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Upcoming dining, beer and cocktail events

Food and beverage events

Whiskies of Colorado at Rugby Grille: Sample and talk about whiskey distilled in Colorado, plus light hors d’oeuvres. 5-6:30 p.m. Thurs. $35. 100 Townsend, Birmingham. (248) 642-5999.

14th Anniversary Week at Bacco Ristorante: In celebration of 14 years of business, Bacco offers a three-course dinner menu for $34 through Friday. 29410 Northwestern Hwy, Southfield. (248) 356-6600.

Chef Jared Bobkin at Rattlesnake Club: A contestant on this season’s “Hell’s Kitchen” reality cooking show, chef Jared Bobkin will pop in to the Rattlesnake to cook a seafood feast. 7 p.m. Thurs. $80. 300 River Place Drive, Detroit. (313) 567-4400.

The Art of Giving at the Stand Gastro Bistro: A fundraiser for the Detroit Garment Group, featuring ZIM’S vodka cocktails and music from executive chef Paul Grosz. 7-11 p.m. Thurs., followed by VIP after party with DJ. $75-$100. 34977 Woodward, Birmingham. (248) 220-4237.

Brewery History Bike and Brew Tour: A 10-mile tour through downtown Detroit to learn about the city’s brewery history. 10 a.m. Sat. (also June 11, July 9, Aug. 14 and 28 and Sept. 11). $35, $10 for bike rental. Tours depart from 511 W. Canfield, Detroit.

Patio Wine Series at Rugby Grille: Wine tastings led by sommelier Nidal Daher. 6-8 p.m. each Wednesday in June. $40. 100 Townsend, Birmingham. (248) 642-5999.

Eat (Red) Drink (Red) at Selden Standard: A family style dinner featuring four courses from chef Andy Hollyday. Profits are donated to (Red), an organization that fights AIDS. 6-9 p.m. June 5. $200. 3921 Second, Detroit.


Negroni Week: Participating restaurants will make a donation to a local charity for every Negroni cocktail sold. A Negroni features Campari, gin and vermouth. Several craft cocktail establishments will participate, including Detroit’s Roast, Whiskey Parlor, Standby, the Keep, Wright & Co. and more.

Garden Terrace Wine Tastings at Rattlesnake Club: Wines chosen by sommelier Maria Papp paired with food from executive chef Chris Franz and chef de cuisine Jeff Lanctot. 6 p.m. Thurs. June 9-Aug. 25. $45. 300 River Place, Detroit. (313) 567-4400.

Motor City Brew Tours Cruise & Brew on Detroit Princess: Take a riverboat down the Detroit River while sampling more than 25 Michigan craft beers and ciders, plus appetizers. 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. June 19. $55. 1 Civic Center, Detroit.

Michigan Summer Beer Festival at Riverside Park: An annual favorite, this Michigan Brewers Guild event usually sells out. 5-9 p.m. July 22 and 1-6 p.m. July 23. $40-$45. W. Cross at N. Huron, Ypsilanti.

Wine and Food Festival at Meadow Brook Amphitheatre: Sample products from more than 150 wineries from Michigan and beyond, plus craft beer, food and live music. 1-9 p.m. Aug. 27 and 1-4 p.m. Aug. 28. $25, $10 designated driver. 3554 Walton, Rochester. (248) 377-0100.

Melody Baetens