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South Florida Food and Drink Events: Women + Wine, Art Appreciation, and More

Weekdays are the worst, unless you live in South Florida, where we refuse to let a moment go by without cramming it full of entertainment.

Whether you're looking to relax and recover from the weekend or would prefer to fill your weekday evening with distracting goings-on, there's something for you to do in Broward and Palm Beach counties this week.

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Margarita Mondays

Mondays are terrible. Sometimes you just need a little bit of booze to brighten your day. Tequila is always a good option. Taco Beach Shack is always here to soothe even the worse case of the Mondays with its Margarita Monday special. It offers those little babies for just three bucks all day long.

Art Appreciation Month

We all needs some form of self-expression. August is art appreciation month and Gimme A Burger (in Pembroke Pines and Deerfield Beach) is celebrating with fully customizable burger options. Like a painting, guests must first choose their canvas, which in this case includes nearly a dozen meaty choices. Abstract expressionists may select any one of Gimme A Burger's® specialty Infusion Burgers, including the popular Bacon Coffee ($7.95), Caribbean Turkey ($7.95) and the Buffalo Bill ($10.95); while minimalists may choose to begin with a simple Big Single Burger ($6.95). All burgers are 1/3lb of 100% certified Angus patty. To participate, share your #BurgerArt online by posting a photograph to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with the tag #GABBurgerArt or directly on the restaurants Facebook Pages all month long. The one to receive the most votes gets $100 gift certificate and photograph featured on Gimme A Burger's Wall of Burger Fame.

Buck-a-Shuck Oysters

Oysters are one of the most delicious creatures to come from the sea -- and one of the most expensive. National oyster day is coming up on Tuesday. To celebrate Rack's, in Boca and Delray, are offering dollar oysters all week long, from open to close.


Women + Wine Wine Tasting at Buccan

Ladies: it's time to pull out the wine again. On Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m., Savor Tonight is teaming up with Buccan for the next installment of women + wine. Adam Rutledge from Vinecraft will be presenting four wines from his portfolio, which will be matched by light bites by exec chef/partner Clay Conley.

Tucker Duke's Beer Dinner

Burgers and beer are a match made in heaven. So, it should come as no surprise that one of the best burger joints in the area would throw down on a brew-centric dinner. On Tuesday, Tucker Duke's summer brewmaster series is back again. This time Funky Buddha is teaming up with four brews to pair with four-courses of food. It starts at 8 p.m. The cost to attend is $45. Visit

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South American Wine Tasting

The wineries of Chile and Argentina as just as diverse as you'll find in the states. On Wednesday at 6:30 p.m., Cafe Maxx is exploring South America's best with a wide range of vino from Argentina's Bodegas Nicolas Catena and Chile's Cousino-Macul. Chef Oliver Saucy will be sending out light bites to accompany the wines. The cost to attend is $35.

Summer of Rum Series

In a celebration of all things rum, Stache 1920's Drinking Den is hosting a Summer of Rum Series throughout the season. On Wednesday, it's highlighting Brugal Rums. Stache's head mixologist, Brian Sassen, is taking over the bar from 6 to 8 p.m., with demos of artisanal cocktails featuring the Dominican rum. Operating since 1888, the distillery is hailed as one of the best in the Caribbean. It uses a special method of distillation to remove impurities commonly found in other brands, and it ages all of its products in casks with the same attention to detail found in some of the world's best single-malt Scotches.

Beer Bingo

Bingo may be associated with old-folks' homes, but, like life itself, it's pretty awesome when you just add beer. To keep you moving on your way to maturity, the Riverside Market is hosting its monthly beer bingo on Wednesday at 7 p.m. It costs just five bucks for the first card and $2 for every one after that.


Ain't Life a Peach

You've heard the saying, "Just peachy," right? Any food that has come to represent things going well deserves some respect. On Thursday at 6 p.m., Publix Aprons Cooking School in Plantation is honoring the mighty peach with several recipes featuring the fuzzy fruit. The hands-on class is $40 per person.

New Italian Menu

As relaxed as it may be, Italian food is steeped in tradition. This, however, is America, and we like to switch things up regularly. On Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Chef Jean-Pierre Cooking School is hosting a new Italian cooking course, with creative takes on classic recipes. The cost to attend is $68 per person.

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