Things To Do

South Florida Food & Drink Events This Week: Opera Pop-Up, Caribbean Christmas, and Rare Beers


Trivia at Funky Buddha Brewery
Show off your plethora of useless knowledge at Funky Buddha Brewery (1201 NE 38th St., Oakland Park) starting at 7 p.m. There’s no team size requirements or admission fee, so you can impress your date for cheap. The top three teams will win Funky Buddha gift cards. Visit


Taco Tuesday at 13 American Table
13 American Table (451 E. Palmetto Park Road, Boca Raton) puts a little excitement back into your Tuesday. The Taco Tuesday promotion includes $3 tacos (bar only) and $7 tequila shots (entire restaurant). Visit

Rachetta Bar Special at Pompano Beach Whole Foods
Pompano Beach Whole Foods (2411 N. Federal Highway, Pompano Beach) offers pizza and craft brew for just $8. There will also be live music from 6 to 8:30 p.m. to keep you moving. Visit


Pop-up Opera at City Cellar
City Cellar Wine Bar & Grill (700 S. Rosemary Ave., West Palm Beach) is hosting Pop-Up Opera. The free performances will be performed by Palm Beach Opera’s Benenson Young Artists. As for dinner, executive chef Kevin Darr will be preparing it. This starts at 6:30 p.m. Visit

Holiday Cocktail Party
Chima (2400 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale) is getting in the holiday spirit with a cocktail party. More specifically, the Welcome Home Group/ESWV and Morningday Community Solutions holiday party. At $25 admission, guests get appetizers with a free cocktail. This event is from 5 to 8 p.m. Buy tickets at Guests who want to stay for dinner get $10 off but must make a reservation before the event. Visit

Santa Claus and DJ Adam Lipson at Northwood Village Food Truck Roll-In
Saint Nick and DJ Adam Lipson team up for the Northwood Village (509 Northwood Road, West Palm Beach) food-truck event. From 6 to 10 p.m., take your pick from 16 food trucks like Crayzlicious, Bea's Heavenly Wings, the Sinful Sandwich Company, and Dawgs & Wiches. Visit their Facebook page.


Ugly Sweater Party at American Social
You may want to consult your grandma for fashion advice on this one. At 9 p.m., American Social (721 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale) is hosting an ugly sweater party complete with $5 Tito's cocktails. In this case, the uglier the better. Visit

Christmas in the Caribbean at Bistro Ten Zero One 
Bistro Ten Zero One (1001 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach) will introduce new executive chef Christian Quiñones to attendees. The culinary theme will be Puerto Rico as well as its surrounding islands in the fresh meals prepared. This event is from 6 to 8 p.m. and is $45 for admission. RSVP at
Barrel Aged and Rare Beer Holiday Extravaganza
Funky Buddha in Boca Raton (2621 N. Federal Highway) is showcasing what seems to be copious amounts of rare beers. Brews include De Struise Cuvee Delphine, De Dolle Stille Nacht, Jolly Pumpkin Noel De Calabaza and rye whiskey barrel drafts from Funky Buddha itself. The fun starts at 4 p.m. Visit

Throughout December

Brimstone Woodfire Grill’s White Maple Martini
Brimstone Woodfire Grill (14575 SW Fifth St., Pembroke Pines) is showcasing its White Maple Martini until the end of December. The martini is created with sortilege maple Canadian whiskey, 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 40th-anniversary but its 25th-annual Winter Wonderland at Hoffman’s Chocolates Factory, Shoppe, Ice Cream Parlour and Gardens (5190 Lake Worth Road). Until Wednesday, December 30, 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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