Tuesday, June 9, 2009

News, notes

  • Afton Village, including restaurant Max's Ally, will host a community fundraiser for USO of NC and the troops they serve on June 20, with military vehicles, NASCAR displays and more on hand, plus live music, a silent auction and food donated by local merchants. Info on USO is at www.uso-nc.org Afton Village is just off exit 54 from I-85 in Concord.
  • The Wine Shop at Foxcroft (7824 Fairview Road) hosts a Cape Classics South African wine dinner June 30 for $50. Among the four courses from chef Christopher Zion are braised escolar with spiced pork wonton and 2006 Rustenberg John X Merriman, and pan-seared ostrich with apricot chutney, basmati pilaf and 2002 Kanonkop Cabernet Sauvignon. 704-365-6550.