Thursday, November 19, 2009

Dine out, do good

  • Upstream hosts its first annual oyster bash Nov. 20: 10 varieties of cold water oysters (plus a "mystery" 11th!) with 10 paired wines and champagnes for $75, with a portion of the proceeds going to Share Our Strength, a national organization working to end childhood hunger. On tap -- for us oyster freaks -- are Kumamotos, Rappahannocks, Old Salts, Stingrays, York Rivers, Blue Points, Malpeques, Maison Beausoleils, Moonstones and more. Reservations are required; 6902 Phillips Place, 704-556-7730.
  • Buy a glass of Veuve Clicquot and six oysters for $25 at The Palm, and a portion will be donated to Dress for Success. The program aims to provide disadvantaged women with professional attire and support to help them find and keep jobs. This offer runs through the end of the year. Charlotte's Palm is at 6705-B Phillips Place Court; 704-552-7256.