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Chef Alice Waters in Detroit; Grizzly Peak Throws Oktoberfest Block Party

Plus more restaurant news from around town.

Chef Alice Waters.
Chef Alice Waters.
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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.

EATERWIRE — Chef, author, and food activist Alice Waters will be speaking on a Greening The City panel tonight at 7 p.m. at the College of Creative Studies. The event is hosted by Culture Lab Detroit, an organization that fosters conversations with the international community about design. Urban farmer Will Allen, botanist Patrick Blanc, and Detroit Free Press opinions editor Stephen Henderson will also participate. The event is free. [EaterWire]

DEALFEED — Plymouth's Fourth Annual Restaurant Week is set for September 25 through October third. This year the restaurant lineup has expanded to 11 participating eateries including Compari's on the Park, E.G. Nick's, Fiamma Grille, Ironwood Grill, Nico and Vali, The Post Local Bistro, Penn Grill and Bar, The Sardine Room, Sean O'Callaghan's Irish Pub, Barrio, and Zin Wine Bar. Each restaurant will serve prix fixe three-course lunch and dinner menus at $15, $25, or $35 per person. [EaterWire]

ANN ARBOR — Zingerman's Cornman Farms is hosting a fundraiser on September 24 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. supporting The Brides Project, which resells donated bridal gowns to support families of cancer patients in Greater Ann Arbor. The event features produce grown on the premises, two drinks, an hour of games on the farm lawn, and a tour hosted by Zingerman's partner Kieron Hales. Tickets are $150.

EVENTWIRE — Hit up Grizzly Peak Brewing Co. in Ann Arbor this weekend for an Oktoberfest Block Party and 20th Anniversary celebration. The beer flows from 5 p.m. to midnight on Friday and 3 p.m. to midnight Saturday on Washington Street. Taste a host of new menu items including pork belly burgers, teriyaki burgers, truffled mac n' cheese, Cuban-style pulled pork sliders, and classic German-inspired food like pretzels and bacon beer brats. [EaterWire]