South Florida Food and Drink Events This Weekend: Cooking Class, Pumpkin and Pints, and Haiti Fundraiser

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"Super Duper Lamb Chops” Cooking Class
Publix Aprons Cooking School (1181 S. University Dr., Plantation) will let guests get in touch with their inner chef with the help of Miami Dolphins alumni Mark “Super” Duper and chef Rey de la Osa. This starts at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $110 and also includes VIP admission to John Offerdahl’s Broward Health Gridiron Grill-Off Food & Wine Festival on November 12. Visit gridirongrilloff.com.

Shooters Fundraiser for Haiti with Reggae Party
Shooters Waterfront Restaurant (3033 NE 32nd Ave., Fort Lauderdale) will collect clothing (must be new with tags) and medical supplies for a hurricane relief effort in Haiti. There will also be live music. The party starts at 6 p.m. Guests have until noon Sunday to drop off supplies. Visit shooterswaterfront.com.

Oktoberfest at American German Club
The American German Club (5111 Lantana Rd., Lake Worth) says “Prost!” to another Oktoberfest weekend. Traditional German food and drinks as well as live music and rides will be featured. This will also be happening Sunday from noon to 8 p.m. The event's hours Saturday are noon to 11 p.m. Admission starts at $8. Visit americangermanclub.org.

Full Moon Dinner Party
The Atlantic Hotel & Spa (601 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale) will host a four-course full moon dinner. Courses include salt-roasted beet salad, sweet-corn cake, charred octopus, blackened chicken Thai, charred hanger steak, and salted caramel apple Snicker cake. This starts at 7 p.m., and admission is $39.95. Visit society8.com.

Bulleit Big Bad BBQ Blowout
Stache Drinking Den + Coffee Bar (109 SW Second Ave., Fort Lauderdale) is the place to go for barbecue and bourbon. From 6 to 9 p.m., guests can enjoy specialty Bulleit Bourbon and Rye cocktails, a barbecue food truck, a Bulleit whiskey tasting room, and live music. Visit stacheftl.com.

Food Trucks in Motion
From 5 to 11 p.m., head to Peter Feldman Park (310 NE Sixth St., Fort Lauderdale) for an evening green market. There will be 15 food trucks, 20 tented food vendors, and free beer for those 21 and up. Entertainment includes local vendors, materials to use for a picnic, lawn games, and music. This is also pet-friendly. Call 954-785-7475.

Get To Know Non-GMO
Whole Foods Market Fort Lauderdale (2000 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale) will allow guests to sample non-GMO verified foods from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. This includes deviled-egg salad, bakery cookies, Everyday Value® Organic Apple Juice, Whole Foods Market Organic Mulling Spice, non-GMO Gaia Black Elderberry Punch, and more. Visit wholefoods.com.

#GoLukeWygand Fundraiser
Stop by the Grille Fashion Cuisine (12300 S. Shore Blvd., Wellington) for a good cause. A $10 donation will earn you a drink ticket to benefit Luke Wygand, an infant diagnosed with nemaline myopathy. This starts at 5 p.m. Visit gofundme.com.

Music Fest at C.W.S.
C.W.S. Bar + Kitchen (522 Lucerne Ave., Lake Worth) will host a music festival starting at 2 p.m. Aside from live music, there will be craft beer, drink specials, an indie craft bazaar, and a barbecue menu. Visit cswlw.com.

Avocado Grill’s Second Anniversary
As part of their anniversary party, Avocado Grill (125 Datura St., West Palm Beach) will host a Reggae Brunch from 1 to 4 p.m. Featured will be Caribbean food specials like jerk shrimp tacos, coconut lobster rolls, and dirty rice. There will also be live music by Spred the Dub. DJ Adam Lipson will be on with turn tables at 9 p.m. Visit avocadogrillwpb.com.


Pumpkins & Pints
Tap 42 (1411 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale) will host pumpkin carving from 5 to 8 p.m. There will be pumpkins and carving tools available, or guests can bring their own. Visit tap42.com.

Avocado Grill's Second Anniversary, Part Two
Avocado Grill (125 Datura St., West Palm Beach) will host a '70s Disco Brunch for the second installment of its anniversary celebration. This is from 1 to 4 p.m. and features live music and a costume contest. Visit avocadogrillwpb.com.

All Month Long

Avocado Margarita at Cantina Laredo Modern Mexican
Cantina Laredo Modern Mexican (501 Silks Run, Hallandale Beach) will serve an avocado margarita for a limited time. This drink features blended avocado, lime juice, 1800 Añejo Tequila with Midori Melon Liqueur, and a Himalayan salt rim. It costs $12. Visit cantinalaredo.com or call 954-457-7662.

Football Specials at Burger Bar
Burger Bar (4650 Donald Ross Rd., Palm Beach Gardens) will celebrate the NFL season with $14 domestic beer buckets, $18 imported beer buckets, and appetizer specials. Games will be shown on nineteen 55+inch HD TVs. Specials are available for both day and night games, from Thursday Night Football through Monday Night Football. Visit burgerbar.com.

Witty in Pink
Stache Drinking Den + Coffee Bar (109 SW Second Ave., Fort Lauderdale), America's Backyard (100 SW Third Ave., Fort Lauderdale), C.W.S. Bar + Kitchen (522 Lucerne Ave., Lake Worth), and Rocco's Tacos Las Olas (1313 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale) will be pouring Barrel of Monk's Witty in Pink for breast cancer awareness. A portion of the proceeds benefits Rocco's Spirited Team. Visit glam-a-thon.com.

Pretty in Pink Cocktail
Angelo Elia Pizza, Bar & Tapas (4215 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; 5920 Coral Ridge Dr., Coral Springs; 16950 Jog Rd., Delray Beach) will offer a Pretty in Pink throughout October. The cocktail is $13 and is made with Tito’s Vodka, pink grapefruit, cranberry and lemon juice, and simple syrup. All proceeds benefit the Women’s Breast & Heart Initiative. Visit angeloeliapizza.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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