Ramen, Beer & Burgers: July Food & Drink Events in the D

By: Amber Ogden | July 15, 2015

Summer is in full swing in Metro Detroit, and if you’re looking for a few food- and drink-based events to add to your social calendar, there are plenty to enjoy in southeast Michigan throughout July. One of the following just might be calling your name:

The 14th Annual Canton Grub Crawl is a great opportunity to sample a number of the city’s restaurants on Tuesday, July 21. For $35, get a T-shirt and enjoy bus or van shuttles from one restaurant to the next to sample food and beverages from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Participating eateries include Bailey’s, Basement Burger Bar, Canton Brew Works, Bagger Dave’s Burger Tavern and more. Tickets are your Grub Crawl T-shirt, which can be purchased online or at the Canton Chamber of Commerce, 45525 Hanford Rd., Canton.

The Rugby Grille, 100 Townsend St., Birmingham, is hosting a Leelanau Beer Dinner on Wednesday, July 22. Brewmaster Charles Psenka will be present to discuss the beer pairings with each dish.

The evening will begin with passed hors d’oeuvres and Petoskey Pale Ale, followed by Hamachi Crudo (paired with Whaleback White Ale), Roasted Lamb Loin (paired with Good Harbor Golden Ale) and Cherry Clafouti (paired with Michilimackinac Imperial Stout). The meal begins at 6:30 p.m. and costs $75.

Slurping Turtle, 608 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor, knows a thing or two about ramen, and as such, will host an epic Ramen Battle on Sunday, July 26. The event will feature five local chefs creating a different bowl of ramen for your tasting pleasure—all for charity! Luciano Del Signore of Bacco, James Rigato of The Root, Eve Aronoff of Frita Batidos, Andy Hollyday of Selden Standard and Tadashi Nagura of Slurping Turtle are all participating.

The battle costs $70 per person and the winning chef will claim $2,000 for his or her favorite charity. The Ramen Battle begins at 4 p.m. and tickets can be reserved online.

There are plenty of food- and drink-related events taking place in Metro Detroit this month, and these are just a few that you don’t want to miss out on.