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 are still plenty of events to keep you busy through your working days. Whether you're looking to participate in a Funky Buddha tap takeover, sample $!0 pairing plates with beer or wine at Hampton For ks Kitchen & Table, or attend an artisan cheese and wine pairing class at Whole Foods, there's plenty of food and drink events taking place in Broward and Palm Beach counties this week.
Saint Arnold Divine Specialty Reserve Release
If only every Monday could start out this good. Sybarite Pig in Boca Raton will be tapping the only Divine Reserve 15 keg in the South Florida territory, plus selling a number of select Saint Arnold special release bottles, as well as plenty of Saint Arnold swag. The event will take place at 7 p.m.
Third Tuesday Celebration
Lobster is synonymous with celebration and luxury, and this Tuesday that makes it the perfect theme for Tskuro's Third Tuesday tasting dinner and Leblon cachaça cocktail clinic. The restaurant's opening reception and three-course dinner will feature a series of lobster dishes paired with a Leblon cachaca cocktails. The dinner is $65 per person. Call 954-523-1407.
Ten Dollar Tuesday Tasting
Hampton Forks Kitchen & Table, Jupiter’s newest specialty and prepared food takeout and delivery business, is bringing back their $10 Tuesday Tastings beginning on Tuesday, June 16, from 6 to 8 p.m. (185 East Indiantown Road, Jupiter) The $10 Tuesday Tastings will take place monthly on the first and third Tuesdays of the month. Enjoy an array of select appetizers accompanied by paired wine, beer or a non-alcoholic beverage. Gourmet take-away will be available at an additional charge. While at the shop pick up a copy of Hamptons Forks Kitchen and Table’s calendar of upcoming tastings and events. Call 631-276-1197.
Artisan Charcuterie Tasting and Pairing Class
Join Colin Hogan, Whole Foods Market Palm Beach Garden's (11701 Lake Victoria Gardens, Palm Beach Gardens) in-house salumista, along with Tara Harmon, the store's certified cheese professional and self-proclaimed “beer geek” to explore and taste finely cured and selected charcuterie paired with the perfect cheeses and beers. The event takes place from 6 to 7 p.m., and there is a $10 donation sign-up fee benefiting the Whole Kids Foundation. Space is limited. Register at the customer service desk by calling 561-630-3400.
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Beer Tasting Class
Even if you already think you know everything about beer, the beer tasting class at The Brass Tap (950 N Congress Ave., Boynton Beach) will still be a fun event. Join the beer bar each month when they sample up to seven different beers representing a range of seasonal beer styles. Meet other beer-loving folks, learn how to discern colors, aromas, and flavors and enjoy the wide variety of craft beers that are available right here in South Florida. The event takes place from 7:30 to 9 p.m.
Food Truck Invasion
The third Wednesday of every month, Food Truck Invasion takes over Brian Piccolo park from 5 to 9:30 p.m. The Cooper City park (9501 Sheridan Street, Cooper City) will host the event all summer long. Expect a huge outdoor picnic with food trucks of different origins, cuisine, and menus. Be sure to bring your folding chairs or blankets to picnic at the park grass surroundings.
Funky Buddha Tap Takeover
Drink local all day Wednesday at Whole Foods Market in Davie (1903 S. University Drive, Davie) when Funky Buddha Brewery takes over eight of the 16 taps at The Watering Hole, the grocer's in-house bar. The lineup will include a wide selection like Hop Gun IPA, Floridian, Session IPA, OP Porter, On Top Blonde, Big Guava Jelly Blonde, Small Axe Big IPA, Blueberry Cobbler, I'm So Excited, I'm So Scared, More Moro, Hop Breath Extra Pale Ale. The event is free to the public and will take place at Whole Foods from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Nicole Danna is a food writer covering Broward and Palm Beach counties. To get the latest in food and drink news in South Florida, follow her @SoFloNicole or find her latest food pics on the BPB New Times Food & Drink Instagram.