Fall-friendly dining and beverage events
Food and beverage events
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. Thurs. $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. Fri. and 1-6 p.m. Sat. $40-$45 in advance. Eastern Market, Detroit. mibeer.com/detroit-fall-festival.
The Chocolate Affair at St. David’s Episcopal Church: A benefit for the parish, this event features chocolates from Market Fresh, Sanders, Clark’s Ice Cream, Le Petit Prince and others. 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m. Sun. $10, $5 children. 16200 W. 12 Mile, Southfield. (248) 557-5430.
Pierogi Mama: A Chefin’ Awesome Pop-Up at at Brooklyn Street Local: A pop-up dinner (or carry out) featuring gourmet pierogi with fillings like duck and Michigan cherry, swiss chard with chevre and ricotta, potato cheddar and pumpkin pie. The menu also features Polish pizza, fresh kielbasa, vegetarian dishes and more. 6:30-11 p.m. Mon. Prices are a la carte. 1266 Michigan, Detroit.
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. Mon. $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. Tues. 140 Cadillac Square, Detroit. (313) 223-2626.
Chefs Mac Stinson and David Zarling at Revolver: These two chefs prepare a farm-to-table dinner featuring five courses. Start with farm-style charcuterie with seed crackers, spreads and pickled items. Main courses feature roasted apple and rutabaga soup, raw and roasted squash and pork and sage salsiccia, finished with pear and buckwheat dumpling for dessert. 6 and 9 p.m. Oct. 28. $50. 9737 Jos Campau, Hamtramck. revolverhamtramck.com.
International Vegetarian Food Festival at Suburban Collection Showplace: Besides free food sampling, this event offers seminars on healthy living and holistic wellness. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Oct. 29. Free admission, $5 parking. Hall B, 46100 Grand River, Novi. mivegetarian.org.
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.
Dining in the Dark Detroit at K.O. Kitchen: Chef Jeremy Kalmus will serve a harvest-themed four-course meal to guests who are completely blindfolded. The dining experience is three hours and includes one cocktail. Additional beverages available for purchase. Nov. 10. $55. 2992 Yemans, Hamtramck. (248) 687-9168 or diningdarkdetroit.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. Dec. 3. $50, includes transportation from Royal Oak, lunch and beer. Tour starts at 514 S. Lafayette, Royal Oak. motorcitybrewtours.com.