Metro Detroit dining news and events
Black raspberry mead release at Schramm’s Mead: Known as “Black Heart,” this popular black raspberry mead returns with a tasting event Friday. Wear a costume and take part in the contest for prizes. The mead is available for purchase throughout the weekend with a three bottle limit per person. 4-11 p.m. Fri. 327 W. Nine Mile, Ferndale. (248) 439-5000.
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. Sun. Free admission. 2626 Poland, Hamtramck. (313) 871-2778.
Taqueria Takeover at Grey Ghost: For Halloween Grey Ghost is dressing up as “Fantasma Gris” (“Grey Ghost” en Español) a taqueria with tacos, tequila and Mexican beers. The a la carte menu will have pork al pastor burritos, fried shrimp tacos, oxtail mole tacos and more. 4 p.m. Wed. 47 Watson, Detroit. (313) 262-6534.
Boo-Bonic Halloween at Castalia at Sfumato Fragrances: Get treated for the “boo-bonic plague” with delicious elixirs and original concoctions. Ticket price includes appetizer and four cocktails. Costumes welcomed and encouraged. 7-9:30 p.m. Wed. $50. 3980 Second, Detroit. (313) 305-1442.
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. facebook.com/worldslargestfoodtruckrally.
VegBash at Packard Proving Grounds: A celebration of plant-based cuisine and lifestyles with food, shopping, live music and speakers. Noon-5 p.m. Nov. 4. $10 (includes $5 vendor voucher), children 12 and younger are free with adult. 49965 Van Dyke, Shelby Township. migreenteam.com.
Vietti Wine Dinner at SheWolf: Chef Anthony Lombardo will serve a multi-course Piedmontese menu to pair with the wines of the Vietti Winery. 6:30-9 p.m. Nov. 5. $180 per person. 438 Selden, Detroit. Eventbrite.com.
30th Anniversary Celebration at Rattlesnake Club: Celebrate three decades of fine wining and dining with live music from Francesco Cavallini and a five-course meal with wine pairings. Nov. 9. $100 in advance, $115 at the door, plus tax and 21 percent gratuity (tickets include a $25 gift card). 300 River Place, Detroit. (313) 567-4400.
Dining and food news
Otus Supply adds brunch: Popular Ferndale restaurant Otus Supply has added brunch service 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sat.-Sun. starting Nov. 3. There will be traditional brunch fare like eggs, ham and cheese croissants and yogurt and granola, plus unique plates like cinnamon crunch sourdough pancakes, steel cut oats “risotto’ and fresh-pressed juices. Brunch seating is first come, first served; no reservations. Otus Suppy is at 345 E. Nine Mile. Call (248) 291-6160.
Vertical Detroit celebrates three years: To celebrate its third anniversary, upscale wine bar and restaurant Vertical Detroit is bringing back a customer favorite: honey lavender Thai chili duck confit. Celebrate with them at 1538 Centre in Detroit. Call (313) 732-9463.
Cello Italian Restaurant temporary takes over rooftop: Before Royal Oak’s rooftop restaurant Red Fox changes over to casual concept Pinky’s, owners will operate Italian restaurant Cello there on a temporary basis until Jan. 1. The menu will be similar to the Howell location of Cello with handmade pastas, house-made limoncello and Italian wine. Owners are preparing to open a second location of Diamond Steak and Seafood on the lower level at 100 S. Main.