South Florida Food and Drink Events This Weekend: Bangin' Banjo Anniversary, Fit Friday, and Cocktails for Humanity

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Bangin' Banjo One-Year Anniversary
Banging Banjo Brewing Company (3200 NW 23 Ave. #500, Pompano Beach) will be turning one year old — but without the weird clowns typically seen at first birthday parties. Instead, there will be live music, food trucks, and plenty of beer on tap. The celebration starts at 6 p.m. Visit banginbanjobrewing.com.

Fit Friday
Swing by Green Bar & Kitchen (1075 SE 17 St., Fort Lauderdale) with your fit self. Show your gym membership, and get 10 percent off your bill. This is from 5 p.m. to close. Visit greenbarkitchen.com.

Khoffner Tapping and Pizza Specials
Mellow Mushroom (525 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale) will feature Khoffner's Citra IPA on tap as well as specially priced $5 small pies, $10 large pies, and a Khoffner flight with purchase of one full-size Khoffner beer, which includes Riot Blood Irish Red Lager, Rauf's W. German Hefeweizen, and American Cream Ale. Brewer Rauf Khoffner will be there from 7 to 10 p.m. Visit mellowmushroom.com.


Cocktails for Humanity
General Provision (525 NW First Ave., Fort Lauderdale) will host Cocktails for Humanity from 6 to 11 p.m. Guest bartenders include former NFL players and cofounders of the Crockett Foundation, Henri and Zack Crockett. Drink proceeds benefit Crockett Foundation, whose educational programs assist children. Visit generalprovision.com.

Wine Tasting Fundraiser
Imbibe for a good cause at Tipsy Salon Bar (1503 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale). The $10 donation will include cupcakes, appetizers, and 20 percent off all services. Proceeds benefit Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital. This is from 6-10 p.m. Visit tipsysalonbar.com.

LauderAle's Second Anniversary
LauderAle (3305 SE 14 Ave., Fort Lauderdale) will be turning two years old, but instead of goody bags, guests can snag six-pack sales of their barrel-aged porter and Hefeweizen. Special release beers will be on tap. There will also be live music and food trucks, including Frankie Dogs Gourmet Veggie Dogs, Nacho Bizness Int'l Taco Bar, and Empanada Top. This starts at noon. Visit lauderale.co.

Late Night Happy Hour
Not all happy hours have to be at 6 p.m. sharp on a weekday. Tryst (4 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach) understands. Their happy hour is for the night owls and commences at 11 p.m. Included are free Angry Pig Sliders for everyone and half-off drinks for members of In the Biz. Visit trystdelray.com.


Rooftop Soirée
Hyde Beach Kitchen + Cocktails (111 S. Surf Rd., Hallandale Beach) will host an open-air gathering from 5 to 11 p.m. The specialty menu includes food such as rock shrimp tacos, fried calamari, fish and chips, mini lobster rolls, and more. There will also be jalapeño- and pineapple-infused Casamigos cocktail for $11. Visit sbe.com.

Biggest Brunch in Broward After-Party
Bull Market (210 SW Second St., Fort Lauderdale) is continuing Sunday Funday past its usual hours with its Biggest Brunch in Broward after-party. The restaurant will offer two-for-one drinks until 10 p.m. Visit bullmarketbar.com.

All Month Long

Free Hoffman’s Chocolates Factory Tours

Hoffman’s Chocolates (multiple locations) will host a Backpack Donation Drive for elementary school students in Broward and Palm Beach. Those who donate a new school backpack will receive two vouchers for free Hoffman’s Chocolates factory tours. Each tour is 15 minutes long and includes samplings as well as a firsthand look at how Hoffman’s Chocolates are created. The drive is from July 25 to August 15. Visit hoffmans.com.

Specialty Summer Cocktails
Apothecary 330 (330 Himmarshee St. #101, Fort Lauderdale) will showcase not one, but two cocktails for the summertime. One is the Green Tea Lavender Mojito, and the other is PEAping Tom, geared toward those who like martinis. Call 954-616-8028.

Josie’s Ristorante Summer Discount
Josie’s Ristorante (1602 S. Federal Hwy., Boynton Beach) will offer 20 percent off the entire menu until September. This is for dine-in only and is not applicable with other discounts or offers. Visit josiesristorante.com.

iPic July Specials
iPic theaters (301 Plaza Real, Boca Raton) will feature Red Shrimp Tacos with Salsa Morita as their meal of the month and mojitos as their featured drink. Visit ipictheaters.com.

Stay Cool & Celebrate Summer
Hoffman’s Chocolates (all locations) will feature their limited edition ice cream sundaes and milkshakes. This lasts until July 31 and benefits United Way of Broward County’s ReadingPals Program and United Way of Palm Beach County’s partner, the Literacy Coalition. Additionally, Hoffman’s Chocolates will also donate a portion of its special edition Love Wins Oreos Box of 3 to the OneOrlando Fund. This costs $6.50 per pack with a $1 donation to the fund. Visit hoffmans.com.

Stout Bar & Grill Summer Happy Hour
Stout Bar & Grill (3419 N. Andrews Ave., Oakland Park) will feature half-off drinks, flatbreads, and appetizers Monday through Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. Visit stoutbarandgrill.com

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