Hopefully, you're enjoying your extended weekend. Whether it was was filled with partying or just sitting around on the couch, this week brings its own set of fun food-related activities. Even if we don't get to enjoy some relief from the rain, we have options galore. Whether you're looking to go high-brow with some food-inspired art, drink some delicious -- and rare -- brews, or try to enjoy the last semblances of May weather, we have a list of South Florida's best food and drink events for you.
Monday Movie Night
Few things are better than an old movie and a nice glass of wine. If you actually feel like getting out of your pjs the Hollywood Vine is featuring Terry Richard's The Loved One (1965) at 7:30 p.m. on Monday night. The Hollywood Vine is located at 2035 Harrison St. in Hollywood. Call 954-922-2910.
Cigar City Tap Takeover
Craft beer week may have been over for a while now, but that does not mean that South Floridians have given up the hoppy beverage. On Tuesday, Tap 42 is hosting a Cigar City Tap Takeover starting at 7 p.m. The line-up will include some rarities including some brews that have never been released outside of the brewery walls. Tap 42 is located at 1411 S. Andrews Ave. in Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-463-4900.
Sake and Sushi in the City Networking
From 6 to 8 p.m., this Tuesday, Yakitori is hosting a sake and sushi networking event. For $15 at the door, you can enjoy a sake sampler or a cocktail and your choice of dishes off the happy hour menu--it's being extended until 8 p.m. for guests of the event. Yakitori is located at 271 SE Mizner Blvd. in Boca Raton. Call 561-637-4490.
Most people love Taco Tuesday, except, of course, total food snobs. Well, American Social is now catering to foodies with their new Taco Tuesday. The Las Olas spot is offering four tacos for $7.50, but they're not your usual ground beef slop. Chicken pesto, fresh Mahi, veggie, chipotle lime pork, and other gourmet options should satisfy the worst Taco Tuesday snobs. Problem solved. American Social is located at 721 E. Las Olas Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-764-7005.
Dinner in the Garden
It's time to enjoy the weather, because it's only getting hotter. This Wednesday and Thursday at 7 p.m., Tanzy is hosting Dinner in the Garden with special appearances by Executive Chef Andre Lane and Master Mixologist/Advanced Sommelier Adam Seger. The dinner will include four courses for $38 per person with option of a $20 cocktail flight. Tanzy is located at 301 Plaza Real in Boca Raton. Call 561-922-6699.
The Heavy Pets Light
Let's be honest: by humpday, you're kind of in need of a workweek escape. Good food and live music should help. Starting at 10 p.m. this Wednesday, the Heavy Pets and Fat Mannequin will be playing at DaDa. It's located at 52 N. Swinton Ave. in Delray Beach. Call 561-330-3232.
Savor the Mediterranean
For anyone interested in previewing Cafe Boulud's summer pop-up, Bould Sud, the restaurant is hosting an advanced showcase of some of the items this Wednesday. The $85 dinner will include four courses with wines. Cafe Boulud is located at 301 Australian Ave. in Palm Beach. Call 561-655-6060.
Mix at New York Grilled Cheese
Mixing and grilled cheese sounds like it could be some sort of molecular gastronomy trick. It's not. New York Grilled Cheese and Jenkins Law Offices are hosting a networking mixer in the Wilton Manors sandwich/ frozen yogurt shop. The event includes complimentary hors d'oeuvres and one free drink. It takes place Wednesday from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Call 954-564-6887.
Pairings Food and Wine Event
The only thing better than one great food and wine pairing is multiple great food and wine pairings. On Thursday, May 30 at 5:30 p.m., the second-annual Pairings Food & Wine Event is coming to downtown West Palm Beach. For $25 in advance, $30 the day of the event, guests will get to sample food from a huge selection of area restaurants in addition to some fantastic wine. It takes place up and down Clematis Street with a complimentary trolley to shuttle guests to and from parking. Call 561-822-1515, or visit www.wpbgo.com/pairings.
Disorientalism: Ready Mix
They say you are what you eat. Well, whenever 'they' say anything, it should be explored. On Thursday at 7 p.m., Ready Mix, curated by Jilian Hernandez Ph.D. is opening with a reception and artist walk-through. Just one chapter of a five-part series, the exhibit--and overall series--explores race and labor in the food production system.
Party in the Garden
Again, if you're looking to enjoy the great outdoors while you still can, Bistro 1001 is hosting its monthly Party in the Garden Thursday at 7 p.m. This month Chef Chris DeGweck will be whipping up some Jamaican Jerk delights. Individual items range from just 2 to 8 bucks. Bistro 1001 is located at 1001 Okeechobee Blvd. in West Palm Beach. Call 561-833-1234.
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