Food & Drink

Food Notes

Mac & cheese is in fashion in Mooresville

Eat macaroni & cheese and admire fashion from 6 to 8 p.m. April 11 at the Mooresville Art Depot, 103 W. Center Ave. The Mac & Cheese Cook-Off and Fashion Show benefits the depot renovation. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for people older than 65 and $10 for children ages 6 to 13. Details: 704-799-3553 or

Get your tickets for ‘Global Dish’

“Taste of the New South: Global Dish,” the annual fundraiser for the Levine Museum of the New South, is 6-9 p.m. April 16, but the deadline for tickets is March 31. $100 for members, $125 for nonmembers. Details: 704-333-1887, ext. 241.

Good cause: Feeding kids

The 20th year of Taste of the Nation returns April 15 at Two Wells Fargo Center Atrium, 301 S. Tryon St. The event, featuring chefs, mixologists and wine programs from more than two dozen Charlotte restaurant, raises money for No Kid Hungry: $120 gets your a preview/VIP ticket (eat ahead of the crowds) starting at 6 p.m.; $85 is general admission, starting at 7 p.m.

Shed your shells for Dinner Lab

Dinner Lab, a social-media dining event in 30 cities, is usually open to members only. But it’s opening to the public for a crawfish boil at 2 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $35, including food and drinks. The location is secret until you get a ticket: