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South Florida Food and Drink Events This Week: Cooking Class, Beer Tasting, and Meet the Brewer


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 first class of the series, called “Introduction to the Wonderful World of Cooking,” is this week at 7:30 p.m. and will be every Monday through February 8. The fee is $350 and includes all five classes in the series. Visit

Monk Beer Academy: Brews & Bites
The Blind Monk (410 Evernia St., Suite 107, West Palm Beach) will hold a class discussing the importance of pairing food with beers. There will also be pairings available for eating. Admission is $36, with classes at both 7 and 8:30 p.m. Email [email protected] for class reservations.


Farmer’s Market at Whole Foods
Whole Foods in Fort Lauderdale (2000 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale) is hosting an outdoor farmer’s market in the southside parking lot. This is from 4 to 9 p.m. There is no cost for admission. Call 954-398-2000.


Lexington Brewing & Distilling Tasting
Swing by Stache (109 SW Second Ave., Fort Lauderdale) to not only learn about but taste samples from Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co. Drinks of both topic and taste include Town Branch Bourbon, Pearse Lyons Reserve Whiskey, Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Stout, Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale, Kentucky Bourbon Honey Barrel Brown Ale, and Town Branch Rye. This starts at 8 p.m. and is free. Visit

Meet the Brewer
Craft Beer Cartel (557 SW 12th Ave., Fort Lauderdale) is allowing beer-loving guests to meet Wynwood Brewing’s Nik Mebane and David Rodriguez. The discussion of Wynwood Brewing’s origins and sudsy creations starts at 7 p.m. Visit their Facebook page.

Wino Wednesday
Alliterations are great but 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


Trivia Night/Thirsty Thursday at Bull Market
Thursday is not just almost the end of the workweek but the beginning of the weekend. Bull Market offers $2 beer night at their bar trivia night at 8 p.m. Want domestic buckets o’ beer? They're only $15. Visit

Project Yeast 002
LauderAle (3305 SE 14th Ave., Fort Lauderdale) is allowing guests to drink and judge the outcome of a four-beer flight. Drinkers will learn about the brewing process of each beer and yeast stain and will help choose the best one. This event is from 8 to 11 p.m. and is $9 to participate. Guests will also get a free LauderAle sticker. Visit

Open Mic Night
Get your singing/poetic voices ready — the Brewhouse Gallery (720 Park Ave., Lake Park) will hold an open-mic night, hosted by comedian Wayne Felber. Participants sign up at 7 p.m. and get on stage at 8. There is a one-drink minimum for both performers and guests. There will also be gourmet hot dogs and home-style cooking from Diner Dogs Inc. Call 561-771-1641 or 561-469-8930.

Food Truck Invasion
Get your fill of food trucks starting at 5 p.m. at Wellington Amphitheater (12300 Forest Hill Blvd., Wellington). Past food trucks, include Dolce Gourmet Cupcakes, Cheesezilla, Pizzazilla, and more. Visit

All Month Long

Winter Cocktails

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