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.
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Get a taste of Miami not by traveling to Dade county, but indulging in food trucks at Arts Park at Young Circle in Hollywood (1 Young Circle Hollywood Blvd. and US 1, Hollywood). From 5:30 to 9:30 p.m., you can eat as much as your happy, hungry heart desires.
Chateau Musar Wine Dinner
Sommeliere Mariya Kovacheva will host the Chateau Musar Wine Dinner at Café Boulud (301 Australian Ave., Palm Beach). The Lebanese dinner will feature a selection of both Chateau Musar’s older and current vintages as well a four-course meal by executive chef Rick Mace. Marc Hochar, the proprietor of Chateau Musar, will be making an appearance as well. Dinner begins at 7 p.m. and is $95 for admission. Reservations are required. Call 561-655-6060 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tasting Dinner with Brooklyn Brewery
Food is great, beer is great, but both together are phenomenal. Tsukuro (225 S. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale) gets this concept, and will be hosting their monthly tasting dinner co-hosted by the Brooklyn Brewery. Dishes are “Octo-BEER-Feast” inspired and include sushi and sashimi, pumpkin, lamb and dessert. Admission is $55. Reservations are required: call 954-523-1407 or email Dine@TsukuroFL.com.
Himmarshee Public House (201 SW Second St., Fort Lauderdale) is hosting bingo, but it’s not what you would find in a nursing home. Actually, it’s Dirty Bingo. This naughty games allows players the chance to win risqué sex toys as prizes. DJ Rob Love and drink specials sweeten this deal. This event starts at 9 p.m. Visit PublicHouseFTL.com.
Bobby Flay Cookbook Club
Want to know famous chef Bobby Flay’s secrets? You can with Bobby Flay Cookbook Club at Williams-Sonoma at Gulfstream Park (901 S. Federal Hwy., Hallandale Beach). From 6 to 8 p.m., learn his new tips from the Brunch at Bobby’s cookbook and eat tastings. This cooking class costs $75. Guests must RSVP by calling 954-454-9261.
Floridian Bread Release at Whole Foods
If your favorite beer was made into a bread, would you eat it? If so, Funky Buddha Brewery’s Floridian fans are in luck. The Floridian spent grain sourdough bread will sell at $4 for the first two weeks and after, will sell for $5.50 year round. In addition, Funky Buddha’s Floridian 6-pack will sell for $7.99 instead of the usual $9.99. In the mood to purchase a cold glass of Floridian at the in-store bar? You will get a free slice of bread. This will be in all 24 Florida locations. Visit WholeFoods.com.
Crepes and Cider Pairing
Le Rendez-vous (221 Datura St., West Palm Beach) will allow you to try their crepes paired with bubbly cider. The crepes start at $5 as well as the cider, so you can get a delicious pairing of the two for only $10.There are also crepes of the day if you are feeling spontaneous.This starts at 5 pm. Visit TrendyParisianRestaurant.com.
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Trivia Night/Thirsty Thursday at Bull Market
Thursday is the end of the work week, which means it is the beginning of the weekend. Bull Market (210 SW Second St., Fort Lauderdale) offers $2 beer Night at their bar trivia night at 8 p.m. Want domestic buckets o’beer? It’s only $15. Visit BullMarkeBar.com.
All Week Long
For this whole month, Brio Tuscan Grille (499 S. University Dr.,
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.