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South Florida Food & Drink Events This Week: Bourbon Dinners, Bar Brawls, and Beer Releases

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 some bourbon dinner pairings, see bartenders duke it out, or try a new pumpkin beer release, there's something to do in Broward and Palm Beach counties this week.


“Kegs & Cultures” Beer & Cheese Pairings with Funky Buddha Brewery

Cheese and beer lovers, unite! Whole Foods (2000 N Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale) is teaming up with the Funky Buddha brewery team to present beer and cheese pairings. There are 20 spots available. Tickets, which are $10, can be bought at the front desk. Dinner starts at 7 p.m. Visit


It’s Time for Wine at N2 Winebar
N2 Winebar (104 NE 2nd Ave., Delray Beach) has boutique wine from around the world, and users can sample all 70 wines for $10. From 6 until 8 p.m., users can also eat light bites and use their 15% discount on additional tastings. Visit

Tacos & Trivia Tuesdays

Himmarshee Public House (201 SW 2nd St., Fort Lauderdale) and TACOCRAFT taqueria & tequila bar (204 SW 2nd St., Fort Lauderdale) are in cahoots for a fun Tuesday night. After trivia at Public House, mosey on over to TACOCRAFT with your receipt for a free drink. TACOCRAFT will also be offering $2 tacos and $6 Espolón Tequila Margaritas. After dining, you can then bring your receipt to a return to Public House to get yet another free drink. As if that wasn’t enough, Public House will also have $5 tequila shots and draft beers. This will be on every Tuesday from 8 until 10 p.m.


Finals: Chef vs Chef

It’s the grand finale at Max’s Harvest (169 NE 2nd Ave., Delray Beach) for the epic chef vs chef battle. At 9:30 p.m., Tryst’s John Thomas and Café Boulud’s James Strine will battle to see who is the king of the kitchen. Admission is $10 and includes one free drinks. Proceeds go towards the Naoma Donnelley Haggin Boys & Girls Club. Visit

Bourbon Dinner Wednesday

Gary Rack's Fat Rooster is offering a bourbon dinner, but it’s more than just booze. The Southern cuisine dinner will be paired with bourbon beverages and consists of four courses. Dishes include tater tots, pecan crusted sunburst trout, short rib and a Coca Cola brownie. Participate in the raffle to potentially win a bottle of Jack Daniel's Sinatra. Dinner is at 6:30 p.m. and admission is $55.Visit

Bar Brawl Drawing Party
It may be the finals for the Chef vs. Chef events, but the Bar Brawls is just getting started. Starting at 8:00 p.m. at Max’s Harvest (169 NE 2nd Ave., Delray Beach), drawings will be done to see which bartenders will battle against each other in the 11 week competition. Cost to attend is $10 and will benefit Richard David Kaan Melanoma Foundation. Admisson includes a free drink and entry to the finale of Chef vs. Chef. Visit

Pumpkin Beer Release at Lauderale
Lauderale (3305 SE 14th Ave Bldg 4, Fort Lauderdale) will be releasing their Lordy Gordy pumpkin beer. Barflies will also receive 20% off their tabs all night long. Visit


Oktoberfest at Bistro Ten Zero One
Prost! Bistro Ten Zero One (1001 Okeechobee Blvd., Delray Beach) will be hosting their Oktoberfest from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m.
Local breweries such as Twisted Trunk, Cigar City, Tequesta Brewing, Funky Buddha will be featured along with traditional German food and live music. Admission is $35 in advance or $40 at the door. Visit

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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