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Detroit’s Top Food Events

From pop-ups to one night-only takeovers, here's what's happening

Wondering what’s happening around town? Keep up to date with Eater Detroit's events roundup — a weekly rundown of upcoming local dining and drinking festivals, classes, workshops, dinners, and more. This is your stop for all the happenings most worthy of your time in Detroit, metro Detroit, and Southeast Michigan.

The focus is on events taking place in the coming month or so, as well as upcoming affairs you'll want to make reservations or buy tickets for stat (before they sell out). Food and drink events are listed in chronological order.

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April 21-June 9

Yalla Eat! Culinary Walking Tours: The Arab American National Museum’s annual walking food tour season restarts April 21. The guided tours take guests on a culinary journey through the many eateries that dot Warren and Michigan avenues in Dearborn.

Details: 2 p.m. Saturdays; tickets start at $35; more info.

May 12

Love, Midtown: Need an excuse to get out and enjoy the sunshine? Midtown’s community of businesses is going all out on Saturday, May 12. Many restaurants are offering specials on food throughout the day such as a champagne and crepes promotion at Le Petit Zinc or paella and flamenco dancing at La Feria.

Details: Noon to 8 p.m.; free and open to the public; more info.

May 15

Appalachian Cooking With Ronni Lundy: Zingerman’s Roadhouse in Ann Arbor is hosting Appalachian cooking expert and James Beard Award-winning author Ronny Lundy for one night-only. The menu will feature dishes from Lundy’s latest book Victuals such as country ham flatbread, cornbread, and skillet fried chicken.

Details: 7 p.m. seating; the cost is $75 per person; more info.

May 20

Home Slice Brunch: Checker Bar’s sibling arcade bar and pizzeria Pop + Offworld is hosting its once monthly brunch complete with breakfast pizzas, cocktails, vintage games, Anthology Coffee, and DJ performances by Haute to Death.

Details: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 128 Cadillac Square; free and open to the public; more info.

May 23

“Classic Steakhouse” Menu Takeover: Public House’s 26th running monthly menu takeover will explore riffs on classic steakhouse staples. The menu will feature curried crab toast, littleneck clam chowder, shrimp cocktail, fried chicken in a sweet tea brine, roasted prime rib, and more.

Details: Noon to 11 p.m.; 241 W 9 Mile Rd. in Ferndale; open to the public; menu details.

May 29

Drinking with Dogs: Canine to Five’s series returns this spring with lots of dog-friendly drinking opportunities. The events support local charities and animal shelters including Detroit Animal Control, Grosse Pointe Adoption Society, Detroit Dog Rescue, and more.

Details: May 29 at the Skip; June 26 at Red Crown; July 29 at Old Miami; August 7 at Atwater Brewery Grosse Pointe Park; Aug. 29 at Dearborn Brewing; September 25 at Rosie’s; October 23 at Eastern Market Brewing.

June 12

A5 Japanese Wagyu Dinner Tour: San Diego-based chef Steve Brown of Cosecha will drop by Grey Ghost in June for a collaboration dinner with chefs John Vermiglio and Joe Giacomino featuring A5 Satsuma Japanese wagyu and True Hyogo Kobe beef.

Details: Seating at 6 p.m.; tickets are $225.

July 20-August 4

Mizayaki Dinners: Private chef Jonathan Kung is continuing his ongoing dinner series inspired by Japanese director Hayao Miyazaki’s films, this time with a focus on Howl’s Moving Castle.

Details: Seatings at 8 p.m.; the cost is $110 per person; no substitutions.

August 4-5

B. Nektarpalooza: The Ferndale Chamber of Commerce in collaboration with local meadery B. Nektar are hosting a big brewing and fermentation celebration this summer featuring mead, cider, and beer from a growing lineup of national and international breweries.

Details: Sessions from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday and a hangover day for polishing off leftover kegs on Sunday from noon to 6 p.m.; $55 per session or $100 for both sessions in advance (15 drink tokens per session); more info.

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