Upcoming events, tastings and pop-ups around town

Melody Baetens
The Detroit News

Dining calendar

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. Thurs.. $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. Thurs.. $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. Thurs. $65 online, $75 at the door (plus tax and tip). 300 River Place, Detroit. (313) 567-4400, ext. 6226.

A Korean Buddhist Dinner with Miss Kim at Frame: Chef Ji Hye Kim of Miss Kim Korean Restaurant in Ann Arbor will resent a five-course meal inspired by Buddhist philosophies. 6 and 9 p.m. Sept. 7-8. $65 plus tax and service fee. Inside Joebar at 23839 John R, Detroit. framehazelpark.com.

Garbriel Hall Po’ Boy Pop-Up at Nancy Whiskey: Soon-to-open New Orleans-style restaurant Gabriel Hall will serve their popular po’ boy sandwiches out of the kitchen of Nancy Whiskey for one night only. The last pop-up Gabriel Hall did here saw a line to the door. 6-9 p.m. Sept. 9. A la carte. 2644 Harrison, Detroit. (313) 962-4247.

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.

Melody Baetens