Sunday, Nov. 6 Popups
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This Sunday is going to be the foodiest food day of our entire year. The otherwise ordinary day – just chillaxin’ at the end of the week between Halloween and Election Day – somehow managed to score a packed schedule of delicious popup events all across Detroit. There’s literally a whole day’s worth of food eating, drinking, tasting, sampling and shopping happening this Sunday, Nov. 6.
Clear your schedule, fill up your gas tank and put on your stretchy pants. We’ve picked our four favorite popups and planned out the entire mouthwatering day for you.
Armenian Aroma, Pt. 13
First, head over to Coffee and (______) on Jefferson Ave. for Armenian Aroma, an old world vegetarian Armenian brunch hosted in partnership with Tonic & Juice. The menu sounds satisfying yet healthy, the perfect way to pace yourself for this marathon of a food day. Expect to see dishes like lenten pockets with dark leafy greens, garlic and dried lime, or grape leaves stuffed with veggies and mixed proteins. We can’t wait to sink our teeth into the Pilaf & Labneh: fluffy long rice with tender mushroom and tangy yogurt. Coffee, pastries and free WiFi are also available.
All Things Detroit
After you’ve fueled up, stop by Eastern Market where All Things Detroit is hosting their Holidays and Food extravaganza. More than 200 local artisans, crafters, food vendors and food trucks will pack the market with their best gifts and eats for you to sample or take home.
This is a great way to get a head start on your holiday shopping. While you shop, sample a variety of different homemade desserts and cuisine from Michigan brands. All Thing Detroit runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. General admission costs just $5 (children 12 and under are free). Get your tickets online.
With your shopping list checked off, make your way down to Abick’s Bar in Southwest Detroit to help settle one of the longest-running debates in the Motor City. Several area coney spots will be bringing their best chili-smothered hot dogs for you to feast on. Catch the Lions game and sip on a frosty brew while you taste coneys from American, Lafayette, Duly’s and Green Dot Stables. The Coney Showdown starts at 12 p.m. and lasts until 6 p.m. Bring Tums.
In case you didn’t get enough chili, Motor City Wine is hosting their annual chili cookoff this Sunday starting at 6 p.m. Some of Detroit’s best amateur and professional chefs will be serving up their tastiest version of the spicy chili pepper stew. There will be prizes for the best traditional, non-traditional, and best overall chili so expect to see some varieties that are different from the classic coney chili you’ve been scarfing at the Abick’s showdown. White chicken chili, spicy beef chili, chili verde or maybe even a vegetarian chili – who knows what deliciousness you’ll find.
The judge’s don’t get to have all the fun; you can get in on the tasting action, too. Just $10 gets you a sample of all the chilis, plus salad and bread to accompany.