Pop-up dinners, wine tastings and more
Visit of northern Italy of food and beer pairings at Dragon’s Landing: A five-course Italian meal accompanied by a craft beer. 7 to 9 p.m. November 29. $ 75. 24409 Jefferson, St. Clair Shores. eventbrite.com/e/dragons-landing-tour-of-northern-italy-beer-food-pairing-tickets-196566785547.
BBQ 101 at Lockhart’s BBQ Royal Oak: Learn how to become a master of barbecue grills by mastering the basics of brisket, pork, chicken, and ribs. The price includes lunch. 9 a.m. to noon. Dec 4 $ 45. 202 E. Third, Royal Oak. facebook.com/lockhartsbbqro/events
Hungarian Sunday dinner at Stache Intl. : This oriental market restaurant offers a special Hungarian multi-course menu for one night only. Expect borscht, cucumber salad, haluska, chicken paprikash, and palascinta. Cash bar available. Seating at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. on December 5. $ 25 per person for dinner on site or take out. Add a large takeout of borscht for $ 8.50. Buy your tickets before December 1st. 1416 East Fisher Service Drive, Detroit. eventbrite.com/e/hungarian-sunday-supper-tickets-208787818987.
Winegrower’s dinner at Domaine Berrien Cellars in Michigan by the bottle tasting room: Explore the wine country of southwest Michigan with winemaker Wally Maurer of Domaine Berrien Cellars. The wines will be accompanied by a multi-course meal from Wooden Whisk Creations. Vegetarian option available. 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. December 6. $ 70 per person plus tip. 29932 Woodward, Royal Oak. (248) 850-7175. mbtbtasting.com/events.html.
Wine tasting in the Highlands: Winemaker Maayan Koschitzky will host an exclusive wine tasting featuring five wines and tapas-style snacks. 6:30 p.m. Dec. 7 $ 85 per person. 400 Renaissance Center, Floor 71, Detroit. linktr.ee/highlandsdetroit.
Indian gastronomic pub in Frame: Street samosas, hakka noodles, chicken tikka masala and more are part of a special multi-course dinner from Akash Sudakara and Bharath Reddy from Midnight Temple. 5:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. from December 17 to 18. $ 60 plus fees and taxes, beverage pairings available at an additional cost. Dine inside or outside in a yurt. 23839 John R, Hazel Park. framehazelpark.com/experience/indian-gastropub.
News from restaurants
The opening of Church’s Chicken benefits the community: When Church’s Chicken’s new location opens in Highland Park on Friday, 20% of opening day sales will be donated to the Highland Park Jets Cheerleading Squad, which will also attend the grand opening. The first 45 guests will also receive a coupon book valued at $ 250 to commemorate the location of the 45rh franchise. Open to the public from 10 a.m. on Friday. 15101 Woodward, Highland Park. Churchs.com.
Big Boy Troy reopens: After being closed since July due to fire, the Big Boy of Troy reopened this week. The renovated store is open daily 8 am to 9 pm at 200 W. Maple, Troy. Bigboy.com.
Berkley Coffee now open: A new cafe has opened in Oak Park with a full bar, coffee roast, snacks, and retail. Berkley Coffee is hiring staff and looking for live artists. 14661 W. 11 Mile, Oak Park. berkleycoffee.com
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