soundings Ave., Jupiter ) are offering deals on set-price meals. Brio is featuring three-courses menu, with choice of salad, pasta, and dessert, for $19.95. Even better, Bravo! is offering a similar three-course meal for two for $29.95. Both are in honor of National Pasta Month and are available Sunday through Thursday until October 29.
For more events, visit our online calendar or pick up the print edition of the New Times Broward-Palm Beach every Thursday. To submit an event, use our online form

Natalya Jones is both 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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