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South Florida Food and Drink Events This Weekend: Brewery Tastings, Bar Olympics, and Bacon Beer


Concrete Beach Brewery Tasting
Craft Beer Cartel (557 SW 12th Ave., Fort Lauderdale) will allow attendees to taste some brews from Concrete Breach Brewery. The three beers available are Walls, Rica, and Stiltsville. This is from 5 to 7 p.m. Visit their Facebook page.

Happy Hour Poker at the Brewhouse Gallery
Head to the Brewhouse Gallery (720 Park Ave., Lake Park) from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. for happy hour and tournament style Texas Hold 'em poker. It's free to play, but there is a $5 courtesy to the dealer. There will also be gourmet meals and hot dogs from Diner Dogs Inc. Visit


Tasting at La Creperie
La Creperie (4589 N. University Drive, Sunrise) will allow guests to try food from various restaurants such as Skip’s BBQ, the Jerk Machine, Fra Diavolo Italian Restaurant, Sashi Sushi, and Chicano Mexican Grill. Noon to 3 p.m. is the lunch package while 4 to 7 p.m.  is dinner. Lunch costs $30, and dinner costs $50. Some restaurants will offer three-course meals for $35 to $45. Visit our event listing for more details. 

Bacon Bliss with Terrapin Beer Co
Riverside Market (608 SW 12th Ave., Fort Lauderdale) will be passing Terrapin's Liquid Bliss through a randall of bacon for all you meat lovers out there. "Randall of bacon"? you ask. A randall is an "organoleptic hop transducer module," AKA a kind of filter that can be filled with a flavor-enhancing ingredient and then attached to a beer tap. This one will be filled with bacon. Vegetarian? Not to worry — there will be plenty of rare Terrapin releases to keep your tastebuds entertained. This starts at 7 p.m. Visit

Meet the Cider Maker
Whole Foods Market Palm Beach stores will showcase a dinner series with Woodchuck Ciders’ Resident Cider Maker John Matson. Participants will get a chance to learn about the cider and enjoy a multiple course dinner paired with the cider. This will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tickets are $25. On Saturday, the dinner will be at Whole Foods Market Wellington (2635 State Road 7, Wellington). Visit

Bar Olympics
Think you got what it takes to go for the gold? Or do you just want to be a voyageur? Either way, check out the Bar Olympics going on at Xtreme Action Park (5300 N. Powerline Road, Fort Lauderdale). Games include classics such as beer pong and flip cup. Registration for teams is $120. Visit


Meet the Cider Maker
The cider dinner continues, but this time it’s at Whole Foods Market Palm Beach Gardens (11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Ave., Palm Beach Gardens). Tickets are $25 and the event is from 6 to 8 p.m. Visit

All Month Long

Winter Cocktails

Valentino Cucina Italiana (620 S. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale) is offering a winter cocktail menu that has over ten specialty cocktails. These include Jacky Pineapples, Honey Thyme, Ibisco Luna, It Must Have Been the Roses, and more. These will be available until February. Visit

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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