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Salmon tartare is on the new happy hour menu at Mare Mediterranean in Birmingham.

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Parktoberfest at Campus Martius: This downtown Detroit park turns into a mini Bavaria for two days of local craft and imported beer, food trucks, games and a kids’ โ€œRoot Biergartenโ€ from Faygo. Noon-10 p.m. Sat. and noon-8 pm Sun. 800 Woodward, Detroit.

Donuts and Cider Fest at Canterbury Village: Sip Michigan-made beer, cider, wine and soda pop while enjoying live music and browsing the crafts tables. The event is also a food drive for the Village Food Pantry. 10 am-5 pm Sat.-Sun. $5 admission in advance, $8 in person, plus $5 parking. 2369 Joslyn Ct., Lake Orion.

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Kids eat free at the Big Salad: To promote the roll out if its new kids’ menu at the Big Salad locations, kids can eat free on Tuesday with the purchase of a regular soup, salad or sandwich. The deal continues every Tuesday 3-5 pm The kids’ menu is a selection of combo meals starting at $4 like a ham or turkey sandwich on ciabatta, grilled cheese or a house salad; each come with apple slices and apple juice. There are Big Salad locations in Grosse Pointe Woods, Farmington, Woodhaven and in Detroit inside University of Detroit Mercy School of Law.

Salmon tartare is on the new happy hour menu at Mare Mediterranean in Birmingham.

New pasta, happy hour for Mare Mediterranean: Upscale seafood restaurant Mare Mediterranean has launched a new happy hour with $8 glasses of wine and saganaki shrimp, salmon tartare, beef carpaccio and more for $11 per plate. Happy hour is 4:30-6:30 pm Tues.-Thurs. The Birmingham spot also added new pasta dishes to its menu. 115 Willits, Birmingham. (248) 940-5525.

Iconoclast Dinner Experience for IDE 13 Million Acres at Zingerman’s Cornman Farms: This six-course dinner celebrates Michigan chefs and features food sourced from African-American and Mexican-American owned farms in Detroit and Washtenaw County. Cornman Farms’ Kieron Hales will be joined by chefs April Anderson, George Azar, Ji Hye Kim, Kiki Louya and Oscar Moreno, plus mixologist Natalia de Miguel. All of the net proceeds will benefit Spelman College. 7:30 p.m. Sept. 12. $500. 8540 Island Lake Drive, Dexter.



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