Events: Ann Arbor food & drink calendar
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Beer Tasting: Original Gravity Brewing Co. 5-7 p.m. Cranbrook Whole Foods, 990 W. Eisenhower Parkway, Ann Arbor. Sample local beer from Milan. Pricing varies. 734-997-7500.
Who You Calling a Cream Puff? 8 a.m.-noon. Zingerman's Bakehouse, 3711 Plaza Drive, Ann Arbor. Learn the basic techniques of creating sweet and savory pastries from pate choux (pot-a-shoo) dough, including Ã©clairs, cream puffs and other savory creations to take home. $100. www.bakewithzing.com.
Palio/Golden Limo Pioneer Trail Wine Tour. 12:30-5:30 p.m. Palio, 347 S. Main St., Ann Arbor. Explore the southeast Michigan countryside sampling wines at local vineyards while traveling in comfort and style with Golden Limo! The day-tour begins at Palio and includes a tour of 3 select Michigan wineries, light appetizers and snacks. $50. 800-300-5151.
Gluten Free: The New Frontier. 1-5 p.m. Zingerman's Bakehouse, 3711 Plaza Drive, Ann Arbor. Create a muffin, a flat bread, a quick bread, and a brownie using grains and flours with no gluten. $100. 734-761-7255.
Ethnic Food Tasting Tour. 4-9 p.m. Passport Restaurant and Lounge, 3776 S. State St., Ann Arbor. Gather a few friends and join us to meet new ones and immerse yourself in a delightful tour of diversity. Tour starts at Passport and includes transportation and tour guide. First drink is included. Progressive ethnic dining begins in Ann Arbor and throughout Detroit. $100. 800-300-5151.
Chelsea Farmers Market. 8 a.m.-noon. Farmers Market on Park Street, off Main in downtown Chelsea. Purchase produce and goods from local farmers and enjoy free live entertainment and kids activities. 734- 475-6402.
Learn to Make Fresh Mozzarella. Noon-2:30 p.m. Zingerman's Creamery, 3723 Plaza Drive, Ann Arbor. Learn how to stretch your own from-scratch fresh mozzarella at home. $50 (or $45 if paid in advance). Reservations required at 734-929-0500.
Saturday and Sunday
Zingerman’s Annual Piazza Zingermanza Italian Street Fair. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Zingerman's Delicatessen, 422 Detroit St., Ann Arbor. Our annual August tradition of transforming the Deli’s Patio into an Italian Street Food Fest is one of the highlights of the year. No cover charge. 734-663-3354.
Old Fashioned Picnic at the Farm. 4-8 p.m. Waterloo Farm Museum, 13493 Waterloo-Munith Road, Grass Lake. An eight-course locally sourced meal followed by a pie auction and homemade ice cream making. Bring your own tableware. Local beer and wine available. Also, live acoustic music, farm tours, old-time farm activities, lawn games, and a chance to see the farm animals. $35 or $30 for members and $10 for kids ages 5-12. 734-277-1017.
Tours of the Creamery 2 p.m. Zingerman's Creamery, 3723 Plaza Drive, Ann Arbor. Cheesemaker and managing partner John Loomis gives the inside scoop on how they make artisan cheeses and old-fashioned gelato (that’s Italian ice cream). $5. 734-929-0500.
Milan Senior Nutrition Program. 11:45 a.m. Milan Senior & Community Activity Center, 45 Neckel Court, Milan. 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.
Danger: Triple Chocolate Cake. 5:30-9:30 p.m. Zingerman's Bakehouse, 3711 Plaza Drive, Ann Arbor. Learn to make all the components of this triple threat: a rich buttery chocolate cake that we'll slice into layers and fill with a decadent chocolate filling, then enrobing the entire cake with even more chocolate and dust the top with cocoa powder just for good measure. $125. www.bakewithzing.com.
Summer’s Harvest: Eggplants and Tomatoes. 6 p.m. Cranbrook Whole Foods, 990 W. Eisenhower Parkway, Ann Arbor. Join prepared foods team member Chris as he prepares Caprese Salad, Eggplant Parmesan and Gazpacho. $10. 734-997-7500.
Nothing but Bubbles II. 6-8 p.m. Gratzi, 326 S. Main St., Ann Arbor. Explore six varieties of sparkling wines, delight in Gratzi style small bites, relax with friends and enjoy live music on our patio. $45 is all-inclusive. Reservations required by calling 888- 456-3463.
Arbor Brewing Co. Beer Tasting Fundraiser: North Star Reach. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Arbor Brewing Co., 114 E. Washington St., Ann Arbor. Join us for a night of fun and support North Star Reach - a camp for children with serious medical challenges. There will be 7-12 beers to taste, food to eat. $30. 734-936-9134
Lunch is Served. Noon-1 p.m. Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Road, Ann Arbor. Repeats every Tuesday and Friday. Reservations required with two days prior notice. Suggested donation for those over 60 years of age is $2.50, for all others, $5. 734-998-9353 for reservations.
Bavarian Baguettes. 6 p.m. Zingerman's Bakehouse, 3711 Plaza Drive, Ann Arbor. Make traditional German style soft pretzel sticks made with lard and lye! $75. 734-761-7255.
Original Gravity Farmer's Market. 5-7 p.m. Original Gravity Brewing Co., 440 County Str., Milan. Fresh beer, fresh vegetables and more on Wednesdays throughout the growing season. No cover. 734-439-7490.
Wednesday Wine Tasting. 6:30 p.m. Paesano's Italian Restaurant , 3411 Washtenaw Ave., Ann Arbor. Sample five up and coming wines from Italy, accompanied by appetizers. $25. www.paesanosannarbor.com .
Brew for the River benefit event. 4 p.m. Grizzly Peak, 120 W. Washington St., Ann Arbor. (See Aug. 18 listing above). Today’s Grizzly Peak event will feature their full menu of food and beer plus the Watershed Ale: a cask of our house-made beer flavored with a blend of herbs native to the Huron River watershed. Prices vary. www.hrwc.org/events/brew-for-the-river.
Harvest Party. 5-6 p.m. Ypsilanti District Library - Superior Township branch, 8975 MacArthur Blvd. Celebrate the Superior garden by eating from it! Learn how to make fresh salsa and taste other summer dishes we’ve prepared. Free. Drop in. 734-482-4110 ext. 1391.
Summertime Vegetarian Cooking with Bee from Beezy’s. 6-7:30 p.m. Ypsilanti District Library - Whittaker Road branch, 5577 Whittaker Road, Ypsilanti. Chef Bee Mayhew, owner of Beezy’s, shares delicious ways to adopt a vegan or vegetarian diet, with local and seasonal ingredients. Free. Drop in. 734-482-4110, ext. 1377.
Health Starts Here: Blissful Summer Smoothies and Salads. 6-8 p.m. Ann Arbor Whole Foods, 3135 Washtenaw Ave., Ann Arbor. Join healthy eating specialist Jan Kemp for this fun and deliciously healthy class and take home some new recipes to enjoy this summer. $15. 734-975-4500.
Healthy Foods for Healthy Kids With Shannon Roznay. 7-8 p.m. Ann Arbor Whole Foods, 3135 Washtenaw Ave. Come learn what a growing body and mind needs to function at its best! This class is held in the Cooking and Lifestyles Classroom. Free. 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 appetizers. This week's topic: Pinot Noir. $17.
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