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 enjoy a free pint of beer, join a wine or beer pairing dinner, or celebrate Dogtoberfest with your four-legged friend, there's something to do in Broward and Palm Beach counties this week.
Nick's New Haven Pizzeria & Bar's has launched a Facebook sweepstakes to win free pizza for a year in recognition of October's National Pizza Month. Nick's is the only pizzeria in the area to feature New Haven-style apizza, the unique style of thin-crust pizza created in New Haven, Connecticut. Nick's is best-known for its specialty White Clam pie. In addition to apizza, other regional specialties include Hummel hot dogs and East Haven, Connecticut Foxon Park sodas, crafted since 1922 in flavors like White Birch and Gassosa. To enter, visit the Facebook page at bit.ly/NicksPizzaSweepstakes. In addition, Nick's is offering a buy-one-get-one deal on its cheese pizza flats during the entire month of October, Monday through Wednesday. This offer is available for dine-in only at both the Boca Raton and Coral Spring locations. The offer is good for one pizza per table (offer must be presented). Visit nickspizzeriabar.com.
Papa's Raw Bar in Lighthouse Point will be partnering with Cigar City Brewing for a beer pairing dinner on Tuesday, October 21, from 7 to 10 p.m. Enjoy a lobster bisque shooter paired with Florida Cracker; Peruvian wahoo ceviche paired with Hotter Than Helles; blackened swordfish over seaweed salad paired with Jai Alai IPA; and panko fish tacos with peach salsa paired with White Oak Peach IPA. For dessert, enjoy a beer cream float with Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Brown Ale. The dinner is $45 per person. For more information visit papasrawbar.com, or call 754-307-5034
Funky Buddha Brewery and Stout Bar & Grill are pairing up for a beer pairing dinner this Tuesday, October 21, from 7 to 10 p.m. Enjoy four courses, each paired with a Funky Buddha brew. As each course is served, Stout Bar & Grill's executive chef, Heather Clippinger, will offer insight about the selection process of pairing seasonal ingredients with the bold flavors of beer. Stout will be serving a beet and goat cheese arugula salad, jerk-spiced chicken wings, roasted pork osso bucco, and a banana xango served on top of vanilla gelato tickets. Funky Buddha will have its FLoridian hefeweizen, Hop Gun IPA, No Crusts American brown ale, and Espresso Nitro stout. To purchase tickets, visit EventBrite here.
Boca Landing is offering a unique wine pairing dinner event with Matt Hobbs of Paul Hobbs Winery. The four-course pairing dinner will take place on Wednesday, October 22, from 7 to 10 p.m. Each dish will be paired with a different Paul Hobbs wine, including a chardonnay, pinot noir, cabernet sauvignon, and a malbec. The dinner is $90 per person, and seating is limited. For details on food and wine, visit the event Facebook page. To purchase tickets, go to EventBrite here.
The Coral Springs Museum of Art, which was recently nominated by Congressman Ted Deutch for a 2015 National Medal for Museum Service, is partnering with the Fresh Market in Coral Springs for a fundraising evening of winetasting and hors d'oeuvres on Wednesday, October 22. For $25 per person, guests can enjoy wines and delectable bites from around the world, while browsing the store. In addition, attendees will receive up to a 15 percent discount on wine purchases during the evening. Attire is business casual. All proceeds will benefit the Coral Springs Museum of Art's education and public programs, which include The Art of War Storytelling Veteran's Program and Kaleidoscope Program, a specialty art program designed exclusively for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. The fundraising event will take place Wednesday, October 22, from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at The Fresh Market located at 4633 University Drive, Coral Springs. For ticket reservations call 954-340-5000, or visit coralspringsmuseum.org.
Oceans 234, one of Deerfield Beach's most popular beachfront restaurants, will be hosting two Halloween-themed events to celebrate the spooky holiday, beginning with its Culinary Cult Hallo-Wine on October 22. From 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., executive chef Victor Franco will host the evening which includes a five-course dinner featuring seasonal fall ingredients, accompanied by wine pairings. Courses include butternut squash bisque with Moet Imperial Brut, lobster and shrimp pot pie with New Harbor Sauvignon Blanc, diver scallop with Chandon Pinot Meunier, pan roasted venison with Woodwork Cabernet, and pumpkin soufflé with Cloudy Bay Late Harvest Riesling. Hallo-Wine will take place on the Oceans 234 waterfront patio, offering great views of the beach, the pier and the water. The cost is $60 per person, and reservations are required. For more information visit oceans234.com, or call 954-428-2539.
Join Funky Buddha Brewery at the Pub in Pembroke Pines and get something for your drinking. From 7 to 10 p.m. the bar will be offering a special deal: purchase a Funky Buddha brew, and get a free pint glass.Offer is good while supplies last. For more information visit thepubs.weebly.com, or call 954-430-4230.
The Atlantic Resort & Spa's restaurant, Beauty and the Feast, is firing up the cooker and tapping the kegs for a new weekday event dubbed Pig & Pint Thursdays. From 7 to 11 p.m., the evening will feature $5 craft beer pints and a $15 all-you-can-eat pork roast. Call
Fort Lauderdale's Stout Bar & Grill and Recycla-Bull Terrier Rescue are hosting a special fundraising event on Thursday, October 23, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Dogtoberfest will feature a variety of German-inspired food and drink, all for a good cause. Especially drinking: Delray Beach's Saltwater Brewery has donated a keg of its Oktoberfest lager for the event, and all sales of the beer will go to the Recycla-Bull Terrier Rescue. Stout will also have a special Oktoberfest platter for $14, which features knockwurst, bratwurst, and numberger with sauerkraut and German potato salad. Bring your dogs, too: all four-legged friends in attendance will receive free treats. Thinking of adopting a dog? Ask the Recycla-Bull Terrier volunteers at the event for more information about adoptions and fostering. The rescue, which operates out of Fort Lauderdale and rescues dogs from across South Florida, is always looking for extra helping hands and "forever" homes.
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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