Miro celebrates its 10th anniversary with a fixed-price meal through September: $36 is dinner for two, with one appetizer, two soups or salads and two entrees. 7804 Rea Road; 704-540-7374.
Dilworth Neighborhood Grille celebrates five years of business with a $5 limited menu Aug. 10-16, and will partner for five days of fundraising for five charities Sept. 14-18. 911 E. Morehead St.; 704-377-3808.
Tapas to tacos, foie gras to fries, Helen Schwab has written about food in and around Charlotte for more than 20 years. Her related experience includes traveling (pizza in Naples to pizza in New York), waitressing (she understands about tipping from both sides), journalism (a B.S. from Northwestern University), and cooking at home, the less said about which the better.