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South Florida Food and Drink Events This Week: Wine Up Wednesday, Pairings Dinners, and More

Weekdays are the worst, unless you live in South Florida where we refuse to let a moment go by without cramming it full of entertainment.

Whether you're looking to relax and recover from the weekend, or would prefer to fill your weekday evening with distracting doings, there's something for you to do in Broward and Palm Beach counties this week.

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Uber Bottle Share #10

Tequila may not be for everyone; beer, however, is a bit easier to handle - if you don't want to get hammered. For anyone looking to get in on some rare craft brew action while out with that special someone, The Sybarite Pig in Boca Raton is hosting its Uber Bottle Share #10 on Wednesday, December 11 at 7 p.m. Bring your own bottle and try out some beers brought in by everyone else.

Chef Pairing Series at Kapow!

Dating, whether it's with a long-term partner or new fling, can be awkward much of the time - adding tequila tends to help just about everything. If you're looking for the perfect excuse to drink copious amounts of fermented juice from the agave plant, Kapow! Noodle Bar is hosting a Chef Pairing series dinner with Partida tequila at 6 and again 8 p.m. on Wednesday December 11. The cost to attend is $45 per person.

Wine Up Wednesdays

Himmarshee Public House might be touting itself as a sports lounge but happen to be an "upscale" sports lounge -- thank you very much -- and that means it's not all beer and bacon. (There's a lot of beer and bacon, however.) Wednesdays are now a delight of alliteration and vino. Wine Up Wednesdays kicks off this week with $20 all you can drink wine and $5 flatbreads. Call 954-616-5275, or visit


12 Beers of Christmas

Probably the single greatest way to countdown to Christmas ever! Definitely better that that thing your Nana crochet where you have to move the Christmas tree from one pocket to the next. (We love you, Nana!) Everyday until the Dec. 23, World of Beer-Clematis will be spotlighting different holiday beers. Come in, grab a pint and get entered to win a different raffle present every day. On December 23, there will be a fancy Holiday Party and collect to celebrate, raffle winners can collect their prizes that evening as well! Visit

Speak Up! For Kids Annual Holiday Social at Longboards

Who doesn't like their food-related fun with a side of philanthropy? Speak Up! For Kids of Palm Beach County, Inc. raises funds to support Palm Beach County's Guardian ad Litem Program in their efforts to recruit, train and support Guardians ad Litem (GALs). GALs are court-appointed volunteers who serve as advocates for the best interests of abused, abandoned and neglected children involved in dependency court proceedings. On December 12 attend the organization's annual holiday social at Longboards from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. The cost is $20 per ticket or $10 plus a new unwrapped toy or gift card for our Holiday Wish Drive. Ticket includes hors d'oeuvres and one house drink. Call 561-355-3799, or visit

Steak 954 Wine Pairing Dinner

The only thing that makes a fancy steak dinner even more fancy is if it's a pairings dinner. Well, put on your fancy pants and make sure they're stretchy because on Thursday, December 12, Steak 954 is welcoming guests to a special Estate dinner in honor of Helen Buehler of Buehler Estate Wines. The dinner features a carefully curated five course menu perfectly paired with wines from the Buehler Estate. The five course meal will start off with tapas and wrap up with dessert. The dinner is from 7 to 10 p.m. and is $100 per person - we did say it was fancy. Call 954-414-8333, or visit

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Rebecca McBane is the arts and culture/food editor for New Times Broward-Palm Beach. She began her journalism career at the Sun Sentinel's community newspaper offshoot, Forum Publishing Group, where she worked as the editorial assistant and wrote monthly features as well as the weekly library and literature column, "Shelf Life." After a brief stint bumming around London's East End (for no conceivable reason, according to her poor mother), she returned to real life and South Florida to start at New Times as the editorial assistant in 2009. A native Floridian, Rebecca avoids the sun and beach at all costs and can most often be found in a well-air-conditioned space with the glow of a laptop on her face.
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