Dining calendar

Magnet preview dinner at Frame: Chefs Brad Greenhill and Mike Conrad present a taste of what the new Detroit restaurant Magnet will offer. The plant-centric menu (vegan option available) will be prepared in a totally wood-fired kitchen. 6 and 9 p.m. Fri.-Sat., Oct. 19-21 and Oct. 26-28. $65 plus tax and service fee. Located inside Joebar, 23839 John R, Hazel Park.

Oktoberfest at Axle Brewing Co.’s Livernois Tap: Seasonal beer, all-you-can-eat German food, live music and a cornhole tournament. noon-11 p.m. Sat. $40. 567 Livernois, Ferndale.

27th Annual Blessed Solanus Casey Souperbowl at Century Banquet Center: All-you-can eat soup, bread and desserts, plus a cash bar, raffles and a keepsake soup bowl. Noon-7 p.m. Sun. $25 donation to Capuchin Soup Kitchen. 33204 Maple Lane, Sterling Heights. (586) 264-7990.

Halloween Bark BQ at Slows Bar BQ: Bring your favorite canine and enter the doggie costume contest on the patio. One dollar from every pint of Alaskan Brewing Co.’s Husky IPA and Cranberry Tart will go toward Detroit Dog Rescue. 5-8 p.m. Tues. 2138 Michigan, Detroit. (313) 962-9828.

Cash Flash at DeAngelo’s Soul Food: As part of Di$cover D1, a small business initiative created by councilman James E. Tate Jr., the Cash Flash is an event that encourages residents to support local business. The next one is Wednesday at DeAngelo’s Soul Food with food, neighborly networking, games and a presentation. 6-8 p.m. Wed. 17425 Telegraph in Detroit. Call (313) 224-1027 or visit

Pleasures of Pinot at Grosse Pointe War Memorial: Wine expert Michael Schafer demonstrates the nuances of pinot wines. 7-9 p.m. Oct. 18. $47. 32 Lake Shore, Grosse Pointe Farms. (313) 881-7511.

Cider Slush at Eastern Market: A fundraiser for Core Orchards Detroit, this event has frozen cider drinks, live entertainment and food trucks. 7-10 p.m. Oct. 19. $30 (inclues hard cider samples). Shed 5, 2934 Russell, Detroit.

Polish Soup Festival at St. Florian Parish Church Hall: Traditional Polish dancers and the Kielbasa Kings polka band will entertain while folks munch on a variety of Polish soups, dinners, European pastries and Belgian waffles. 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 28. Free admission. 2626 Poland, Hamtramck. (313) 871-2778.

Worlds Largest Food Truck Rally at Belle Isle: An attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the largest gathering of food trucks. Noon-7 p.m. Nov. 4. Free admission. Belle Isle, Detroit.

Uncork for a Cure at Cauley Ferrari of Detroit: This high-end event aims to raise funds for the University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center Breast Oncology Program and Breast Care Center. Dine on cuisine from the area’s top chefs including Luciano DelSignore, James Rigato, Kate Williams, Andy Hollyday and others. Renowned master sommelier Madeline Triffon will also be on hand. 7-10 p.m. Nov. 9. $500 and up. 7070 Orchard Lake, West Bloomfield.

Dining and food news

Roger’s Roost celebrates 50 years: Neighborhood bar and restaurant Roger’s Roost will celebrate 50 years of business with a Kiss tribute band on Saturday night and a “trunk or treat” event for kids and families on Oct. 28. The American restaurant is at 33262 Schoenheer in Sterling Heights. Call (586) 979-7550.

Loaded Links is now open: Fast-casual gourmet hotdog restaurant Loaded Links is now open at 800 E. Big Beaver in Troy. To celebrate, customers can get a free order of deep-fried Oreos with any food purchase through October.

‘Thrones’ inspires Johnnie Walker Scotch: To celebrate the eight and final season of HBO’s “Games of Thrones,” Johnnie Walker Scotch has released a limited-edition White Walker Scotch ($36), as well as a series of eight single malt Scotches for all of the “Game of Thrones” houses, such as the House Lannister Lagavulin 9 Year Old ($64.99).

Melody Baetens

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