Cheers: Upcoming dining and beer culture events
Food & beverage events
Underground Pop Up in Detroit: The location is a secret (for now), but this hidden pop up will feature food from Gourmet Gone Wild and Mudgie’s Deli with beverages from Fieldstone Winery and Brew Detroit. The best part is it’s a fundraiser for Covenant House Michigan, a Detroit-based youth shelter. Location is within five miles of downtown Detroit and will be revealed to ticketholders. 5:45-8:30 p.m. Thurs. $35. Call (313) 463-2342 to reserve a spot.
Dining in the Dark at Menagerie Kitchen: Enjoy a four-course dinner prepared by chef Travis Waynick of Rochester Tap Room while blindfolded. Ticket price includes four paired cocktails. A cash bar featuring Tito’s vodka will be available during an afterglow where guests can view photos of what they just ate and discuss the experience. Partial proceeds benefit Rochester Hills Lions Club. 7-10 p.m. Thurs. $69. 31 N. Saginaw, Pontiac. diningdarkdetroit.com.
Salt + Acid Pop Up Dinner at Yemans St.: Chefs Reva Bell-Constantine and Elijah Smith prepare a four-course summer dinner featuring house-smoked beef brisket and smoked sausage. 7 p.m. Fri. $65. 2995 Yemans, Hamtramck. yemansstreet.com.
Michigan Brewers Guild’s 2015 Summer Beer Festival at Riverside Park: Sample from 800 products from 80 Michigan breweries at this popular annual beer fest. 5-9 p.m. July 24, 1-6 p.m. July 25. $35-$40 in advance, $40-$45 at the gate. W. Cross and N. Huron, Ypsilanti. michiganbrewersguild.org.
Hockeytown BrewHaHa Fowling and Feasting at Joe Louis Arena: Local and regional craft beer tasting paired with seasonal dishes, plus fowling with members of Detroit’s Fowling Warhouse. 6-10 p.m. July 31. $47.50. 19 Steve Yzerman Drive, Detroit. detroitredwings.com/brewhaha.
Ypsi-Arbor Beer Week: Some events in this week-long celebration include a Short’s rooftop garden party, pub crawl and brewery vs. brewery events. July 31-Aug. 7. Ypsilanti and Ann Arbor. visitypsinow.com/yabw.