Monday, May 16, 2011

Dine out, do good

Now through May 23, you can donate $1 at Hardee's for the "Stars for Troops" benefitting Homes for Our Troops and USA Cares, and receive $10 of restaurant coupons.

15 North Roadside Kitchen hosts a four-course J. Lohr wine dinner May 24, with proceeds from wine sales benefitting the National Kidney Foundation. $55; 1513 Montford Drive; reservations (by May 19): 704-519-0020.

Providence Road Sundries will donate 10 percent of all food sales through the Memorial Day weekend (May 28–30), to USO-NC. Owner Doug Bell says he's honoring chef David Jones, who served two tours of duty in the Middle East. The Charlotte division of the USO-NC, at the Charlotte airport, offers a private lounge where military personnel (about 8,000 a month) stay between deployment and leave, among other services. Providence Road Sundries: 1522 Providence Road, 704-366-4467.