No sugar tonight A uniquely American holiday, Halloween courts our collective sweet tooth. But south of the border, our Mexican neighbors observe the Day of the Dead, an occasion to feast on more nourishing fare. Those suffering from sugar hangovers may find relief in southwest Detroit's Day of the Dead celebration. The Consulate of Mexico is sponsoring a traditional Oaxacan dinner with chef Soledad Espinoza, who will offer traditional dishes from the southern Mexican state, complemented by appropriate mescals. At 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1, at Taquería Mi Pueblo Mexican Restaurant, 7278 Dix Rd., Detroit; 313-841-3315; $25. For more information, call the Consulate of Mexico at 313-964-4515, ext. 19622.
Wrap session If you love Mexican food but also have a taste for the absurd, you may want to take up Chipotle Mexican Grill on an unusual offer: Come in on Halloween dressed as Mexican food and get a free burrito. The chain's "Boo-rito" promotion runs 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31. Go to any Chipotle Mexican Grill location dressed as a burrito and they'll serve you one free of charge. What a great chance to prove that you are what you eat.
Chew and view The exhibit curators at Cass Cafe have put together a show of work by Detroit artists Graem Whyte and Faina Lerman. Not only is the café a reliable dining destination, but the exhibit's name sounds of particular interest to foodies: Off the Stove, Out of the Freezer. Runs until Jan. 20, 2007.
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