Friday, January 15, 2010

Haiti help from restaurants

Rotelli will donate 10 percent of its proceeds from the entire day's operation Jan. 18 (11:30 a.m.-9 p.m.) to the Red Cross for Haiti. 7510 Pineville-Matthews Road; 704-541-1850.

Blue, at the uptown Hearst Tower, has slated several events to help local Haitian families from The First Haitian Church of Grace, whose church's Rev. Surin St. Fleur told owner Alex Myrick his Sugar Creek congregation has lost many family members in the earthquake. Jan. 20: "Wine and Blues" with local blues musicians playing, and a $25 wine tasting, with all proceeds donated; Jan. 21: live jazz and a three-course meal for $35, with 15 percent of proceeds donated ($10 donations will be accepted at the door from bar customers); Jan. 22: live music with requested donation of $10 at the door, plus silent auction and $15 beer and cheese tasting, with proceeds from auction and tasting donated. 704-927-2583.