Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Coming up: Brews, Spain, more

Menu's final for The Big Brew Ha April 27 at the Mint Museum Uptown: pierogis (dumplings) and sausage paprikash (it's a spicy sausage) from Harvest Moon Grille; "European-style chicken pot pie," jambalaya and "love cakes" made with black beans from the Flying Biscuit Cafe; baked potato croquettes and roasted red pepper and artichoke dip from Dandelion Market; and toffees from Lone Cone Toffee. Beverages will include craft-brewed java from Counter Culture and beers, from Belgian brews to lemonade-flavored beer to Peroni. $60 (and you get a stein); tickets at www.TheBigBrewHa.com.

Blue offers a Spanish wine and food pairing May 4, with five dishes and wines in a casual "tasting," plus Spanish music and a Flamenco dance performance. Among the fare: Iberico ham on bread with fresh tomato, with 2008 Contempo Rioja Crianza; and grilled hanger steak with sweet pepper marmalade with 2009 Tosalet, Old Vines Priorat. $44.95; Hearst Tower uptown; 704-927-2583.

A new Bonefish Grill opens May 7 at 8805 Townley Road in Huntersville, in Birkdale Village.