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South Florida Food & Drink Events This Week: Chef Dinners, Cooking Classes, and Happy Hours

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 take a cooking class, score some $1 burgers, or just looking for that perfect happy hour deal, there's something to do in Broward and Palm Beach counties this week.


J. Wakefield Brewing Night at The Sybarite Pig
Join the visiting crew from J. Wakefield Brewing in Miami as they spend an evening pouring their brews to patrons at the Sybarite Pig (20642 FL-7, Boca Raton) at 5 p.m. Beers on tap include: El Mariachi, La Nada treated with Ancho Chilies, Cocoa Nibs, and Cassia Bark 13%; Man (GO) Eater, Sour Mango Belgian Wit Collab with New Belgium 5.5%; Power Up Peach, Hop for the Teacher treated with Peaches 6%; Have you seen my Stapler, Tripel 11%; and Symbiote, Black IPA 8%. Call 561-883-3200, or visit

Fork and Balls
Most things don’t come cheap, but at Fork and Balls (1301 E Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale), this is an exception. Enjoy $1 meatballs on Monday all day for their Meatball Monday special. Half priced wine on tap sweetens this deal. Visit

Margarita Monday at Red Cow
Your Mondays are hectic, so what better way to wind down than with $3 margaritas? Located on 1025 N. Federal Highway in Fort Lauderdale, this hot spot will be offering this deal all day, so you can even sneak in a quick drink on your lunch break. Visit


$1 Burger Night at Bull Market
Have only $1 in your wallet? Don’t save it – spend it on a burger instead. Bull Market (210A SW Second St., Fort Lauderdale) features $1 burgers on Tuesday that will make it worth your while. Visit their Facebook page.

Outdoor Paella at G&B Oyster Bar and Coconuts
You don’t have to travel to Miami to get some damn good paella. Both part of the company Be Nice Restaurants, G&B Oyster Bar and Coconuts offer outdoor paella on Tuesdays. Can’t make it Tuesday? It will also be available on Fridays. G&B Oyster Bar and Coconuts are both located at 429 Seabreeze Blvd in Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-525-2421, or visit

Dinner with Chef Andrew at Whole Foods
Impress others with new culinary experience you will gain at no cost. At Whole Food Market in Pembroke Pines (14956 Pines Blvd, Pembroke Pines), the café will be hosting “Making Dinner with Chef Andrew” from 7:00-8:00 p.m. Chef Andrew has worked in various restaurants, three of which have a Michelin rating, so you know you will be in good hands. Visit


Wing Special at Brass Tap
Don’t leave the spare change at home. Instead, use it towards Brass Tap’s $.50 wing special on Wednesday. Those without a Y chromosome, aka the ladies, enjoy half off select drafts and house wine. Visit

Rebel House & Balvenie Scotch Dinner Pairing
Your Wednesday just got more exciting. From 7 to 10 p.m., enjoy a five course dinner pairing with Balvenie Scotch at Rebel House (297 East Palmetto Park Road Boca Raton). Scotches featured include Balvenie Doublewood 12year, Balvenie Caribbean Cask 14 year,Balvenie Doublewood 17 year, Balvenie Portwood 21year and a Balvenie Single Barrel 25 year. Tickets are $38.00 and can be bought on 

All week long:

Happy Hour at Mellow Mushroom
Mellow Mushroom (525 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale) has just the right amount of food to make you, well, mellow. From 2 to 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. to midnight on Monday through Thursday, happy hour features half off of all draft beers, house wines, house spirits, and select domestic bottled beer and munchies. Visit their Facebook page.

Happy Hour at The Irishmen
Boca Raton’s Irish pub (1745 NW Second Ave., Boca Raton) starts a wee bit early with their happy hour specials. From 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., indulge in $2 domestic bottles and drafts, $3 import bottles and drafts and $2.50 well drinks. Can you say, “Best spot for day drinking?” Visit their Facebook page.

American Social Three Year Anniversary
American Social (located at 721 E Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale) will be celebrating its three year anniversary, and you know what that means: food discounts. From now until August 31, one of Fort Lauderdale’s newest bars will debut their limited edition “Three Cheers for Three Years” anniversary menu. Guests can enjoy a selection of two drinks and one appetizer for $20. For drinks, choose from Tito’s Strawberry Lemonade, Basil Smash, Not Your Father’s Root Beer Float, Pineapple Mint Caipirinha and Ketel Blue Cosmo. For appetizers, choose from AMSO Pretzel Bites, Truffle and Wild Mushroom, Goat Cheese Croquettes, Margherita Flatbread, Pikliz and Pork Tostones and Spinach and Artichoke Dip. We’ll take these deals over birthday cake any day! Visit their Facebook page.

Happy Hour at Cheese Culture
What’s better than two for one? How about three for one? Cheese Culture (813 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale) offers a three for one happy hour Monday through Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. Visit

Happy Hour at Cigar Bar
Pembroke Pines’ smoky spot has recently extended their happy hours from 8:00 until 10 p.m. Included in this deal is $5 Grey Goose, Ketel One, Absolute, Bacardi drinks and $3 Miller Lite and Bud Light. There are also $3 wells and frozen drinks. This is located at 209 SW 145 Terrace in Pembroke Pines. Visit their Facebook page.

Happy Hour at Sweet Nectar
Enjoy two for one deals at Sweet Nectar every day from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. on house wine, liquor and beer from this tapas place (1017 E Las Olas Blvd in Fort Lauderdale). Visit

Happy Hour at Hot & Soul
A new happy hour has emerged at international food spot Hot & Soul. Located at 3045 N Federal Hwy Ste 60B in Fort Lauderdale, happy hour is available Tuesday until Friday starting at 4:00 and ending at 7:00 p.m. Included is $4 draft beers, $5 wine by the glass, and $6 sangria and white wine spritzers. Bar snacks are also available at starting at $4. This restaurant will be taking a two week break this from Sunday, July 26 to August 2 so take advantage of this happy hour while you can! Visit

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