Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Bits and crumbs

The Duke Mansion does what it calls "Chill Chaser Evenings," starting Jan. 27, with cocktail hour (5:30-7 p.m.) at the Mansion: cash/credit bar and snacks from chef Harrison Booth. Feb. 24 and March 23 are also on the calendar; reservations: 704-714-4445. 400 Hermitage Road.

Bonterra hosts a Michael Keenan wine dinner Jan. 30, with courses including jumbo lump crab cocktail with 2009 Spring Mountain Chardonnay and spiced slow-braised lamb shank with 2007 Spring Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon. $75; 1829 Cleveland Ave.; 704-333-9463.

Showmars (multiple locations) will offer two promotions in the first two weeks of February, for American Heart Month: Jan. 30-Feb. 10, one dollar from every large Greek salad will go to the American Heart Association; and restaurants will sell AHA Red Dress pins for $5, and buyers get a $2 coupon toward their next visit, valid through February.

The Villa Antonio at 4707 South Blvd. now offers $5 appetizers each night at the bar, and $6 drink specials.