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South Florida Food and Drink Events This Weekend: National Chocolate Day Pairing, Beer Release, and Halloween Parties


National Chocolate Day Pairing
Funky Buddha Brewery (1201 NE 38th St., Oakland Park) will feature a flight of four beers paired with handcrafted brew-infused chocolates from Exquisito Fine Chocolates. Combinations include OP Porter cafe con leche truffle with Tip-Ta-Tip, chocolate-stout brownie with Maple Bacon Coffee Porter; beer-infused S'mOreo with OP Porter; and chocolate-covered Oreo with Imperial Chocwork Orange. To partake, ask the server or bartender about the National Chocolate Day deal. This costs $24 and starts at 6 p.m. Visit

Wild Sea Oyster Halloween Party
Wild Sea Oyster Bar & Grille (620 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale) will offer Halloween meals such as Mummified Fish & Chips, Crispy Chicken Feet, and Swamp Thing Oysters. Drinks include Caramel Apple Martini and a Smoking Caldron Cocktail. There will be a costume contest, and those who bring their own carved pumpkin will get a free specialty cocktail. This event is from 7 to 10 p.m. Visit


Parade of Souls Draft and Bottle Release

Barrel of Monks Brewing (1141 S. Rogers Cir., Boca Raton) will release its Parade of Souls Imperial Stout. This will be in both bottle and draft at 2 p.m. Visit

Gennaro Luciano Appearance at Louie Bossi

Louie Bossi (1032 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale) will host Italian chef Gennaro Luciano at 1 p.m. This is one of only three appearances he will make in the U.S. Those who attend will be able to try some samples of his signature pizzas. Visit

Halloween Block Party
Whole Foods in Davie (1903 University Dr.) will host a Halloween block party from noon to 2 p.m. Guests can vote for their favorite for a chance to win a $25 Whole Foods Market gift card. Visit
Cocktails for Humanity’s Halloween Bash
General Provision (525 NW First Ave., Fort Lauderdale) will allow guests to drink, be merry, and donate to a good cause. This event starts at 6 and ends at 11 p.m., perfect for all you FATVillage Art Walk frequenters. Proceeds from drinks will benefit the Jack and Jill Children Center, which helps children in poverty. Visit

Brimstone Woodfire Grill's Halloween Bash
Brimstone Woodfire Grill (14575 SW Fifth St., Pembroke Pines) will host a party with a costume contest and drink specials. Featured cocktails include $10 Monster Martinis, $5 Apple Pie Shots, and $15 bottomless draft and house wine (available to those in costume). This starts at 8 p.m. Visit

Dia de los Muertos and Halloween
Cantina Laredo (501 Silks Run, Hallandale Beach) will offer the Ghoul Mule for $6 until November 2. The cocktail features Casamigos Blanco Tequila, Bärenjäger Honey Liqueur, lime juice, and Deep Eddy Cranberry Vodka, and it’s topped with ginger beer. Visit or call 954-457-7662.


HOWLloween Adoption Event
Brgr Stop (4301 Coconut Creek Pkwy., Coconut Creek) will make guests squeal with its pooch-friendly Halloween event. Dogs and their owners can bark-take in a costume contest, pet-friendly treats, photo booth, games, beer raffles, and more. This starts at noon. Visit

Rhythm and Vine Brunch

Rhythm and Vine (401 NE Fifth Ter., Fort Lauderdale) will feature bottomless mimosas, bloody marys, and food by Smokey C’s starting at 1 p.m. There will also be music by Tony Touch, Affect, and Misha. Visit

All Month Long

Pumpkin Soup
Green Bar & Kitchen (1075 SE 17th St., Fort Lauderdale) will sell its pumpkin soup for $7.99 a bowl or $4.99 a cup. Also featured is the Rustic Burger as well as cupcakes from the Non-Dairy Fairy. The soup is available until the end of October. Visit

Pink Lady Cocktail
Brimstone Restaurant Group will support Breast Cancer Awareness Month with proceeds from its Pink Lady Cocktail. The drink can be purchased for $5 at Grille 401 (401 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale), Brimstone Woodfire Grill (Shops at Pembroke Gardens, 14575 SW Fifth St., Pembroke Pines), and Pinon Grill (Town Center at Boca Raton, 6000 Glades Rd. #1390, Boca Raton). This is through the month of October. Visit,, and

The Gotham Gobbler

New York Grilled Cheese (2207 Wilton Dr., Wilton Manors; 493 N. Federal Hwy., Boca Raton) will showcase its Gotham Gobbler, a slow-roasted turkey sandwich with stuffing, cranberry aioli, and American cheese. This costs $9.95. Visit

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 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

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

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

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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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