Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Beer and wine dinners

  • Brixx Uptown does a four-course Victory Brewing beer dinner June 25. with HopDevil and Hop Wallop Ales paired with honey-chipotle barbecue babyback ribs among the offerings, plus dessert of Baltic Thunder Porter with a duo of Butterfinger ice cream and truffles. $30; 225 E. 6th St.; 704-347-2749.
  • Sullivan’s Steakhouse offers a Cakebread Cellars dinner June 26, with champagne reception and five courses, including melon gazpacho with 2008 Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley; seared pork tenderloin with 2006 Merlot Napa Valley; roasted "eye" of ribeye with 2000 Benchland Select Cabernet Sauvignon; and more among them. $115; 1928 South Blvd.; 704-335-8228.
  • The Wine Shop at Foxcroft hosts a South African wine dinner June 30, with a brief history of winemaking in that country and peekytoe crab timbale with 2007 Raats Chenin Blanc; braised escolar with 2006 Rustenberg John X Merriman; and more on the menu. $50; 7824 Fairview Road; 704-365-6550.