South Florida Food and Drink Events This Week: Bachelor Auction, Dine Out Lauderdale, Wine Tasting, and More

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Photo courtesy of Rocco's Tacos.
This Tuesday kicks off Rocco's Tacos "Tacos and Tatas" month-long fundraising event.
Around and around we go; today is the start to yet another lovely workweek. Hopefully, you have a bit of a spring in your step from some indulgent weekend activities. If not, don't fret; there are still plenty of events to keep you busy through your working days.

Whether you're looking to sample some wine, bid on a hot bachelor, or grab some deals during the first week of Dine Out Lauderdale, there's something to do in Broward and Palm Beach counties this week.

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Native Brewing Company to Open in South Florida

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Adam Fine, right, pouring samples at a local beer festival.

The Native Brewing Company has been a long time stalwart of the craft beer scene in South Florida, even with the provenance of being a contract brewer. Beer geeks may know of the Danish twins who produce contract beer under the labels of Mikkeller and Evil Twin, so it should come that the term is not necessarily a bad moniker. But that distinction for Native Brewing Company will soon turn to that of joining the 'rest of 'em' by opening their own permanent facility in South Florida very soon.

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Paneterie French Bakery and Café Now Open in Downtown West Palm Beach

Paneterie opened its doors Wednesday, September 3 in downtown West Palm Beach.
Is there anything more indulgent than a warm, flaky, fresh-from-the-oven croissant for breakfast? I can taste it now: all that buttery goodness just begging for a slathering of butter and strawberry jam.

Yep, you can tell where my mind is at this morning.

Lucky for all of us, TITOU Hospitality -- the team behind Pistache French Bistro, PB Catch Seafood Restaurant and Raw Bar and Patrick Lézé Palm Beach -- has opened the doors to its new French bakery in downtown West Palm Beach. That means there will be plenty of croissants to go around.

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Swank Farms Announces Swank Table Dinner Series Lineup

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Swank Table returns for the 2014/2015 season/
Summer's nearly over and it's time for growing season again in South Florida. Jodi Swank of Swank Specialty Produce, is gearing up for the fall. CSA and greemarket customers can expect to see the first yields in about two weeks.

Jodi Swank, who owns the farm with her husband Darrin, says, "we're about four weeks into seeding. We're going into our 12th year and we have an amazing relationship with fabulous chefs."

That relationship translates into Swank Farms' lineup of Swank Table events for 2014-15, which features some of the best names in South Florida's culinary scene, including a host of chefs from Miami, which means people in Palm Beach can get a taste of some of the most talked-about venues in the southernmost part of Florida -- without the drive.

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Fred and Susan Kim Open Gabose Pocha: Korean Bar Concept in Lauderhill

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Broward County's Koreantown (around University and Commercial Blvds. in Lauderhill) has its latest addition. Fred and Susan Kim, owners of critically acclaimed Gabose, this year's pick for New Times "Best Restaurant - Broward County," have opened the doors to an authentic Korean pub, Gabose Pocha (or Gabocha).

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Five Best Food and Drink Events This Weekend: Hollywood Oktoberfest, Pup Bar Crawl, and More

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Photo courtesy of Art Walaszek on Flickr
Let the Oktoberfest celebrations begin.
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.

Whether you're looking to participate in a bar crawl, celebrate Oktoberfest, or watch a chef challenge, there's something for you to do in South Florida this weekend.

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Florida Beer: Isle of MaGourdo Pumpkin Ale From Due South Brewing Company

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It's #FloridaBeerFriday. Every Friday, we take a look at a beer brewed in the Sunshine State, giving analysis to the burgeoning craft-beer movement of Florida.

This week we're looking at the Isle of MaGourdo, the annual pumpkin beer offering from Due South Brewing Company. Since it is getting to be that time of year, it seemed only prudent to begin the laborious process of making it through some fall seasonals.

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Stox Bar Opens at Las Olas Riverfront, Where Cocktail Prices Fluctuate With Demand

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The fluctuating price board at The Stox Bar in Fort Lauderdale updates drink prices in real time.
Have you ever wanted to buy and sell stocks, but never had the guts -- or the money -- to make it happen? If the thrill of driving stock prices and buying low is something you're into, a new bar and restaurant that recently opened at the Las Olas Riverfront in Fort Lauderdale might be the place for you.

The Stox Bar and restaurant has a unique approach to ordering and selling drinks, offering what brothers and co-owners Will and Julian Page say is Fort Lauderdale's newest concept bar.

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Miami Beach's Meat Market Opens in Palm Beach Monday, Sept. 29

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Palm Beach, you're in for a treat. Next week, restaurateur David Tornek and chef/co-owner Sean Brasel will be opening the third location for their popular Miami Beach restaurant, Meat Market.

Tornek and Brasel said they won't be straying from the elements that have made the original Miami Beach restaurant a success: a high-energy bar scene, sophisticated clientele, standout culinary creations, and a Wine Spectator award-winning wine list.

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The German American Society of Hollywood Kicks Off Oktoberfest Celebration This Saturday

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South Florida can celebrate Oktoberfest this weekend at the German American Society of Hollywood.
In the United States, we know it's time for Oktoberfest when all those seasonal beers start hitting the shelves in late August and early September. Next, come the month of October, cities nationwide begin their regular Oktoberfest celebrations -- smallish events modeled after the original (and much larger) European festival that takes place in Munich, Germany each year.

But the real German Oktoberfest -- what is considered the world's largest annual festival since its inception in 1810 -- actually begins in September. Already this year, across the state of Bavaria and beyond, Germans have been swilling beer and scarfing down large amounts of pretzel and sausage as part of the 17-day festival, which runs from mid-September to the first weekend in October. During that time, more than 16 million people from around the world travel to attend the event.

This weekend, South Floridians can celebrate their own little slice of German Oktoberfest at the German American Society of Hollywood, which begins its annual Oktoberfest celebration on Saturday, September 27.

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