Dining events, tastings and more coming up around town
Detroit Black Restaurant Week: To highlight black restaurant owners and chefs in our area, around two dozen participating businesses will participate in this annual promotion, offering multicourse menus. Through Sunday. BlackMetroEats.com.
Detroit Sushi Festival at Eastern Market: Food from local sushi restaurants and vendors of Japanese culture. 4 p.m. Fri. $27, $54 VIP. Shed 5, 2934 Russell, Detroit. detroitsushifest.com.
Organic Vegan Buffet at Detroit Zen Center: A fresh, vegan bounty from Tantre Organic Farm and other sources. Reservations required. 1-2:30 p.m. Sat. $15. 3030 Casmere, Hamtramck. (313) 336-7738 or detroitzencenter.org.
Mad Men Dinner Party and Cocktail Experience at Frame: A menu straight out of the 1950s and ’60s with canapes, fondue, fish timbale, lamb Wellington and baked Alaska. 6 and 9 p.m. Sat. $65, $50 additional for classic cocktail pairings. Inside Joebar, 23839 John R, Hazel Park. framehazelpark.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. Sun. Sheds 5 and 6, Eastern Market, 2934 Russell, Detroit. hazon.org/detroit.
Grand opening at Bagel Brothers Cafe: Inspired by traditional New York bagel shops, this Southfield bagel shop will celebrate its grand opening by donating all sales from Monday and Tuesday to the American Breast Cancer Foundation and the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation. 6 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Tues. 29111 Telegraph, Southfield. (248) 864-5050.
Coney Dog Eating Challenge at American Coney Island: Hungry competitors battle to see who can eat the most coney dogs and win the glory and a year of free meals at the downtown Detroit restaurant. Before the main event, the Detroit Police, Detroit Fire/EMT and Windsor Fire Departments will challenge each other. Registration fees, admission and a portion of that day’s sales will benefit the Detroit Police Fund and Detroit Firemen’s Benevolent Fund. 5:30 p.m. Aug. 30. $10 to register to compete in advance; $15 day of. $5 suggested donation to attend. 114 W. Lafayette, Detroit. (586) 219-0995.
She de Cuisine: Women Chefs Creating Positive Kitchen Culture at TechTown: “America’s Test Kitchen” personality chef Elle Simone leads a discussion on women in the culinary arts, a traditionally male-dominated field. The panel includes chefs April Andreson from Good Cakes and Bakes, Judi Hernandez from El Caribeño and Kate Williams of Lady of the House. 6 p.m. Aug. 30. $5 minimum suggested donation. 440 Burroughs, Detroit. (313) 879-5250 or techtowndetroit.org.
Blind Wine Tasting at Rattlesnake Club: Guess what wine is in front of you during this five-course “blind” wine tasting with small plates. 6 p.m. Aug. 30. $65 online, $75 at the door (plus tax and tip). 300 River Place, Detroit. (313) 567-4400, ext. 6226.
Taste of Southfield: Sample food from restaurants and banquet facilities in the Southfield area at this 15th annual event. A portion of proceeds will benefit the Friends of Southfield Police nonprofit. 5-8 p.m. Sept. 11. $25 in advance, $30 at the door. 26555 Telegraph, Southfield. tinyurl.com/TasteOfSouthfield2018.
Great American Lobster Fest at Hart Plaza: Lobster will be flown in from the East Coast for this crustacean celebration. Lobster meals can be purchased in advance. General admission is free and includes live entertainment. Noon-10 p .m. Sept. 14-16. $5 suggested donation for general admission, $34 lobster meal experience, $89 VIP. Jefferson at Woodward, Detroit. americanlobsterfest.com.
Evening of Roses at Edsel & Eleanor Ford House: Celebrate Eleanor Ford’s love of roes with flowers, a rose-infused libation from Chartreuse Kitchen and Cocktails and desserts from Pinwheel Bakery. 5:30 p.m. Sept. 20. $60, $50 members. 1100 Lake Shore, Grosse Pointe Shores. fordhouse.org.
Cattle Baron’s Ball at Suburban Collection Showplace: A fundraiser for a local cancer research grant, this event has a strolling dinner and dessert featuring food from area restaurants, plus live and silent auctions, southwestern-themed activities. 6:30 p.m. Sept. 22. $200 and up. 46100 Grand River, Novi. cbbdetroit.org.