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Five Best Food and Drink Events This Weekend: Oktoberfest, Funky Buddha's 4-Year Anniversary, 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 looking for a fun street festival with plenty of food trucks, want to celebrate Oktoberfest with Pistache French Bistro, or planning to attend the Funky Buddha's 4-year anniversary party, there's something for you to do in South Florida this weekend.

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5. Flavor Palm Beach

With only one more week to go, now is the time to take advantage of Flavor Palm Beach, the month-long dining event established in 2008. Introduce yourself to the vast array of restaurants throughout Palm Beach County with the opportunity to enjoy a selection of specially priced 3-course meals from some of the area's best restaurants during this dining event. Specials are available for both lunch and dinner. For more information, and a list of participating restaurants, go here.

4. Kitchen Casino Royale

The American Culinary Federation Fort Lauderdale chapter and the International Culinary School at the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale will be running a special event fundraiser on Saturday to help students earn credit and complete a Leadership and Organization Development course at the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale. The semi-formal event will showcase the culinary style of the students at the International Culinary School at the Art Institutes, local vendors, and businesses, and other local culinary schools in the tri-county area. Admission is $40, and includes food, competition viewing, and 10 free playing chips for games. Go here for tickets.

3. Oktoberfest at Pistache French Bistro

On Saturday, starting at 6 p.m., Pistache French Bistro in West Palm Beach will be hosting its very own Oktoberfest celebration. Pack your suspenders and lederhosens for an authentic journey to Germany's Okotberfest at as part of the restuarant's annual Tour du Monde, a lineup of tastes, sights, and sounds that celebrate colorful countries and cultures from around the world. Enjoy Germany's most time-honored celebration, complete with Oom-pah music, a 3-course German menu, and a Biergarten featuring Munich's official Oktoberfest beer, spaten, and several other German beers by bottle.

2. Flagler Fusion Street Festival

Night Owl Market at Flagler Village is back with their Flagler Fusion Street Festival, a pop-up event spanning the quarter-mile from 3rd Ave. to Feldman Park in Fort Lauderdale. This Saturday, from 5-11 p.m., shop with local vendors, and select dining options from over 15 food trucks. In addition to food and shopping, this special night features tons of do-it-yourself art projects and interactive booths. You can even take an electric vehicle for a test drive. The street festival is free, and open to the public. Park your car at the parking lot behind Sears Town off 4th Ave., and board the complimentary shuttle to the festivities.

1. Annual Anniversary Celebration at The Funky Buddha Lounge

It's that time of year again. You know, the time to celebrate the opening of its Palm Beach County micro brewpub. The Funky Buddha Lounge will be hosting a party to ring-in their 4-year anniversary. Just like in years past, the brewpub will be dedicating an entire day to the

most important thing they can think of: beer. The lounge and brewpub in Boca Raton will be offering a release of some of its most popular brews, including -- but not limited to -- their Italian Cookie Brown, Carrot Cake Wheat, Rum Raisin Imperial Stout, Handsome Devil Barleywine, Hazelnut Espresso Piiti, Belgian Braggot, Rich Uncle Pennybags Porter, Dread Pirate Roberts, Last Snow Porter, Maple Bacon Coffee Porter, and various berliners. The party starts at 4 p.m., but special releases will be given a staggered release at 7 p.m., 8 p.m., and 9 p.m. Stick around all night and you'll also have a chance to participate in an exclusive raffle at midnight.The Funky Buddha Four Year Anniversary Party will take place from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. at 2621 N. Federal Hwy., Boca Raton.

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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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