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South Florida Food and Drink Events This Week: Cigar City Tap Takeover, Art After Dark, and More

Weekdays are the worst, unless you live in South Florida where we refuse to let a moment go by without cramming it full of entertainment.

Indulge in some gourmet eats while taking in art or down free cocktails and apps while expanding your professional and social circle.

Whether you're looking to relax and recover from the weekend, or would prefer to fill your weekday evening with distracting doings, there's something for you to do in Broward and Palm Beach counties this week.

See also: Even More Food and Drink Events in Broward and Palm Beach Counties


Broward Food System Cooperative Gathering

If you care about locally sourced food and supporting local growers, join Michael Madfis of Fort Lauderdale Vegetables and the Broward Food Cooperative at their meeting today from noon to 2 p.m. at the Florida Department of Health in Broward County (780 SW 24th. Street, Fort Lauderdale). Meet and talk with local processors and buyers in all food and farming related industries, from composte makers to seedling growers to investors. The Cooperative's mission is to "build and support locally based, self-reliant food economies - one in which sustainable food production, processing, distribution, and consumption is integrated to enhance the economic, environmental and social health of Broward County."


New Networking for the New Year

Is one of your resolutions to be a better networker to help grow your career savvy? (Or is it just to get more complimentary drinks and apps?) Either way this event is for you. Head over to SoLita in Delray Beach at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday for Fast Blink's first networking event of the new year, New Networking for the New Year. The event is free and their will be happy hour specials in addition to the complimentary cocktail and select appetizers.

Cigar City & Terrapin Beer Co. Tap Takeover

Join the crew at Kapow! Noodle Bar on Wednesday from 6 to 9 p.m. as they welcome Cigar City Brewing for a Tap Takeover. In addition to other brews and accompanying small plates, they'll be featuring Southern Slice, a collaborative beer produced by Cigar City and Terrapin Beer Co., "two innovative breweries from the deep South."

Southern Slice is a limited edition lager made with vanilla bean and pecans. There will only be two kegs on all of South Florida and one will be tapped at Kapow! on Wednesday. Don't miss it.


Art After Dark

Thursday night is a primer for the weekend, and there's no better way to prepare for the end of the workweek than Art After Dark, one of Norton Museum's most popular programs. Where "culture and entertainment meet," Art After Dark is a diverse collection of art, including film, dance, music, DIY projects, winetastings, lectures, and fine dining from 5 to 9 p.m. every Thursday. Admission is half-price on Thursdays, normally $12 for adults, $5 for students, and free for members and children under 12 every day. Food and beverages are served from the museum's café, Fratelli Lyon, which offers an à la carte dinner menu from 5 to 8:30 p.m. -- By Dave Minsky

Founders Brewing Night

The guys at Laser Wolf will be filling pint glasses with Founders Brewing beers starting at 5 p.m. until they run out. Beers on draft will include Sweet Repute, IMperial Stout, Nitro Dry Hopped Pale ale, Backwoods Bastard, Boylr Maykr, Dirty Bastard, and All Day IPA.

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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.
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