Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Coming up

Big Ben's plans a three-day celebration of St. Patrick's Day, including a platter of corned beef and cabbage; a full Irish breakfast/brunch special (yes: black or white pudding); drink specials; a raffle; and live music March 17-19. 2000 South Blvd.; 704-817-9697.

The Myers Park TCBY opens March 19 at 1730 Abbey Place, with free samples of “Super Fro-Yo.” That name is meant to call attention to the difference between TCBY’s levels of live active cultures, probiotics and dietary fiber and those of most frozen yogurts. Sibling locations at Birkdale Village, Blakeney, Colony Place and Wesley Chapel will host “Swirl into Spring” on Sunday: You can sample the Super Fro-Yo flavors and a percentage of proceeds from sales will go directly to the Charlotte-area school of your choice.

Gallery hosts a Beaulieu Vineyard wine dinner April 5 with winemaker Jeffrey Stambor. On the menu: housemade orecchiette with clams and scallops with 2007 Carneros Pinot Noir; honey-barbecue-glazed short rib with 2007 Georges de Latour; and more. $75; 10000 Ballantyne Commons Parkway; 704-248-4100.