Food events across Metro Detroit

HFC 5101 Restaurant’s Spring 16 Buffet

Fifty-One O One, Henry Ford College’s student-run restaurant. Seating: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Thurs. and June 16. $12.95. 5101 Evergreen, Dearborn. Reservations requested. (313) 206-5101 or

Eat To The Beat 2016

Featuring decadent food selections from Southfield’s best food trucks. Noon-2 p.m.: food trucks. 4-7 p.m.: fine wine and beer. Thurs. Southfield City Centre, 20300 Civic Drive. (248) 796-4620.

Garden Terrace Tasting

Celebration of sparkling wines featuring samples paired with small plates. 6 p.m. Thurs. $45 (excluding tax and gratuity). The Rattlesnake Club, 300 River Place, Detroit. Advance tickets required. (313) 567-4400.

Third annual Metro Detroit Taste Fest

Indoor/outdoor event featuring more than a hundred samples of cuisine, craft beer, wine, and cocktails from Detroit and the surrounding area. Includes menu items from a variety of cuisines: American, Middle Eastern, Italian, Asian, Mexican, and Irish American. 6:30-10:30 p.m. Thurs. VIP admission: $45 (enter at 6:30 p.m.; includes 15 cocktail/beverage samples). General admission: $35 (enter at 7:30 p.m.; includes 10 cocktail/beverage samples). Ages 21 and older. Royal Oak Farmers Market, 316 E. Eleven Mile.

Hops for Hearts

Proceeds to benefit the Children’s Heart Foundation-Michigan Chapter. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Fri. Advance tickets, $35 (includes two drinks and food). Bastone Brewery, 419 S. Main, Royal Oak.

Grillin’ for Food Gatherers

Community picnic featuring foods hot-off-the-grill and salads from more than 50 local restaurants, including desserts, and beer and wine. 3-8 p.m. Sun. Adults: $75 advance; $85 gate; children ages 3-13, $10; children ages 2 and younger, free. Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor Saline Road, Saline.

Cheers And Beers To 30 Years: Rouge Brew Cruise

Proceeds to benefit Friends of the Rouge. Featuring brews by Michigan’s Kuhnhenn Brewing Company. 6-8:30 p.m. Wed. Boarding on the Diamond Belle begins at 5:45 p.m. $55 (includes Sicily’s pizza, beer samples, and a snack). Ages 21 and older. Diamond Jack tours, 1 Strohs Place, Detroit. Advance reservations required. (313) 792-9900 or

Rugby Patio Wine Series: Everything Mediterranean

Class. 6-8 p.m. Wed. $40 (includes tax and gratuity). The Townsend Hotel, 100 Townsend, Birmingham. Reservations required. (248) 642-5999.

Garden Terrace Tastings: France vs Italy

6 p.m. June 16. $45 (plus tax and gratuity). The Rattlesnake Club, 300 River Place, Detroit. Advance tickets required. (313) 567-4400.

Summer Beer Fest

Beer aficionados, beer lovers, and the casual beer drinker can talk with company representatives and the brewers responsible for some of their favorite brews. 7:30-11 p.m. June 18. VIP (6:30 p.m. entry): $20; General Admission: $15. Royal Oak Farmers Market, 316 E. 11 Mile.

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