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South Florida Food and Drink Events This Week: Burger-Eating Contest, Rum Dinner, and Beer Social

All Week

For South Florida beer week events, see this event roundup.

Cooking Class with Chef Jean-Pierre
Learn how to be a culinary master with a five-part cooking series with Chef Jean-Pierre at his culinary school (1436 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale). The third class of the series, called “Sauces and More Sauces,” is this week at 7:30 p.m. and will be held every Monday through February 8. The fee is $350 and includes the remaining classes in the series. Visit

Rum Dinner
Valentino Cucina Italiana (620 S. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale) will be hosting a rum dinner for $150 per person. The cocktail reception is at 6:30 p.m. with the dinner at 7. The dinner is three courses and includes free cocktails at the reception. Call 954-523-5767 for reservations.

Fantastic Four Burger-Eating Challenge
Think you’re up for the Fantastic Four Challenge at Tarpon Bend (200 SW Second St., Fort Lauderdale)? At 9 p.m., contestants will be try to eat a four-patty-high burger in 20 minutes. You can call 954-523-3233 to enter, but if you wish to just watch, you can also enjoy $5 Burger Night, which starts at 5 p.m. The winner will receive a Fantastic 4 T-shirt, a wall-of-fame photo, and a $25 bar tab. Visit


Nacho Bizness Taco Takeover
Lauderale (3305 SE 14th Ave., Fort Lauderdale) is offering guests $1 off of tacos, $3 off of Heisenberg, El Nino & Mr. Whites, and $6 Sangria. This is from 4 to 11 p.m. Visit

Sonoma Cider Event and Coloring Contest
Starting at 7 p.m., Tap 42 (1411 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale) will host a coloring contest with prizes for the top three places. On tap is the Pully, the Washboard, the Anvil, Dry Zider, and the Pitchfork from Sonoma Cider. Visit

Bull Market Celebrates 50,000 Burgers
Starting at 7:30 p.m., Bull Market (210 SW Second St, Fort Lauderdale) is celebrating 50,000 served. There will be $5 burgers offered, and Greg Lieberman from 26 Degree Brewing Co. will also be present for a meet-the-brewer night. Visit


Wino Wednesday
Alliterations are great and are even better when alcohol is involved. For Wino Wednesday at Fork & Balls (1301 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale), enjoy $5 glasses of wine on tap starting at 7 p.m. Visit


Moroccan Dinner in the Garden
Bistro Ten Zero One (1001 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach) will host a night of music and Moroccan-themed food and drink. For $50, guests can get unlimited sampling of food and drinks. This is from 6 to 8 p.m. Visit

Beer Social
Social House (512 Lucerne Ave., Lake Worth) will host a beer social featuring a minitour of breweries with a representative from Due South, Barrel of Monks, and Wynwood Brewing Co. Tickets cost $40 and include a nine beer flight with paired bites. The event is from 6 to 9 p.m. Visit

All Month Long

Winter Cocktails

Valentino Cucina Italiana (620 S. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale) is offering a winter cocktail menu that has over ten specialty cocktails. These include Jacky Pineapples, Honey Thyme, Ibisco Luna, It Must Have Been the Roses, and more. These will be available until February. 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 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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