Downtown Street Eats at Campus Martius: Food trucks park at Campus Martius weekdays 11 a.m.-2 p.m. through Oct. 13. 800 Woodward, Detroit.

Champagne Tasting at the Royce Detroit: Sample a one ounce pour of Laurent Perrier Champagne’s Brut NV, Rosé, and Ultra Brut. 6-8 p.m. Thurs. $10. 76 W. Adams, Detroit. (313) 481-2160.

The Violet Hour Takeover at the Sugar House: Named by GQ Magazine as one of the 25 best cocktail bars in America, Chicago’s Violet Hour will bring in their bartenders and drink menu to Corktown’s Sugar House for one night only. Violet Hour won the “Best Bar Program” James Beard Foundation award in 2015. 5 p.m. Mon. No cover. 2130 Michigan, Detroit. (313) 962-0123.

April Wine Dinner with Lioci wines at Selden Standard: California winemaker Lioco will be featured at this five-course dinner from chef Andy Hollyday. 6:30-9:30 p.m. April 19. $100. 3921 Second, Detroit. Purchase tickets at

Faust Wine Dinner at Joe Muer Seafood: Faust winemaker David Jelinek will talk about his products, which will be paired with a five-course meal. 7 p.m. April 19. $175, advance purchase required. GM 400 Renaissance Center, Detroit. (313) 567-6837.

Yalla Eat! culinary tours of Dearborn: Explore Michigan or Warren avenue and all there is to eat in these Dearborn neighborhoods. Guided tours discuss not just food, but identity, history and culture. The two-and-a-half-hour, 12-person tours offer free food samples and shopping is encouraged. 2 p.m. Saturdays starting April 22 through October (except June). $45, $35 for members of Arab American National Museum. Visit

Slice for Life at Buddy’s Pizza: Enjoy all-you-can-eat two-topping pizza and salad for $15 at all full-service Buddy’s locations. Proceeds benefit Capuchin Soup Kitchen. A carry-out option with a four-square, two-topping pizza or medium salad is offered at all locations. April 24. $15, $7 children. Purchase in advance at or call (313) 579-2100 ext. 153.

Sarap with Chef Aaron Egan at Eastern Market: This collaborative dinner featuring chef Egan and Sarap chefs Dorothy Hernandez and Jake Williams fuses Jewish and Filipino cuisine. 6 p.m. April 24. $50. Shed 5, Eastern Market, Detroit. Buy tickets at

25th Anniversary at Shield’s Restaurant & Pizzeria: Owners Peter and Paul Andoni have owned Shield’s for 25 years and are celebrating with a birthday cake for customers and gift certificate giveaways throughout the day. April 25. 1476 W. Maple, Troy. (248) 637-3131.

Spring Wine Dinner at Paesano: Chef Dave Whitney prepares a four-course Tuscan dinner to pair with wines from Cantalici Winery. Expect a panzanella salad, linguine, roast leg of lamb and panna cotta. 6:30 p.m. April 26. $75. 3411 Washtenaw, Ann Arbor. Call (734) 971-0484.

Spring Wine Dinner at Gold Cash Gold: Chef Brendon Edwards will serve five seasonal courses — including scallop carpaccio and potato gnocchi — paired with selections from Tuscany’s Villa Collazzi. 6 p.m. April 27. $99 plus tax and tip. 2100 Michigan, Detroit. Call (313) 242-0770 for reservations.

VegFest at Suburban Collection Showplace: Vegetarians and vegans unite at this annual conference that showcases 150 restaurants, vendors and exhibitors offering the latest in plant-based cuisine. 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. April 30. $12 in advance, $15 at the door. 46100 Grand River, Novi. (877) 778-3464 or

Kitchen Ramarj Liberian/Lebanese Pop-up Dinner at Brooklyn Street Local: This multicourse meal starts with tabouli salad and includes couscous with lamb stew, mloukhieh (a Liberian dish with jute leaves) and more. 7-10 p.m. April 30. $30 in advance only. 1266 Michigan, Detroit.

North American Belgian Beer Festival at Ashley’s Westland: Showcases only Belgian beers. 7-11 p.m. July 14, and 2-6 p.m. July 15. $40, $70 both days. 7525 N. Wayne, Westland.

Melody Baetens

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