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South Florida Food & Drink Events This Week: Beer Releases, Wine Dinners, 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 try a pumpkin porter, play beer bingo, or eat for charity, 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.

Food Truck Rally at Arts Park
When Miami is too far to drive to, it’s difficult sometimes to get the closest taste to it that you can. Thankfully, the Miami Food Truck rally comes down to Hollywood’s Arts Park (1 Young Circle Hollywood Blvd. and U.S. 1 in Hollywood) every Monday. The rally starts at 5:30 and ends at 9:30 p.m.


Snout to Tail
Farmer’s Table (1901 N. Military Trl., Boca Raton) is hosting yet another installment of their Turn the Table: Guest Chef Supper Series. Starting at 6:30 p.m., Dada’s executive chef and co-owner Bruce Feingold will present his “Snout to Tail” pork menu. The five-course meal will be paired with vineyard wines from Mira Winery. Tickets are $100. Partials proceeds will benefit Healthy Bellies.Visit

The Taste of Equality
Twelve restaurants at The Village at Gulfstream Park (901 S. Federal Hwy., Hallandale Beach) will participate in the Taste of Equality. Benefiting Equality Florida, which strives for full equality for Florida’s LGBT community, the Taste of Equality is a food tour where participants will enjoy food samplings and beverages from select restaurants. Venues include Adena Grill, III Forks, Brio Tuscan Grille, Frankey’s Sports Bar, Cantina Lared, Il Gusto Ristorante Italiano, Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar, Mijana Lebanese Cuisine, ROK:BRGR Burger Bar + Gastropub, Yard House, and Williams-Sonoma. Check in is at 6 p.m. at Sirona Fine Art. The event culminates at 9 p.m. Admission is $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Buy tickets on the Facebook page.


Pumpkin Spiced Porter Release

Fall is here, which means that pumpkin flavored season is here, too. No stranger to this is LauderAle (3305 SE 14th Ave., Fort Lauderdale), who will be releasing their Pumpkin Spiced Porter. Have a funny beer moniker in mind? Come up with a name for the porter and you can potentially earn some bragging rights. Attendees can enjoy 20 percent purchases off all night as well as a chance to win a $20 LauderAle gift card. The fun starts at 4 p.m. Visit

Beer Bingo
Bingo is not just your grandma’s favorite game, but a fun pastime at Riverside Market (608 SW 12th Ave., Fort Lauderdale). Starting at 7 p.m., you can play this fun game at just $5 per card, and $2 for each following card. On draft will be Bell’s Brewing ale. Visit


Eat Your Heart Out
Taking place at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale (2414 E Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale) is the third annual Eat Your Heart Out event. Benefiting the Heart Gallery of Broward County, the extravagant affair will feature gourmet food and wine from restaurants such as Truluck's, Albeck, Funky Buddha, Rosie's Bar & Grill and Dimitrio's Farmers Market.Eat Your Heart Out starts at 6 and ends at 8:30 p.m. Admission is $75. Call 954-918-3008 or visit

Lieu Dit Winery: A Quest for Purity, Elegance & Balance
Join Café Boulud (301 Australian Ave., Palm Beach) and their award-winning sommeliere Mariya Kovacheva for a profligate wine dinner like no other. The dinner, titled “Lieu Dit Winery: A Quest for Purity, Elegance & Balance” will feature a four-course dinner by executive chef Rick Mace and Pastry Chef Harvey Amby that will be paired with the wines. The special guest includes proprietor and winemaker Eric Railsback. Admission is $85. RSVP by emailing [email protected].

All Week Long

Dine Out Fort Lauderdale

Dining for cheap in Fort Lauderdale is also in effect with three-course dinners at $35. Participating restaurants include Beauty and the Feast, Chart House, 15th Street Fisheries, and more. This ends October 12. Visit

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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