Friday, January 27, 2012

Bits and crumbs

This Sunday (Jan. 29) is the 12th annual Soup on Sunday benefitting Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region. Soups from area restaurants, pottery from area potters, all offered 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Central Piedmont Community College, 425 N. Kings Drive (at the corner of Kings and 7th.) General admission (food and drinks) is $30 ($10 for kids 7-12, free for 6 and younger); "soup lover's special" is $40 and you get a handmade pottery bowl as well. Details and tickets: You can also buy them at the door or by phone at 704-335-4312.

Global will add a Jan. 31-Feb. 4 run to its Restaurant Week three-for-$30 deal.

Bonterra, Zebra and McNinch House received Four Diamond awards from AAA Carolinas this week. Each has won multiple times: This is Bonterra's eighth award, Zebra's ninth and McNinch's 15th. Of 58,000 inspections each year nationally, 3.4 percent result in this rating, according to Dave Parsons of the organization.