Calendar of Events
VegMichigan representatives give a cooking demo.
7-8:15 p.m., Whole Foods, 990 W. Eisenhower, Cranbrook Village shopping center. $5. Preregistration required. 997-7500. [map]
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Corner Brewery is redefining the term "Mardi-Gras". Bring your beads and party mask to help celebrate Fat Tuesday New Orleans style. Feast on a selection of traditional Cajun delicacies such as Sausage and Bacon Jambalaya, Po’ Boy Style Nachos with Roast Beef and a Cajun Chicken Salad. Enjoy a specially brewed Hurricane Ale which is a variation on the traditional southern festive drink brewed with almonds, cherries, pineapple, grapefruit juices and juniper berries. Local favorite band, Hullabaloo will be bringing their energy along with Reggae, Ska and Jazz talent to the dance from 8:00-10pm. What else do you have happening on a Tuesday?
Corner Brewery, 720 Norris St, Ypsilanti. Free. 734-480-2739. firstname.lastname@example.org [map]
Every Thurs. Whole Foods staffers discuss wine. Tastings with cheese and appetizers. Topics includes "Reds of the Rhone" (Feb. 7), Shiraz (Feb. 14), "White Blends of the U.S." (Feb. 21), and Spanish wines (Feb. 28). Also, a Michigan beer tasting (Feb. 1, 5-7 p.m., prices vary), with a representative from Dark Horse Brewing Company.
5-8:30 p.m., Whole Foods wine bar, 990 W. Eisenhower, Cranbrook Village shopping center. $17. 997-7500. [map]
A chance to sample and learn about some 2 dozen “hop bombs”—beers with an unusually heavy hop-content. Also, a drawing for beer-related prizes. The price of admission includes unlimited beer sampling and a German appetizer buffet.
7-9 p.m., Arbor Brewing Company, 114 E. Washington. Tickets $25 in advance, $30 at the door. 213-1393. [map]
Baked tilapia, beer-battered fried cod, salad, fries, beverages, and homemade cheesy potatoes, broccoli salad, coleslaw, mac & cheese, and desserts.
4-7 p.m., St. Andrew’s Catholic Church, 910 Austin Dr. (off Austin Rd. off W. Michigan Ave.), Saline. $10 (seniors age 60 & over, $9; kids ages 12 & under, $6). 944-7790. [map]
Every Fri., Feb. 15-Mar. 22. Fried Alaskan pollack, choice of potato or macaroni & cheese, salad bar, and beverage. Desserts available for a nominal additional charge. Beer & wine available for donation. Be prepared to stand in line, but the food is worth the wait.
4:30-7:30 p.m., Old St. Pat’s parish hall, 5671 Whitmore Lake Rd. at Northfield Church (3 miles north of Ann Arbor). $8 (seniors, $7; children 5-11, $6; children 4 & under, free). oldstpatrick-annarbor.com 662-8141. [map]
Every Fri. Feb. 15-Mar. 22. Homemade clam chowder, fried cod, baked tilapia, mac & cheese, green beans, roasted red potatoes, French fries, salad bar, cole slaw, rolls with butter, homemade desserts, Girl Scout cookies, and beverages.
5-7:30 p.m., St. Francis Parish Activities Center, 2250 E. Stadium. $9 (seniros age 62 & over, $8; kids age 6-11, $5; kids age 5 & under, free). 769-2550. [map]
5–8 p.m., St. Mary Catholic Church, 14200 E. Old US-12, Chelsea. $10. 475–7561. [map]
Feb. 10 & 16. U-M Natural History Museum staff explain to kids in grades K-5 (accompanied by an adult) how geology and geography shape the cuisine of different cultures and the nature of cultural transmission. Participants also get to make their own bread starter.
1-2 p.m. (Feb. 10), Natural History Museum, 1109 Geddes. & 10-11 a.m. (Feb. 16), AADL Pittsfield Branch, 2359 Oak Valley Dr. between Scio Church Rd. and Ann Arbor-Saline Rd., Free. 764-0480, 327-8301. [map]
Every Sat., Feb. 9-Mar. 30. Cooking demos by chefs from local restaurants, including Grizzly Peak (Feb. 9), Melange (Feb. 16), Lena (Feb. 23), Tios (Mar. 2), The Melting Pot (Mar. 9), Gratzi (Mar. 16), Habana Cellar Lounge (Mar. 23), and Conor O’Neill’s (Mar. 30). Tastings.
2-4 p.m., Cherry Republic, 223 S. Main. Free. 585-5231. [map]
Eight varieties of soup, plus bread and beverage. Tickets available at the door or in advance at the church following the Sunday 9:30 service.
Church Social Hall, 1432 Washtenaw Ave. $10/person, $30 family of 3 or more. email@example.com [map]
Zingerman’s Coffee staff discuss and offer taste samples of foods that go best with some of their coffees.
1-3 p.m., Zingerman’s Coffee Company, 3723 Plaza Dr. $30. 929-6060. [map]