Congratulations, you made it through yet another working week. You might as well give yourself a pat on the back to celebrate — or better yet, a drink or three. Whether you're looking to eat mangoes at the Northwood Village Mango and Music Fest, drink beer at the Brewhouse Gallery biker night, or want to pair tacos and hip hop at Subculture Coffee's first monthly taco night, there's something for you to do in South Florida this weekend.
Mango and Music Fest
Celebrate the flavor and fun of Florida's mango season at the Northwood Mango Fest in West Palm Beach’s historic Northwood Village.
Starting Friday, June 26, the neighborhood will close off the streets for the tropic-themed festival featuring live music (reggae, Latin fusion, Caribbean rock), arts and crafts vendors, and a variety of family-friendly entertainment and activities. As for the food: expect a mango-focused fusion from participating restaurants offering mango-infused food and beverage, mangos for sale, and a mango chef showdown. The Mango and Music Fest will take place from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday and noon to 6 p.m. Saturday. Visit the Facebook page.
Iron, Art & Brews Event at The Brewhouse Gallery
The Brewhouse Gallery (720 Park Ave., Lake Park) will be hosting a special event on Friday, June 26, known as Iron, Art, & Brews. In other words, it's vintage motorcycle night, taking place the last Friday of the month from 6 to 10 p.m. The event features raffles with prizes, product giveaways, an art show, vintage arcade games, live music, plenty of craft beer specials, and tacos from the in-house taqueria, Don Pepe's. All motorcycles are welcome, including modern classics, sport bikes, and vintage motorcycles 25 years or older.
What's In Your Cup?
Have you ever wondered “what’s in your cup?” — your coffee cup, that is. To educate the public on coffee, Fort Lauderdale's Argyle Coffee Roasters have organized a new community event set to take place on June 27, intended to bring together the South Florida coffee community for a festival to support local businesses, and South Florida's growing coffee scene. Held the same night as Fort Lauderdale and Flagler Village ArtWalk, this event is expecting to bridge neighborhoods, and ignite connections. For the last several years, the coffee community of South Florida has been experiencing a shift. While a strong Latin influence as played a key role in shaping the coffee culture of South Florida, consumers are looking for a more involved experience with the coffee they drink. Third-wave coffee shops are emerging throughout South Florida, and the community is starting to take notice. With slow bars, and cold brew, latte art, and single-origin options, the coffee scene is certainly changing. Argyle, a wholesale coffee roasting company, will be hosting the event during the June FAT Village Art Walk from 5 to 9 p.m. at 722 North Andrews Ave. in Fort Lauderdale. Admission is free. Demonstrations and tastings will take place throughout the evening.
A Taste of Trilogy Dinner at Silverspot Cinema
Dinner and a movie? How about fancy dinner in a fancy movie theater? Date night at the movies will reach its zenith at Silverspot Cinema, located at the Promenade in Coconut Creek (4441 Lyons Rd., Coconut Creek), with the opening of its dining concepts in partnership with one of America's best chefs. This weekend, join LivingFLA.com and TheGourmetClub.com as The David Burke Group brings a new concept to the South Florida dining scene with a special three-course sit down tasting dinner. Tickets are $30 per person, and can be purchased online. Call 561-637-4490 for more information.
Ready for Action Bag Launch at Whole Foods (Coral Springs)
Ready for action this summer? Whole Foods Market (810 University Dr., Coral Springs) has got you covered. They’re releasing a limited supply of mini jute bags, filled with products focused on helping you live an active lifestyle. Each bag is valued at $50, but yours for just $12 each. The event takes place on Saturday starting at 10 a.m. Get there while supplies last.
Saltwater Brewery Beer Garden at Beer Scene
This weekend, the Beer Scene (501 Fern St., West Palm Beach) is welcoming Delray Beach's Saltwater Brewery to its outdoor graffiti beer garden for a day of craft beers, bar food, live entertainment, and graffiti garden bar games. Think Bavarian-style pretzels, beer brats, and burgers prepared a la carte, and pair them with Saltwater's Screaming Reels IPA, Sea Cow milk stout, and more. The event begins at 3 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online and include entry and access to the beer garden. Ticket information:
Beginner Home Brew Class at Bx Beer Depot
If you've always wanted to make your own beer, but don't know how, a class might be just the thing you need to get started. Those interested in learning how to make beer or the brewing process can attend the Beginner Home Brew class at Bx Beer Depot in Lake Worth. The craft brew shop and supply store will cover the entire process from start to finish, including information on ingredients and how they affect the flavor, texture, and aroma of the beer and the equipment needed to get started. Bring a friend, have a pint, and become a more educated beer taster and brewer. The class takes place from 10 a.m. to noon. The cost is $25 per person. Call 561-965-9494.
Tacos & Hip Hop at Subculture Coffee
What's better than a good taco? Tacos and hip-hop, that's what. At least that's the idea behind Tacos & Hip-Hop night at Subculture Coffee in West Palm Beach. Set to be a monthly event, the idea was born when South Florida DJ Selecta Steve — AKA Steven Pershad — glimpsed a YouTube video of people doing a music and burger night in Berlin. Subculture co-owner and roaster Sean Scott agreed. The two banded together and quickly sussed out a plan that would pair street-style tacos with fresh beats and house-made sangria one night each month. The event is a fusion of local talent. Subculture Coffee will provide the outdoor alley space. DJ Selecta Steve will mix the beats all night long. A Camelot Yacht Club bartender will offer his homemade red and white sangria. Celis Produce owner Alex Celis will provide the locally grown, organic produce. And Zipitio's — a start-up food truck specializing in a Meso-American take on Mexican fare — will make the tacos. Tacos & Hip Hop will take place at Subculture Coffee in West Palm Beach starting at 6 p.m.
Salvation Sunday Pool Party at W Fort Lauderdale
Every weekend throughout the summer months, the W Fort Lauderdale Hotel hosts its weekly Salvation Sunday pool parties. Every Sunday through September the hotel will be hosting a full-fledged pool party at its rooftop WET Deck pool patio from noon to sunset. The parties lure both locals and tourists with weekly featured drink specials, live music, and stunning rooftop pool complete with a private cabana area, hot tub, and views of the Atlantic Ocean. If you're feeling fancy, a private cabana might be the way to enjoy this summer's Salvation Sunday's pool parties. Cabana amenities include a private area patrolled by security, two to four pool lounge chairs, parking validation stickers, frozen grapes and cucumber wet towels, a small fruit plate and bottled water, a TV, and free WiFi. The party is free but there is a $5 valet parking validation fee at the hotel lobby. Call 954-414-8300.
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Sunday Brunch at Saltwater Brewery
This weekend, Saltwater Brewery in Delray Beach will kick-off its second monthly brunch event featuring a local food: shrimp. The event will be hosted in collaboration with Florida Organic Aquaculture and Parabas Grill food truck. As for beer, special releases will include a Grapefruit Screamin Reels IPA, Salted Lime South End Session Ale, and "Blonde-Mosas" made with Belgian blonde and fresh-squeezed orange juice. Expect a few specialty-themed dishes to be prepared by Parabas Grill, who will be grilling up their regular menu and tacos, as well. Live music by The Holidazed.
Craft Fair at Due South Brewing
Feeling crafty? This Sunday, craft beer meets craft art with Due South Brewing Co.'s craft fair. The brewery is putting together a small gathering of artists and crafters for a weekend filled with local handmade creations, craft beer, and great food. The event takes place from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Expect to find some original photography, pottery, jewelry, wood crafts, paintings, and homemade desserts. If you get hungry, Steve's Wood Fired Pizza and Ps561 will be the food trucks on site for the day. The brewery will also be running its regular brewery tour schedule including the free 1 p.m. tour and $10 VIP Tasting and Tour at 2 and 3 p.m.
Super Sunday Beer Release at Funky Buddha Brewery
This weekend Funky Buddha Brewery in Oakland Park will be tapping a number of small-run, limited release brews starting at noon. They tap list includes Up Pip's Kriek, Veruca Snozzberry Gose, Raspberry Berlinerweiss, Rum Barrel-Aged Imperial Pina Colada, Wide Awake, It's Morning, Bourbon Barrel-Aged Snowed In English ale, Last Snow, Love Below (bourbon barrel + Cabernet barrel aged on cocoa nibs and cherries), Mexican Coffee, Morning Wood (Imperial Maple Bacon Coffee Porter in Heaven Hill Barrels), Neapolitan Porter, Strawberry Jalapeno Imperial Wheat Ale, Uncle Vucub's Imperial Stout, and Vietnamese Coffee Porter. Hungry? Sidecar Kitchen food truck will be out front for lunch all afternoon.
Nicole Danna is a food writer covering Broward and Palm Beach counties. To get the latest in food and drink news in South Florida, follow her @SoFloNicole or find her latest food pics on the BPB New Times Food & Drink Instagram.