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 a football block party, coffee lecture, winefest and more for your fun events.
Winefest at American German Club
Enjoy wine sampling, cheese and crackers while choosing the 2015 Weinkönigin at the American German Club (5111 Lantana Rd., Lake Worth). In case you didn’t know, a Weinkönigin will serve as the club’s Wine Queen for 2016. Admission is $30 and includes wine samples, a meal and dessert. The meal will feature beef bourguignon or fish, vegetables, pasta, garden salad, dessert and coffee. This event will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Call 561-294-2770.
Wine Club at Whole Foods
The American German Club isn’t the only place that knows about wine. From 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., you can enjoy wine tasting at the Pembroke Pines Whole Foods (14956 Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines). To participate, call 954-392-3500 and pick up your wine glass and wristband at customer service. Cost of admission is $10 if you bring your own glass and $15 if you purchase a new glass. Visit WholeFoods.com.
Coffee U at Oceana Coffee
Brew your brains out at Coffee U, Oceana Coffee Lounge’s (150 North U.S. Highway One, Suite 1, Tequesta) seminar. Owner Scotty Angelo will teach attendees what flavors to find in coffee as well as how to recognize those flavors. Admission is $10, and includes not only the one-hour seminar but a cup of Oceana Coffee, appetizers, and a bag of the Bean of the Month. The seminar begins at 10 a.m. Visit OceanaCoffee.com.
Himmarshee Public House Block Party
It’s the start of football season, which means plenty of beer and beer infused food. End the weekend at Himmarshee Public House’s (201 SW Second St., Fort Lauderdale) block party by watching the Miami Dolphins play the Washington Redskins. Buy a beer ticket for $5 to try beers from Concrete Beach Brewery, Salt Water Brewery and Funky Buddha Brewery. Get some BBQ to go with your brew thanks to outdoor street BBQ cuisine. Kickoff is at 1 p.m. and will be shown on SW 2nd Ave in Himmarshee Village. Visit PublicHouseFTL.com.
Pig Roast at Devour Brewing
Devour Brewing (1500 SW 30th Ave #4, Boynton Beach) will also be having their own football celebrations. A food truck as well as a pig roast make this a finger lickin' time. Paired with the release of their chocolate coconut porter and a food coma is bound to happen. Visit DevourBrewing.com.
Funky Buddha Brewery Class
You may not be the next J. Wakefield, but who says you can’t try? Funky Buddha (1201 NE 38th St., Oakland Park) will let wannabe brewers create their own brew. The three hour class starts at noon and costs $35. The price of admission includes two beers and a logo pint glass.Visit FunkyBuddhaBrewery.com.
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Dine Out Fort Lauderdale
Dining for cheap in Fort Lauderdale is also in effect with three-course dinners at $35. Participating restaurants include Beauty and the Feast, Chart House, 15th Street Fisheries and more. This ends October 12. Visit Sunny.org/dineout.
Natalya Jones is both 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 @Jonesn4Journals.