Great Dane Anniversary Party, Rosie’s Coffee Bar Celebration and Other Food Events This Week
Two-decade milestones are traditionally commemorated with china or platinum, but Great Dane’s Twentieth Anniversary Celebration beats tradition. They’re marking the occasion with a week of $2 pints, $5 beer and burger combos and the debut of their Anniversary Ale. The party peaks Friday night with a fish fry and coach bus tour/pub crawl, and then a massive tailgate Saturday for the Badger Game. November 10–16, greatdanepub.com
At Heritage Tavern, the holidays start early this year. At Thanksgiving at the Bar Dinner, a five-course feast comes paired with cocktails. $90, 6:30 p.m., facebook.com
Rosie’s Coffee Bar & Bakery is new to Madison, but that hasn’t stopped it from developing a golden reputation for a low-key atmosphere and spectacular treats. Celebrate their success at an all-day ribbon cutting celebration, where they’ll give samples of their baked goods and coffee from the award-winning JBC Coffee Roasters of Monona, accompanied by bluegrass from the Oak Street Ramblers. 6 a.m.–6 p.m., rosiescoffeebarandbakery.com.
After months of orange cones, loud banging and creeping traffic, East Johnson Street construction is coming to a close. For neighborhood businesses, that’s more than enough reason for a party. At Jam on Johnson, eighteen stores, including Cork ‘n Bottle, Johnson Public House and Sophia’s, will open their doors to free samples, food, live music, special deals and a raffle. 4 p.m.–8 p.m., yelp.com/events/madison-jam-on-johnson
DreamFest raises money for all kids to have lofty aspirations, benefiting families at the American Children’s Hospital. The luxurious night includes cocktails, music, raffles and food from mainstays such as Merchant, Nostrano, Underground Meats and Ancora Coffee. $35, 7–10 p.m., dream-kitchens.com
Today marks the first day of the Dane County Farmers’ Markets’ move into the warmer temperatures of Monona Terrace. Comb through the fresh produce and local goods and stick around afterward for the Winter Art Fair running both Saturday and Sunday. Market: 7:30 a.m.–12 p.m., dcfm.org. Art Festival: $3, Saturday 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m..