Try brunch-friendly food by restaurants from all over Metro Detroit in one spot on Nov. 21 when Rust Belt Market hosts Out to Brunch.
The strolling event has food from spots that know their brunch like the Root Restaurant & Bar, Toast, Rock City Eatery, Republica, Sweet Lorraine’s Cafe & Bar, Parks & Rec Diner and more.
Tickets, $40, include food samples, access to a Bloody Mary bar and craft beer samples from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Advanced tickets are found at neptix.com/events/26739. While there, get some holiday shopping done with the Rust Belt Market’s many vendors. The 4,000-square-foot space at Nine Mile and Woodward in Ferndale offers merchants selling handmade crafts, vintage wares, sweets, soaps, furniture and more.
Hard Rock taps Fox 2’s Roop Raj for fundraising sandwich
As part of the Hard Rock Cafe’s annual campaign to fight hunger and poverty, the restaurant has teamed up with Fox 2 Detroit reporter Roop Raj. Proceeds from the Legendary Roop Raj sandwich will benefit Gleaners Community Food Bank.
The chicken sandwich has meat marinated in barbeque sauce and is served with shredded cheese, mayo, lettuce, tomato and onion. It makes its debut Friday and is available through the end of the year.
Hard Rock Cafe, 45 Monroe in Detroit, is also selling Imagine There’s No Hunger merchandise, with partial proceeds benefiting WhyHunger, a global hunger-relief organization founded by Harry Chapin.
New menus abound
Crispy Asian ribs, hummus with spiced lamb and onion strings with peanut honey mustard are among some of the new menu items at Beau’s Grillery in Bloomfield Hills. Owned by chef Zack Sklar’s Peas & Carrots Hospitality group, Beau’s opened last summer. The updated menu additions also include tomato soup, Caesars salad, wedge salad and the Social Kale Salad — from Sklar’s other restaurant Social Kitchen & Bar in Birmingham.
For more new food in Oakland County, check out Zeke’s Rock ‘n’ Roll BBQ’s revamped and expanded the menu. All sandwiches and salads can be ordered as wraps, and smoked meats — corned beef, burnt ends, rib tips, rib slabs, chicken, turkey and more — can be ordered a la carte. New bar-friendly food includes smoked salmon dip, spicy poutine and a po’boy made with corned beef burned ends.
Zeke’s, 240 W. Nine Mile in Ferndale, is also offering to cook Thanksgiving dinner for you. Pick up a cold meal and heat it at home, or grab it hot and ready-to-eat on Thanksgiving morning. Get a 15-pound smoked turkey a la carte, $50, or with a full dinner including three sides for $99.
Food & beverage events
Red Wagon Shoppe’s Holiday Wine Tasting at Tre Monti Restaurant: With locations in Troy and Rochester Hills, Red Wagon is well-stocked wine, beer and liquor store. It will host an evening featuring more than 100 wines, plus meats, cheeses, pasta and ice cream. 6-9 p.m. Thurs. $65. 1695 E. Big Beaver, Troy. (248) 404-9999 or (248) 852-9307 for tickets.
“A Clockwork Orange” dinner at Yemans Street: Chef Brent Foster presents a multi-course meal inspired by dialogue from the cult film. For example the second course “angel’s trumpets” is angel hair nest with roasted trumpet mushrooms, smoked chicken, shaved Parmesan and basil oil. 7 p.m. Fri. $70. 2995 Yemans, Hamtramck. yemansstreet.com.
Sip Savor Stomp at Royal Oak Farmers Market: More than 150 wines from around the world, plus cheese, chocolates and more to pair it with. 6:30-11 p.m. Sat. $45, $65 VIP. 316 E. 11 Mile, Royal Oak. sipsavorstomp.com
The Oakwood Foundation’s 20th annual Wine for the Spirit at Henry Ford Museum: Sample nearly 80 wines from around the world, plus craft beer and food while strolling through the museum. There’s also a silent auction and music from the Rick Lieder Band. Cocktail attire required. 7 p.m. Sat. $175. 20900 Oakwood, Dearborn. (313) 586-4924.
Tasting and drink pairings at El Barzon: A four-course meal, each paired with a signature craft cocktail. Wednesday the featured spirit is Cabresto tequila and on Dec. 3 it’s locally-made Our/Detroit vodka. Dinners start at 7:30 p.m. and cost $40 plus tax and tip. 3710 Junction, Detroit. (313) 894-2070.
Wine & Dine at Bistro 82: This new Wednesday dining feature includes a fixed-price, five-course meal with three wine pairings. The feast starts with Chesapeake Bay oyster, followed by seared scallop and foie gras, roasted cobia (fish), flat iron steak and for dessert pumpkin genoise (sponge cake). Wednesday evenings. $75, $50 without wine. 401 S. Lafayette, Royal Oak. (248) 542-0082.
Discover the Art of Blending with Johnnie Walker at Stray Cat Lounge: A whiskey master will talk about blended whiskey while guests sample Johnnie Walker Black, Double Black, Gold, Platinium and Blue. 6:30 p.m. Nov. 19. $50. 40813 Garfield, Clinton Township. (586) 741-8544.
Made in Michigan Craft Beer and Wine Festival at Diesel Concert Lounge: Locally-made beverages, plus bands and 50/50 raffle. 7 p.m. Nov. 20. $30 in advance, $35 at the door. 33151 23 Mile, Chesterfield Township. (586) 725-2228.
FestivALE at One-Eyed Betty’s: Christmas beer, comfort food and Americana music. Noon-midnight Nov. 21. $30 in advance. 175 W. Troy, Ferndale. (248) 808-6633.
Thanksgiving Breakfast at Da Edoardo Foxtown Grille: This family friendly breakfast has a street side view of the America’s Thanksgiving Day Parade as it marches down Woodward. The menu includes a full breakfast buffet for a flat rate of $85, $35 for kids. Mimosas and Bloody Marys will be available. 2203 Woodward, Detroit. Call (313) 471-3500 for reservations.
Dark Saturday at HopCat Detroit: This Midtown beer bar will attempt to break the world record for most beers from a single brewery on tap when they run Dark Horse beers through all 130 of its lines. Upstairs in the live music room, there will be 30 varieties of the Marshall brewery’s Crooked Tree IPA. The previous record of 120 beers by one brewery on draft was set on the grand opening weekend of HopCat Detroit. 11 a.m. Nov. 28. 4265 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 769-8828.
Wine Glass Seminar with Georg J. Riedel at the Reserve: Plum Market presents an evening with wine glass maker Georg J. Riedel. Tickets include champagne reception, wine tastings and Riedel glasses to take home. 6:30 p.m. Dec. 1. $125. 245 S. Eaton, Birmingham. plummarket.com.