Food Notes

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

Agricole Farm Stop in Chelsea

If you’re looking for a new local food option with an emphasis on the “local” part, Agricole Farm Stop in Chelsea should be your next destination. Located in the recently redeveloped Mack Building, Agricole offers customers the very best in locally-produced foods at their market, with all of their products being produced by farmers and

Think Outside the Nog

Between its trademark seasonal gins and its fruit-accented Water Hill Liqueurs, there are few spirits in Michigan more spirited than those of the Ann Arbor Distilling Co. So what better place to go to learn how to liven up your holiday drinks? This special course offered by Detroit Cocktail Camp will teach attendees how to

Have a Jolly Holiday with Tammy’s Tastings

The latest installment of Tammy’s Tastings’ Cocktail Classes will teach all about the creation of delicious trademark holiday drinks. Attendees will create such delectable concoctions as hot toddies, spiced wine and, of course, egg nog — but with a twist. The class will take place on December 15 at the Last Word, a restaurant and

Cruelty-Free Cuisine Class

Who says you have to skimp on the flavor if you’re eating vegetarian? Not the folks at Fustini’s, who will be hosting an interactive class on November 29 about meat-free dishes made with their fine assortment of oils and vinegars. Chef Nikolas Bardt will be guiding attendees through the creation of dishes such as Roasted