Seasonal Dinners to Holiday Markets: November Events in the D

By: Amber Ogden | November 1, 2015

October has ended, and just like the flip of a switch, it’s all boughs of holly and… let’s slow down a bit. November is full of fun events in Metro Detroit (not to mention, ya know, a major holiday) that deserve to be appreciated before diving headfirst into the holiday spirit.

If you’re looking for some events to add to your calendar this month, I recommend:

Karl’s Cabin of Plymouth never disappoints, and this month, whimsical foodies will enjoy a five-course breakfast for dinner beer dinner featuring Founders Brewing Co. on Wednesday, Nov. 4.

The meal begins with Pigs in Blanket paired with Founders Breakfast Stout. Additional courses include Baked French Toast, Chicken and Waffles and Traditional Quiche Lorraine, paired with Founders Nitro Rubaeus, Dirty Bastard and Harvest Ale.

Tickets cost $59 per person, and pajamas are encouraged! Everyone takes home a Founders coffee mug, too.

The Royal Oak Farmers Market will host Small Batch, Big Plates, a four course prix-fixe menu with cocktail pairings from Woodford Reserve, on Saturday, Nov. 7. The meal, prepared by executive chef Michael D’Angelo of Lakes of Troy, will feature dishes like Woodford Reserve glazed crispy pork belly, roasted tri-color cauliflower and apple bourbon pie ice cream.

Tickets cost $125 and include VIP admission to Whiskey Business at the Market the same evening.

One Eyed Betty’s is hosting its 3rd annual FestivALE on Saturday, Nov. 21 in downtown Ferndale. From noon to midnight, enjoy Christmas beer, comfort food (think whole roasted meats, doughnuts) and music, featuring Joshua Davis, Chris Bathgate and more. Don’t worry about the cold, as the street party will include a heated tent, bonfires and more.

Early bird tickets cost $30 through Nov. 6, then increase to $35. Tickets include entry, a cup and three food/drink tickets.

The Canton Farmers Market is open for all of your Thanksgiving needs on Sunday, Nov. 22. Harvest Market 2015 runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Summit on the Park, where patrons can stock up on Thanksgiving dinner essentials, as well as market favorites, including pasture-raised meat, honey, baked goods, granola and more.

Enjoy November in southeast Michigan, Metro Detroiters! It will be December before we know it.