Dining and food news and events
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. Fri. $30-$40. 2934 Russell, Detroit. app.gopassage.com/events /rumandtequilafest.
A Tour of India with Preeti Sidhu at Revolver: Chef Preeti Sidhu presents a six-course Indian meal. Don’t expect dishes that you’d find in the average Indian restaurant. 6 p.m. Fri.-Sun. $50, plus gratuity. 9737 Jos Campau, Hamtramck. revolverhamtramck.com.
Dr. Sushi at Urbanrest: An a la carte menu of fish and vegetable treats from Dr. Sushi pop-up. 6-9 p.m. Fri.-Sat. 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. Sat. $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. Sun.-June 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. Mon. $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. Wed. 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.
Summer Solstice bottle release at Kuhnhenn Brewing Co.: Celebrate the release of Summer Solstice beer with a seated seafood boil and steak dinner. 5-8 p.m. June 23. $55, add $15 if you want a lobster. 5919 Chicago, Warren. (586) 983-8362 or kbrewery.com.
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.
Drink Pink — Rosé the Night Away in Eastern Market: A celebration of all things rosé, this event has wine, cocktails and champagne from around the world, plus food and desserts. 7-11 p.m. July 13. $55-$275. 2932 Russell, Detroit. drinkpinkdetroit.com.
Michigan Summer Beer Festival at Riverside Park: More than 1,000 craft beers made by around 150 Michigan breweries will be on hand to taste. 5-9 p.m. July 27 and 1-6 p.m. July 28. $40-$45 in advance, $45-$50 at the gate. 2 E. Cross, Ypsilanti. mibeer.com/summer-festival.
Melon Festival in Howell: This longstanding community event includes live music, food, the Melon Run, a kids’ melon patch and other melon-related fun. Aug. 17-19. 200 E. Grand River, Howell. howellmelonfestival.com.
Restaurant and food briefs
More Italian in Troy:Cantoro Italian Trattoria Troy is now open for dinner at 1695 E. Big Beaver. Located on the grounds of the San Marino Club, the new 10,000-square-foot spot is the second restaurant for Cantoro, which also has a market in Livonia. Dinner will be 4-10 p.m. Sun.-Thurs. and 4-11 p.m. Fri.-Sat. Lunch service will start later this year.
Hard Rock Cafe celebrates: To celebrate its 47th birthday, the Hard Rock Cafe Detroit is offering its Legendary Burger with onion ring and bacon for 71 cents. The price is a wink to the year the chain started, 1971. The burgers will be available at this price only from 11 a.m.-noon on June 14. HRC is at 45 Monroe in Detroit.
Downtown brunch: Granite City at 100 Renaissance Center in Detroit now serves Sunday Brunch from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The restaurant will also host a Father’s Day Brunch & Beer from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. June 17 for $28.95 adults and $8.95 for kids 5 and older. Call (313) 309-9120.