Food & Drink

August 26, 2015

THIS WEEKEND: What to do in South Florida

Friday, August 28, 2015 Oakland Park Music & Food Trucks on Main Street. Live music performed by Mr. Nice Guy Band. A cash bar will be open. Lawn games to be played, cornhole and jenga. This community event is staged at Oakland Park City Hall 3650 NE 12th Avenue Oakland Park. Lawn chairs and blankets welcome. Free parking.

Friday, August 28, 2015 Whole Hog Dinner at Cafe Boulud Palm Beach. Executive Sous Chef James Strine is expert when it comes to preparing and smoking meats of all varieties. Join Strine for his four-course ”whole hog” dinner. Dinner begins at 7:00PM.  Cost is $85 per person excluding tax and gratuities. Cafe Boulud Palm Beach at The Brazilian Court, 301 Australian Avenue, Palm Beach  561.655.6060

Saturday, August 29, 2015 Digest Miami’s Beach Feast at the Surfcomber South Beach, The event is open to ages 21 and over with tickets available starting at $45 for General Admission and $100 for VIP. VIP ticket holders receive early entry, 7pm, unlimited bites and access to the private rooftop cabana deck presented by Afrohead Rum. VIP guests are also provided a private VIP bar experience featuring complimentary Afrohead Rum Cocktails. General Admission Access opens at 8PM and includes unlimited food samples and one (1) complimentary Afrohead Rum Cocktail. Must be 21 or over to purchase tickets. Become a Digest Miami Member for FREE and Save 10% on your General Admission Ticket Purchases or 20% on VIP tickets at

Beyond the weekend, mark your calendars:

Tuesday, September 1, 2015 Turn the Table Guest Chef Supper Series at Farmer’s Table Boca Raton with Rebel House. Chef de Cuisine, Danielle Herring and owner Michael Saperstein present an all Florida Seafood supper. 5-courses paired with Michael David Winery wines, and the reception cocktail presented by Zacapa Rum. Proceeds benefit Kids in Distress. $100 inclusive of tax, and gratuity. The welcome reception begins at 6:30pm, dinner immediately following at 7pm. Reservations 561-417-5836

Friday-Tuesday, September 4-8, 2015 Miami Home Design and Remodeling Show at the Miami Beach Convention Center hosts local chefs who will demo how to infuse South Florida “flavor” at home. All events are free with Home Show admission, $7 online before September 3rd and $10 thereafter at

Saturday, September 5, 2015 Spoto’s Oyster Bar will host Labor Day cooking and cocktail classes from 12:30- 2:30pm, the cost is $27.50 per person, excluding tax and tip. Reservations are required by calling 561-776-9448. PGA Commons at 4560 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015 Cigar City Brewing Dinner at 50 Ocean Delray Beach 7pm. 5 Course Beer Dinner. $56.70 includes valet parking, sales tax and gratuity. Reservations: 561-278-3364

Thursday, September 17, 2015 Cafe Boulud Palm Beach’s Sommelier, Mariya Kovacheva will host a dinner featuring wines from South Africa’s Cape wineries.  Kovacheva said for 20 years, South Africa’s wine industry has been undergoing a major transformation and immense growth, and is finally realizing its potential. Reservations are required to the dinner that begins at 7PM and costs $85 excluding tax and gratuities. Cafe Boulud Palm Beach at The Brazilian Court, 301 Australian Avenue, Palm Beach, 33480  561.655.6060

Tuesday, October 6, 2015 Turn the Table Guest Chef Supper Series at Farmer’s Table Boca Raton with DADA. Executive Chef and co-owner Bruce Feingold will present a Snout-to-Tail supper. This 5-course dinner will be paired with Mira Winery wines, and the reception cocktail presented by Tequila Don Julio. Proceeds benefit Healthy Bellies. $100 inclusive of tax, and gratuity. The welcome reception begins at 6:30pm, dinner immediately following at 7pm. Reservations 561-417-5836

Sunday, October 18, 2015 Riverwalk’s 3rd Annual Smoke on the Water BBQ Feast 11am until 6pm. The community event is free and open to the public. Food and beer is available for purchase starting at $5. Live music, and activities will be hosted for the entire family.

Friday, November 6, 2015 from 7pm to 10pm Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale and Covenant House Florida will host Bacon Bash. An event where bacon inspired dishes, both sweet and savory, from several local restaurants and food trucks will be featured throughout Esplanade Park. Tickets will be available for purchase on Blacktie South Florida starting September 8, 2015. Tickets for General Admission will be available for a reduced prepaid price of $35 when purchased online (or $40 at the door), giving you access to unlimited food tastings. Tickets for the VIP Biergarten Experience will be $75 prepaid online or $80 at the door which includes general admission, unlimited tastings of craft beers and bourbon tastings.

December 4, 2015 Chillounge Night an outdoor lounge party at Huizenga Plaza. Admission to the lounge party  is $25 per person in advance for General Admission and $35 at the door must be 21 or older. VIP tickets, $125 include complimentary food, beverages and deserts. Purchase tickets online at
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