Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Special dinners

  • Longitude 81 hosts its second annual All You Can Eat Low Country Seafood Boil from 5-10 p.m. Oct. 3 for $23.95 (kids younger than 10 eat for $11.95). Crab, shrimp, andouille, clams, oysters, corn and potatoes go into the boil, while there'll also be blackened beef tenderloin, ribs and chicken, plus salads and desserts and live music. 971 Gold Hill Road, Fort Mill; Reservations: 803-802-9981.
  • Blue does Oktoberfest with a five-dish beer-and-food pairing Oct. 8 for $34.95. Among the offerings: Jackman's Beer soup with Bellavitano cheese and sweet onions, with Jackman's Pale Ale; seared scallops over chickpea fritters and Sawtooth Ale; and oven-roasted Kurobuta pork loin with Oktoberfest. Reservations required: 704-927-2583; in the Hearst Tower at the corner of College and 5th streets.
  • Mimosa Grill hosts a pre-Oktoberfest dinner Oct. 9 with brewer Mike Cothran and his New Belgium Brewing Company liquids. Included in the menu are Goat Lady hush puppies with Fat Tire; "deconstructed" split pea soup with Mothership Wit; slow-cooked pork cheeks and diver scallops with Hoptober; and more. Cost is $45; 704-343-0700. 327 S. Tryon St.