Ann Arbor food and drink calendar
Kim Bayer | Contributor
Noodling about Strudelling. 6-9 p.m. Zingerman's Bakehouse, 3711 Plaza Drive, Ann Arbor. Learn how to pull the dough, mix it and make sweet and savory fillings to finish it off. $75. 734-761-7255.
Eighth Annual Taste of Tantre. 7 p.m. Zingerman's Deli, 422 Detroit St., Ann Arbor. Local food lovers are invited to help complete the farm-to-table circle and enjoy the best food of the season elbow-to-elbow with the people who grew it -- the folks from Tantre Farm. Zingerman’s Events of Fourth. $50 per person, $60 with beer. 734-663-3354.
Coney Dog and Root Beer Float Night. 5-8 p.m. American Legion Post #419, 9807 Whitewood Road, Pinckney. $1. 734- 878-9522 or 734-341-4249.
Thursday Night Rush Hour Relief at the Wine Bar. 5-8:30 p.m. Cranbrook Whole Foods, 990 W. Eisenhower Parkway, Ann Arbor. Exploration of wine, cheese and appetizer. This week's topic: Australian wines. $17.
The Monthly Slurps. 5-7 p.m. Spotted Dog Winery, 108 E. Michigan Ave., Saline. Stop in for an after-hours wine and food event. Price: TBD. www.spotteddogwinery.com.
Cupcake Decorating Contest. 7-8:30 p.m. Ann Arbor District
Library, Malletts Creek Branch, 3090 E. Eisenhower Parkway, Ann Arbor.
We'll provide the supplies and -- with a little creativity and time
limit -- see what you can create. Judges will pick their favorites in
different age categories, and we all get to eat them when we're done.
Part of Teen Read Week 2011 (Oct. 16-22). For adults and youth in grades
4 and up. Free. 734-327-4560.
Beer Tasting: Arcadia Brewing Co. 5 - 7 p.m. Cranbrook Whole Foods, 990 W. Eisenhower Parkway, Ann Arbor, at the wine bar. Taste local brews with knowledgeable staff. Pricing varies. 734-997-7500.
Wholesome Harvest Breads. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Ann Arbor Cooks, 5060 Jackson Road, Ann Arbor. Learn how to make cherry walnut bread; hardy 7-grain bread; cheddar onion bread; golden Focaccia topped with fresh rosemary and Kalamata olives and more. $65. 734-645-1030.
Golden/Real Seafood Pioneer Wine Trail. 12:30 p.m. Tour starts at Real Seafood Co., 341 S. Main St., Ann Arbor. Explore the southeast Michigan countryside sampling wines at local vineyards while traveling with Golden Limo, $50 per person. www.goldenlimo.com/winetours or 800-300-5151.
Bus trip to Fall Beer Fest in Detroit. Pick up times are 10:45 a.m. at Arbor Brewing, 114 E Washington St., Ann Arbor, and 11 a.m. at Corner Brewery, 720 Norris St., Ypsilanti. Tickets $30-$35 and can be purchased only in advance at either location.
Oktoberfest dinner/dance. 6 p.m. Grotto Club, 2070 W Stadium Blvd., Ann Arbor. Tickets get attendees a typical Oktoberfest dinner with dessert and coffee, beer, wine and pop. The Almrausch Schuhplattler from German Park Recreation Club will be performing. Dancing starts at 7 p.m. to the music of the RheinlÃ¤nders. $25. Reservations required by calling Klaus Kummer at 734-913-9371 or Marianne Rauer at 734-954-0057.
Country Breakfast. 8-11:30 a.m. American Legion Post #419, 9807 Whitewood Road, Pinckney. $6; $5 for seniors; $3 for children 9 and under. 734-878-9522 or 734-341-4249.
Back To School Special with Jenney Gordon. 10 a.m.-noon. Ann Arbor Whole Foods, 3135 Washtenaw Ave. Learn how to use MATCH vegan meats plus items already in your pantry, to easily and inexpensively cook up familiar favorites, while helping your kids eat healthier. $10. 734-975-4500.
St. Mary’s Men’s Club Annual Roast Beef Dinner. 12:30-6 p.m. St. Mary's Catholic Parish, 10601 Dexter Pinckney Road, Pinckney. Menu includes Roast Beef, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, tossed salad, homemade dinner rolls, ice cream and homemade cake. Take-out is available. $10 for adults, $9 for seniors, $5 for children 12 to 6 (under 5 free). Family price of $30. 734-878-3161.
Paw Paw Party. 4-6 p.m. Zingerman's Creamery, 3723 Plaza Drive, Ann Arbor. Did you know that Come learn about Paws Paws, Michigan’s indigenous tropical tasting fruit. Taste locally grown paw paw varieties and this year’s Paw Paw gelato. $25 in advance, $30 at the door. Registration required at 734-929-0500.
Vegetable Pakoras and Chutney with Smita Govil. 1-2 p.m. Hollander's, 401 N. Fourth Ave., Kerrytown shops, Ann Arbor. Learn how to make a chickpea (gram flour) batter to use on vegetables, which are then fried to a crispy finish. Think tempura, but with a distinctive Indian flavor. $16. 734-741-7531.
Coffee Tasting. 2 p.m. Saline District Library, 555 N. Maple, Saline, in the Brecon Room. Brewed Awakenings owners Kim and Mike Kaster discuss and demonstrate coffee cupping, a technique used to evaluate the flavor of coffee. Free, but preregistration required at 734-429-5450.
Tours of the Creamery. 2 p.m. Zingerman's Creamery, 3723 Plaza Drive, Ann Arbor. Cheesemaker and managing partner John Loomis gives the scoop on how they make artisan cheeses and old-fashioned gelato. $5. 734-929-0500.
Real Meals in 30 Minutes. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Ann Arbor Whole Foods, 3135 Washtenaw Ave., Ann Arbor. Three quick and healthy meals your family is sure to love! $45. Pre-registration required through Ann Arbor Community Education and Recreation at 734-994-2300 ext. 53203 or www.aareced.com.
Cocktail Class: Autumn Cocktails. 7:30 p.m. Ravens Club, 207 S. Main St., Ann Arbor. Apples, pears, and pies with warm spices and molasses. Discuss how to make and use different kinds of sweeteners in cocktails, including grenadine and infused simple syrups. Hands-on workshop includes tasting opportunities. $35. 734-214-0400.
Milan Senior Nutrition Program. 11:45 a.m. Milan Senior & Community Activity Center, 45 Neckel Court. A nutritionally balanced meal offered on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Suggested donation of $2.50 for anyone who is 60 years or older and a fee of $5 for anyone under the age of 60. 48-hour advance reservations. Call or stop by the office. 734-439-1549.
Monday and Tuesday
Sauces 101 Workshop. 6-10 p.m. each day. Ann Arbor Cooks, 5060 Jackson Road, Ann Arbor. In this two-session class, you'll take an in-depth look at the classic “Mother Sauces” and prepare dishes to highlight all sauces prepared. $130 for two-class series. Register at www.wccnet.edu/lifelong-learning/.
Hurray for Challah. 5:30-9:30 p.m. Zingerman's Bakehouse, 3711 Plaza Drive, Ann Arbor. Bake a traditional six stranded braid, a turban shape studded with rum-soaked raisins, and for those looking for a heartier challah - a whole wheat version. $100. www.bakewithzing.com.
Pizza & Calzones the Neapolitan Way with Francesca Giarrafa. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Ann Arbor Whole Foods, 3135 Washtenaw Ave. Try pizza made the Neapolitan way with homemade dough and sauces, stuffed or fried, then covered with Italian style toppings. End the evening with a pineapple sorbet. Pre-registration required through Ann Arbor Community Education and Recreation at 734-994-2300 ext. 53203 or www.aareced.com.
Fourth Annual Native American Dinner: Celebrating the Wabanaki Food Year. 7-10 p.m. Zingerman's Roadhouse, 2501 Jackson Ave., Ann Arbor. Menus will focus on foodways from the Great Lakes region and this year Algonquian scholar Kerry Hardy, author of Notes on a Lost Flute, will share his knowledge of Wabanaki culture. Pricing TBD. 734-663-3663.
Black Wine Nights. 7-10 p.m. Repeats on Thursday, Oct. 27. Vinology, 110 South Main St., Ann Arbor. Prepare to be spellbound by an evening of pure macabre; a night where everything is black: your clothes, the food, the wine, the room. Our master chef, Jim Leonardo will tap into his dark side to conjure up four courses of haunt cuisine served alongside deliciously dark wines. Sommelier and owner Kristin Jonna, presents the wines blind. $55 per person plus tax and gratuity. 734-222-9841.
Lunch is Served. Noon-1 p.m. Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Road, Ann Arbor. Repeats every Tuesday and Friday. Reservations are required with two days prior notice. Suggested donation for those over 60 years of age is $2.50, for all others, $5. Call 734-998-9353 for reservations.
Arbor Brewing Sendoff Party. 6-9 p.m. Ashley’s Pub, 338 S. State St., Ann Arbor. Send-off party for Arbor Brewing Co. owners Matt and Renee Greff who are heading to Bangalore, India, in November for three months to open a brewpub. We’ll be taking over the taps for the night at Ashley’s with 12-15 ABC beers including a pilot batch of our Chai P A, a keg of Demetrius, Rye Porter and some other special surprises. A second send-off party is planned for November, with details TBA. 734-996-9191.
The 6th Annual Vampires’ Ball: A Benefit for Food Gatherers. 6:30-9 p.m. Zingerman's Roadhouse, 2501 Jackson Ave., Ann Arbor. Featuring spirited readings from the new book “Ghost Writers: Us Haunting Them,” with bestselling novelist Elisabeth Kostova, Laura Kasischke and Keith Taylor. Last year, the ball raised money to feed over 26,000 meals to the hungry. There will be tarot card readings; T-shirts and signed books for sale; and prizes for the best costumes. Tickets are $126 per person or two for $250; includes dinner, gratuity, and two drink tickets. www.zingermansroadhouse.com.
Fall Vegetable Harvest. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Ann Arbor Cooks, 5060 Jackson Road, Ann Arbor. Sure, you know how to cook a butternut squash, but how about a turnip, parsnip, fennel or acorn squash? Learn how to pick, store, and prepare all the fall harvest has to offer. $65. 734-645-1030.
Wednesday Wine Tasting. 6:30 p.m. Paesano's Italian Restaurant , 3411 Washtenaw Ave., Ann Arbor. Sample five up and coming Italian wines, accompanied by appetizers. $25. www.paesanosannarbor.com.
Pie Fillings. 5:30-9:30 p.m. Zingerman's Bakehouse, 3711 Plaza Drive, Ann Arbor. Make a cream pie, a fresh seasonal fruit pie and a custard pie (the Bakehouse will provide the crusts). $100. www.bakewithzing.com.
Snacks and Desserts that are Healthy and Delicious with healthy eating specialist Jan Kemp. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Ann Arbor Whole Foods, 3135 Washtenaw Ave. Serving healthy snacks to our children is important to provide good nutrition and to support lifelong healthy eating habits. Also, desserts can offer an enjoyable end to our meals and be delicious and healthy at the same time. Discover new recipes that provide us with sweets that give us health supporting nutrients without compromising taste. $15. 734-975-4500.
Thursday Night Rush Hour Relief at the Wine Bar. 5-8:30 p.m. Cranbrook Whole Foods, 990 W. Eisenhower Parkway, Ann Arbor. An exploration of wine, cheese and appetizer. This week's topic: Italian reds. $17.
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