Food events: March 24
Bourbon Steak: 19999 W. Country Club Dr., Aventura. 786-279-6600:
*Raise Your Spirits: Half-price cocktails, reduced-price bar bites and free butter-truffle popcorn; 5-8 p.m. (also Friday and Monday-Wednesday).
Café Sambal Indian Nights: Live sitar music and family-style menu by guest chef Jayaseelan Mariadoss; 6-11 p.m., through June 9; Mandarin Oriental, 500 Brickell Key Dr., Brickell Key; $45, $22.50 kids, reservations recommended. 305-913-8358.
Crave The Sweet Life: Features ice cream, cakes, yogurts and specialty desserts with alcohol; 8-10 p.m., The Gryphon/Pangaea in Seminole Hard Rock Hotel, 5711 Seminole Way, Hollywood; $10 plus suggested food donation for Take Him to the Streets Homeless Ministry; reservations required. www.cravethesweetlife.eventbrite.com.
Cuban Cooking Class: Part of Cuban Cultural Exposition; 6 p.m., Key West Tropical Forest and Botanical Garden, 5210 College Rd., Key West; $10, $5 members. 305-296-1504.
Food News & Views: Retrospective of past celebrity shows with Julia Child, Emeril Lagasse and Paula Deen, host Linda Gassenheimer and Miami Herald wine columnist Fred Tasker on WLRN-FM (91.3); 1-2 p.m. I Love Italian…Scallopini: Hands-on class; 6 p.m., Lenore Nolan-Ryan Cooking School, 228 Commercial Blvd., Lauderdale-By-The-Sea; $50, reservations required. 954-491-2340.
Jackson Memorial Foundation Green Market: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Alamo Park,1611 NW 12th Ave., inside the Jackson Memorial Hospital campus, Miami; 305-531-0038.
Miami-Dade County Fair: Noon-midnight Saturday and Sunday and 3 p.m.-midnight Monday-Friday through April 3; Fair Expo Center, 10901 Coral Way, Southwest Miami-Dade; general admission is $10, free for kids 5 and under. 305-223-7060.
Oyster Bar and Ceviches-Sparkling Cocktail Hour: Three cocktails, beers and/or glasses of wine plus ceviches and oyster bar with Barry Alberts; 6-9 p.m., Jaguar Ceviche Spoon Bar & Latam Grill, 3067 Grand Ave., Coconut Grove; $20. 305-444-0216.
Red Light/Green Light Thursday Singles Night: Mixer with specials including $8 rolls and $5 apple martinis and cosmos; 8 p.m.-midnight, through June 16; RA Sushi, 5829 SW 73rd St., South Miami. 305-341-0092.
SOBE Local Food Tour: Walking tour includes tastings at five to seven stops; noon-2:30 p.m. (also Friday, Saturday and Wednesday and 6-8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday); $59, reservations required. 855-642-3663.
SunFest Sip & Savor: Tasting features more than 25 wines and free hors d’oeuvres; 6-8 p.m., Total Wine & More at Boynton Town Center, 850 N. Congress Ave., Boynton Beach; $30, $25 in advance. 561-837-8066 or www.sunfest.com.
Whole Foods Market Events: www.wholefoodsmarket.com:
*Cooking with Jouvens Jean: The chef of Sawa Restaurant & Lounge shows how to prepare scallop tiradito; 7 p.m., 6701 Red Rd., Coral Gables; free, registration required. 305-421-9421.
*Top 5 @ 5 Wine Tasting: 5-7 p.m., 810 University Dr., Coral Springs; free. 954-753-8000.
*Health Starts Here-Cooking with Whole Grains: With Mark Mattson; 6-7 p.m., 2000 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; $5, registration required. 954-565-5655.
*Extreme Recipe Makeover Cooking Class: Healthy eating specialist transforms a favorite, high-calorie recipe; 7 p.m., 7720 Peters Rd., Plantation; free, reservations required. 954-236-0600.
Williams-Sonoma Demo-Crowd-Pleasing Soups: Free event. Call for time. Store locator at www.williams-sonoma.com.
Women of Wine: Sample wines created by female winemakers with cooking teacher Lenore Nolan-Ryan and wine blogger Stephanie Miskew. Part of Art of Wine and Food series; 6-7:30 p.m., Museum of Art, 1 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; $35, reservations required. 954-262-0249.
Yes Pasta! Wine Tasting: Four Italian wines and house-made pasta. Those who stay for dinner get 20 percent off their meal tab; 7-9 p.m., 14871 Biscayne Blvd., North Miami Beach; $15, $10 in advance, free for paid Dine club members with reservations. 305-944-1006.
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