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Five Culinary Events to Check Out in January

Yemans Street may have canceled all of their events for the month but there are still plenty of creative dinners popping up around the city. The best part? January's feasts manage to hit the sweet spot with both high, low, and midrange price points, so everyone can get a taste.

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Brenna Houck is a Cities Manager for the Eater network. She previously edited Eater Detroit and reported for Eater. You can follow her on the internet at @brennahouck.
January 15: This one's a bargain. Grand Trunk Pub manager Steven Reaume is hosting his second in a series of four dinners called NOODL at Checker Bar. The event next week is called Ragu and "will highlight four different rigatoni pastas in four unique stewed sauces," writes Kat Rembacki of Core Detroit. Pasta bowls are $6, while salad and dessert bowls are $4.

January 17: Dinner Club Pop Up, which features chef Matthew Baldridge, is teaming up with Treat Dreams in FerndaleThe 4-course meal includes warm, wintery items like butternut squash gnocchi, bacon wrapped rabbit loin, and more. BYOB.

January 22: Chef Reva Constantine and Elijah Smith from the Great Lakes Culinary Center have teamed up to introduce a new pop-up concept this month at a trendy downtown loft. Constantine says she's shooting for cozy foods that showcase her playfulness and creativity.

January 23: Ann Arbor executive chef Chris Huey is taking a turn at Revolver with a 5-course dinner for $50. The menu includes items like heirloom carrot salad, kabocha squash soup with duck confit and pickled radish, roasted sturgeon, braised beef cheeks, and risotto.

January 24: Detroit Forest Service is a monthly pop-up hosted by Great Lakes in Midtown. The event bring the culinary stylings of Birmingham's Forest Grill to downtown Detroit. Seating is limited to 30 guests per dinner and tickets lean towards the higher end at $95.