For St. Patty’s fans:
- Both McCormick & Schmick’s Charlotte locations will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day March 17 with fare like corned beef sliders, Guinness-steamed shrimp and mussels, lamb stew and more. Also up there: “Mad 4 March” kicks off March 17, with food and drink specials in the bar for the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. Diners who pick the Final Four correctly could win a $500 bar party for the championship game; entry forms are at the restaurants. 200 S. Tryon St. and 4335 Barclay Downs Drive.
- Passion8 hosts a beer dinner March 17 for $42, with three courses and Belgian brews. Also of note: Each Tuesday in March, get mussels with choice of broth and a draft beer for $15. 3415 Highway 51 North, Fort Mill, S.C.; 803-802-7455.
- The party at P.J. O’Reilly’s starts Thursday and runs through Saturday, with bagpipe music, drink and food specials and more. 16640 Hawfield Way Drive; 704-341-2247.