Monday, November 9, 2009

Dine out, do good

The Melting Pot runs its sixth annual "Thanks and Giving" campaign through Dec. 5 to raise money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital: With every donation of $10 or more, guests receive a Fondue for the Kids Card that offers $20 off any purchase of $50 or more. All proceeds from the Fondue for the Kids Card will be donated to St. Jude. The Melting Pots of Charlotte also sell "Fondue a Cure for Childhood Cancer" signature chocolate fondue bars: $1 of each $5 you pay for the bar goes to the hospital. Info at www.stjude.org or 800-478-5833.

Upstream at Phillips Place hosts a five-course J. Lohr wine dinner Nov. 13, with $2 from every bottle of 2005 "Carol's Vineyards" Cabernet Sauvignon going to the National Breast Cancer Foundation toward funding 500 mammograms. $65; reservations: 704-556-7730.