Tuesday, February 21, 2012

2 parties, a night and a block apart

The EpiCentre plans "Charlotte’s Greatest Night Out" 9 p.m. to midnight Feb. 23: You buy a wristband for $10 and $1 of that goes to help a collection of causes, from Hospitality House of Charlotte to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. The wristband gets you in to 10 participating EpiCentre venues, which will offer specials. 210 E. Trade St.

A day later and a block west, you can check out a beer dinner at Trade Restaurant & Bar in the Omni Charlotte (132 E. Trade St.). Four courses of Carolina Piedmont-centric food, from Grateful Growers pork belly to Goat Lady Dairy's chevre, share space in the Feb. 24 lineup with brews from Olde Mecklenburg Brewery such as Noel Red Double Bock and an unfiltered Copper Altbier. $40; reservations: 704-414-4920.