Understanding The Originals & Variants
The Old Arcade (411 E Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach) will school guests in the history of cocktails as well as the difference between bitters and sugars. Included in the class is appetizers from Caffé Martier, happy hour all night, and half off the cocktail menu at 7 p.m. The class is $40 per person and $140 for the entire series. This event is from 5 to 7 p.m. Visit Zerve.com.
Beauty & the Feast (601 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale) will host a two-hour pizza-making class hosted by local restaurateur - and native Italian - Steven Dapuzzo. Attendees will learn about the history of pizza as well. Classes are $69 per person. Visit Society8.com.
Get the chance to taste over 20 food trucks this Tuesday night from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Past food trucks include Crazydilla, Dough Dough's Donuts, Las Gorditas, Taco Fresh and more. This foodie event takes place in Plantation Heritage Park at 1100 S. Fig Tree Ln., Plantation. Visit foodtruckinvasion.com.
3030 Ocean Specialty Menu
3030 Ocean (Riva-Marriott Harbor Beach, 3030 Holiday Dr., Fort Lauderdale) will offer a special four-course dinner by Hell’s Kitchen’s season 13 champion Chef LaTasha McCutchen. The dinner is $79 per person with an optional wine pairing for an additional $36. Courses include oysters, red snapper, lamb, and Carolina shoofly pie. The dinner is also available Monday and Tuesday at 6 p.m. Visit 3030ocean.com.
Get in touch with your inner grandma this week with beer bingo at Riverside Market (608 SW 12th Ave, Fort Lauderdale). Starting at 7 p.m., the drafts featured will be from Concrete Beach Brewery. The price of cards is $5 and is $2 after. Visit TheRiversideMarket.com.
National Beer Day at American Social
American Social Las Olas (721 E Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale ) will offer select brews for $4. The beers are Two Brothers Chocolate Mint Porter, MIA 305 Golden Lager, Ballast Point Pineapple Sculpin and Rogue 6 Hop IPA. Visit americansocialbar.com.
National Beer Day at Hyde Beach Kitchen + Cocktails
Hyde Beach Kitchen + Cocktails (111, S Surf Rd., Hallandale Beach) will give guests a free Hollywood draft beer with the purchase of one food item. This is from noon to 6 p.m. Visit OpenTable.com.
Domaine Carneros® Wine Pairing Dinner
NYY Steak (5550 N.W. 40 St., Coconut Creek ) will have a Domaine Carneros® Wine Pairing Dinner co-hosted by Master Sommelier Virginia Philip. The event kicks off with a cocktail reception at 7:30 p.m. followed by the four course meal at 8 p.m. Courses include scallops, Alaskan halibut, beef tenderloin, and boutique domestic cheese for dessert. Tickets are $199 per person. Call 954-585-5379.
Taste of Spring
Bistro Ten Zero One (1001 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach) will have a four-course spring-themed wine dinner. This starts at 7 p.m. and includes wild mushroom cappuccino, golden tilefish, lamb and more. Admission is $50. Visit bit.ly/bistro0407.
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All Month Long
National Poetry Month at Hoffman Chocolates
Because of National Poetry Month, Hoffman’s Chocolates (801 S. University Drive in Plantation, 920 E. Las Olas Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale, 5250 Town Center Cir in Boca Raton, 3341 Sheridan St. in Hollywood, 705 Lake Ave. in Lake Worth) has teamed up with the Jason Taylor Foundation to support the young poets of the Omari Hardwick bluapple Poetry Network. To celebrate, Hoffman’s Chocolates will donate 10 percent of all Gourmet Caramel Apple sales during April to the Jason Taylor Foundation. Visit Hoffmans.com.
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.