SWCRC slates 3rd Grub Crawl

Eleven Wyandotte restaurants will be crawling with food lovers from 6 to 10 p. m. Aug. 11 when the Southern Wayne County Regional Chamber sponsors its third annual Grub Crawl.
Tickets, $20, are available only in advance at www.swcrc.com or (734) 284-6000.
According to Saundra Mull, chamber vice president, approximately 50 participants will be assigned to each of the 11 restaurants to receive Grub Crawl T-shirts in exchange for their tickets.
The restaurants will provide food samples (beverages will be available for purchase) and parking.
A shuttle will transport guests to the eateries throughout the evening and return the participants to their starting locations at the conclusion of the crawl. The T-shirts will provide admission to the restaurants and transportation on the shuttles.
Eateries taking part in the crawl include Belicoso Café, Lions & Ti-gers & Beers, Portofino’s, the Downriver Italian American Hall and Michelangelo’s Italian Bistro.
Others are the Riverside Banquet Center, Silver Shores Waterfront, Jack’s on the River, Pier 500, Smokie’s and Solero Café.
More than 600 people participated in the Grub Crawl last year.

Michigan BBQ
slated at Village

Michigan meats, produce and beverages, along with music by local musicians, will be featured at The Henry Ford’s “Blues, Brews and Lo-cal Roots BBQ,” slated for 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the Greenfield Vil-lage Pavilion.
Award-winning Chef Nick Seccia has created a menu of five tantaliz-ing courses, each to be accompanied by a complementary brew pro-duced by Kalamazoo’s Bell’s Brewery.
Among the menu items will be cornbread, buffalo summer sausage, tomato and onion panzanella, tandoori chicken, pulled Berkshire hog, creamed corn, squash, rosemary potatoes and corn relish.
The finale will include blueberry linzer pie and Caulder’s buttermilk pie.
The cost is $65, with tax and gratuity. For reservations, call The Henry Ford at (313) 982-6001.

Save the date . . .

Aug. 14 — “Flicks on Bricks,” family movie showing; at the old Wyandotte Theatre lot, Elm and First streets; “Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” will begin at 9 p.m.; lawn chairs or blankets are suggested; refreshments can be brought to the screening or purchased; alcohol and pets are not permitted; for more information, call the Spe-cial Events Office of the City of Wyandotte, sponsor, at (734) 324-4504 or e-mail info@Wyan.org.

Aug. 16 — Victorian Mad Hatter Tea Party, sponsored by the Wyan-dotte Historical Society; benefit for the upkeep and restoration of the city’s Oakwood Cemetery; noon, 1:30 and 3 p.m. seatings at the Ford-MacNichol Home, 2610 Biddle; tickets are $10, adults; $5 children 12 and younger; for additional information, call (734) 324-7297.

Aug. 18 — Cruise aboard the Ovation or Infinity yachts, $95, and $75, respectively; champagne, dinner, open bar and entertainment by Kimmie Horne and Robert Shakahan Productions, respectively; pro-ceeds will go to the Detroit Area Agency on Aging Meals on Wheels program; to purchase tickets or for more information, call Andrea John-son, (313) 446-4444, Ext. 5413, or (313) 396-5582.

Sept. 21 — Cooking Class, “Classic French Bistro,” to be conducted by Ritz-Carlton chefs; 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the hotel kitchen; partici-pants will reassemble after the class for a sit-down dinner accompanied by complementary wines; Leslie Jacobs of Leslie Jacobs Associates will offer tips on table setting; $120 (guests may join the group for din-ner only for $75); for reservations or additional information, call Leslie Jacobs at (248) 646-4517 or Colin Berens at (313) 253-4357 or e-mail ljredhead@aol.com or colin.berens@ritzcarlton.com.

Sept. 26 — Dinner dance and live auction; benefit in support of Little Dresses for Africa program; 6:30 p.m. to midnight at the Italian Ameri-can Hall, 646 Biddle, Wyandotte; for tickets or sponsorship informa-tion, call Rachel O’Neill, founder of the program, at (734) 637-9064.