Cocktail events, beer fests and seasonal dinners abound
Food and beverage events
Dine Drink Detroit: More than 35 Detroit bars and restaurants will offer a food and drink combo for $15 through Oct. 20. dinedrinkdetroit.com.
Yom Kippur Tap Takeover at Ale Mary’s Beer Hall: Several beers from He’Brew from Shmaltz Brewing will be on draft, including 2015’s Funky Jewbelation and “Star Trek” 50th anniversary ale Trouble with Tribbles. 5-8 p.m. Thurs. Beers priced a la carte. 316 S. Main, Royal Oak. (248) 268-1939.
Oktobeer and BBQ Festival in downtown Ferndale: Beer garden with German food, barbecue, entertainment and games. Sam Adams will host a “raise the stein” sanctioned qualifying event for the national championship. 5-11 p.m. Fri., noon-11 p.m. Sat. and noon-8 p.m. Sun. Free. 124 Vester, Ferndale. oktobeerfestival.com.
Detroit Uncorked at Gleaners Community Food Bank: A wine tasting event and fundraiser for Gleaners. Sample from more than 250 wines and food from more than 15 Detroit restaurants. 6-9 p.m. Fri. $85, $150 VIP. 2131 Beaufait, Detroit. (248) 504-1962 or detroituncorked.com.
Detroit Cocktail Classic at Eastern Market Shed 3: Bartenders and mixologists from several Metro Detroit hotspots will showcase their skills. Partial proceeds benefits Offering Alternative Therapy with Smiles. Tickets include 12 drink samples. Food available for an additional purchase. 7-11 p.m. Fri. $45. 2801 Russell, Detroit. detroitcocktail.com.
Detroit Beer Book Brewery History Tour: Guided by Motor City Brew Tours owner Stephen Johnson, author of “Detroit Beer — A History of Brewing in the Motor City,” this tour hits pre- and post-Prohibition sites and stops for lunch at Traffic Jam & Snug. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sat. and Dec. 3. $50, includes transportation from Royal Oak, lunch and beer. Tour starts at 514 S. Lafayette, Royal Oak. motorcitybrewtours.com.
ShorestoberFest at St. Clair Shores Veterans Memorial Park: Live German music, plus German food and beer. 6-11 p.m. Sat. $10 in advance, $15 at the gate. Admission does not include food and beverages. 32400 Jefferson, St. Clair Shores. (586) 445-5350.
One Year Anniversary Party at Cellarmen’s: These mead, cider and beer makers celebrate their first year in business with special releases. 5 p.m.-midnight Mon. 24310 John R, Hazel Park. (586) 413-4206.
Taste of Southfield at Town Center Atrium: Sample food from more than 20 restaurants. The event also has live entertainment, raffles, cooking demos and an “edible creations competition” among three local restaurants. 5-8 p.m. Tues. $15-$20 in advance, $25 at the door. 2000 Town Center Atrium, Southfield. (313) 557-6661.
Bourbon’s Back at Grosse Pointe War Memorial: Wine and spirit expert Michael Schafer talks about the history of bourbon and how it’s made. Sample six products. 7-9 p.m. Oct. 20. $45. 32 Lake Shore, Grosse Pointe Farms. warmemorial.org.
Detroit Fall Beer Festival at Eastern Market: Sample from more than 700 craft beers from 80 Michigan breweries. 5-9 p.m. Oct. 21 and 1-6 p.m. Oct. 22. $40-$45 in advance. Eastern Market, Detroit. mibeer.com/detroit-fall-festival.
Regenerate Detroit Dinner at Chartreuse Kitchen & Cocktails: Mabel Gray chef James Rigato will team up with Chartreuse chef Doug Hewitt to create an eight-course meal to raise funds for Detroit Food Academy. 7 p.m. Oct. 24. $200. 15 E. Kirby, Detroit. RegenerateDetroit.BrownPaperTickets.com.
What We Drink in the Shadows at the Keep: Pop-up bartender series, this time with Michael Finsilver, who will make cocktails using Pernod Ricard products that are inspired by the comedy “What We Do in the Shadows.” 8 p.m. Oct. 25. 140 Cadillac Square, Detroit. (313) 223-2626.
Inferno Fest at Packard Proving Grounds: Enjoy a selection of hot and spicy food, plus a hot sauce market, live music and Halloween activities. Noon-5 p.m. Oct. 30. $10 admission, includes a $5 food voucher. 49965 Van Dyke, Shelby Township. myfavoriteshowsandevents.com.
Grey Ghost as Johnny Noodle King: Midtown restaurant Grey Ghost will “dress up” as Detroit ramen spot Johnny Noodle King, with a special food and beverage menu. 4-11 p.m. Oct. 31. 47 E. Watson, Detroit. (313) 262-6534.
Halloween Harvest Dinner at Rock City Eatery: Chef and owner Nikta Sanches has invited area chefs Brennan Calnin, Jessi Patuano and Michael Barrera to cook a six-course meal with beverage parings. Costumes encouraged. 7 p.m. Oct. 31. $100. 4216 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 265-3729.
Shawarma Fest at Royal Oak Farmers Market: A selection of Middle Eastern food from the area, plus a hummus competition, raw juice and smoothie bar, vendors and children’s activities. 6-10 p.m. Nov. 2. $10 admission, includes a $5 food voucher. Free for ages 12 and younger. 316 E. 11 Mile, Royal Oak. myfavoriteshowsandevents.com.