Vodka Vodka returns tonight for its second year as Detroit’s “premier vodka-tasting party.” The Soviet-inspired event features vodka tastings, vodka-infused cuisine from local restaurants, and a performance by DJ Jenny La Femme.
I’m not typically a fan of vodka, and everything I know about Russia I learned from “Eastern Promises” and “Crime and Punishment,” so I’m attending purely as a study in culture. Plus, with snow and cold in the forecast, vodka and furry hats feel just about right. Local vodkas include Hard Luck Vodka, Traverse City Vodka, Ugly Dog Vodka, and Valentine Vodka.
Vodka Vodka begins at 8:00pm at the Royal Oak Farmer’s Market. Read more at Metro Times, and purchase your tickets here. A portion of the proceeds benefit Forgotten Harvest to fight hunger in Detroit. If you see me at the event, stop and say "привет" – I’ll look like this.