Dining and beverage events for Halloween and beyond
Food and beverage events
Dogfish Head Brewery beer dinner at Ale Mary’s: Five courses paired with Dogfish beers like 120 Min IPA, SeaQuench and Shelter Pale Ale. 6-9 p.m. Thurs. Sold out. 316 S. Main, Royal Oak. (248) 268-1939.
Apple Harvest Dinner at Chapman House: A five-course meal inspired by the harvest from Miller’s Big Red Farms, plus cocktails from Two James Spirits. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Thurs. $75. 311 Walnut, Rochester. (248) 759-4406.
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. Fri. $50. 9737 Jos Campau, Hamtramck. revolverhamtramck.com.
“Dîner de Vin” at Rattlesnake Club: A five-course meal from chef Chris Franz paired with French wines from sommelier Maria Papp. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Fri. $120. 300 River Place Drive, Detroit. (313) 567-4400.
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. Sat. Free admission, $5 parking. Hall B, 46100 Grand River, Novi. mivegetarian.org.
Barrel-aged pumpkin beer tapping at Ale Mary’s: Enjoy Griffin Claw Screaming Pumpkin (years 2015 and 2016), Black Cloister Flapjack-O-Lantern and Shipyard Smashed Pumpkin. 11 a.m. Sat. Prices a la carte. 316 S. Main, Royal Oak. (248) 268-1939.
Halloween Party at Jolly Pumpkin: Costume contest, dancing, sour ales, special beer flights, food and a scary spice cocktail. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Sat. Pricing a la carte. 441 W. Canfield, Detroit. (313) 262-6115.
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. Sun. $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. Mon. 47 E. Watson, Detroit. (313) 262-6534.
Halloween Harvest Dinner at Rock City Eatery: Chef and owner Nikita 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. Mon. $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 and more. 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.
Red Wagon Holiday Tasting at Tre Monti Ristorante: Take a peek at the wines Red Wagon shops will be offering this holiday season. More than 100 wines from around the world available to sample. 6 p.m. Nov. 2. $60. 1696 E. Big Beaver, Troy. (248) 852-9307 or (248) 404-9999.
Founder’s Brewing Tap Takeover at Ale Mary’s: Grand Rapids’ Founder’s Brewing takes over all 28 taps with new labels and old favorites. 1 p.m. Nov. 3. Prices a la carte. 316 S. Main, Royal Oak. (248) 268-1939.
Metro D 10 Alarm Chili Challenge at Detroit Zoo: Hosted by Charlie LeDuff, American Coney Island’s Grace Keros and Dino Bach from Dino’s in Ferndale, this cookoff benefits the family of Detroit Police Capt. Ken Steil. The public is invited to sample and vote. Noon-4 p.m. Nov. 5. $10 donation (plus zoo admission). 8450 W. 10 Mile, Royal Oak. detroitzoo.org.
Dining in the Dark Detroit at K.O. Kitchen: Chef Jeremy Kalmus will serve a harvest-themed four-course meal to guests who are 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. Jan. 21. $50, includes transportation from Royal Oak, lunch and beer. Tour starts at 514 S. Lafayette, Royal Oak. motorcitybrewtours.com.