Ann Arbor food & drink calendar for the week of Oct. 18-25
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Cookie Decorating with International Neighbors. 1-3 p.m. Westminster Presbyterian Church social hall, 1500 Scio Church Road, Ann Arbor. All area women invited for an afternoon of cookie decorating. Material will be provided, and prizes will be awarded. Nursery care will be provided for preschoolers, and refreshments will be served. Free. international-neighbors.org or 734-995-1645..
91st Annual Sauerkraut Supper. 4:30-7 p.m. St. Andrew’s United Church of Christ, 7610 Ann Arbor St., Dexter. The menu will include pork roast, sauerkraut, mashed potatoes and gravy, homemade knoeffles, homemade pie, and beverages. $10 ($5 for kids ages 5-12; age 4 & under eat for free). Pay in advance only. 734-426-8610.
Eat. Drink. Think Pink. fundraiser. All day. Bar Louie, 401 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor. Bar Louie has selected Breast Cancer Charities of America as their national charity partner for their fifth annual Eat. Drink. Think Pink. campaign. Bar Louie will donate 25 percent of all food sales on Oct. 18, from 50+ locations throughout the nation, to BBCA. Donations collected that day will benefit BCCA’s primary program services, The Help Now Fund (an emergency financial assistance program that helps with the rent and utilities of breast cancer patients who are going through treatment) and The University Education Program. No cover charge. For more information about the organization visit www.iGoPink.org.
Coney Dog and Root Beer Float Night. 5-8 p.m. American Legion Post #419, 9807 Whitewood Road, Pinckney. $1.25 per Coney dog. For more information call 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, at the wine bar. Each Thursday evening, experts lead an exploration of wine, cheese and appetizers. This week’s topic: Pinot noir with an American cheese tasting. 734-997-7500.
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 on the third Thursday of each month. Price: TBD. www.spotteddogwinery.com.
The World’s Tea Gardens Tea Tasting. 7 p.m. TeaHaus, 204 N. 4th Ave., Ann Arbor. Join staff for an evening of tea and food tastings along with an informative guide to the world of tea. The event includes teas, food samplings, materials and a take-home gift. $25. To make reservations, come to the store or call 734-622-0460.
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.
Sushi Workshop for Teens. 7-8 p.m. Dexter District Library, 3255 Alpine St., Dexter.This workshop is intended for youth in grades six through 12. It's free, but registration is required. 734-426-4477.
Cheers for Children Tailgate Party. 6:30-9 p.m. Lake Forest Golf Club, 3110 W. Ellsworth Road, Ann Arbor. This is the signature fundraising event of the Washtenaw Area Council for Children. Tailgate with the WACC and help them keep children in the community safe. Guests will be treated to an evening of U of M/MSU rivalry - locally-brewed beer tasting with tailgate-style food (mashed potato bar - need we say more?) plus a wine tasting with hors d’oeuvres. Tickets are $50 at the door. 734-434-4215 or cheersforchildrentailgate.eventbrite.com.
Stubb’s Bar-B-Q tasting. Noon-5 p.m. Busch's South Main, 2240 S. Main St., Ann Arbor. The public is invited to join Stubb’s Legendary Bar-B-Q and Busch’s Market to savor some big barbeque flavors before the big game. Guests can sample free, mouthwatering, barbequed meats at the Stubb’s Bar-B-Q trailer and enjoy savings on Stubb’s sauces and marinades. Free admission and samples. 734-998-2666.
Dixboro Farmers Market. 3:30-7:30 p.m. Dixboro United Methodist Church, 5221 Church Road, Ann Arbor. We have a wide variety of food only vendors as well as ready-to-eat meals for a village green picnic. Runs May-October. No admission; price of purchases. 734-665-5632.
Cooking with Ming: Teriyaki Tofu Steak. 7 p.m. Dexter District Library, 3255 Alpine St. Dexter. This class is for adults (18 and older). It's free, but registration is required. 734-426-4477.
Saline Farmers Market. 8 a.m.-noon. On Ann Arbor Street just south of Michigan Avenue in Saline. Fresh local produce and fruit are on offer, as well as local cheese, butter, honey, maple syrup, jams, eggs, meat, coffee and baked goods. Also available are flowers, plants, hanging baskets, planters, annuals, perennials, and vegetable and herb plants. There are a variety of hand-crafted items such as wood bowls and pens, jewelry, garden art, soap and more, all created by local artisans. Master Gardeners from the Michigan State University Master Gardener program are available to answer questions at the market during May, June and September. Bridge Cards, Senior Project Fresh and WIC (Women with Infant Children) Project Fresh coupons can be redeemed to buy fresh produce and fruit at our Market. Patrons can visit the Bridge Card booth at the Saturday Saline Farmers Market and obtain wooden tokens in $1 increments for the amount requested to be added to their Bridge Card. Tokens can be redeemed at the Tuesday Saline Farmers Market but can only be purchased at the Saturday Market. For more information, call Nancy Crisp at 734 429-3518, email email@example.com or visit cityofsaline.org/farmersmarket.
Family Dining. 2:30-5:30 p.m. Ann Arbor Cooks, 5060 Jackson Road, Ann Arbor. Family Dining is our attempt to slow you down a little and enjoy a meal with your junior chef. Drop your child off at our kitchen to prepare a delicious meal, and then come back for the last 30 minutes of class to enjoy the meal that your child has prepared for you. Your child will work in small teams, learn to make recipes from scratch, plate and enjoy the fruits of their labor. We might even throw in some table etiquette.These classes are for children ages 10 and older and are three hours long, with the last half hour designated for eating. October’s menu: Chicken Korma; baby potatoes with cilantro; homemade naan, mango lassi. Skill focus: marinating, sauteing, boiling, griddle baking. $75 per one child participant and up to 2 family members. www.annarborcooks.com.
Fall Cocktails.. 7:30 p.m. Live/The Last Word (formerly Live at Pj's/Goodnite Gracie's), 102 S. First St., Ann Arbor. Apples, pears, and pies with warm spices and molasses - these are the flavors many associate with autumn, and what we'll play with in this class. We'll also talk about how to make and use different kinds of sweeteners in cocktails. $35. http://www.tammystastings.com/shop.
Comparative Cupping. 1-3 p.m. Zingerman's Coffee Co., 3723 Plaza Drive, Ann Arbor. Sample coffees from the Africa, Central and South Americas, and the Asian Pacific. You'll taste and evaluate these coffees using the techniques and tools used by professional tasters. This is an eye-opening tour of the world of coffee. $20. Call 734-929-6060 or stop in to make your reservation.
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.
San Street Pop-Up. 5:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. The Bar at 327 Braun Court, 327 Braun Court, Ann Arbor. San Street is proud to announce a new weekly pop-up series to be held every Tuesday at the Bar at 327 Braun Court.. San Street already serves great Asian street food at Mark's Carts and will expand their menu beyond the already popular steamed buns and banh mi sandwiches to savory pancakes, dessert, dumplings, noodles, soups and more. No cover; price of purchases. 734-585-5440.
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.
Saline Farmers Market. 3-7 p.m. Saline District Library, 555 N. Maple Road, Saline. Fresh local produce and fruit are on offer, as well as local cheese, butter, honey, maple syrup, jams, eggs, meat, coffee and baked goods. Also available are flowers, plants, hanging baskets, planters, annuals, perennials, and vegetable and herb plants. There are a variety of hand-crafted items such as wood bowls and pens, jewelry, garden art, soap and more, all created by local artisans. Master Gardeners from the Michigan State University Master Gardener program are available to answer questions at the market during May, June and September. Bridge Cards, Senior Project Fresh and WIC (Women with Infant Children) Project Fresh coupons can be redeemed to buy fresh produce and fruit at our Market. Patrons can visit the Bridge Card booth at the Saturday Saline Farmers Market and obtain wooden tokens in $1 increments for the amount requested to be added to their Bridge Card. Tokens can be redeemed at the Tuesday Saline Farmers Market but can only be purchased at the Saturday Market. For more information, call Nancy Crisp at 734 429-3518, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit cityofsaline.org/farmersmarket.
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.
Vampires' Ball. 6:30-9 p.m. Zingerman's Roadhouse, 2501 Jackson Ave., Ann Arbor. Hosted by Zingerman’s Roadhouse, this benefit for Food Gatherers pairs a fabulous multi-course dinner with an evening of spooky entertainment. Guests are treated to readings from bestselling novelist (and former Ann Arbor resident) Elizabeth Kostova, tarot card readings, and other spirited activities. Pricing includes dinner, gratuity, a goodie bag and two drink tickets. The money raised at the Vampires’ Ball provides tens of thousands of meals for hungry people in the community. $150 per person. 734-761-2796.
Chamber of Commerce Grub Crawl 2012. 6-9 p.m. Various locations in Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti (see the Chamber for full listing of participating sites). The third Grub Crawl will take place along the Washtenaw corridor between Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti. Whole Foods Market Washtenaw Ave. is one the stops. The ticket price includes transportation provided by Golden Limosine and food at all the participating food venues. Alcoholic beverages must be purchased separately at each location. http://business.a2ychamber.org/events/details/a2y-chamber-event-comcast-presents-the-a2y-chamber-grub-crawl-3701.
Founder's Brewing Tap Takeover. 6 p.m. Sidetrack Bar & Grill, 56 E. Cross St., Ypsilanti.
Beer geeks rejoice! Founders brew co will be taking over the taps at The Sidetrack Bar and Grill for a night of beer drinking and merriment making. We will be featuring over 10 of Founder's tastiest, rarest and outright most unique brews, with brewery staff on hand to discuss their libations and give away some free schwag. Don't miss this chance to try some of the greatest beers made by one of the greatest breweries in the state. No cover; price of purchases. 734-483-1035.
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: Loire Valley reds. 734-997-7500.
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