Upcoming beverage and dining events

Melody Baetens
The Detroit News

Food and beverage events

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

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., Aug. 28, and Sept. 11. $35, $10 for bike rental. Tours depart from 511 W. Canfield, Detroit.

Kuhnhenn Brewing’s 15th Anniversary: The Warren brewery celebrates 15 years of beer-making with around 50 beers available for sampling. Tickets include 12 samples, a food voucher and entertainment. 3-9 p.m. Sat. $40. 5919 Chicago, Warren. (586) 979-8361.

Taste of Italy at Capitol Park: Italian food and cocktails, plus live music from crooner Ben Sharkey. 7-11 p.m. Sat. $15 in advance, $20 at the event. State and Griswold, Detroit.

Sunday Brunch in Capitol Park: Food and drinks from a variety of food trucks, plus cocktails and live entertainment. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sundays in August. State and Griswold, Detroit.

Four Seasons of Essential Cooking with Ann Delisi at Selden Standard: Chef Andy Hollyday will prepare a seasonally appropriate meal with wine pairings to benefit WDET. 6-9 p.m. Mon. $100. 3921 Second, Detroit.

Beer Dinner at Mabel Gray: A five-course meal from chef James Rigato paired with beers chosen by Charles Psenka. One main course is summer tomato braised venison leg paired with Leelanau Brewing Co.’s Michilimackinac “Line Five” Stout. 7 p.m. Mon. $90, plus tax and tip. 23825 John R, Hazel Park. (248) 398-4300.

Sangria Sip and Stroll at Real Seafood Co.: Appetizers from chef Dan Gawura are paired with the restaurant’s red, white and watermelon sangria. 5-7 p.m. Tues. $35.95. 341 S. Main, Ann Arbor. (888) 456-3463.

Bell’s Brewery tap takeover at Ale Mary’s: This beer bar will feature 14 brews from Bell’s Brewery. Look for the dry-hopped L’Appel du Vide, Oatsmobile, Orsman, Oberon and more. 11 a.m. Aug. 24. 316 S. Main, Royal Oak. (248) 268-1939.

Detroit Burger Brawl at Eastern Market: About 20 restaurants will vie for the title of Detroit’s Best Burger, as voted on by attendees and judges. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 27. $25, $55 VIP. 1313 Erskine, Detroit.

Bend + Brew at Downtown Boxing Gym: After an hourlong yoga class, enjoy beer from Perrin Brewing Co. and snacks from Del Taco and Avalon Bakery. 11 a.m. Aug. 27. $25. 6445 E. Vernor, Detroit.

Cider Dayze at Blake’s Hard Cider Co.: Sample hard cider and other products from companies in Michigan and beyond. The two-day event also has food, games and live music. Noon-8 p.m. Aug. 27 and noon-5 p.m. Aug. 28. $30-$35, bus transportation available from Woodward Avenue Brewers in Ferndale for $5. 17985 Armada Center Road, Armada.

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.

Fury for a Feast at Witch’s Hat Brewing Co.: This all-day event features more than 20 barrel-aged beers on tap, plus food trucks and live music from the Muggs, Stone Clover and more. No cover. Noon-midnight Aug. 27. 601 S. Lafayette, South Lyon. (248) 486-2595.

Prohibition History Bike and Brew Tour: A 14-mile bike ride visits former prohibition sites in downtown Detroit. 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Sept. 3 and 18. $35, $10 bike rental. Tours depart from 511 W. Canfield, Detroit.

Cruisin’ for the Trails charity bike ride at Clubhouse BFD: A fundraiser for Friends of Paint Creek Trail, this bike ride along the Clinton River Trail makes a stop at the Lafayette Market in Pontiac. Enjoy a beer and after the ride at Clubhouse BFD. Registration opens at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 10. $25 in advance, $30 day of. 2265 Crooks, Rochester Hills.

Beer Dinner at Atwater in the Park: A German dinner from chef Jason Medina paired with beers chosen by Atwater head brewer Brad Etheridge. 7-9 p.m. Sept. 14. $50. 1175 Lakepoint, Grosse Pointe Park. (313) 344-5104.

Crafts on the Clinton at Yates Cider Mill: Craft beer, wine, food and games at an event to raise funds for the Clinton River Watershed Council. 6-9 p.m. Sept. 15. $40-$55. 1990 E. Avon, Rochester Hills.

Wine Tours of Michigan’s Wine Trail Bus Tour near Windsor: A tour along the Lake Erie North Shore region to four wineries. Tastings and lunch are included with ticket price. 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Oct. 1. $70. (248) 891-6809 or

Inferno Fest at Packard Proving Grounds: Selection of hot and spicy food, plus a hot sauce market, live music and Halloween activities. Noon-5 p.m. Oct. 30. $10 admission, includes a $5 food voucher. 49965 Van Dyke, Shelby Township.

Melody Baetens