South Florida Food & Drink Events This Weekend: Parties, Happy Hours, Food and Wine Festival

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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. This weekend in Broward and Palm Beach counties, choose from food truck events, a 5K run at a brewery, attending a Marlins game in style, and more for your fun events.


Happy Hour at the Pub

Ready to let loose, but not in a Spring Break ’96 in Cancun type of way? The Pub in Pembroke Gardens (237 SW 145th Terrace, Pembroke Pines) will allow you to unwind in a chill, laid back way for cheap. Their happy hour is from 3 to 7 p.m. and offers $3.95 appetizers, $3 Schooner Draughts, $4 vodka and well drinks, $5 select wines and $6 martinis. Visit their Facebook page

Cheese Sampling 

Who doesn’t love cheese? Sample cheeses of the month at Boca Raton’s Cheese Course (305 Plaza Real #1305). Cheeses of the month include buttermilk blue, Humboldt fog and pleasant ridge reserve. Sampling is free and occurs from 7 to 9 p.m. Visit thecheesecourse.com

Happy Hour at Cheese Culture

You’ve heard of 2 for 1 at happy hour but what about 3 for 1? Cheese Culture in Fort Lauderdale (813 E. Las Olas Blvd.) offers this sweet deal from 4 to 7 p.m. Visit their cheese-culture.com.


Fundraiser at Papa’s Raw Bar

The Crockett Foundation is hosting its fundraiser to promote literacy and healthy lifestyle at Papa’s Raw Bar, located at 4610 N Federal Highway in Lighthouse Point. The fundraiser starts at 6 p.m. and admission is $100. Attendees will meet NFL stars and cheerleaders, drink wine and craft beer, and dine on fresh seafood. Visit their Facebook page.

Pines Food and Wine Festival

This Saturday marks the very first Pines Food and Wine Festival at the Pembroke Lakes Mall, 11401 Pines Blvd. in Hollywood. From noon to 9 p.m., guests are able to sample from over 35 local restaurants. For $20, attendees can purchase food and drinks as they visit each booth while $100 tickets allows guests an “all you can eat” option with unlimited wine sampling. No worries, parents – this event is considered kid friendly. Just don’t let them drink your wine! Visit pinesfoodandwine.caribtix.com to purchase tickets.

Cancerian Party at Wine Scene

For those born June 22 through July 22, it’s your lucky day. West Palm’s Wine Scene (501 Fern St Suite #103, West Palm Beach) will be giving half off specials to those born under the sign of Cancer. In addition, Cancerians will also get a free glass of red wine, white wine, or prosecco. It’s good to be a crab. Visit their Facebook page.


Native Movie Series at Riverside Market

Head over to Fort Lauderdale’s gastropub Riverside Market (608 SW 12 Ave) for their Native Movie Series this week. The movie this Sunday is Something About Mary, which starts at 8 p.m. Native Lager drafts at $3 will be featured and there will be popcorn available for $5. Visit their Facebook page

All Weekend Long

American Social Three Year Anniversary

American Social (located at 721 E Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale) will be celebrating its three year anniversary, and you know what that means: food discounts. From now until August 31, one of Fort Lauderdale’s newest bars will debut their limited edition “Three Cheers for Three Years” anniversary menu. Guests can enjoy a selection of two drinks and one appetizer for $20. For drinks, choose from Tito’s Strawberry Lemonade, Basil Smash, Not Your Father’s Root Beer Float, Pineapple Mint Caipirinha and Ketel Blue Cosmo. For appetizers, choose from AMSO Pretzel Bites, Truffle and Wild Mushroom, Goat Cheese Croquettes, Margherita Flatbread, Pikliz and Pork Tostones and Spinach and Artichoke Dip. Visit their Facebook page.

Happy Hour at Brass Tap

The Brass Tap offers happy hour daily, which makes every day complete. From when the doors swing open until 7 p.m.,
there is $1.50 off all drafts and glasses of house wine. Locations are in Pembroke Pines (624 SW 145th Terrace, Pembroke Pines) and Boynton Beach (950 North Congress Ave Suite J100, Boynton Beach). Visit their brasstapbeerbar.com

For more events, visit our online calendar or pick up the print edition of the New Times Broward-Palm Beach every Thursday. To submit an event, use our online form.

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