South Florida Food and Drink Events This Week: Wine and Cheese Pairing, Burger Eating Contest and Beer Bingo


Wine and Cheese Pairing
The Blind Monk (410 Evernia St., Ste. 107, West Palm Beach) will host a wine and cheese pairing from 4 to 11:30 p.m. Led by Sommelier Lauren Samson, the event costs $60. Visit TheBlindMonk.com.

Fantastic 4 Challenge at Tarpon Bend
Show off your burger eating skills at Tarpon Bend (200 SW Second St., Fort Lauderdale). Participants of the Fantastic 4 Challenge have to eat a four-patty burger in 20 minutes. Contestants who don’t finish have to pay $20 but those who do receive a T-shirt, wall of fame photo, a $25 bar tab, and bragging rights. Those just watching get to enjoy $5 cheeseburgers from 5 p.m. to close. The challenge starts at 9 p.m. Visit TarponBend.com.

Burger and Beer Tuesdays at Funky Buddha
Funky Buddha Brewery (1201 NE 38th St., Oakland Park) allows guests to get both a burger and beer for $10. Burger choices include the 1201 burger or one of the four specialty burgers. Beers include Hop Gun, Fuhgeddaboudit Red, Floridian, OP Porter, On Top Blonde and Crusher. This event is from 5 to 10 p.m. Visit FunkyBuddhaBrewery.com.

The Tiers and Beers Show
Beer Trade Co Cafe & Beer Lounge (145 NE Fourth Ave., Delray Beach) will feature both local music and comedians as well as $3 drafts all night long. This week, Fiesta Bobs will be providing the tunes while Talia Brahms, Jon Curtis Rose, Eli Olsberg, and others will provide the laughs. Those who show up for Tiers and Beers for a second time with three or more friends get a free draft beer. The show is from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. There is no cover. Visit their Facebook page.


J. Lohr Wine Dinner at Bistro Ten Zero One 
Bistro Ten Zero One (1001 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach) will have a J. Lohr wine dinner. Guests will enjoy a reception followed by a four-course seated dinner by executive chef Christian Quiñones. The dinner also includes pairings. Tickets are $50. RSVP at bit.ly/bistro_0302.

Beer Bingo
Riverside Market (608 SW 12th Ave., Fort Lauderdale) will be hosting its monthly beer bingo event. Starting at 7:30 p.m., the drafts featured will be from Magic Hat with two new releases: Wee Heavy and Low Key. The price of cards is $5 and is $2 after. Visit TheRiversideMarket.com.

2-for-1 Block-Wide Happy Hour
Several restaurants along Fort Lauderdale’s Himmarshee Street are getting together to offer a 2-for-1 block-wide Happy Hour. Launched by JEY Hospitality Group, guests will receive a wooden chip after purchasing their first drink, which will enable them to get a free drink at TacoCraft, Himmarshee Public House, ROK:BRGR, Apothecary 330, and Pizza Craft. A new Bar Bites menu will also be featured at the restaurants as well. The happy hour will be available Monday through Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. Visit JeyGroup.com.

Tastemakers Series at Apothecary 330
Apothecary 330 (330 Himmarshee St. #101, Fort Lauderdale) will host its second Tastemakers Series event at 8 p.m. The installment includes samplings from Balvenie Scotch Whisky as well as Alec Bradley Cigars. There is no cover. RSVP at events@apothecary330.com.

Trivia Night/Thirsty Thursday at Bull Market
Thursday is not just the almost-end of the work week but the beginning of the weekend. Bull Market offers $2 Beer Night at its bar trivia night at 8 p.m. Want domestic buckets o’ beer? They're only $15. Visit BullMarketBar.com.

All Month Long

Habit Burger Limited Time Sandwich
Habit Burger (1801 S. Federal Highway, Delray Beach) has introduced its chicken caprese sandwich. This is available until March 16 and is $6.95. Visit habitburger.com.

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