Food on Wheels

Food & Drink Events This Weekend in Broward and Palm Beach

With Halloween just days away, most of the weekend's food and drink related activities in Broward and Palm Beach Counties are geared to costumes, candy, and the undead (oh, and the nautical. The 52nd Annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show is today through Monday). But for those who are looking to mix in some Halloween-free action in the weekend plans -- hey, maybe you're sick of wearing your sexy mortician getup and chugging pumpkin flavored lager -- there are other options available.

We've gathered a list of seven non-spooky food events this weekend in Broward and Palm Beach Counties. For a look at other happenings this weekend, be sure to check out the Clean Plate Charlie round up of food and drink related Halloween 2011 events in South Florida.

Without further ado, here's the low down on this weekend:


Food trucks and Farmers Market -- 4Alarm Pizza

and Kona Ice will be on site at the weekly farmer's market at Ellenville

Garden Center, 220 NE 11th St. Boca Raton. The market is 4 to 8 p.m.

Food trucks and free jazz

-- Three food trucks -- Arepa Box, Che Grill, and Feverish Ice Cream --

will be on hand at the first free jazz concert series of the season at

Mizner Park Amphitheater. The concert is 7 to 10:30 p.m. and Palo! will


Latin American Food & Wine Festival -- The Second-Annual Latin American Food and Wine Festival

is 5:30 to 9 p.m. at Midtown Palm Beach Gardens and will include tango

lessons, music, winetasting, and food from local restaurants. Admission

is $35 per person.

Food trucks in Delray Beach -- Eleven food trucks will be lined up for the Free Friday Concerts series from 6 to 10:30 p.m. in Old School Square in downtown Delray Beach. The concert is free, but you'll need cash for the trucks, which will include Catered Bliss, gastroPod, and Philly Grill, among others. This week's performer is The Hard Liquor Band. Speaking of liquor, there is a cash bar on site. No outside food or drink allowed.

Art & Wine Promenade -- Free wine tastings and live entertainment are part of this monthly event in Northwood Village just north of downtown West Palm Beach. The walk is 6 to 9 p.m. and is held the last Friday of the month, rain or shine.


790 Food Truck Derby -- The monthly food truck rally at Gulfstream Park in Hallendale features 15 food trucks, including CheeseMe Mobile, gastroPod, Mr. Good Stuff, and Slow Food Truck. The derby is 5 to 11 p.m. Parking is free but bring cash for the trucks. Seating is available and there will be a full bar for those who want an adult beverage to wash down dinner.


Truck-n-Treat at Potential Church
-- About 20 food trucks will make the trek out to Potential Church, 12401 Stirling Road, Cooper City for a rally from 4 to 9 p.m. Among the crowd you will find Churro Mania, Latin Burger & Taco, The Red Koi, and Wrap it Up, and many others.

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