BLT Steak (110 N. College St.) is honoring Leap Year birthdays with half off for parties up to two and 25 percent off for parties of three or more on Feb. 29. Reservations: 704-972-4380.
Tupelo Honey Cafe
Tupelo Honey Cafe (1820 South Blvd.) is offering new menu items and brunch seven days a week. New are a roasted broccoli and cauliflower salad and a Southern Belle grilled cheese. Brunch is served until 4 p.m. daily. Reservations: 980-225-9175.
The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge
The Ballantyne (10000 Ballantyne Commons Pkwy.) will serve a Downton Abbey tea Mar. 2 - 5 from 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.; 1920 -1930s period attire is encouraged. Cost of $36 for adults and $18 for kids includes teas, sweets and savories. Reservations: 704-248-4100.
Easter tea will be served Mar. 23 - 26 from 1p.m. - 5 p.m. Cost is $36 for adults and $18 for children. Reservations: 704-248-4100.
Dogwood Southern Table
Dogwood (4905 Ashley Park Lane) is featuring 3 courses for $30 Sunday through Thursday; party must seated by 5:30 p.m. Reservations are not required.
Aix en Provence
Aix en Provence (545-B Providence Road) hosts a Bordeaux wine dinner with Bond Street Wine Shop and Queen of Wines Distributors on Mar. 2. Taste wines from the Languedoc and Roussillon regions of France on Mar. 10 with Dan Kravitz, owner of Handpicked Selections. Both dinners include five courses with wines for $85. Reservations: 704-332-1886.
Upstream (6902 Phillips Pl.) hosts a Spire Collection wine dinner Mar. 1. The eight course dinner served with eight wines is $120. Reservations: 704-556-7730.
The VanLandingham Estate
The VanLandingham Estate (2010 The Plaza) and the Plaza Midwood Neighborhood Association host their annual Shuck ‘N Awe Oyster Roast on Mar. 5 at 6 p.m. Live music, a silent auction, oysters, boiled shrimp and more are all planned on the estate grounds for the evening. Tickets are $35 with draft beer, wine and cocktails available for an additional cost. Tickets: www.plazamidwood.org/fling
Heritage Food and Drink
Heritage (201 S. Main St. Waxhaw) hosts a Fritz Winery dinner Mar. 10. The four course menu with wine pairings is $80. Reservations: 704-843-5236.
Jennifer Brantley, correspondent