Around and around we go; today is the start to yet another lovely workweek. Hopefully, you have a bit of a spring in your step from some indulgent weekend activities. If not, don't fret; there are still plenty of events to keep you busy through your working days.
Whether you're looking to sample some wine, watch Monday night football under the full moon, or watch a Samoan fire show, there's something to do in Broward and Palm Beach counties this week.
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There are still tickets available for a four-course beer pairing dinner at the Funky Buddha Lounge in Boca Raton tonight. You'll get a chance to try the Blueberry cobbler ale, an American wheat brewed with blueberries, vanilla, and cinnamon paired with a dehydrated blueberry foie gras; crusher session IPA paired with goan curry chicken; doc brown ale, an English brown paired with lamb "sloppy joe" burgers; and the barrel-aged muy bonita, the apple brandy barrel-aged imperial apple pie pale ale paired with an apple guava meringue dessert. The event takes place from 7-10 p.m. Go here to purchase tickets.
It's game time, and that means finding fun, new ways to celebrate Monday Night football. So why not enjoy the double header outdoors, under the stars, while gazing at the giant screen under the full moon? You can today, at Beauty and the Feast with the Atlantic Hotel & Spa in Fort Lauderdale. The fifth floor terrace will transform into an outdoor viewing party for the ultimate football experience. Expect a special guest appearance, and plenty of drink specials. Reservations are required for large parties.
Start your week off right this Monday and join Tsukuro for its Tsukimi "Moon-Viewing" party to benefit Feeding South Florida during Hunger Action Month. From 6-8 p.m. enjoy a cocktail party and reception with a complimentary drink, glass of wine, or Blue Moon beer. You'll also get to sample some light bites and sushi, or receive 20 percent off food and drink purchased throughout the evening. Then, enjoy a telescope moon-viewing pass with your donation to Feeding South Florida. For information call 954-523-1407, or RSVP to [email protected]
Bid farewell to summer this month with the final installment of the Summer Waterfront Tasting series at 15th Street Fisheries in Fort Lauderdale. One of South Florida's most popular waterfront eateries, the 30-plus-year-old dockside restaurant continues its chef's special three-course tasting dinner presented in the restaurant's second-floor dining room. While you're there, enjoy 2-4-1 specials on house wines, draught beers, and select cocktails with the purchase of any entree during happy hour. The Summer Waterfront Tasting takes place Sunday through Thursday of each week through the end of the month. The cost is $35 per person. Call 954-763-2777 for reservations, and request the summer tasting menu.
ABC Fine Wine & Spirits Wine Tasting
Looking for a new wine to pair with your favorite meal? This Wednesday, from 6-8 p.m., ABC Fine Wine and Spirits in Royal Palm Beach will host an extensive wine tasting event featuring over 50 wines from around the world. For $10, you'll get unlimited samples, a special wine glass, and a savings coupon to use that night.
Every Thursday from 6-9 p.m., West Palm Beach presents "Clematis by Night, a night of music, food, and drink celebrated outdoors, South Florida-style. Crowds gather downtown near the waterfront at Centennial Square for a weekly concert series featuring the best in live country, rock, R&B, reggae, blues, soul, swing and Latin music. Of course, there's also plenty of food and drink available from local establishments and specialty vendors that set-up for the outdoor event. For more information call 561-822-1515.
The massive tikis that loom over the bars and tables at Da Big Kahuna were imported directly from Hawaii -- as were most of the restaurant staff, including the owners. So it makes sense that this would be the ultimate place to hang out for a killer tiki bar experience. Part of the fun includes the drinks (like the Jungle Juice served in a large shell and made tons of rum), and the weekly hula shows (Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday). The best, however, is the free Hawaiian hula and Samoan fire show, which goes down from 8-9:30 p.m. this Friday.
Delray Beach's Morikami Museum invites locals to discover traditional and contemporary Japanese culture and pan-Asian cuisine during a special "Sushi & Stroll" summer walk series this month. The evening will feature music with taiko drums, cold drinks, a stroll down the museum's walking path through the ground's tranquil gardens, and food. Go at your own pace and take advantage of a free tour of the museum and gardens while savoring cuisine from the museum's Cornell Café. Then sip some craft sake from Stacole Fine Wines, all while listening to the taiko drumming by Fushu Daiko. The evening starts at 5:30 p.m. and runs until 8:30 p.m. Admission at the gate is $8 for adults; $6 for children 4-10. The event is free for museum members, and children 3 and under. Food and drink will be sold separately, and there is a $2 fee for the taiko performance.
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