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Fried Chicken and Caviar, Drinking with Dogs, and Other Pop-Ups to Book Now

August events in Detroit include a seafood-and-wine dinner party from Steven Reaume, crawfish boils, and a canine-friendly happy hour

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Steven Reaume’s NOODL returns to the pop-up scene with “Pesca,” a seafood and wine dinner party at Spot Lite.
Steven Reaume courtesy photo

Detroit has a bustling pop-up scene — with creative offerings at restaurants, bars, nightclubs, and festivals. Here’s a list of some exciting ones to consider for August.


Steven Reaume’s NOODL returns to the pop-up scene with “Pesca,” a seafood and wine dinner party at Spot Lite. After dinner, guests are invited to stay for The Detroit I Love’s monthly dance party featuring Shawn J Wright, Minx, and TYLR_. A $50 prix-fixe menu features six courses and includes wine pairings from Carmela Specialty Foods & Fine Wines, selected by Brandon Brando. The evening’s background music will be a jazz vinyl set by DJ Michael Fotias of Laundryroom Studios.

Date: 5 p.m., Saturday, August 21.
Where: Spot Lite, 2905 Beaufait St., Detroit
How to book: Tickets can be purchased at Spot Lite or online at

Fried Chicken and Caviar

Chefs Nik and Chi will be serving a menu of bok choy salad with coconut turmeric vinaigrette, lamb, shrimp of shiitake cumin noodles, stir-fried long beans, and lemon chiffon with strawberry rhubarb coriander buttercream cake

Dates: August 18, 26 and 27
Where: Detroit Beer Exchange, the Congregation, Two Birds
How to book: Check the website

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Brian Jupiter will hold a seafood crawfish boil at Frame
Pioneer Tavern Group

Brian Jupiter at Frame

Celebrate summer with a seafood crawfish boil (oysters, red fish, and crawfish boil) by Chicago chef and James Beard semifinalist Brian Jupiter, wines by Frame’s sommelier Sean Crenny, and cocktails by Jaz’min Weaver. Jupiter highlights Southern comfort food at his Michelin Bib Gourmand restaurant Ina Mae Tavern and celebrates wild ingredients, with “whole animal wild game service” at his gastropub, Frontier.

Dates: Friday and Saturday, August 6-7
Where: Frame, 23839 John R Rd. #2, Hazel Park
How to book: Reserve a space inside or on the patio

Nomadic Folk

Folk Detroit’s new vintage catering camper will sell cheese, charcuterie, and treats on the patio of the FilmLab as part of the Hamtramck Music Festival.
Dates: 3 to 8 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, August 7-8
Where: The FilmLab, 3105 Holbrook, Hamtramck
How to book: Get tickets from the Film Lab and wristbands from the Hamtramck Music Festival

Drinking With Dogs

Canine to Five, the Detroit dog daycare and boarding facility, has brought back Drinking with Dogs, its popular monthly happy hour. Each event will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. This October event features a Halloween costume contest, with prizes.

Dates: August 10; Wednesday, September 22; Tuesday, October 26
Where: Old Miami, 3930 Cass, Detroit; Detroit City Distillery, 2462 Riopelle in Eastern Market; The Congregation, 9321 Rosa Parks Blvd., Detroit
How to book: No pre-registration is required, but seats often fill up quickly. All dogs must be well-behaved, up-to-date on vaccinations, and remain on a leash for the entire event.

Folk Detroit

1701 Trumbull, , MI 48216 (313) 742-2672 Visit Website

Detroit Beer Exchange

1260 Washington Boulevard, , MI 48226 (313) 638-2361 Visit Website

The Congregation

9321 Rosa Parks Boulevard, , MI 48206 (313) 307-5518 Visit Website

Detroit City Distillery

2462 Riopelle Street, , MI 48207 (313) 338-3760 Visit Website

Spot Lite Detroit

2905 Beaufait Street, , MI 48207 Visit Website

Two Birds

8130 Kercheval Avenue, , MI 48214 Visit Website


23839 John R Road, , MI 48030 Visit Website

Old Miami

3930 Cass Ave, Detroit, MI 48201 (313) 831-3830 Visit Website