Food Notes

Support the service industry in style

While many of us are struggling to adjust to a work-from-home-life during the COVID-19 crisis, there are people working in the hospitality industry who don’t have the option to work at all. From bartenders and servers to hotel clerks and event venue staff, people are being deeply impacted financially from shutdowns caused by the coronavirus.

On Your Mark, Get Set, Grow

Have seeds? Bring seeds. Need seeds? Take seeds. Project Grow’s annual Seed Swap brings gardeners together to exchange potential crops and strategies. This regular event is part of Project Grow’s mission to encourage the creation of organic community gardens throughout Ann Arbor. Get a head start on planning for your spring crop and pick the

Summit For Sustainability

For 11 years, the Local Food Summit has brought its message of sustainable, locally grown foods to individuals and organizations of Greater Washtenaw County. The 2020 edition features traditional workshops, networking and more, with a keynote from Leah Penniman, educator, farmer and author of Farming While Black. $15-508am-4pm | Monday, March 9Washtenaw Community College Morris

International Flavor, Local Destination

Sample the often-spicy, always delicious cuisine of Bangladesh during International House Ann Arbor’s next Tastes of the World series. Raju Ahmmed, a Fulbright scholar from Bangladesh, will oversee the cooking of a menu of Bangladeshi favorites, including chicken/beef bhuna and lentil soup, with a dessert of Semai. 6-8pm | Friday, March 27International House Ann Arbor921

Dry Night Out at Zingerman’s

Have you always wanted to enjoy one of Zingerman’s cheese and beverage pairing classes but you don’t drink? Have a Dry Night Out. This monthly event has Zingerman’s renowned cheesemongers present samples of the creamery’s best bites, paired with non-alcoholic beverages. Soda, fruit juice, Kombucha tea and more will be among the drinks accompanying Zingerman’s

Washtenaw County CSA Fair February 16

Find great bargains on the freshest produce and meats possible at the Washtenaw County CSA Fair on February 16. Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farms sell their wares directly to consumers via a weekly allotment that customers pay for at the beginning of the year, giving the farmers some financial security and customers the promise of

12th Annual Artini

Mixing cocktails could be called a culinary art form, but in this case it’s literal. The 12th annual Artini fundraiser for the Ann Arbor Art Center will take place on February 21. This annual competition sees downtown bars and restaurants aim to create Ann Arbor’s “Most Artful Martini,” but this year sees a new wrinkle:

Sew the seed of sharing

It’s never too early to start planning for your summer garden and it’s never too late to celebrate the spirit of giving. Both concepts will be the focus of the Ypsi Farmers Market’s latest “swap” event— Seed Swap! — on January 28. The event is free to attend, so bring your green thumb and seeds

Great food, low prices, Restaurant Week!

Sample the remarkable variety of great food without busting your wallet during Ann Arbor’s Restaurant Week! This biannual event spotlights the best area cuisine with participating restaurants offering trademark dishes for one low fixed price— $15 for lunch, $28 for a full, three-course dinner. Some locations even offer special 2-for-1 pricing. Over 50 Ann Arbor

Joy to the World

One of the most recognizable cookbooks, The Joy of Cooking, has been in print for over 85 years, originally written by homemaker Irma S. Rombauer, and continuously revised and updated over the years. Celebrate the 2019 edition as two of the authors— Rombauer’s great-grandson John Becker and his wife Megan Scott — discuss the latest