South Florida Food & Drink Events This Week: Shake Shack Opening, Beer Tasting at Tap 42, and More

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There goes another jam-packed weekend. Whether you eat at the Las Olas Wine and Food Festival, improved your practice at Yoga Fest, got drunk on the beach for the Air and Sea Show, or just sat around on your ass, the fun of the weekend has unfortunately passed.

Don't fret fine friends, you may have to work, but there's still plenty of options for dining and drinking this week. From Shake Shake to beer dinners, and more.


B Ocean Earth Day

B Ocean on Fort Lauderdale Beach is holding a number of specials to celebrate the Earth on Monday. In addition to a number of spa specials, the hotel is offering special organic cocktails at the pool, including the $10 cucumber-ginger fizz, a combination of organic cucumber-infused vodka, fresh lime, cucumber, and ginger-lemonade. The hotel restaurant B'stro on the Beach will be rolling out special menu items to commemorate. Call 954-564-1000.

Shake Shack Grand Opening

Possibly the best day, ever, in Boca Raton: Shake Shake is opening its doors. Starting at 11am, the roadside hut--well, it's, like, a really nice, air-conditioned hut--will be open to the general public. City officials and members of Danny Meyer's Union Square Hospitality Group will be onsite for the debut.


Five Course First Class Titanic Dinner

The Titanic might have been a total disaster, but you could bet the ship served an awesome dinner before it went down. in honor of the ship's lost culinary tradition, Le Bistro in Lighthouse Point will be serving a five course special dinner to honor the sunken ship. The dinner starts at 5pm. It is $35 per person. Reservations required. Call (954) 946-9240.

Spring Cleansing Meal

Unless you went to Yoga Fest, you probably dirtied up your liver over the weekend. Learn to clean it up at Whole Food Boca. Certified Nutritionist and Lifestyl Center Culinary Instructor Abigail Nagorski, will teach participants how to do a healthy cleanse. Registration required. Call (561) 447-0000.


Shipyard Tasting

It's hot. If you haven't noticed: summer is officially here. Here's your chance to cool off with a Shipyard Tasting Dinner at d.b.a./ cafe. Starting at 7 pm, the restaurant will be pairing four courses with the delights of Shipyard beer. The dinner is $45 per person. Reservations suggested. Call (954) 565-3392.


Cops will become the waiters at J.G. McGuinness from 6 to 10 p.m. Benefiting the Special Olympics, all “tips” earned will be donated to the fund. To help out, the restaurant is offering an extended happy hour to coincide with $4 well drinks, draft beers, and house wines. Call 954-349-2100.

Wine and Spirit Tasting

We frequently see wine and beer tastings. But what about the spirits? Palm Bay International is hosting a wine and spirit tasting to benefit United Cerebal Palsy of Florida. The event, being held at the Westin Diplomat Golf Resort and Spa, will host winemakers, spirit distillers, and their products from around the world. The event is taking place Wednesday, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tickets cost $30 in advance, $40 at the door. Call 561-893-9998, ext 3005.


Inaugural Dada Spelling Bee Challenge

Test your spelling skills without the use of spellcheck at Dada's first drunken spelling bee challenge. A $7 contestant fee gets you a beer and a shot. Registration starts at 9 pm.Limit 25 contestants. You must show ID and sign a waiver indicating you will not be driving afterwards. Call prizes will be given out. Call 561-330-3232

Stone Tap Takeover

For those of you who love Arrogant Bastards, Tap 42 is hosting a Stone Tap Takeover. Starting at 7pm, the bar will be tapping a selection of aggressive, fresh, aged, vintage, and intense drafts.

Meet N' Drink With Bruno Paillaird

Everyone loves champagne. So who wouldn't love to meet the vintner? Unfortunately, a ticket to France can add up quickly. Starting at 7:30pm, the Blind Monk is hosting a Skype meet n' drink with Bruno Paillard. Paillard, his daughter Elise, and his account manager, Francois Colas, will take guests through a flight of champagnes. Reservations are required. The event is $45 per person. Call (561) 833-3605.

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