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South Florida Food and Drink Events This Week: Bourbon Pairing Dinner, Champagne Dinner, and Whiskey Meet-Up


Burger & a Brew at Tryst
Get your burger and brew on at Tryst (Four E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach) at a discounted price. With your choice of housemade chickpeas, a prime beef burger, or chorizo with a house wine and draft beer, the total comes out to a mere $10. All draft beers and wines by the glass are also half-off. Visit


Uncooking Class
Learn how to cook raw at La Frutera (2430 NE 13 Ave., Wilton Manors) with chef Raw Carla. Courses include cilantro soup, risotto, and chocolate custard. This starts at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $65. Email

A Night to Celebrate Bourbon
Okeechobee Steakhouse (2854 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach) will be the host of a six-course dinner with specially paired bourbons. Courses include pear poached salad, carrot ginger soup, smoked salmon crostini, prosciutto-wrapped lobster tail, and more. Tickets are limited and cost $150. This starts at 6 p.m. Call 561-683-5151.


Champagne Dinner
Tanzy (Mizner Park, 301 Plaza Real B, Boca Raton) will have a four-course dinner at 7 p.m. Visit

Bistro Ten Zero One (1001 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach) will have an Oktoberfest celebration from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. There will be live music, beer, and Bavarian food. Tickets are $35 if purchased by October 19 at noon or $40 at the door. Visit

Funky Buddha Beer Dinner
Howley’s Restaurant (4700 S. Dixie Hwy., West Palm Beach) will host a Funky Buddha beer dinner starting at 7 p.m. Courses include roasted beet and goat-cheese salad, mini Thanksgiving dinner, cupcake, and more. Tickets are $50. Visit

Fort Lauderdale Whiskey Society Meet-Up
Stache (109 SW Second Ave., Fort Lauderdale) will host the Fort Lauderdale Whiskey Society meet-up. Guests will be able to sample whiskeys from Brown Foreman and Compass Box. This event is free to attend and starts at 6:30 p.m. Visit


Place of Hope Fundraiser
Sons & Daughters Farm and Winery (5926 Fearnley Rd., Lake Worth) will host a fundraiser for Place of Hope from 6 to 9 p.m. Featured are live music, appetizers, organic brewed Kombucha, and a tour of the farm. Tickets are $40. Visit

Four-Course Gallo Wine Dinner

Spoto’s Oyster Bar (PGA Commons, 4560 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Garden) will host a wine dinner starting at 6:30 p.m. Courses include pork belly, alligator spicy gumbo, snapper, lamb chop, and pumpkin cheesecake. This costs $65. Call 561-776-9448.

Meet the Brewer

Beer Trade Co. (2151 N. Federal Hwy., Boca Raton) will allow guests to meet brewer Kenny Santos from Sangre de Flor and Julia American Barleywine. This is from 7 to 9 p.m. Visit

All Month Long

Avocado Margarita at Cantina Laredo Modern Mexican
Cantina Laredo Modern Mexican (501 Silks Run, Hallandale Beach) 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.

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 through Monday Night Football. Visit

Witty in Pink
Stache Drinking Den + Coffee Bar (109 SW Second Ave., Fort Lauderdale), America's Backyard (100 SW Third Ave., Fort Lauderdale), C.W.S. Bar + Kitchen (522 Lucerne Ave., Lake Worth), and Rocco's Tacos Las Olas (1313 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale) will be pouring Barrel of Monk's Witty in Pink for breast cancer awareness. A portion of the proceeds benefits Rocco's Spirited Team. Visit

Pretty in Pink Cocktail
Angelo Elia Pizza, Bar & Tapas (4215 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; 5920 Coral Ridge Dr., Coral Springs; 16950 Jog Rd., Delray Beach) will offer a Pretty in Pink throughout October. The cocktail is $13 and is made with Tito’s Vodka, pink grapefruit, cranberry and lemon juice, and simple syrup. All proceeds benefit the Women’s Breast & Heart Initiative. Visit

For more events, visit our online calendar or pick up the print edition of New Times every Thursday. To submit an event, use our online form

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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