Red, white and blue bagels will be available individually, by the dozen or in a bundle with cream cheese at Bruegger’s Bagels Friday-Monday. A new summer menu features sandwiches such as the Mediterranean Sunrise with egg and salami, the spinach-Parmesan bagel and a Greek goddess sandwich with turkey and feta. Locations: www.brueggers.com.
Morton’s The Steakhouse
Morton’s (227 W. Trade St.) is celebrating Independence Day with a three-course dinner for $36, Friday-Thursday. Reservations: 704-333-2602.
WP Kitchen + Bar
WP Kitchen + Bar (6706-C Phillips Place Court) will kick off its new cocktail hour series #MeetMeAtWP on Wednesday. SouthPark Magazine editor Sarah Crosland will host the inaugural event featuring cocktails and small plates 6-8 p.m. Reservations: 704-295-0101.
The Secret Chocolatier
The Secret Chocolatier’s Cotswold shop (2935 Providence Road) will host a five-year anniversary celebration 2-4 p.m. July 10 with free samples, chocolate-making demos and cake. TSC is selling Logan’s TLC chocolate bark throughout July, named after Logan Ciordia, son of co-owners Robin and Andy Ciordia. Half of the TLC bark sales will benefit Jewish Family Services.
Reid’s Fine Foods
Reid’s (2823 Selwyn Ave.) hosts a Wicked Weed beer dinner July 11. Five courses with beer pairings is $65. Reservations: 704-377-1312.
Bar Cocoa at The Ritz-Carlton (201 E. Trade St.) is serving breakfast daily. Croissants, assorted Danish, muffins, coffee cake, scones, fruit, coffee and Nespresso are among the offerings.
Chima Brazilian Steakhouse
Chima (139 S. Tryon St.) has new, seasonal features including a kale and sweet potato salad, grilled prawns and Biro-Biro (rice with eggs and bacon). Short-rib sliders, top sirloin sliders and shrimp mango skewers are new starters available in the bar lounge. Reservations: 704-601-4141.
The Punch Room
Head mixologist Bob Peters has rolled out new summer cocktails inspired by childhood summer fun at The Punch Room (201 E. Trade St.). On the list are a Ghost in the Graveyard (tequila, Duck Duck Titos with Titos Vodka and strawberries), and the King of the Mountain (rye whiskey and muddled blackberries).
Hickory Tavern will host a What Women Want happy hour 5-8 p.m. Thursdays through August. Each week will feature different events such as tarot card reading, prizes, and food and drink specials. Locations: www.hickorytavern.com.
Jennifer Brantley, correspondent