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Five Best Food and Drink Events This Weekend: Food Truck Safari, Green Market Grand Openings, and More

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 ready to explore the Palm Beach Zoo with a food truck safari, have conversations in French at a local bistro, or want to hop on a beer brews cruise, there's something for you to do in South Florida this weekend.

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5. Learn How To Garden

As fall rolls into Florida, so does the cooler weather. And that signals growing season in South Florida, which can only mean one thing: it's time to start planning and planting your own vegetable garden. Not sure how to do it? Check out the Urban Farming: Vegetable Growing class, offered 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, October 4 at Mounts Auditorium & Vegetable Garden, located at 531 N. Military Trail, West Palm Beach. Speakers will be Larry Grosser, master gardener and member of the Palm Beach Rare Fruit Council, and master gardeners Raina & Paul O'Conner. The class is $35 for members, and $45 for nonmembers. Visit the website, or call 561-233-1757 for more information.

4. Breakfast & Conversation in French at Le Rendez-Vous

This weekend, the Multilingual Language and Culture Society of West Palm Beach encourages you to come out and learn some French at Le Rendez-Vous in West Palm Beach. On Saturday, October 4, beginning at 9 a.m., the restaurant will be hosting a breakfast and conversation in French. Start a weekend with a cup of coffee and a croissant, and have a chance to meet new people who speak the language of love. The monthly event is open to people of all ages, including students and native speakers. Each month the society chooses a different location and language for this event; for more details visit

3. Food Truck Safari at The Palm Beach Zoo

On Saturday, October 4, head to the Palm Beach Zoo in West Palm Beach to unleash your inner animal during one of the final food truck safari weekends. At 4:30 p.m., the zoo will be opening for a special evening of food trucks and live music. Enjoy live music with Steven Vincent & Juan Nealon of SeKond Nature, along with exciting zookeeper talks and up-close animal encounters. Featured trucks include Parabas Grill, Don Mofongo, Monster Burger, DR Smokehouse, PDQ, and Paradise Cups. Truck windows open at 5:30 p.m., ticket sales end at 8 p.m., and the zoo closes at 9 p.m. Zoo admission for the Food Truck Safari is $9 adult members, $10 adult non-members. Visit the website for more information.

2. Visit The Gardens GreenMarket

This month marks the start to the opening of several green markets across Palm Beach and Broward County. This weekend, the Gardens GreenMarket will kick off its 13th season. Every Sunday through May 3, the market will open at the City Hall Municipal Complex located at 10500 N. Military Trail in Palm Beach Gardens. The market, which runs from 8 a.m to 1 p.m., offers a wide selection of seasonal vegetables and fruits, herbs, honey, and homemade breads, pies, cheeses, sauces, handmade crafts and other items from more than 120 vendors. There also will be live entertainment. For more information visit the website, or call 561-630-1100.

1. The Brew Bus Tour I95 Brews Cruise

On Saturday, October 4, starting a noon the Brew Bus South Florida will take off for a five-hour beer cruise to visit some of South Florida's local breweries. Start at Funky Buddha in Oakland Park, then hop on the highway to visit Wynwood Brewing in Wynwood, and the new Lauder Ale Brewery in Fort Lauderdale. The tour is $50 per person, and includes round-trip transportation from Funky Buddha Brewery, a pint of craft beer at each brewery, and a private group tour at each stop. Complimentary Brew Bus Brewing craft beer is on board the bus, as well. You must be 21 or older to take the tour. For more information go here.

Nicole Danna is a food blogger covering Broward and Palm Beach counties. To get the latest in food and drink news in South Florida, follow her @SoFloNicole or find her latest food pics on Clean Plate's Instagram.

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Nicole Danna is a Palm Beach County-based reporter who began covering the South Florida food scene for New Times in 2011. She also loves drinking beer and writing about the area's growing craft beer community.
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