Friday, December 13, 2013

[EID EVENTS] Friday the 13th through New Year's Eve


Evil Twin Brewing Tap Takeover at Great Lakes Coffee, Midtown, December 13
Now available in Michigan (!!!!!!), Evil Twin Brewing Company will take over five taps tonight at IFAD, with Yin Imperial Stout, Yang Imperial IPA, Hipster pale ale, Molotov Cocktail Triple IPA and Justin Blabaer Blueberry Berliner Weisse. Cans of Hipster and Bikini Beer 2.5% IPA also available.

Pop-Up Restaurant to Benefit the Children's Center, MidtownDecember 13
From the folks behind the Detroit Three, this event is a benefit for the Children's Center (held at the Children's Center) and features a five course menu by the accomplished Chef Brad Greenhill, plus beer and wine.

4th Annual Detroit Holiday Food Bazaar at Coffee and (____), Jefferson Chalmers, December 13-14
Now held over two days, enjoy edibles from a wide variety of local artisan producers and pick up some unique gifts for the holidays.

Michigan's Best Beer Guide Brewpub Book Tour, Ann Arbor + Metro Detroit, December 13-16
Michigan's Best Beer Guide, a guide to all of the breweries and brewpubs in our Great Beer State, is out and the author is taking it on tour with stops at Chelsea Alehouse, Arbor Brewing Company, Kuhnhenn Brewing Company, Dragonmead Microbrewery, and more over the next few days.


Holiday Ice Festival Featuring Sub Zero Super Heroes, Ferndale, December 14
There will be 50+ ice sculptures all throughout downtown Ferndale, plus a food truck rally and hot sauce social.

Rodin's One-Year Anniversary, MidtownDecember 14
Hosted by WDET's New Soul Sunday DJ Nick Austin and featuring a DJ set by Dwele. $10 at the door.

Vintage Etsy Brunch Trunk Show at Rodin, Midtown, December 15
Brunch, mimosas, and a highly curated vintage trunk show with secret stash items you won't find anywhere else.

Sundaylicious at MotorCity Wine, Corktown, December 15
Live music from a 10-piece band, plus a four-course menu from Jessie Knott, winner of the people's choice and the judges' runner-up in their recent chili cook-off.

Fourth Annual Rare Beer Auction at Jolly Pumpkin Brewery and Cafe, Ann Arbor, December 16
Sobrehumano Palena Ole, Biere de Mars Grand Reserve 2010, La Roja- Oval Label 2008, Lambic 2009, and Stone-Nogne-Jolly Pumpkin Collaboration 2010 are a few of the many beers being auctioned.


Monday Night Football at Griffin Claw Brewing Company, Birmingham, December 16
The Lions are playing a Monday night football game and apparently that's a big deal? Head to Griffin Claw for beer specials and a special tailgate menu.

Cooking with Edible WOW at Forest Grill, Birmingham, December 16
Forest Grill chefs Brian Polcyn and Nick Janutol will teach you how to make Coq au Vin, plus you'll get a full meal out of it.

Deck the Halls … With Wine at MotorCity Wine, Corktown, December 18-21
The fine folks at MCW will present 5-7 wines daily (TBD). Tickets are $10, no pre-sale - just come on in.

The Three Days of Winter Solstice at Kuhnhenn Brewing Company, WarrenDecember 19-21
The Winter Solstice is technically just the one day (Dec. 20), but the Kuhnhenn celebrations have expanded into three: the pre-party, the actual party, and the post-party bottle release. Hell, next year they'll even be able to spread the party out over two different locations. Beer.

Winter Soulstice, Eastern Market, December 20-21
Join Chef Brad Greenhill of Righteous Rojo and Joe Robinson of Bailout Productions for a special six-course menu with cocktail pairings. There are two seatings each night.

Detroit Santarchy, Detroit, December 21
A bunch of drunk Santas being bussed around different bars throughout the city is pretty much everything you need to know.


I'll update this continuously; remember, all of these events have limited capacity and WILL sell out, so make your decisions and reserve your spots quickly!

New Year's Eve at the Oakland, FerndaleDecember 31
Food from Corridor Sausage, Komodo Kitchen, Pinwheel Bakery, and more; booze by ALL OF THE BOOZE but especially Buffalo Trace, St-Germain, Campari, and more; something called "dusty shots," and highly discounted highly allocated spirits. $50 each; must purchase in advance.

New Year's Eve at the Sugar House, Corktown,  December 31
Live music, door prizes, drink specials, and a champagne toast at midnight. Select bar or table seat, and please purchase group tickets together to ensure you sit together. $75 each; must purchase in advance.

New Year's Eve menu at Local Kitchen + Bar, Ferndale, December 31
Five courses with a champagne toast, $60 per person.