Spirit events, pop-up dinners and more
Vegetarian comfort food barbeque pop-up at 8 Degrees Plato Detroit: Enjoy vegan and vegetarian comfort food like pulled barbecue squash, sweet potato salad and macaroni and cheese. 4-10 p.m. Fri. 3409 Cass, Detroit. (313) 888-9972.
National Fried Chicken Day at Gold Cash Gold: This Corktown hot spot is celebrating with a special deal including five pieces of pickle-brined fried chicken, hot biscuits and a bottle of bubbly for $35. Partial proceeds will benefit the Build Institute, the restaurant’s charity partner for the month of July. 2100 Michigan, Detroit. (313) 242-0770.
Zingerman’s Cream Top Shop Cheese and Cocktail Pairing 101 at Frame: Zingerman’s certified resident cheese professional Tessie Ives-Wilson will guide guests through a two-hour cheese instruction that includes alcoholic pairings. 7 p.m. July 11. $80. Located inside joebar. 23839 John R, Hazel Park. framehazelpark.com.
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.
Ackroyd’s Bakery pop-up at Urbanrest Brewing Company: Hungry folks came out in droves the last time this Scottish bakery popped-up at Urbanrest. This time it’s Sunday afternoon with brunch food like scones, tea and coffee and a traditional fry-up (breakfast) in pie form with sausage, black pudding, potato, fried egg and bacon. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 2615 Wolcott, Ferndale. (313) 532-1181.
Matt Tulpa with Stone Coop Farm at Frame: Chef Tulpa will serve a summer feast using ingredients from Stone Coop Farm, a certified organic farm in Brighton. The menu will be five courses and three deserts. 6 and 9 p.m. July 21. $50 plus tax and service fee. Cash bar. Located inside joebar, 23839 John R, Hazel Park. framehazelpark.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.
Detroit Sushi Festival at Eastern Market: Food from local sushi restaurants and vendors of Japanese culture. Aug. 24. $27, $54 VIP. Shed 5, 2934 Russell, Detroit. detroitsushifest.com.
Michigan Jewish Food Festival at Eastern Market: Vendors, caterers, speakers, live music, chef demos and more will celebrate Jewish food. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 26. Sheds 5 and 6, Eastern Market, 2934 Russell, Detroit. hazon.org/detroit.
More kudos for Lady: Corktown’s Lady of the House restaurant was named in a PureWow.com article as one of the “20 most absolutely delicious women-run restaurants in the country,” calling chef Kate Williams’ new spot a “delectable endeavor.” Lady of the House, 1426 Bagley in Detroit, is closed through Tuesday for the holiday.
Mission BBQ comes to Michigan: Patriotism-themed Mission BBQ opened its first Michigan location at 980 E. Big Beaver in Troy this week. Visit mission-bbq.com for information.
Troy’s Cantoro launches lunch: The newly-opened Troy location of Cantoro Italian Trattoria at 1695 E. Big Beaver will add lunch (11 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Sat.) and happy hour service on Monday. Happy Hour is 3-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri. and includes half-off select beer and wine and some pizzas and appetizers, including cheese boards and bruschetta.
Detroit Tacos branch out: Royal Oak’s Detroit Taco Company is gearing up to open a Troy location at 2199 Crooks. Detroit Tacos serves a variety of tacos, burritos, quesadillas and also does catering.