Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Bits and pieces

Enso Asian Bistro and Sushi Bar recently finished up SILK, a private dining and banquet facility (about 2,000 square feet) that can handle about 20 to 100. It's got "Las Vegas-style decor," according to its press release, along with commercial-grade video capabilities and a Bose audio system. Info: 704-705-0131. Enso is at the EpiCentre uptown, 210 E. Trade St.

If you "like" Upstream on Facebook before Sept. 30, you could win a date night each month for the last three months of 2011. The restaurant will pick a winner Sept. 30, who will get a $100 gift card each for October, November and December.

Raffaldini Vineyards in Ronda hosts its sixth annual Festa Italiana on Sept. 17, a daylong (11 a.m.-5 p.m.) celebration of Italian culture, food, art, music and wine. Admission is $15 and includes a wine tasting and commemorative glass, live music, food vendors and more. Info: www.raffaldini.com or 336-835-9463.