Thursday, May 3, 2012

Uptown plans: Lesson, cocktails, 'porktastic'ness

On May 15, Levine Museum of the New South hosts "New South for the New Southerner - Eating Local" with Cassie Parsons of Harvest Moon Grille, Mecklenburg extension specialist Kristin Davis and guests, talking about area food and farming cultures, then and now. It's $10 (free for museum members) and includes wine and a buffet dinner: 704-333-1887 ext. 501.

Halcyon hosts a Sunday cocktail brunch May 20 with three courses, each paired with a cocktail. Among them is chef Marc Jacksina's "Lardcore Fried Chicken," which I will now nominate for best-named dish so far in 2012; and mixologist Maggie Ruppert's "ham hock bloody mary mix." $55; community seating; 500 S. Tryon St.; reservations: 704-910-0865.

UPDATE: This dinner has been cancelled: June 18 at Harvest Moon (235 N. Tryon St.) will be a "Porktastic 5-course dinner," with food paired with Charlotte's Birdsong Brewing Company beers. 704-342-1193.