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South Florida Food and Drink Events This Week: Pokemon Party, Swine and Dine, and UNcooking Demo Dinner


Summer is for Locals
Green Bar & Kitchen (1075 SE 17th St., Fort Lauderdale) will launch “Summer Is for Locals,” a slew of daily specials, starting today. Specials include Meatless Monday with $5 Seattle Burgers, Taco Tuesday, Thankful Thursday, and more. Visit

Pop-up Pokemon Party

ROK:BRGR (Gulfstream Park, 600 Silks Run, Hallandale Beach) will be the hot spot for Pokémon from 4 to 7 p.m. Included are over 20 PokéStops, drinks at half-price, $10 burgers, and giveaways. Visit

Tap 42 Boca's First-Anniversary Party
Tap 42 Boca (5050 Town Center Cir. #247, Boca Raton) will celebrate its first birthday with food, drink specials, and more. Participants will even have the chance to win free beer for a year in a raffle. This starts at 4 p.m. Visit


Swine and Dine
Brandon’s (Kimpton Tideline Ocean Resort & Spa at 2842 S. Ocean Blvd., Palm Beach) will host a full moon party titled Swine and Dine. This communal dinner kicks off with a beer reception at 6:30 p.m. and features roasted pig, 14-hour brisket, white bean salad, Mexican-style street corn, and more. Admission is $65. Visit

Victory Living Program’s Taco Tuesday Family Night Fundraiser
Tijuana Taxi Co. (901 N. University Dr., Coral Springs) will host a fundraiser from 5 to 10 p.m. during which 15 percent of all food sales will be donated to Victory Living Programs, which helps those with disabilities live independent lives. Call 954-616-1074.

UNcooking Demo and Dinner
Funky Buddha Lounge & Brewery (2621 N. Federal Hwy., Boca Raton) will allow participants to learn how to cook a three-course meal with raw food ingredients. Menu items include carrot nori rolls, "AlfRAWdo" noodles, and coconut mango ice cream. Admission is $49, and this dinner is from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Visit


Hahn Family Wines of California Tasting
Virginia Philip Wine Shop & Academy (101 N. Clematis St., West Palm Beach) will host a wine tasting from the Hahn Family Wines of California. This starts at 6 p.m. Tickets are $35. Call 561-721-6000.

Wing Wednesday
The Brass Tap Fort Lauderdale (551 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale) will offer ten wings and a pint for $10. There are also half-price fills on any Flagler Village Brewery drafts during Growler Hour from noon to 4 p.m. Visit
Must Love Beer, A Samuel Adams Beer Dinner Series
Burt & Max's (9089 W. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach) is hosting its second dinner in our Samuel Adams Must Love Beer series. This includes a four-course dinner made by Executive Chef Dan Moore and is paired with Sam Adams beers. Menu items include salmon, pork belly, duck, and chocolate cake. This is from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and costs $45. RSVP by calling 561-826-1790.


The Renaissance of Classical Cuisine: Lunch with Gianluca Branca, Executive Chef

Trevini (290 Sunset Ave., Palm Beach) will allow diners to discuss famous chef Auguste Escoffier with Palm Beach chefs while dining on a three-course lunch. This starts at 12:30 p.m., and tickets are $75. Call 561-805-8562.

Mexico's Caribbean Coast Dinner
Max's Harvest executive chef Eric Baker and executive chef Rick Mace of Café Boulud will team up for a four-course meal at 6:45 p.m. Each meal is specially paired with wine and cocktails. Dinner is $95 and is at Café Boulud (Brazilian Court Hotel, 301 Australian Ave., Palm Beach). Call 561-655-6060.

Olé España
Apothecary 330 (330 Himmarshee St., Fort Lauderdale) will allow guests to sample Spanish wine varietals such as Cava, Albariño, Godello, Garnacha, and Tempranillo. The wine will be from Aveniu Brands, while the tapas and pintxo pairings are from Pizzacraft chef Dan Hernandez. This starts at 7 p.m. and is $15 for Elite Coin Members and $20 for nonmembers. RSVP by emailing [email protected] or calling 954-616-8028.

Six-Course Dinner at Angelo Elia Pizza, Bar & Tapas
Angelo Elia Pizza, Bar & Tapas (1370 Weston Rd., Weston) will offer a six-course dinner paired with Banfi Wines. This event hosted by Luciano Castiello, Castello Banfi brand ambassador, and Tony Sassi, executive chef of Angelo Elia Weston. Menu items include Maine lobster medallions, risotto soufflé, grilled short ribs, quail, and more. The event kicks off at 6:30 p.m. and costs $119. RSVP by calling 954-306-0037 and asking for Tony Sassi.

All Month Long

Specialty Summer Cocktails
Apothecary 330 (330 Himmarshee St., #101, Fort Lauderdale) will showcase not one, but two cocktails for the summertime. One is the Green Tea Lavender Mojito and the other is PEAping Tom, geared toward those who like martinis. Call 954-616-8028.

Josie’s Ristorante Summer Discount
Josie’s Ristorante (1602 S. Federal Hwy., Boynton Beach) will offer 25 percent off the entire menu until September. This is for dine-in only and is not applicable with other discounts or offers. Visit

iPic July Specials
iPic theaters (301 Plaza Real, Boca Raton) will feature Red Shrimp Tacos with Salsa Morita as their meal of the month and mojitos as their featured drink. Visit

Stay Cool & Celebrate Summer
Hoffman’s Chocolates (all locations) will feature their limited edition ice cream sundaes and milkshakes. This lasts until July 31 and benefits United Way of Broward County’s ReadingPals Program and United Way of Palm Beach County’s partner, the Literacy Coalition. Additionally, Hoffman’s Chocolates will also donate a portion of its special edition Love Wins Oreos Box of 3 to the OneOrlando Fund. This costs $6.50 per pack with a $1 donation to the fund. Visit

Stout Bar & Grill Summer Happy Hour
Stout Bar & Grill (3419 N. Andrews Ave., Oakland Park) will feature half-off drinks, flatbreads, and appetizers Monday through Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. Visit

For more events, visit our online calendar or pick up the print edition of New Times 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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