Grab your friends and get in the holiday spirit with these exciting, yummy events.
By Rachel Pepe
Feature photo via The Kitchen by Cooking with Que’s Facebook
Jingle, a Christmas pop-up
11 a.m. to 11:15 p.m.
Ale Mary’s Beer Hall Royal Oak
316 S. Main St., Royal Oak
This December, Ale Mary’s will transform into a winter wonderland. Stop in to enjoy the usual menu, but with a Christmas twist. Expect Christmas mugs, décor, drinks, cookies and more.
Coffee Talk + Roasting Demo: Making Great Coffee at Home
14500 Kercheval St., Detroit
Join Trevor Sly of Brass Tacks Coffee Roasting Co. as he gives the inside scoop on mastering coffee-making at home. The two-hour presentation provides insight into the stages of production, plus a roasting demonstration, coffee tasting and raffle. Tickets can be purchased here for $25.
9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m
Lockhart’s BBQ Royal Oak
202 E. 3rd St., Royal Oak
Whether you’re looking to improve your technique or develop a new skill, Lockhart’s is ready to help you ace the art of brisket. This three-hour class will show attendees how to trim, prepare and smoke their own meat, and a BBQ lunch will also be provided. Purchase tickets on Eventbrite for $65.
Dec. 7, 14, 21, 28
Afternoon Delight—A Detroit Vegan Brunch
The Kitchen by Cooking with Que
6529 Woodward Ave., Suite A, Detroit
The Kitchen by Cooking with Que has joined forces with 8 Degrees Plato to deliver the ultimate vegan brunch. Aside from being delicious, the dishes will feature fresh ingredients sourced from local farmers. The brunch will also include free build-your-own mimosas. Purchase tickets on Eventbrite for $60.
Cranbrook House Tour and Holiday Lunch
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Cranbrook House and Gardens
380 Lone Pine Rd., Bloomfield Hills
Stroll through the Cranbrook House and learn about this historic building on a guided tour. Afterwards guests will be treated to lunch in the library. The menu features coffee, soup, salad and baked goods. Purchase tickets here for $50.
Winter Cupcake Class
11 a.m. to noon
52588 Van Dyke Ave., Shelby Township
Learn to design sweet holiday treats at the Bakehouse in Shelby Township. Participants will receive four cupcakes and the tools needed for each creation. Guidance will be provided along the way, so you can take these skills back to your kitchen at home. Tickets are available for $25 here.