Things To Do

South Florida Food and Drink Events This Weekend: Bacon and Bourbon Fest, Whole Foods BBQ, and Ravioli Day


St. Patrick's Day Happy Hour  
Himmarshee Public House (201 SW Second St., Fort Lauderdale) will offer its last day of green-themed two-for-one happy hours — until next year, that is. Visit

Bacon and Bourbon Fest
Swing by Old School Square (51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach) on both Friday and Saturday to experience the Bacon and Bourbon Fest. Available are seminars, brunches, and, of course, plenty of bourbon and bacon. The fest is from noon to 11 p.m. on both days. Tickets start at $25 for general admission. Visit

Spring Break Ladies Night
America’s Backyard (100 SW Third Ave., Fort Lauderdale) will allow women to drink free till midnight starting at 8 p.m. But no matter your gender, please be safe: America’s Backyard has an Uber spring-break code available all March long, and it's SPRINGBREAKAB. Visit


Whole Planet Foundation BBQ
Whole Foods in Pembroke Pines (14956 Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines) is hosting a Whole Planet Foundation BBQ. Participants can get a grilled combo, which is $5 for a choice of a hot dog, cheeseburger, or veggie burger paired with chips and a drink. The event is from noon to 2 p.m. Visit

Open Mic
Grind Coffee Project (443 SW Second Ave., Fort Lauderdale) will host an open-mic night for all your creative needs. Participants can paint, play their instruments, or read poetry aloud. This event starts at 6 p.m. Visit


National Ravioli Day 

Brio Tuscan Grille (Gulfstream Park at 600 Silks Run, Suite 1205, in Hallandale Beach; 14576 SW Fifth St. in Pembroke Pines; 499 S. University Drive in Plantation; 5050 Town Center Circle, Suite 239, in Boca Raton; 550 S. Rosemary Ave. in West Palm Beach; 3101 PGA Blvd. in Palm Beach Gardens) is celebrating National Ravioli Day with half off select ravioli dishes. This promotion ends on Wednesday, March 23. Visit

St. Paddy's Day Burger
Burger Bar (Donald Ross Village, 4650 Donal Ross Road, Palm Beach Gardens) will offer a St. Paddy's Day burger as its featured Burger of the Week. The sandwich includes a prime beef patty, sliced corned beef, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese, and Thousand Island dressing on rye bread. This is the last day the burger will be available, and it costs $15.50. Visit

Food-Truck Invasion in Pembroke Pines
William B. Armstrong Dream Park (1700 NW 160th Ave., Pembroke Pines) will showcase a slew of food trucks along with jazz music from 2 to 5 p.m. Participants are encouraged to bring chairs and blankets. Visit

For more events, visit our online calendar or pick up the print edition of 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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