Things To Do

South Florida Food and Drink Events This Weekend: Homebrew Contest, Crawdebauchery, and Seafood Fest


Boulevard Brewing Beers Tap Takover at Tap 42
Tap 42 (1411 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale) will have a tap takeover of Boulevard Brewing beers all day. Visit

Second-Annual Local "Brew"phoria
World of Beer (2465 S. State Road 7, Wellington) is celebrating drinking like a local with 50 native kegs, live music, raffles, and more. Also featured is Rolling Chefs food. The fun starts at 6 p.m. Visit

American Social Block Party
In honor of the Final Four of March Madness, American Social (721 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale) will host a block party at 7 p.m. There will be extra seating outside, drink specials, and a large-screen projection of the games. Visit

Crawdebauchery Food and Music Fest
There will be a two-day crawfish fest (1806 NE Sixth St., Pompano Beach) starting Saturday at 11:30 a.m. This event brings a taste of New Orleans' culture and gastronomy down to South Florida with 12 bands and two tons of boiled crawfish and other foods. The fest ends Sunday at 10 p.m. Tickets cost $35 for general admission one day and $55 for both days. VIP admission costs $75 one day and $125 both days. Visit

Dania Beach Arts & Seafood Festival
The Dania Beach Arts & Seafood Festival will feature art and music as well as tons of, well, seafood. The event takes place at Frost Park (300 NE Second St., Dania Beach). The fest starts at 11 a.m. Saturday and ends at 7 p.m. Sunday. VIP tickets cost $75, and children's VIP tickets cost $20. Visit


Iron Banjo Homebrew Competition
Bangin' Banjo Brewing Co. (3200 NW 23rd Ave., Suite 500, Pompano Beach) will host a brewing competition in which contestants are given only certain ingredients to use. Attendees can try more than 12 different homebrews with unlimited samples and also get to vote. It is $10 for entry. This takes place from noon to 4 p.m. Visit

All Month Long

National Poetry Month at Hoffman Chocolates
Because of National Poetry Month, Hoffman’s Chocolates (801 S. University Drive in Plantation, 920 E. Las Olas Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale, 5250 Town Center Cir in Boca Raton, 3341 Sheridan St. in Hollywood, 705 Lake Ave. in Lake Worth) has teamed up with the Jason Taylor Foundation to support the young poets of the Omari Hardwick bluapple Poetry Network. To celebrate, Hoffman’s Chocolates will donate 10 percent of all Gourmet Caramel Apple sales during April to the Jason Taylor Foundation. Visit
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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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