Monday, August 9, 2010

Summer winding down with a bang

Lava Bistro & Bar will host a beer tasting Aug. 30 to make room for new craft beer on draft. So for $15 a person (plus tax and tip), you'll get tastes of all the place's craft beers, plus appetizers. 8708 J.W. Clay Blvd.; 704-549-0050.

Blue extends its Restaurant Week deal -- three courses for $30 -- until Aug. 31. Hearst Plaza at corner of 5th and College streets; 704-927-2583.

Gado Gado offers a three-course special for $26 through the end of the month. 157 N. Trade St., Matthews; 704-844-8686.