South Florida Food and Drink Events This Week: Taste of Coral Springs, Rare Stone Brewing Tapping, Food Trucks, and More

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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 want to attend the annual Taste of Coral Springs, eat fondue for a good cause, or want to be the first in line for some newly-tapped Funky Buddha brews, there's something to do in Broward and Palm Beach counties this week.

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Scrubs Night at The Melting Pot

On Tuesday, February 24, the Melting Pot in Boca Raton will be having a "Scrubs and Stethoscopes" themed fondue night. The restaurant will be serving a 4-course meal with cheese fondue, salad, entree, and dessert for $30 per person, if you wear scrubs or medical attire (it's $35 if you don't dress up). There will also be drink specials, and patrons don't have to order the full 4-course meal if they just want to stop by and mingle. For reservations, call 561-997-7472, and mention "Scrubs Night." The evening has a charitable twist: 20 percent of the night's proceeds will go towards the FAU medical school's chapter for the American Medical Women's Association. The Melting Pot is located at 5455 N Federal Highway, Boca Raton. Call 561-997-7472, or visit meltingpot.com/boca-raton.

Taste of Coral Springs

This week, the Taste of Coral Springs returns to the city's arts center for a night of eating and drinking, live music, silent auction, and more. Sample food from local restaurants while savoring wine, spirits, and craft beers from vendors and distributors, all of which is included in the admission price. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Coral Springs Cadet Squadron Civil Air Patrol, Junior Achievement of South Florida, and North Broward YMCA Family Center. Tickets are $50 pre-sale; $60 at the door; and $75 VIP (with an early 5:30 p.m entry). Visit the website at tasteofcoralsprings.org to purchase tickets online. The Coral Springs Center for the Arts is located at 2855 Coral Springs Drive, Coral Springs.

Cajun Asian Tuesday at Tsukuro

Tsukuro chef Michael White continues his Fat Tuesday tasting dinner on February 24, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. The Cajun-inspired menu includes six small plates paired with a selection of beer, wine, and Japanese bourbon and includes fried oyster on cornbread pancakes with shishito remoulade; softshell crab gumbo; jambalaya with tempura duck and shrimp; cajun crawfish rangoons; and a sesame shrimp po'boy. The dinner is priced at $55 per person. Seating is limited, and reservations are required. Tskuro is located at 225 South Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. Call 94-523-1407, or visit tsukurofl.com.


Specialty Beer Release at Funky Buddha Brewery

Nothing can get you through hump day like a few beers. This week, hop on down to Funky Buddha brewery in Oakland Park at 7 p.m. for some special release beers. On tap will be More Moro Blood Orange IPA, Key Lime berliner, and Dees Nuts brown ale with raspberries, peanuts, and chocolate. To help you soak up all those suds, the Rolling Chefs food truck will be on-premise all night. Funky Buddha is located at 1201 NE 38th St., Oakland Park. Call 954-440-0046, or visit funkybuddhabrewery.com.


Boynton Beach Art Walk

This Thursday, head out to the Boynton Beach Art District and enjoy an evening of live entertainment, open mic performances, live music, food trucks, and -- of course -- art. Open-air artist studios will feature works by resident artists including Michael Kupillas, Barb Fernandez, Dianette Doyle, Renee Kemp, Tracy Williams, Richard Beau-Lieu, and others. There will also be a special reception for the Monochome Exhibition at ActivistArtistA Gallery. The event begins at 6 p.m., and is free and open to the public. Visit boyntonbeachartdistrict.blogspot.com, or like their Facebook page.

Stone Brewing Rare Release Night at Laser Wolf

On Thursday, February 26, Laser Wolf will host a Stone Brewing release including three rare kegs of brew. So rare, in fact, they are guaranteed to be the only kegs of their kind in the state. Starting at 5 p.m., the bar will tap several selections including Stone's 2011 Imperial Russian stout, and a 2013 Suede imperial porter. Laser Wolf is located at 901 Progresso Drive, Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-667-9373, or visit laserwolf.com.

Tinder Thursday at America's Backyard

Sing people, join America's Backyard on Thursday for Tinder Thursdays. Whether you're looking for true love, a fun date, or just some flirting practice, just download the tinder app and swipe right to all the cuties that conveniently surround you. Remember to set your discovery preferences to one mile for the event. America's Backyard is located at 100 SW Third Ave., Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-449-1025, or visit myamericasbackyard.com.

Wellington Food Truck Invasion

For the most part, invasions tend to have rather negative connotations. Have you ever heard of anyone being excited about a home invasion? Unlikely. On the other hand, we highly doubt anyone would be upset about being invaded by boatloads -- or truckloads -- of delicious food. Well, it's time to prepare your appetites, because the Food Truck Invasion is about to take over Wellington. On Thursday from 5 to 9 p.m., the weekly event will feature numerous food trucks at the Wellington Amphitheatre. Featured trucks include Bite Gastrotruck, Grill Master Café, Palate Party, and Sweet Sensations. The roundup is free to attend, and food will be available for purchase from individual trucks. The Wellington Amphitheatre is located at 12150 Forest Hill Blvd., Wellington. Visit foodtruckinvasion.com.

Bike Night at Blondies

Bikers: cruise on down to Fort Lauderdale beach and chill out at the Blondies back room for their weekly bike night. Meet fellow bikers while enjoying food and drink specials all night starting at 4 p.m., free pool, and free bike parking in the bar's secure, well-lit side lot. You'll find domestic draft beers for $2.75; craft brews for $3.75; and imports like Corona and Heineken for $3.75. Blondies is located at 229 S. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-728-9801, or visit their Facebook page.

Nicole Danna is a food blogger covering Broward and Palm Beach counties. To get the latest in food and drink news in South Florida, follow her @SoFloNicole or find her latest food pics on Clean Plate's Instagram.

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