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South Florida Food and Drink Events This Weekend: Craft Cocktail Class, Brunch, and Whiskey 101


Sushi-Making Class

Shooters Waterfront (3033 NE 32nd Ave., Fort Lauderdale) will host its monthly sushi-making class complete with a three-course menu and sake pairing. The event starts at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $39 per person or $60 per couple. Call 954-566-2855.

Juicing Class
For $15, Juice Papi (95 SE Fourth Ave., Delray Beach) will teach guests the importance of juicing as well as provide three different juices for sampling and more. This is from 3 to 4 p.m. Call 561-779-0014 to RSVP.

Craft Cocktail Class for Entertaining
Learn how to make craft cocktails at Max's Harvest (169 NE Second Ave., Delray Beach). This will take place from 4 to 5 p.m. and costs $25. Call 561-381-9970 to RSVP.

Wine Tasting and Education Class
Wine at Prime (29 SE Second Ave., Delray Beach) with their wine class taught by a sommelier. This starts at 7 p.m. and is $39. Call 561-865-5845 to RSVP.

National Oyster Day at Meat Market
Indulge in oyster specials at Meat Market (191 Bradley Pl., Palm Beach). Featured will be half-off oysters and $10 champagne all day, both applicable at the bar only. There will also be Black Duck Salt Oysters at six for $10 and MM Oyster Po'Boy Sliders for $7 each. Call 561-354-9800.

National Oyster Day at Wild Sea Oyster Bar & Grill
From 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., guests can enjoy tapas and East and West Coast oysters for 50¢ each at Wild Sea Oyster Bar & Grill (Riverside Hotel, 620 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale). Also featured will be free pours by Funky Buddha Brewery, a champagne ice luge, live music, and an oyster eating contest. Visit

Brunch at Grille 401
Swing by Grille 401 (401 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale) for brunch from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Drink specials include a $15 bottomless bloody mary bar, a $15 Make Your Mark Bottomless featuring La Marca Prosecco, and a $30 Imperial Bottomless with Moet Imperial Brut Champagne. Brunch is also available on Sunday. Visit


Whiskey 101 Class
32 East (32 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach) will be the host of a whiskey class. Guests will try at least 5 whiskeys as well as partake in a lesson with John Fitzpatrick, 32 East's bar manager and mixologist. Cheeses and bread will also be available. This starts at 4 p.m. and costs $25. Space is limited; call 561-276-7868 or email [email protected] to RSVP.

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

Olympic Cocktail Menu at American Social

American Social (721 E. Las Olas Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale) will raise their glasses to a new cocktail menu, which includes five variations of the Caipirinha. Each variation represents one country (United States, Mexico, Brazil, Italy, and Spain) and costs $13. This starts August 5 and ends the 21. Visit

Pokémon Specials at Quarterdeck

Quarterdeck Restaurants (multiple locations) will serve Pokémon inspired drinks, such as the Oddish Pear Martini, Pikachu Punch, and Slowpoke Strawberry Lemonade. Guests will also get a free dessert with purchase of a meal if they show their Pokémon Go app to their waiter. This is available until September 30. Visit

August iPic Specials

iPic Theaters (Mizner Park, 301 Plaza Real, Boca Raton) will feature the Pegu Club cocktail and the Ooey Gooey M&Ms Sweet Pizza during the entire month of August. The Pegu Club cocktail is comprised of Grand Marnier, New Amsterdam Gin, and lime. Ooey Gooey M&Ms Sweet Pizza is made of Nutella, pretzels, M&Ms, toasted marshmallows, and chocolate disks. Visit

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

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

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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