Calendar of Events
Like to keep it local? We do! Join Grange for its annual 52 Mile Dinner on Wednesday, November 7, at 6:30 p.m. The event will showcase dishes created from ingredients sourced from within 52 miles of Grange’s Ann Arbor home. Tickets are $55 for cuisine and $35 for an optional beverage pairing, both prices exclude tax and gratuity.
Grange Kitchen & Bar, 118 W. Liberty St. 734-995-2107. email@example.com www.grangekitchenandbar.com [map]
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Tammy’s Tastings owner Tammy Coxen and beer judge, homebrewer, and beer blogger Patti Smith discuss and lead tastings of ales, lagers, porters, stouts, and American and English IPAs, as well as mead and cider.
6:30 p.m., The Last Word, 301 W. Huron. $25 in advance at tammystastings.com/shop. 276-3215. [map]
Detroit chef Brian Polcyn gives a cooking demonstration and discusses his new book. His previous book, Charcuterie, was nominated for a James Beard Award. Signing.
7 p.m., Nicola’s, 2513 Jackson, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600. [map]
Every Thurs. except Nov. 22. Whole Foods staffers discuss wine. Tastings with cheese and appetizers. Topics include Italian wine (Nov. 1), “Pinot Noir with an American Cheese Tasting” (Nov. 8), and Loire Valley reds (Nov. 15 & 29). Also, a Michigan Beer Tasting with a representative from New Holland Brewing Company (Nov. 30, 5-7 p.m., cost TBA).
5-8:30 p.m., Whole Foods wine bar, 990 W. Eisenhower, Cranbrook Village shopping center. $17. 997-7500. [map]
Nov. 8, 13, & 14. Topics include “Seafood Appetizers and Platters for the Holidays” (Nov. 8, 6 p.m., free), “Vegetarian Cooking 101 with VegMichigan: A Vegan Thanksgiving Dinner” (Nov. 13, 7 p.m., $5), and “’Tis the Season for Slow Cooker Soups and Stews” (Nov. 14, 6 p.m., $10).
Different times, Whole Foods, 990 W. Eisenhower, Cranbrook Village shopping center. Various costs. Preregistration required. 997-7500. [map]
Uncle John’s Cider Mill (St. Johns, MI) owner Jeff back discusses the history of fermented apples and offers taste samples of more than 4 different ciders paired with different cheeses
6:30-8:30 p.m., Zingerman’s Events on Fourth, 415 N. Fourth Ave. $35. 663–3400. [map]
Back by popular demand! Bring your special someone and have some fun in the kitchen cooking up this Fall Harvest Dinner menu! And please feel free to bring a bottle of wine to enjoy with your meal.Menu: Turnip, Apple & Potato Bisque; Bitter Greens Salad with Almonds, Goat Cheese, and Fig Vinaigrette; Seared Sea Scallops with Lemon Brown Butter Pan Sauce; Sage-Celeriac Puree; Pear Crisp with Cranberry StreuselRegister online at www.annarborcooks.com
Ann Arbor Cooks!, 5060 Jackson Road. $150/pair. 734-645-1030. www.annarborcooks.com [map]
**This class is offered through Washtenaw Community College, but held at Ann Arbor Cooks.**Many cultures make up the 'melting pot' that is America, bringing with them unique food traditions, both savory and sweet. Cakes are a wonderful example. Come share certain favorites that have become American classics. You'll learn, from an accomplished pastry chef, the tips and tricks of old-school cakes made with a new-age twist. Menu: Old-fashioned Banana Cake with Peanut Butter filling and Chocolate Buttercream, Classic Spice Cake with Salted Caramel Frosting, Grandma Jo's Orange-Cardamom Bundt Cake and Seven-layer Chocolate Stout Blackout Cake.Register online at: www.wccnet.edu/lifelong-learning
Ann Arbor Cooks!, 5060 Jackson Road. $65. 734-645-1030. www.annarborcooks.com [map]
DH&G staffer Matt Banks shows how to choose the right knife and to hold and use it safely and effectively.
10 a.m.-noon, Downtown Home & Garden, 210 S. Ashley. Free. 662-8122. [map]
One of Zingerman’s Coffee managing partners, Allen Leibowitz or Steve Mangigian, offers a free tour of the coffee company and talks about the intricate world of java.
11 a.m.-noon, Zingerman’s Coffee Company, 3723 Plaza Dr.. Free. 929-6060. [map]
A cart pop-up to celebrate Michigan home games at Wolverine Brewing Company offering a diverse array of street foods, locally brewed beer and parking. Featuring Debajo del Sol's Spanish-inspired street food, Darcy's Cart's eclectic locally-sourced street food, A2 Pizza Pi's artisan wood-fired pizza and more!
Wolverine Brewing Company, 2019 W. Stadium Blvd. Free admission. 734-476-3702. firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.facebook.com/debajo.delsol [map]
Adults invited for a sloppy joe dinner and dancing to a variety of live music by a band TBA.
8 p.m.–midnight, American Legion Hall, 8225 Dexter-Chelsea Rd., Dexter. $8 at the door. 426–4511. [map]