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Metro Detroit Taste Fest Coming to Royal Oak; Chef Les Molnar Offers a First Taste of Huron Room Menu

Four Metro Detroit food events to check out.

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POP hosts Thursday pop-up dining experiences on the second floor of Checker Bar.
POP hosts Thursday pop-up dining experiences on the second floor of Checker Bar.
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ROYAL OAK — Metro Detroit Taste Fest is coming to Royal Oak Thursday night beginning a 6:30 p.m. (VIP, $65) and 7:30 p.m. (general admission, $45). Admission includes unlimited food samples and, depending on your ticket, up to 15 cocktail and beverage samples. 1917 American Bistro, Gumbo's, Mt. Chalet, Mexicantown Bakery, and Nice Modern Creamery are among the vendors. [EaterWire]

DOWNTOWN — Hour Detroit magazine recently released their Best of Detroit issue and will top-off the reveal with a star-studded gala event June 19 at MotorCity Casino Hotel. The 21-and-up event will feature food, drink, and live entertainment. Tickets are $140 VIP or $95 general admission. [EaterWire]

DOWNTOWN — Filipino fusion pop-up Sarap is making an appearance from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Thursday at POP. The menu features fried lumpia, lechon kawali BLT sliders, a "chicken trio (liver, trotter, and wing), a pork adobo quesadilla, and more. [EaterWire]

HAMTRAMCK — Get a first look at some items headed for the menu at The Huron Room, the new project by Jacques Driscoll and chef Les Molnar at Yemans Street on June 12. The seven-course menu designed by Molnar includes dishes like smoked trout pasta, turducken meatloaf, and confit miso chicken thigh. Tickets are $50. [EaterWire]

MotorCity Casino Hotel

2901 Grand River Ave, , MI 48201 (866) 782-9622 Visit Website

Checker Bar

124 Cadillac Sq, Detroit, MI 48226 (313) 961-9249

Yemans Street

2995 Yemans St., Hamtramck, MI Visit Website

Royal Oak Farmers Market

316 E 11 Mile Rd, Royal Oak, MI 48067 (248) 246-3276