Del Frisco’s (4725 Piedmont Row Drive) hosts a Rodney Strong Vineyards wine dinner April 13. The price of $175 per person includes a reception, four courses and dessert from executive chef Robert Kalish. Reservations: 704-552-5502.
Area nonprofit Community Link will host its annual fundraiser, Sweet Escapes, on April 16. The event, held at the Mint Museum Randolph (2730 Randolph Road), will feature over 500 pounds of chocolate, plus wine, hors d’oeuvres and live entertainment. Tickets: www.sweet-escapes.org.
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Ruth’s Chris (6000 Fairview Road) will host a Prohibition Cocktail Dinner on April 17. Five courses served with vintage cocktails are $99. Period costume is encouraged. Reservations: 704-556-1115.
Dogwood Southern Table
Dogwood (4905 Ashley Park Lane) celebrates N.C. Beer Month in April with two community suppers featuring Sugar Creek Brewery April 18 and Wooden Robot Brewery April 25. Cost for each is $50 for four courses and brews. Reservations: 704-910-4919.
BLT Steak (110 N. College St.) will offer tax-day relief with half off all alcoholic beverages on April 18 during lunch and dinner.
Taste of the Nation
Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry will be held at The Fillmore (820 Hamilton St.) on April 18. Sample food and drink from some of Charlotte’s best chefs and mixologists while raising money to end childhood hunger. Tickets: www.ce.strength.org/charlotte.
Autism Aware Fare Day
Dine in or take out April 19 at participating restaurants including Le Peep and Dilworth Neighborhood Grille to benefit the Autism Society of N.C. For all participating restaurants, visit www.AutismAwareFare.org.
Taste of the Mint
The Mint Museum Uptown (500 S. Tryon St.) hosts Taste of the Mint April 20. Small plate and beverage pairings will be served at Mimosa Grill and Halcyon, Flavors from the Earth, followed by a tour of the Mint’s exhibition, “Here and Now: 80 Years of Photography at the Mint.” Registration: 704-337-2009.
Shane’s Rib Shack
Charlotte locations of Shane’s Rib Shack will host their annual rib giveaway April 30. The first 100 customers will receive a free half rack of ribs, a drink and a T-shirt. Locations: www.shanesribshack.com.
Culinary Canvas Dinner
C3 Lab, Friendship Gardens and CLTURE will host their second culinary canvas collaborative dinner featuring dinner, live music and art May 5 at C3 Lab (2525 Distribution St.). Chef Paul Verica of Heritage Food & Drink will prepare five courses, and artist Rosalia Torres-Weiner will provide the artwork for the evening. Tickets: www.clture.org.
Morton’s (227 W. Trade St.) is offering seasonal menu items for a limited time. New on the menu are a hearts of palm salad, grilled oysters, olive crusted Alaska halibut and blueberry white chocolate bread pudding. Reservations: 704-333-2602.
Good Food on Montford
Good Food (1701 Montford Drive) executive chef Larry Schreiber has refreshed his spring menu. New are a blueberry lavender margarita, shrimp with salt roasted beets, green herb tahini and pickled beets on a pita and banana bread with macadamia ice cream and goat’s milk Dulce de Leche.
Katie Peralta, Jennifer Brantley