Beer, wine and food events in Metro Detroit
Food and beverage events
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. Thurs. $35. (313) 463-2343.
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.
Whiskies of Tennessee at Rugby Grille: Sample and talk about whiskey distilled in Tennessee, plus light hors d’oeuvres. 5-6:30 p.m. Thurs. $35. 100 Townsend, Birmingham. (248) 642-5999.
Great Lakes Food, Art and Music Festival at Ford Field Park: A festival with a focus on local music, food and drinks. 5-11 p.m. Fri., noon-11 p.m. Sat. and noon-8 p.m. Sun. Free admission. 150 Griswold, Northville. foodartmusicfest.com.
Open house at McClary Bros. Tasting Room: A celebration of the tasting vinegar’s third anniversary with food, music and children’s activities. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat. 32621 Grand River, Farmington. (248) 733-4500.
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. Sat. 34977 Woodward, Birmingham. $90. thestandbistro.com.
Cellarmen’s Motor City Gas Tasting at One Eyed Betty’s: Sample raspberry mead from Cellarmen’s aged in a Motor City Gas single malt chocolate barrel. 6-10 p.m. Wed. Pricing a la carte. 175 W. Troy, Ferndale. (248) 808-6633.
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.
BRUT Detroit pop-up wine bar at Thomas Magee’s Sporting House Whiskey Bar: Sommelier Mike Fifer walks you through a flight of summer wines. 6:30 p.m. Wed. $25. brutdetroit.com
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. motorcitybrewtours.com.
Food Truck Rally at Royal Oak Farmers Market: Listen to music, socialize and have dinner from one of a handful of local food trucks, including Delectabowl, El Guapo, Mean Weenie, Woodpile BBQ, Streetside Sushi and others. 5-9 p.m. July 13. No cover. 316 E. 11 Mile, Royal Oak. (248) 560-7433.
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. mibeer.com.
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.