Food and dining calendar: Pies, wine beer and more

Melody Baetens
The Detroit News

Food and beverage events

Troy Restaurant Week: Twenty restaurants will participate, offering three-course lunches and dinners for $15-$45 through Friday. Make reservations and view menus at

Luck of the Irish whiskey class at Village Workshop: Learn about varieties of Irish whiskey and compare six labels with spirit expert Michael Schafer. 7-8:30 p.m. Thurs. $45. 455 E. Cady, Northville. (248) 667-7157.

Star Chef Dinner: Club Babalu at Three Cats Cafe: Guest star chef Jeremy Kalmus serves a five-course Latin-inspired dinner. Cocktail hour starts at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 7 p.m. Thurs. $45. 116 W. 14 Mile, Clawson. (248) 288-4858.

Starkbierfest Tapping at Batch Brewing Company: The debut of dopplebock Pocket Calculator and other strong beers like Stan Boans Scotch Ale and others. 11 a.m. Fri.-Sat. 1400 Porter, Detroit. (313) 338-8008.

Pie & Mash pop-up at Zingerman’s Cornman Farms: Get a pie meal for one for $19 or for 4 for $70; dine in or carry out. Sunday’s feature is burgundy beef pie stuffed with wine-soaked beef, onion and garlic inside a crispy pastry crust, served with mashed potatoes, minted peas and salted black licorice caramel. Another pop-up will be March 25 with chicken tikka masala pie with mashed potatoes, lemon and ginger carrots and eccles cake. 5-7:30 p.m. Sun. and March 25. $19 or $70. 8540 Island Lake Road, Dexter. (734) 619-8100 or

Bell’s Brewing Beer Dinner at HopCat Royal Oak: A four-course, ballpark-themed dinner paired with five Bell’s beers. 5:30 p.m. Tues. $31.80. 208 W. Fifth, Royal Oak.

A Taste of Spring at Brix Wine & Charcuterie Boutique: Sample Brix’s new spring/summer wine menu featuring rose, white and light-bodied reds, plus appetizers and a DJ. 6-9 p.m. Tues. $33.72. 7968 Kercheval, Detroit.

Duroc and Hops Dinner Series at Rock City Eatery: A collaboration with Beeler’s Pure Pork and Griffinclaw Brewing Company, this seven-course meal features pork in a varieties of ways, paired with Griffin Claw beers. 7 p.m. March 22. $75. 4216 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 265-3729.

Vegan Goes Mainstream at Revolver: Chefs Jay Gundy and Katie Coon collaborate for a six-course, plant-based meal. 6 and 9 p.m. March 23-24. $45. 9737 Jos Campau, Hamtramck.

United We Brunch at Garden Bowl and Magic Stick: This strolling brunch event features food from a variety of restaurants. 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. March 24. $30 ticket includes unlimited brunch tastings, 6 drink tickets and a gift bag. 4140 Woodward, Detroit.

Wine and Jelly Beans at Brix Wine & Charcuterie Boutique: Sample four wines that pair well with jelly beans. Get tickets in advance or at the door. 6-9 p.m. March 28. $15. 7968 Kercheval, Detroit.

Celani Wine Dinner at Rugby Grille: Hosted by Tom Celani, owner of Celani Family Vineyards, this three-course meal will be paired with his wines. 6:30 p.m. March 28. $150, plus tax and tip. Reservations required. 100 Townsend, Birmingham. (248) 642-5999.

Whisky Experience 2018 at Eastern Market: A benefit for the Luella M. Harden Foundation, which raises money for college scholarships and contributes to the Leukemia Society, this spirit-tasting event has samples, swag, some food and more. 5:30-9:30 p.m. April 20. $54.84, $75.95 for VIP. Eastern Market, 2934 Russell, Detroit.

Chef’s Schoolyard Dinner at Great Lakes Culinary Center: A benefit for Detroit Prep, this first annual dinner is a collaboration between local chefs John Vermiglio, James Rigato, Anthony Lombardo, Brad Greenhill, Joe Giacomino, Andy Hollyday, Kate Williams and Alex Clark. 6-9 p.m. April 30. $250. 24101 W. Nine Mile, Southfield.

Detroit Sushi Festival at Eastern Market: Food from local sushi restaurants and vendors of Japanese of culture. Aug. 24. $27, $54 VIP. Shed 5, 2934 Russell, Detroit.

Restaurant and food briefs

Kiesling gets ready: Kiesling Detroit is a historic bar in the Milwaukee Junction neighborhood that’s been renovated and is preparing to open soon as a cocktail bar at 449 E. Milwaukee in Detroit.

Food Trucks Downtown: Downtown Street Eats, the Downtown Detroit Partnership’s program that brings food trucks downtown, will swing back into gear Friday. The kick-off event features 10 food trucks at Cadillac Square and surrounding area, plus Beacon Park. Visit for information.

Egg recipe contest: Eggland’s Best eggsellers are searching for the country’s best original egg recipe. The egg-sperts looking for original recipes that show off the cook’s hometown pride using local ingredients or local delicacies (and eggs). Submissions are open until April 30 at The grand prize is $10,000.

Melody Baetens