Things To Do

South Florida Food and Drink Events This Week: Brews for Pups, Secret Suppers, and More

Around and around we go; today is the start to yet another lovely workweek. Hopefully, you have a bit of a spring in your step from some indulgent weekend activities.

If not, don't fret, there's still plenty of events to keep you busy through your working days. Whether you're looking to drink some brews with your favorite furry friend, enjoy the elitist sensation of being part of a secret supper club, or party it up downtown midweek, there's something to do in Broward and Palm Beach Counties this week.

See also: Paula DaSilva Teaming Up With Jamie DeRosa for Tongue & Cheek Kitchen Collaboration on Wednesday


The American Diabetes Association's Tour de Cure

If you are going to ride until a cure is found for diabetes, you're going to need to fuel up first and Chima Brazilian Steakhouse has got just what you need. The American Diabetes Association's Tour de Cure is entering its fourth year in South Florida and this year's event will kick off in typical South Florida fashion with a free bash Tuesday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Chima Brazilian Steakhouse is located at 2400 E. Las Olas Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale. No cost to attend. Free drinks for those who RSVP to [email protected] Visit, or call 954-772-8040, ext. 3017.

Heat Game watch party at Swank Southern Kitchen

Love basketball but not into the typical sports bar scene? Well, every time the Heat play, there's s full one watch party taking place at Swank Southern Kitchen in Davie. Anytime Chris "Birdman" Anderson dunks or does his signature "birdflap" - the entire restaurant gets a "Free-Bird" shot, on the house. Depending on the night of the game, daily specials are also in effect. On Tuesdays, get two-for-one wells. If you like your b-ball with a side of southern charm and cocktails in mason jars, you've found your new home.

Swank Southern Kitchen is located at 4196 S. University Drive in Davie. Call 954-727-5497.

"Bark For Beer" Tri-County Humane Society Fundraiser

Tri-County Humane Society hosts "Yappy Hour" World of Beer-Clematis Tuesday.

Local pet-lovers are invited to bring their furry friends and enjoy a the warm glow of altruistic satisfaction alongside the warm glow of beer. $1 of all 'dog related' beer purchases will go directly to Tri-County Humane Society to benefit the shelter's adoption and clinical services, as well as the daily care of the shelter pets. Don't currently have a furry friend? Tri-County volunteers and shelter dogs will be on-site to meet WOB customers and educate interested patrons on how to adopt and support the shelter.

World of Beer-Clematis is located 101 N. Clematis St. in West Palm Beach. Call 561-482- 8110, or visit


Paula DaSilva Teaming Up With Jamie DeRosa for Tongue & Cheek Kitchen Collab Dinner

As the third and last in the Kitchen Collaboration dinner series hosted at Tongue & Cheek in Miami, Paula DaSilva of 3030 Ocean is heading down to team up with Jamie DeRosa. So far, Palm Beach County chefs Lindsay Autry of Sundy House and Clay Conley chef/ partner of Buccan have made the trek down to the 305 for the Kitchen Collaboration events. The dinner starts at 7 p.m. Reservations are required.

Tongue & Cheek is located at 431 Washington Ave. in Miami Beach. Call 305-704-2900, or visit


Sidedoor Supper Club's Special Edition Thanksgiving Dinner BYOB

The Sidedoor Supper Club, an underground dinner society hosted by Chef Jorge and Vanessa Montes of Roho Kitchen, is throwing a Thanksgiving themed dinner on Thursday starting at 7:30 p.m. For $65 per person, guests will be treated to five-courses all of which include T-Day elements, a welcome cranberry bourbon spritzer, and passed hors d'ourvres. Diners are encouraged to bring wine and share; there is no corkage fee. To keep it intimate, the event is limited to twelve people with a waiting list after the seats have been filled. Call for reservations as soon as possible. The dinner lasts approximately two and a half hours. Gratuity is not included.

Roho Kitchen is located at 8338 State Road 84 East in Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-200-2895, or visit - Sara Ventiera

Riverwalk Get Downtown

Riverwalk Get Downtown takes over the scenic Fort Lauderdale area for three hours Thursday evening. A ticket includes two cocktails and tastes from the area's trendy eateries such as American Social, Chima, Royal Pig, SAIA Sushi, and Brooklyn Italian Ice. Get Downtown, a 15-year running party in Fort Lauderdale, takes place twice a year on the premises of YOLO's courtyard. This block party is known to draw ample crowds from the well-heeled to young pros looking to live it up, ya know, as the motto goes; You only live once. The bash gets underway 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday

YOLO Plaza is located at 333 East Las Olas Blvd., in Fort Lauderdale. Tickets at $20 in advance; $25 at the door. -Andrea Richard

You can contact Rebecca Dittmar, Arts & Culture Editor/Food Blog Editor at [email protected].

KEEP NEW TIMES BROWARD-PALM BEACH FREE... Since we started New Times Broward-Palm Beach, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of South Florida, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Rebecca McBane is the arts and culture/food editor for New Times Broward-Palm Beach. She began her journalism career at the Sun Sentinel's community newspaper offshoot, Forum Publishing Group, where she worked as the editorial assistant and wrote monthly features as well as the weekly library and literature column, "Shelf Life." After a brief stint bumming around London's East End (for no conceivable reason, according to her poor mother), she returned to real life and South Florida to start at New Times as the editorial assistant in 2009. A native Floridian, Rebecca avoids the sun and beach at all costs and can most often be found in a well-air-conditioned space with the glow of a laptop on her face.
Contact: Rebecca McBane