By Maria Sonnenberg | Florida Today
Crispy’s in Rockledge will host Food Trucks for Families, a Winter Park-based array of food trucks, from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at 604 Barnes Blvd.
“They donate 8 percent of all proceeds to a charity, and for this event we have chosen Harmony Farms,” said Crispy’s owner Chris Pascale.
Harmony Farms is the Viera therapeutic horseback riding facility for disabled individuals.
Food Trucks for Families partners with local businesses to set up monthly food truck events to benefit specific charities.
After the food truck event is over, the trucks also donate any leftover food to food banks.
“We saw it as a win-win for everyone involved,” said Pascale.
Expect to taste offerings from 12 to 14 trucks that will be situated covered wagon-style in the parking lot. Crispy’s will have an outdoor presence with beverages.
Francophiles, take note: Crispy’s is also pairing with Palm Tree Café for a six-course French dinner paired with Belgian beer from 4 to 7 p.m. April 28 at Crispy’s.
Cost is $40 each or $70 a couple. If you’re interested, better hurry with the reservations, because the event is almost sold out.
Call 321-806-4119 to reserve.
After a hiatus of a coup
le of years, the Brevard Symphony Orchestra’s Wine, Beer and Food Festival returns from 5 to 8 p.m. April 28 at Melbourne Auditorium, 625 E. Hibiscus Blvd.
The evening unites more than 200 wines, beers and champagnes from food samplings from local restaurants and caterers.
Tickets are $50 in advance and $60 at the door.
Buy tickets online at winefest.brevardsymphony.com or by calling 321-242-2024.
Saturday, Cabana Shores Tiki Bar and Grill celebra
tes its third year with 400 pounds of smoked wings, brisket, turkeys, ribs and oysters.
“We’ll be running the smoker all day,” said owner Josh Taylor.
Diners can opt for the pub plate for $10 or go whole hog for the all-you-can-eat option for $20.
In addition to the meats and oysters, you will be able to select from sauteed potatos, salad, corn on the cob, mac and cheese and whatever else Taylor can fit inside his restaurant.
At 4:20 p.m., just as he does every day, Taylor will be handing out free beer, but this time he is upping the ante with giveways, such as a Bud refrigerator, gift cards and other goodies.
No reservations are required for the all-day party. Cabana Shores is at 5240 N. U.S. 1, Palm Shores. For more details, call 321-254-2004 or see cabanashorestikibar.com.
• Aging Matters in Breva
rd will host is Passport to Wines Around the World event from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Space Coast Convention Center, 301 Tucker Lane, at State Road 520 and Interstate 95, Cocoa.
Among the wines will be the 2011 Zuccardi Series A malbec from Argentina, which earned a 90 percent rating from Robert Parker.
Local chefs, including Julie Shipley of the Soup Shop and Keiser University’s Culinary Program, have joined forces with Brevard Community Kitchen in the food, which will include temptations such as mini-crab cakes with mango salsa, turkey Wellington and beef dim sum, among many others.
The Florida Key Lime Pie Company is providing desserts.
A limited number of tickets are available. Cost is $50. Purchase online at agingmattersbrevard.org or call 321-806-3716.
• The Green Turtle visits the foods and wines of Italy with a five-course dinner that begins at 7 p.m. April 18 and 19. Seven Italian wines will be paired with the meal, which costs $79 per person.
Reservations are required. The Green Turtle is at 855 E. Eau Gallie Blvd., Indian Harbour Beach.
Call 321-773-2001 or visit greenturtlemarket.com.