The eighth annual Big Red Shoe Run will take place Sept. 10 in Myers Park, hosted by the Cornwell Center and benefitting Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte.
The 5K race kicks off at 8 a.m. and is followed by a 1K fun run for kids and a community festival on the lawn of the Cornwell Center. Prizes for runners: golf lessons at Ballantyne Resort, dinner at Del Frisco's and more. Details: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jason's Deli at Park and Woodlawn roads will host a registration night for the Big Red Shoe Run from 4-10 p.m. Aug. 18. Stop in to Jason's on Aug. 18 and learn about Ronald McDonald House, Cornwell Center and register for the race.
1600 E. Woodlawn Road
A Flora Springs Wine Dinner will be hosted by Danny Sanford of Fine Wine Trading Co. at Ruth's uptown location at 7 p.m. Aug. 19. A three-course menu will be served; highlights include a watermelon, crab and arugula summer-salad cocktail with goat cheese, creamy risotto with wild mushroom ragu and a bleu cheese crusted prime filet mignon with roasted garlic mashed potatoes. Cost per person is $75. Call for reservations.
222 N. Tryon St.
Enjoy an evening with Wild Horse Winery at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 24. A four-course menu for $55 includes Fisher Farms heirloom tomato carpaccio, pan-seared Carolina scallops, wood grilled Maple Leaf Farms duck breast and more. Wild Horse pairings will accompany each course. July's Wild Horse dinner was sold out. Reservations: 704-366-8688.
6601 Morrison Boulevard
Zink American Kitchen
Get up close with Zink's kitchen staff when you reserve a spot for the "Feed Me Chef" dinners. Guests can sit at the "kitchen counter" and watch chefs prepare a five-course meal just for them. Cost is $55 per person; add $25 per person for paired wines.
Meatless Mondays are new at Zink. Chef Tommy will create a three-course vegetarian menu featuring local market-fresh ingredients. Cost is $20 per person, or order a la carte.
Zink's Cooking School will feature a culinary trip through America's playground Aug. 27: Vegas, Vegas, Vegas. Cost is $35 per person; reservations suggested.
Join Zink's E-Club for a brunch deal in August and print a $5-off Sunday brunch coupon. Brunch selections include French toast, shrimp and grits and eggs Benedict with blue crab hollandaise. A kids' brunch menu is available.
4310 Sharon Road
Mimosa Grill and The Wine Vault host a wine dinner with J Lohr Vineyards 6:30 p.m. Aug. 27. The five-course meal will be paired with select wines; highlights include a roasted fresh in shell Maine scallop, Clover Quail Farm Quail spring roll and seven-hour-braised pork "wings." Make sure to stick around for dessert: fried hazelnut-crusted frozen chocolate foam. Cost is $75 per person; reservations required.
327 South Tryon St.
Enjoy a new bar bites menu daily from 4 p.m.-7 p.m. and 9 p.m.-10 p.m. For $6, patrons can enjoy appetizers including Prince Edward Island mussels, tempura fried green beans, ahi tuna tacos and more, served with summer drink specials.
Upstream will be offering a Tailgate, Too, cooking class for football season: 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Sept. 10. The second annual tailgaters feast will feature American Microbrews. Cost is $35 per person; reservations required.
6902 Philips Place