Award-winning neighborhood beverage store Champane's Wine Cellar has opened a bar on site.
Last weekend was the debut of Champane's Pub, which offers two dozen taps and wine by the glass. This gives shoppers a chance to relax and taste a glass or two of a product before committing to whole six pack or bottle. Champane's Pub also has televisions and free Wi-Fi.
The store has been operating in Warren for more than 25 years and often hosts beer and wine tastings. It's also a good place to pick up a gift basket for the holidays.
Both the pub and store are at 7007 Chicago in Warren. Hours are 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Sat. and noon-5:30 p.m. Sun. Call (586) 978-9463.
Addison Eatery opens for breakfast and lunch
After a soft opening in late October, Addison Eatery is up and running at 3111 Woodward just south of Mack, where Atlas Global Bistro was until it closed in 2013.
Addison, named after the building it's housed in, serves inventive breakfast items such as red velvet pancakes, bourbon apple French toast and classics like shrimp and grits, chicken and waffles and omelets. For lunch, try the salmon BLT with garlic aioli and avocado or the cast iron macaroni and cheese (you can add lobster to it). Addison also serves a Maurice salad.
The decor is simple, sparse even, and the service is friendly. Hours are 8 a.m.-3 p.m. weekdays and 8 a.m.-4 p.m. weekends.
Food and beverage events
Rubbed After Dark at Rubbed: A special event at this Corktown charcuterie and sandwich shop, Rubbed After Dark includes five courses that starts with a meat and cheese offering. Alcoholic and soft drinks available for purchase. 6 and 9 p.m. Thurs. and Fri. $40. Reservations required. 2015 Michigan, Detroit. (313) 265-3684.
Chef Frank Fejeran at Revolver Hamtramck: Executive chef at the Raven's Club in Ann Arbor, Fejeran serves a four-course meal of smoked trout rillette, claypot carrot, rabbit and dumplings and garam masala carrot cake. 6 and 9 p.m. Fri. $50 (includes tax and soft drinks, but not gratuity). 9737 Jos Campau, Hamtramck. (313) 757-3093. Visit www.revolverhamtramck.com to reserve.
Dinner Pop Up Club Xmas Dinner at Storefront Gallery: Chef Matt Baldridge crafts a four-course menu that features roasted butternut squash with pumpkin puree, bacon wrapped rabbit, New York strip steak and more. BYOB. 5-7:30 p.m. Sun. $45 per person. 477 W. Marshall, Ferndale. Advance purchased required at dinnerclubpopup.com.
Christmas Eve Dinner at Cafe Cortina: A five-course Italian dinner with roasted chestnuts. Reservations accepted starting at 5 p.m. Dec. 24. $78 per person. 30715 W. 10 Mile, Farmington Hills. (248) 474-3033.
Motor City Brew Tours Brewery Day Trip: Take a bus and travel to the Hideout Brewing Company, Perrin Brewing Company and Rockford Brewing. Tickets include transportation, tours, lunch, beer and water at each stop. 8:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Jan. 10. $75. Visit motorcitybrewtours.com or call (248) 850-2563.