June dining and food events in Metro Detroit
Chef Michael Barrera at Revolver: Saginaw-raised chef Barrera will serve a six-course meal featuring Mediterranean-inspired modern cuisine. 6 and 9 p.m. Fri., 6 p.m. Sat. and 6 p.m. Sun. $55, plus gratuity. 9737 Jos Campau, Hamtramck. revolverhamtramck.com.
Garden Brunch at Lafayette Greens Urban Garden: A benefit for the Greening of Detroit with brunch food from local restaurants, plus a Tito’s vodka Bloody Mary bar, mix-your-own mimosas and live music. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sun. $45, $80 for unlimited drinks, $150 four-pack. 132 W. Lafayette, Detroit. facebook.com/ TheGreeningofDetroit.
Taste of Ann Arbor: Dozens of restaurants offer samples priced $1-$4, plus local bands. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. Free admission. Main and Liberty, Ann Arbor. mainstreetannarbor.org.
Camp Bacon Street Fair at Artisan Market in Kerrytown: The final event in Zingerman’s 9th annual Camp Bacon event series, this free market has vendors selling, sampling and showcasing all things bacon. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sun. 315 Detroit, Ann Arbor. zingermanscampbacon.com.
Kids in the Kitchen with “Master Chef Jr.” contestant Sammy Vieder at Soul Cafe Event Hall: A fundraiser for Friendship Circle, this event features Vieder and professional chefs. Tickets include light refreshments and tastings. 1:30 p.m. Sun. $30. 5586 Drake, West Bloomfield. friendshipcircle.org/ events/kids-in-the-kitchen.
Rum & Tequila Fest at Eastern Market Shed 5 Part tiki party and part Mexican fiesta, this event has cocktails, tacos, a pig roast and a piñata competition for adults. 6-10 p.m. June 8. $30-$40. 2934 Russell, Detroit. app.gopassage.com/events /rumandtequilafest.
Dr. Sushi at Urbanrest: An a la carte menu of fish and vegetable treats from Dr. Sushi pop-up. 6-9 p.m. June 8-9. 2615 Wolcott, Ferndale. doctorsushidetroit.com.
Vegan Dinner at Detroit Zen Center: Enjoy a healthy, organic vegan buffet dinner with music from Xiao Dong Wei. 7 p.m. June 9. $50 for performance and dinner; free for 17 and younger. 3030 Casmere, Hamtramck. (313) 366-7738.
Ann Arbor Restaurant Week: Take advantage of $15 lunch and $28 dinner specials at more than 50 Ann Arbor restaurants. June 10-15. annarbor restaurantweek.com.
Kendall-Jackson Wine Dinner with James Rigato at the Root Chef James Rigato comes home to the Root Restaurant & Bar for a Kendall-Jackson wine dinner with Tim O’Halloran. 7 p.m. June 11. $100 per person, plus tax and tip. 340 Town Center Blvd., White Lake. (248) 698-2400.
Food Truck Rally at Royal Oak Farmers Market: Music, family fun and a variety of local food trucks. 5-9 p.m. June 13. Free admission. 316 E. 11 Mile, Royal Oak. (248) 246-3079.
Undercover Pop-Up Dinner in Detroit: A fundraiser for Covenant House Michigan (which supports homeless, at-risk young adults), the “Underground with the Cov” experience is a pop-up dining experience in an undisclosed location. Ticketholders will only learn of the event hours before the party. 5:45-8:30 p.m. June 14. Detroit. (313) 463-2343 or covenanthousemi.org.
Garlic and Music Festival in Downtown Ferndale: Area restaurants will serve garlic-inspired cuisine. The fest also has local bands, craft beer and spirits and lawn games. 4 p.m.-midnight June 15 and noon-midnight June 16. Free admission. E. Nine Mile between Woodward and Bermuda, Ferndale. garlicandmusicfestival.com.
Red, White & Rose wine class at Grosse Pointe War Memorial: Sommelier Michael Schafer talks about American wines while you taste. 7-9 p.m. June 28. $45. 32 Lake Shore, Grosse Pointe Farms. (313) 881-7511 or warmemorial.org.
Restaurant and food briefs
Downtown Louie’s joins Blended Burger Project: The James Beard Foundation’s Blended Burger Project as returned, challenging restaurants around the country to create a healthier, more sustainable burger for their guests. The first round is determined by online voting at jamesbeard.org/blendedburgerproject. Downtown Louie’s Lounge is one of five Michigan restaurants to have stepped up to the challenge. Their submission is called “So Mushroom for Activities” and is made with Farm Field Table Michigan-raised dry aged beef.
New bottles for Valentine: Valentine Distilling Co. is readying to release a new look for its vodka bottles. The new design features vertical ridges around the bottle. The new bottles still feature the spirit company’s foxy brand icon, Belle.