FemAle Brew Fest honors women in brewing
Fellow FemAle beer lovers, this one’s for you. On March 24, at Huizenga Plaza in Fort Lauderdale, you will find a large selection of breweries either owned or co-owned by women. This is the second annual FemAle Brew Fest, but the first time in this location, which is larger and now pet-friendly. There will be more than 25 breweries represented, plus vendors with food and more. VIP tickets are $95 each and include early admission. General admission tickets are $45 each and include a beer sampling from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Part of the proceeds will benefit the Pink Boots Society and Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale. For tickets and info, go here.
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Slow Food Miami’s Tasting Party on March 16
For the seventh year, the Slow Food Miami bunch is holding its annual “Snail of Approval” Tasting Party, and everyone who attends is a winner here. This March 16 Miami Beach bash features a mix of current 2017-2018 honorees and past winners. Some tastes to watch for include: 3030 Ocean, Beaker & Gray, Glass and Vine, The Strand, Stiltsville Fish Bar, Soul Tavern and many more. Tickets are $98 in advance and $128 at the door, so buy early here! All proceeds benefit Slow Food Miami’s Edible Garden Program. The Palms Hotel, 3025 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305/908-5458
Lynn Kalber was raised in Boca Raton and has always worked in Palm Beach and Broward counties. She is a career journalist, with 26 years at The Palm Beach Post alone, where she wrote feature and food articles, edited the food section and wrote about wine as part of the Swirl Girls. She lives in West Palm Beach with her husband, writer and author Scott Eyman.