It's the beginning of the workweek, and you know you are going to enter a week of hard work and hell. Whether you're working hard in your dream job or hustlin' in a job you despise, the obvious is inevitable - you need a break, damn it. This week, there are plenty of activities to chouse from to break up an otherwise routine and mundane week. For this itinerary in Broward and Palm beach county, choose from food truck events, cooking classes, happy hours and more for your fun time.
Meals Under $20 Under 20 Minutes
Grocery bills got you stressing? No worries, dear – Whole Foods is here! From 4 to 6 p.m., Culinary Demo Specialist Allyson will serve tastes as well as insights on simple recipes in the Fort Lauderdale location (2000 N Federal Hwy). Talk about balling on a budget. This will take place in the product department and is of no charge. Visit their wholefoodsmarket.com.
Featured French Wines at Naked Grape
Celebrate the Bastille day the American way at Naked Grape (2163 Wilton Drive in Wilton Manors). Starting Monday, French wines will be offered at half off the whole week. There will also be delicious pairings, such as a French cheese plate. Select food features will also be available at a discounted price. Visit their nakedgrapewinebar.com.
Un-Cooking Class at Funky Buddha Lounge & Brewery
Boca’s Funky Buddha Lounge (2621 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton) will teach people how to create meals, but without actually cooking them. Starting at 6:30, learn how to cook, er, un-cook a variety of meals. Participants will learn how to make an eggplant rollatini appetizer, “RAWsagna” and Chocolate Mousse for dessert. Who needs a stove, anyway? Buy tickets at crurawfood.com or CashOff.com.
$1 Burger Night at Bull Market
Have only $1 in your wallet? Don’t save it – spend it on a burger instead. Bull Market (210A SW Second St., Fort Lauderdale) features $1 burgers on Tuesday that will make it worth your while. Visit their Facebook page.
J. Wakefield and Funky Buddha Tap Takeover at TAP 42
Get in touch with Miami and extra funky brews at Fort Lauderdale’s Tap 42 (1411 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale) this Tuesday. There will be ten J. Wakefield beers and ten Funky Buddha beers on tap. Feel free to sample them all! Visit their Facebook page.
Farmer’s Market at Whole Foods
For free, check out samples and displays of food from the Fort Lauderdale Whole Foods Market team (2000 N. Federal Highway,
Fort Lauderdale). Of course, feel free to purchase these delicious foods as well. The foodie fun starts at 4 p.m. Visit their wholefoods.com.
Food Truck Invasion at Brian Piccolo Park
Normally, invasions are not considered a good thing but this time, it’s an exception. Over 20 food trucks will be taking over Cooper City’s at Brian Piccolo Park, (9501 Sheridan St., Cooper City). This event starts at 5 p.m. and features trucks such as Cheesezilla, Conch Shack, Gene's Joint, HipPOPs Handcrafted Gelato Bars and more. If you miss it this Wednesday, be wary – you’ll have to wait a whole month as this event is the third Wednesday of every month. Visit their Facebook page.
Trivia Night/Thirsty Thursday at Bull Market
Thursday is not just the almost end of the work week, but the beginning of the weekend. Bull Market offers $2 beer Night at their bar triva night at 8 p.m. Want domestic buckets o’beer? It’s only $15. Visit bullmarketbar.com.
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Happy Hour at Mellow Mushroom
Mellow Mushroom (525 N Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale) has just the right amount of food to make you, well, mellow. From 2 to 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. to midnight on Monday through Thursday, happy hour features half off of all draft beers, house wines, house spirits, and select domestic bottled beer and munchies. Visit their Facebook page.
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Happy Hour at The Irishmen
Boca Raton’s Irish pub (1745 NW Second Ave., Boca Raton) starts a wee bit early with their happy hour specials. From 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., indulge in $2 domestic bottles and drafts, $3 import bottles and drafts and $2.50 well drinks. Can you say, “Best spot for day drinking?” Visit their Facebook page.
American Social Three Year Anniversary
American Social (located at 721 E Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale) will be celebrating its three year anniversary, and you know what that means: food discounts. From now until August 31, one of Fort Lauderdale’s newest bars will debut their limited edition “Three Cheers for Three Years” anniversary menu. Guests can enjoy a selection of two drinks and one appetizer for $20. For drinks, choose from Tito’s Strawberry Lemonade, Basil Smash, Not Your Father’s Root Beer Float, Pineapple Mint Caipirinha and Ketel Blue Cosmo. For appetizers, choose from AMSO Pretzel Bites, Truffle and Wild Mushroom, Goat Cheese Croquettes, Margherita Flatbread, Pikliz and Pork Tostones and Spinach and Artichoke Dip. We’ll take these deals over birthday cake any day! Visit their Facebook page.