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South Florida Food and Drinks This Weekend: Cornhole, Beer Fest, and Chef Dinners

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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 cornhole tournaments, champagne tastings, chef dinners and more for your fun events. Friday

Champagne Tasting at Spazio
You can drink champagne, even when it’s not the New Year. Led by Moët Hennessy champagne specialist Tara O’Leary, guests will be able to taste all kinds of bubbly goodness, like Veuve Clicquot Rose, Moet Ice Imperial and Dom Perignon at Spazio (239 S. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale). Learn about the history of this classy beverage while sipping on it and eating food pairings. Tickets are $35. RSVP is required at tastewine@spaziofl.com. Visit itsbetteronthebeach.com/spazio.

Chef's Dinner With Tim Lipman  
As part of Cafe Boulud's Summer Chef Dinner Series, guests can eat a delicious four-course meal prepared by Executive Chef Rick Mace and Chef Tim Lipman from the Coolinary Cafe in Jupiter. The cost will be $85 per person.Cafe Boulud is located at 301 Australian Ave., Palm Beach and the event is at 7 p.m. Visit cafeboulud.com. 

Saturday:
Third-Annual Singer Island Spiny Lobsterfest
Experience multiple spiny lobster dishes, bounce houses, face paintings, a pet costume contest and more at the  3rd Annual Singer Island Spiny Lobsterfest. Partial proceeds go towards the West Palm Beach Fishing Club.The Singer Island Spiny Lobsterfest takes place at the Sailfish Marina (98 Lake Dr., Palm Beach Shores) at no charge. The event is family friendly and is from noon to 8 p.m. Visit sailfishmarina.com

Coffee U: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Coffee
Thanks to Oceana Coffee Lounge (150 North U.S. Hwy. One, Suite 1, Tequesta), all your caffeinated questions about  coffee will be answered. Scotty Angelo, owner of Oceana Coffee, will host Coffee U on the second Saturday of every month as an interactive seminar. Topics include brewing methods, water quality, flavor notes in beans and more. Admission is $10 and will give users access the one-hour seminar, appetizers, a cup of Oceana Coffee, and a sample size bag of the Bean of the Month. This month is Colombia. Visit oceanacoffee.com. Shipyard Brewing Co. National Championships of Bags Tournament Get in touch with your competitive side with a good ol’ game of cornhole. Starting noon at Mellow Mushroom (525 N Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale), players have to chance to win some case from the $500.00 guaranteed prize pool. Players can celebrate their win with $4 Shipyard brews, or drown their sorrows about their loss with $4 Shipyard brews.Budweiser and Bud Light are also $4. Cost to play is $20 per person. Partial proceeds will go towards the National Kidney Foundation of Florida. Visit southfloridacornhole.com/shipyard

PGA Craft Beerfest
Sample unlimited tastings of over 120 craft brews and ciders, both international and domestic, at the PGA Craft Beerfest. This brewlicious event takes place at PGA National Resort & Spa (400 Avenue of the Champions, Palm Beach Gardens). Also featured are music from Franscene Morning Fatty, vendors, a home-brew contest, and food stations. VIP admission starts at 4 p.m. while general admission starts an hour later. VIP ticket holders also get an upgraded tasting mug and souvenir t-shirt. General admission costs $35 in advance and $45 at the door while VIP tickets cost $50 in advance and $60 at the door. Buy tickets at eventbrite.com.

Sunday
Brunch at Brimstone Woodfire Grill
Whether you are preparing for the workweek ahead or getting a little hair of the dog, one thing is for certain: all you can drink mimosas are welcome.From noon to 3 p.m., enjoy unlimited mimosas for $15 with brunch at Brimstone Woodfire Grill (14575 SW Fifth St., Pembroke Pines). There will also be live jazz music for your jamming pleasure. Visit brimstonewoodfiregrill.com

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. We’ll take these deals over birthday cake any day! Visit their Facebook page.

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

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 @Jonesn4Journals

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