Ann Arbor food & drink calendar for the week of Nov. 22-29
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Sloppy Joe and Boston Cooler Night. 5-8 p.m. American Legion Post #419, 9807 Whitewood Road, Pinckney. Boston Coolers are $1, Sloppy Joe plates are $2 with additional Sloppy Joes for $1. For more information call 734-878-9522 or 734-341-4249.
Ann Arbor Student Food Co. (farm stand). 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Ingalls Mall, 915 E. Washington St., Ann Arbor. Ann Arbor's only student-run food stand provides fresh, affordable produce to those working and studying on campus. Come by and pick up some fresh fruit and veggies. The stand is located at the North University entrance to Ingalls Mall, between Hill Auditorium and the Michigan League.
This Is a Cookbook: Recipes for Real Life. 4 p.m. Williams-Sonoma, inside Briarwood Mall, Ann Arbor. Brooklyn-based chefs and brothers (and Michigan natives) Max and Eli Sussman demonstrate recipes from their new cookbook. The event includes a book signing. Free. 734-665-1500.
Saturday Farmers Market. 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Ann Arbor Farmers Market, 315 Detroit St., Ann Arbor. Find local produce and food from some of your favorite farmers as well as educational food demos and more. Free admission. Visit www.a2gov.org/market for more information.
Country Breakfast. 8-11:30 a.m. American Legion Post #419, 9807 Whitewood Road, Pinckney. $6 for adults, $5 for seniorsm $3 for children 9 and under. 734-878-9522 or 734-341-4249.
Global Stews . 6:30-9:30 p.m. Ann Arbor Cooks, 5060 Jackson Road, Ann Arbor. Grab your passport - it's time to warm up your season with these savory, rich, satisfying stews from around the world. Menu: Boeuf Bourguignon (french beef stew in red wine with bacon, onions and mushrooms), Ciambotta (hearty Italian vegetable stew), spicy Indian dal (lentil stew with sweet potatoes), Cajun chicken stew. $75. Register online at www.annarborcooks.com.
Milan Senior Nutrition Program. 11:45 a.m. Milan Senior & Community Activity Center, 45 Neckel Court, Milan. In partnership with the Washtenaw County Senior Nutrition Program, they offer a nutritionally balanced meal three afternoons a week: Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. There is a 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. They do ask for 48 hour advanced reservations. Call or stop by the office.
Basic Knife Skills. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Ann Arbor Cooks, 5060 Jackson Road, Ann Arbor. Sharpen your cutlery and your knife skills! This hands-on class will cover how to sharpen and care for your knives, as well as proper use. In-class exercises will include practice of the fundamental cuts for vegetables and fruit - mince, dice, brunoise, battonet, julienne, etc. - as well as breaking down a whole chicken. $70. Register online at www.annarborcooks.com/
Cobblestone Farm farmer's market. 4-7 p.m. Located at the historic Cobblestone Farm, this market will feature local, organically grown produce every Tuesday evening beginning June 19. No admission charge; price of purchases. www.cobblestonefarmmarket.com.
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.
Chocolate Truffle Workshop . 6:30-9:30 p.m. Ann Arbor Cooks, 5060 Jackson Road, Ann Arbor. Join us for a decadent and indulgent evening of truffle-making! There will be plenty to eat and plenty to take home! This is three hours spent practicing your technique with some of the world's finest chocolates. You don't want to miss this one! Menu: Dark Chocolate Caramel Truffles with Fleur de Sel; Balsamic truffles; spiced Aztec truffles; honey vanilla chocolate truffles; chocolate champagne truffles. $80. Register online at www.annarborcooks.com/
Wisconsin Cheese Death’s Door Dinner. 7 p.m. Zingerman's Roadhouse, 2501 Jackson Ave., Ann Arbor. Wisconsin cheeses have an illustrious heritage of more then 160 years of quality and craftsmanship. Today, Wisconsin produces more then 600 varieties, types and styles of American, international-style and original cheeses that win more awards that any other state or country. Inspired by the Death’s Door passageway between Washington Isand and the Door County penninsula in Wisconsin, Death’s Door Spirits is committed to working with local farmers to create truly exceptional spirits. A Wisconsin-inspired menu will be the feature of the evening, highlighting Wisconsin’s award-winning cheeses, paired with cocktails made with vodka, gin and whiskey made by Death’s Door. $50. 734-663-3663. Wednesday Evening Farmers Market. 4:30-8:30 p.m. Ann Arbor Farmers Market, 315 Detroit St., Ann Arbor. At the Wednesday Evening Farmers Market, you'll find local produce and food from some of your favorite farmers and vendors from the Saturday and Wednesday markets, plus many innovative new vendors. There will be live music, food carts, and throughout the season a non-profit sponsored beer and wine garden, as well as educational food demos and more. Free admission. Visit www.a2gov.org/market for more information.
Wednesday Wine Tasting. 6 p.m. Paesano's Italian Restaurant, 3411 Washtenaw Ave., Ann Arbor. This informal wine tasting allows patrons to sample five up and coming wines from Italy. Joined by one of Paesano's knowledgeable wine purveyors, the staff creates tasty appetizers to accompany the bold flavors. $25. www.paesanosannarbor.com.
Thursday Night Rush Hour Relief at the Wine Bar. 5-8:30 p.m. Cranbrook Whole Foods, 990 W. Eisenhower Parkway, Ann Arbor, at the wine bar. Each Thursday evening, experts lead an exploration of wine, cheese and appetizers. This week’s topic: Sparkling wines. 734-997-7500.
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