Five South Florida Food-Related Events This Weekend: Rocco's Block Party, a Beer Bash, and More
With no Art Basel or Palm Beach Food and Wine Festival to dominate the headlines, it can seem like quiet times 'round these parts. But fear not. If you've got a desire to get out of the house this weekend and enjoy some food and drinks on the town, Clean Plate Charlie has found a few activities to keep oneself busy. After the jump, find a roundup of happenings this weekend in Broward and Palm Beach counties.
- Rocco's Tacos and Tequila Bar in West Palm Beach is Turning Five: Free Tequila and Vanilla Ice's Toys for Tots Block Party
- Free Food for the First 100 Customers at the Opening of Dickey's Barbecue Pit in Boca Raton
- Stout Day is Thursday: South Florida Beer Experts Recommend Some of the Best Stouts
5. Cheap food and giveaways at Dickey's
In October, Boca Raton welcomed a new fast casual barbecue joint to town by way of Dickey's Barbecue Pit. Chairman of the company, Roland Dickey, Sr., will stop by the Boca franchise from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today (Friday) to give away 50 copies of a cookbook that he recently authored. The restaurant also will sell $1 pulled pork big barbecue sandwiches during that time.
4. Christmas in Spain cooking class
Chef Andy Trousdale will lead a holiday themed cooking class at Le Bistro in Lighthouse Point that explores the traditions of Christmas in Spain. The class will provide instruction on everything from tapas (ham, cheese, and chorizo with bread) to dessert (almond cookies), with several courses in between. The cost is $50 per person, which includes the class and lunch. Pay an extra $30 and get wine pairings to go along with the meal. The class is noon to 3 p.m. Saturday. Call 954-946-9240.
3. Left Hand Brewing Co. Milk Stout Nitro event at WOB
There is an art to correctly pouring a bottle of Left Hand Brewing Co.'s Milk Stout nitro, and it doesn't involve the careful tilting, pouring, and waiting (and tilting, pouring, and waiting) that goes into getting the perfect Guinness. The perfect nitro pour is fast and hard (see video below), and World of Beer Wellington will lead a synchronized pour tonight (Friday) at 8:15 sharp. The pour is part of the bar's celebration of the recent launch of milk stout nitro bottles in South Florida. Arrive early.