Things To Do

South Florida Food & Drink Events This Week: Hanukkah Parties, Champagne Dinners, & Palm Beach Food and Wine Fest


Pizza Party at Pizzacraft Artisan Pizzeria
From 5:30 p.m. to close, Pizzacraft Artisan Pizzeria (330 SW Second St., Fort Lauderdale) allows guests to purchase a bottle of wine and pizza for only $30. That’s less than a tank of gas for some people! Wine varietals include Chianti or Pinot Grigio. Visit


$0.25 Cookies at Whole Foods

National Cookie Day just passed, and but all of Whole Foods in South Florida is still celebrating. The market has been offering $0.25 freshly baked chocolate chip cookies, and today is the last day of the promotion. There is a limit of three cookies for each customer. Visit

Open Mic at Dada
The elusive Dada (52 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach) is hosting an open mic night for poets, comedians, or anyone else who just wants to speak. For the first Tuesday of the month, it is poetry slam night. Enjoy the diverse menu and drink favorites such as the blackberry mojitos. Take your sweet time, too - food is served until 2 a.m. Open mic starts at 10:30 p.m. Visit

Eighth Great Night of Hanukkah Celebration
At Hoffman’s Chocolates (Greenacres location, 5190 Lake Worth Road) no holiday gets discriminated against. Celebrate the eighth night of Hanukkah with Rabbi Rosenfeld. There will be a lighting ceremony, a magician and music. The celebration starts at 5:30 p.m. Visit


Champagne Dinner at Steak 954
Steak 954 (W Fort Lauderdale at 401 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale) is hosting a four-course champagne dinner. The elaborate dishes include veal carpaccio, west coast oysters, a trio of beef filet, and charred octopus paired with various champagnes. Tickets are $125 and the dinner starts at 7 p.m. Call 954-414- 8333 for reservations. Visit


Day One of Palm Beach Food and Wine Fest
The celebrity food world descends on South Florida once again as the Palm Beach Food and Wine Fest returns December 10 through 13. Kicking off this Thursday, attendees can catch Sustain, a seafood-esque dinner taking place at PB CATCH Seafood & Raw Bar (251 Sunrise Ave., Palm Beach) for $160. This starts at 7 p.m. Seafood not your thing? Check out The First Bite at Buccan (350 S. County Rd., Palm Beach) for $160 at 7 p.m. Visit

Beer Dinner at LauderAle Brewery
LauderAle Brewery (3305 SE 14th Ave., Fort Lauderdale) is hosting not only a family style dinner but a beer-themed one at that. The beer pairing is a combination from all Be Nice restaurant efforts, especially Red Cow. The $50 admission include a five-course dinner with beer pairings. Dinner starts at 6:30 p.m. Visit

Two Year Anniversary of Himmarshee Public House
Himmarshee Public House (201 SW 2nd St., Fort Lauderdale) is celebrating two years of good brews and foolery with their two-year anniversary starting at 8 p.m. For two hours, guests can enjoy an open bar as well as appetizers and music. Visit

Chanukah Ho Down
Riverside Market South (3218 SE Sixth Ave., Fort Lauderdale) is celebrating Chanukah with beers, dreidels, and kegs, which means even more beer. Schmaltz Brewing beers, also known as He'brew, will be featured. This starts at 7 p.m. Visit

All Throughout December

Brimstone Woodfire Grill’s White Maple Martini
Brimstone Woodfire Grill (14575 SW 5th St., Pembroke Pines) is showcasing their White Maple Martini until the end of December. The martini is created with sortilege maple Canadian whisky, butterscotch brandy and cream and adorned with cinnamon. It is available for $14. Visit

Hoffman's Chocolate Winter Wonderland
Hoffman’s Chocolates is celebrating not only its 40 anniversary but its 25-Annual Winter Wonderland at Hoffman’s Chocolates Factory, Shoppe, Ice Cream Parlour and Gardens (5190 Lake Worth Road). Until Wednesday, December 30th, attendees can enjoy lights, holiday displays, entertainment, photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus and more. Visitors will also be able to win free Hoffman’s chocolate for a year by entering a drawing. 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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