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 celebrate Mexican Independence Day, play dirty bingo, or try South African wine, there's something to do in Broward and Palm Beach counties this week.
Margarita Monday at Red Cow
Your week may have just started, but you still need a drink. Red Cow (1025 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale) offers $3 margaritas all day, so you can even sneak in a quick drink on your lunch break, or just wait to drink a few after work. Visit RedCowFTL.com.
Fork and Balls
Good things don’t always come cheap, but at Fork and Balls (1301 E Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale), they do. All day long, get meatballs for only $1 as part of their Meatball Monday special. Half priced wine on tap is even more enticing. Visit ForkAndBalls.com.
Tasting dinner at Tsukuro
It’s Bourbon Heritage Month, and Tsukuro (225 S Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd.) is celebrating accordingly. For this month’s tasting, Chef Mike and Sushi Chef Tim have created a Bourbon inspired four-course menu. Dished includes the Ceviche Trio, Oyster Quintet, Seafood Taco Trio and BBQ Bourbon. The dinner starts at 7 p.m. and is $55.00 for admission. Visit LocalWineEvents.com.
Half Off Wine Bottles at Le rendez-vous
The French restaurant Le rendez-vous (221 Datura St., West Palm Beach) is offering you a reward for getting through two days of the week. With the exception of house wine, enjoy half off of wine bottles. Note: the dessert menu is filled with specialty crepes and other enticing French treats, such as lavender infused crème brulee. Visit TrendyParisianRestaurant.com.
Chef vs Chef Series at Max's Harvest
It’s week 14 of the Chef vs. Chef series at Max’s Harvest (169 NE Second Ave, Pineapple Grove, Delray Beach). Starting at 9:30 p.m., Tryst’s John Thomas will duke it out against Chris Miracolo of S3. Judged by the best food media and experienced foodies, the winner will advance the next round. Entry is $10 and includes one free beer, cocktail or wine. Proceeds benefit Delray’s Naoma Donnelley Haggin Boys & Girls Club. Visit MaxsHarvest.com.
Himmarshee Public House (201 SW Second St., Fort Lauderdale) is offering attendees a game of bingo, but it’s not your typical, grandma-esque game. Making its debut this week, Dirty Bingo allows players the chance to win risqué sex toys as prizes. DJ Rob Love and drink specials will make this a naughty good time. This event starts at 9 p.m. Visit PublicHouseFTL.com.
Half off Tequila Bottles at Rocco's Tacos
Celebrate Mexico’s National Independence Day and National Guacamole Day with half off all bottles of tequila all day long. Thanks to all Rocco’s Tacos (1313 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale) locations, you may want to call in sick on Thursday, since there will be more than 330 different varieties to choose from. Visit RoccosTacos.com.
Third Thursday Benefit Wine Tastings at Spazio
From 6:30 until 8 p.m., you can drink wine and simultaneously help others in need. At Spazio (239 S Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale), proceeds from their wine tasting benefit Feeding South Florida in recognition of Hunger Action Month. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. This includes the sampling of 4-5 wines, appetizers and a raffle ticket for a $50 Spazio gift card. Visit LocalWineEvents.com.
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Join Whole Foods Market (1903 S. University Dr., Davie) for a beer tasting paired with bar snacks. The tasting is from 5:30 to 7 p.m. and costs $10 to attend. Visit WholeFoodsMarket.com.
The Cape Grape Escape Dinner at Cafe Boulud
Sommeliere Mariya Kovacheva from Cafe Boulud Palm Beach (301 Australian Ave., Palm Beach) will give everyone a taste of South Africa wineries as part of their Cape Grape Escape Dinner. A four course dinner will be made from Executive Chef Rick Mace and will feature Bartholomew Broadbent, an importer of South African wines. Dinner begins at 7 p.m. and costs $85. Visit CafeBoulud.com.
All Weekend Long
Dine Out Fort Lauderdale
Dining for cheap in Fort Lauderdale is also in effect with three-course dinners at $35. Participating restaurants include Beauty and the Feast, Chart House, 15th Street Fisheries and more. This ends October 12. Visit Sunny.org/Dineout.