Roadhouse, Zingerman's Events

Join Us for a Silent Auction for Ann Arbor’s SafeHouse Center

Bring on the bidding for a really great cause at Zingerman’s Roadhouse!

The Roadhouse’s next Special Event #221: An Evening of Roasting, Braising, and Empowerment will be a very special night! Join us on Tuesday, March 13th, as we welcome James Beard award-winning cookbook author Molly Stevens and open the bidding on a Jelly Bean Jump Up silent auction for Ann Arbor’s SafeHouse Center.

In honor of his beloved dog Jelly bean, Ari Weinzweig started the Jelly Bean Jump Up fundraiser to contribute to SafeHouse Center. SafeHouse is a haven for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. By adding a silent auction to our Special Event #221, we hope to raise money to help survivors in our community.

We are grateful to the businesses who have donated to the auction, and look forward to showcasing the following packages:

Puppy Love at Cornman Farms! A Dog Wedding Dreams Are Made Of…

Treat your pup to the wedding of their dreams with a beautiful intimate wedding celebration tailored for your loving pups, at Zingerman’s Cornman Farms. Our intimate wedding celebrations are one of our most popular offerings, and we will customize our package perfectly for your pups. The Dog Wedding donation will include the following:

  • Four hour venue rental of our renovated barn and outdoor spaces.
  • Outdoor dog wedding ceremony.
  • Two floral necklaces or crowns for the dog couple.
  • Two hours of photography.
  • Wedding Officiant.
  • Three-course farm-to-table meal with gourmet dog treats for the pups.
  • Sparkling wine toast.
  • Zingerman’s Bakehouse wedding cake.

Value: $7,000


Take those Essential Steps with Dr. Michelle Segar!

Make 2018 the year you learn how to take really great care of yourself! Get expert advice about sustainable health behavior through exercise, and making your own self-care a consistent priority. Dr. Segar is a recognized exercise motivation researcher and coach with over 23 years of experience, frequently interviewed for her expertise by publications such as The New York Times and Health magazine.

Value: $1,000

Pamper Yourself with a Weekend at the Graduate in Ann Arbor!

Where your intellectual curiosity meets your favorite place to stay, the Graduate is the smartest place to stay in Ann Arbor! Located right across the street from campus in downtown, it is in walking distance of the town’s best restaurants, shops, and theater venues.
One gift certificate for a 2-night stay at the Graduate Hotel in Ann Arbor, including complimentary parking.

Value: $400

Give Your Pup A Basket of Love, from K9 Club!

K9 Club is an urban pet care facility located in Troy, MI, specializing in small group play and enrichment programs, along with boarding, grooming, and retail. Just like Zingerman’s, their mission is to enrich as many lives as possible and show love and care in all their actions. They do so by focusing on health, safety, and well being, and by caring for pets!

  • A gift basket for your beloved pooch from K9 Club, including healthy dog treats, interactive dog toys, and a sustainable dog food container.

Value: $300


With Zing from the Roadhouse!

Let the Roadhouse treat you with all of our favorites from Zingerman’s! We’ve put together all the essentials: Peanut Brittle and Zzang Bar Bites from Zingerman’s Candy, Virginia Peanuts, Coffee Spice Rub, and a copy of Ari’s latest book, A Lapsed Anarchist’s Approach to the Power of Beliefs in Business. We are also throwing in a Zingerman’s Roadhouse Catering package, featuring the new Biscuit Sandwiches from our Happy Hour menu, for up to 10 people.

  • A gift basket of our favorite things from around Zingerman’s, and a Roadhouse Catering gift certificate.

Value: $300

Learn the Arts of Braising and Roasting with Molly Stevens’ Cookbook

We are truly touched by the our guest of honor’s spirit of generosity! Cookbook author and teacher Molly Stevens shares her expertise about roasting and braising in her two James Beard award-winning cookbooks, All About Braising: The Art of Uncomplicated Cooking and All About Roasting: A New Approach to a Classic Art.

Molly has been described in the New York Times Book Review as “a beautifully clear writer who likes to teach”. Classically trained in professional kitchens in France, Molly has directed programs and taught at the French Culinary Institute, New England Culinary Institute, and L’Ecole de Cuisine La Varenne in Burgundy, France and Venice, Italy.

  • Signed copies of Molly Steven’s James Beard award-winning cookbooks, All About Braising: The Art of Uncomplicated Cooking and All About Roasting: A New Approach to a Classic Art.

Value: $60

Don’t miss out on an opportunity to win one of these incredible packages! Reserve your seats before they are going, going, gone, at