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South Florida Food and Drink Events This Weekend: Mother's Day, Derby Parties, and Sushi-Making Class


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.

The Chickpea Grill & Hummus Bar Grand Opening
Chickpea Grill & Hummus Bar (970 N. Congress Ave., Boynton Beach) will open its doors for the first time at 11 a.m. Visit

Old Town Untapped
Bailey Contemporary Arts (41 NE First St., Pompano Beach) will host Pompano Beach’s very first craft brew and arts festival, Old Town Untapped. There will be free craft beer samples from Pompano breweries, art, food trucks, live music, art, and more. This event is from 6 to 9 p.m. Visit

Tap 42 Kentucky Derby Party
Tap 42 Boca (5050 Town Center Circle, Boca Raton) and Tap 42 Fort Lauderdale (1411 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale) will host a Kentucky Derby Party complete with $5 Maker's Mark mint juleps and a costume contest for Best Dressed Couple and Most Fab-Hat. Starts at 3:30 p.m. Visit

Third Annual Kentucky Derby Party
Brass Tap (Brass Tap 551 N. Federal Highway, #600, Fort Lauderdale) will host a Kentucky Derby Party. Admission is $35 in advance, $40 at the door and includes Derby-inspired appetizers, two cocktails, and specialty tastings from Stephens Distributing, Zodiac Vodka and Flor de Caña Rum. From 3 to 7 p.m. Visit

Kentucky Derby Party at Himmarshee Public House
Himmarshee Public House (201 SW Second St., Fort Lauderdale) will host a Derby Party at 4 p.m. Drink specials include $6 mint juleps and ladies with hats get free drinks until the start of the race. They can also enter the Best Hat Contest. Call 954-616-5275.

Galley Wars
The Allied Kitchen & Bath (3484 NE 12th Ave., Oakland Park) will host Gallery Wars, an Italian-themed quick fire cooking completion. Participating in the contest will be military culinary specialists. Tickets are $50 per person and include open bar (beer and wine), food, silent auction, and live music. This is at 6 p.m. Visit

1-Year-Anniversary Block Party
Colada Cuban Coffee House & Eatery (525 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale) is turning 1 year old and is celebrating with beer from seven breweries, free Colada Chata from Rhythm & Vine Beer Garden, and bottomless mojitos, mimosas, and sangria. There will also be Cuban snacks, raffles, live music, massages, and more. From noon to 4 p.m. Admission is $30 in advance, $35 the day off with partial proceeds benefiting Deliver the Dream. Visit

Army Days After Party
Funky Buddha Brewery (1201 NE 38th St., Oakland Park) invites all men and women in the service (Army, Navy, Marines, and Coast Guard) to enjoy 25 percent discount off all beers. From 7 to 11:30 p.m. Visit

Wheelin’ Dealin’ Food Truck Festival
A plethora of food trucks will invade the Casino at Dania Beach (301 E. Dania Beach Blvd.). Trucks include Che Grill, Da Burger Shack, Ice Cream Express, Killer Melts, Miami Roasted Corn,
and more. This recurring event takes place the first Saturday of every month from 5 to 10 p.m and is free. Visit


Mother’s Day Brunch
Waterstone Resort & Marina (999 E. Camino Real, Boca Raton) will host a Mother’s Day brunch in the Atlantic Ballroom complete with omelets, house smoked salmon, carving stations, bottomless mimosas, desserts and more. Admission is $74.95 per adult, $25 for children 6 to 10 years old and free for those under 5. Call 561-226-3022.

Bring your mama somewhere nice. Read our roundup for more Mother’s Day brunches

All Month Long 

American Craft Beer Specials
iPic (Mizner Park, 301 Plaza Real, Boca Raton) is serving up pints and flights of local craft beers. Attendees can also learn about craft beer from iPic’s Adam Seger, master barman and sommelier. Also featured are chicken Milanese sliders. Visit

National Burger Month 

Burlock Coast (The Ritz-Carlton, 1 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd.) will offer the Bootleg Burger in honor of National Burger Month. It is made with pulled pork, brisket, chipotle aioli, and jack cheese for $19. Visit

Wild Sea Oyster Bar & Grille (620 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale) is serving the Soft Shell Crab all month long. It contains crispy soft-shell crab, bacon, avocado, sriracha mayo, heirloom tomato, and watercress. Visit

Indigo (620 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale) will serve the Breakfast Burger for National Burger Month. This contains a fried egg, ground chuck, bacon, cheddar cheese, tomato, and lettuce. Visit

Pincho Factory (155 N. Hiatus Road, Pembroke Pines) will have a multitude of unique burgers for National Burger Month. This includes the Quesadilla Burger, Pincho Burger, Tostón Burger, and Foreman. Visit

For more events, visit our online calendar or pick up the print edition of 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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