Pop-up meals, beer and wine events in Metro Detroit

Melody Baetens
The Detroit News

Food and beverage events

Short’s Brewing event at MOD Pizzas: Specials on Short’s Brewing products at all five MOD Pizza locations, plus craft cocktails made using Short’s Beer. 5-9 p.m. Thurs. 13229 Middlebelt, Livonia. (734) 245-0710. Also at locations in Brighton, Northville, Rochester Hills and Woodhaven.

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. through Aug. 25. $45. 300 River Place, Detroit. (313) 567-4400.

Ann Arbor Restaurant Week: Nearly 60 participating businesses will offer fixed-price meals through Friday. $15 lunch, $28 dinner.

One Year Anniversary at BurgerFi: To celebrate its first year, this burger restaurant will have free French fries with the purchase of a burger on Friday and will give away 100 cheeseburgers to the first 100 customers on Saturday at 11 a.m. On Sunday, BurgerFi will offer a free sundae with the purchase of any burger. 18801 Traditions, Northville. (248) 308-3532.

Wine Seminar: Blind Tasting Methods at Wright & Co.: Learn about wine color, age, grape type and country of origin in this two-hour, interactive class. Noon-2 p.m. Sat. $95. 1500 Woodward, Floor 2, Detroit. (313) 962-7711.

Preview pop-up at the Conserva: This new Ferndale restaurant, located where Torino restaurant was, will give a preview of what is to come in the form of a five-course meal. 5:30-8 p.m. Sat. $65. 201 E. Nine Mile, Ferndale.

Lady of the Market at Brooklyn Outdoor Loft: A monthly five-course dinner series from chef Kate Williams in anticipation of her upcoming Corktown restaurant Lady of the House. 7 p.m. Sat. and 6 p.m. Sun. $80. 2501 Russell, Suite 400, Detroit.

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. Sun. $55. 1 Civic Center, Detroit.

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

Whiskies of Tennessee at Rugby Grille: Sample and talk about whiskey distilled in Tennessee, plus light hors d’oeuvres. 5-6:30 p.m. June 23. $35. 100 Townsend, Birmingham. (248) 642-5999.

Underground with the Cov Pop-Up Dinner in Detroit: The location is a secret, which is part of the fun of this strolling pop-up dinner with Salt & Saffron chef Matt Tulpa. Proceeds benefit Covenant House Michigan. 5:45-8:30 p.m. June 23. $35. (313) 463-2343.

The Big Night at the Stand Gastro Bistro: Inspired by the 1996 film, this event features Italian food by the Stand executive chef Paul Grosz along with carefully selected wine pairings. 6 p.m. June 25. 34977 Woodward, Birmingham. $90.

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

Wine and Food Festival at Meadow Brook Amphitheatre: Sample products from more than 150 wineries in 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