Helen Schwab

Dine out, do good

▪ Mimosa Grill’s Thomas Marlow and Upstream’s Scott Wallen will join guest chefs Mike Moore (The Blind Pig in Asheville), Daniel Benjamin (lucettegrace in Raleigh), Michael Perez (Indaco of Charleston and Colletta of Atlanta) and Tony Maws (Craigie on Main in Cambridge, Mass.) for a dinner Sept. 12 at Mimosa, benefitting No Kid Hungry, a program by national hunger relief group Share Our Strength. The Harper’s Restaurant Group has supported SOS for more than two decades; this program addresses childhood hunger and its data says one in four children in North Carolina struggles with hunger.

Courses include grilled Spanish octopus, corned beef agnolotti, wood-smoked heritage Cheshire pork belly, and more. There’ll also be a live auction; tickets are $175. Mimosa is at 327 S. Tryon St.; ce.strength.org/events/charlotte-no-kid-hungry-dinner.

▪ And Upstream will host its seventh annual Oyster Bash on Oct. 2, with a wine raffle also benefitting No Kid Hungry. Expect to see an array of oysters, including Rappahannocks, Conway Cups, Olde Salts, Caribous, Wellfleets, Malpeques, Fanny Bays and Kumamotos, each paired with wine, including Carmel Road Chardonnay, Sokol Blosser Willamette Valley Pinot Gris, Mondavi Carneros Pinot Noir, La Marca Prosecco and more.

Cost is $125 per person, and reservations, with credit card, are required: www.harpersgroup.com/OysterBash.asp. Upstream is at 6902 Phillips Place; 704-556-7730.

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