5Church starts new Sunday Supper this week (June 3): Served family-style 6-8 p.m., this is three courses for $29, including a non-alcoholic drink. On the first menu: Bibb salad with herb buttermilk dressing and country ham; choice of spaghetti with Prime beef meatballs and savory herb tomato sauce or buttermilk fried chicken with creamy mashed potatoes and wilted spinach; chocolate pudding and sugar cookie sandwiches. 127 N. Tryon St. (with complimentary valet parking); 704-919-1332.
Tapas to tacos, foie gras to fries, Helen Schwab has written about food in and around Charlotte for more than 20 years. Her related experience includes traveling (pizza in Naples to pizza in New York), waitressing (she understands about tipping from both sides), journalism (a B.S. from Northwestern University), and cooking at home, the less said about which the better.