Monday, November 22, 2010

Coming up, and spotted around

Gospel brunch at an unlikely venue 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 27: Bruce Julian Clothier, at 8128 Providence Road. Look for shrimp and grits, ham biscuits, chicken and waffles, Bloody Marys, Mimosas and sales through the store for this "first annual" event. 704-364-8686.

Georges Brasserie hosts a Chimay chef’s tasting dinner Nov. 30. On the menu: sweet potato beignets with savory caramelized onion and pecan butter, with Chimay Red; crispy pork belly with Chimay Triple; and braised short rib with sautéed exotic mushrooms, shoestring boniato and Chimay Blue. $45; 4620 Piedmont Row Drive; 980-219-7409.

Sighted Saturday: The guy above right, holding a sign for Kickstand (the new burger place next to Loco Lime at 1101 Central Ave. In case you can't read it, the top says "PENGUINS WELCOME! AT Kickstand".

Red Mango is slated to open a store in Huntersville Dec. 4, serving self-serve frozen yogurt and smoothies. On opening day, customers get free yogurt 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 9918 Knockando Lane in the NorthCross Shopping Center.