Saturday, November 24, 2012

Coming up

AZN at Piedmont Town Center will offer a Toys for Tots special menu 7:30-9:30 p.m. Dec. 4, available when you bring one new, unwrapped toy: It's a three-for-$30 menu with choices including spicy calamari, Hawaiian ahi poke, caramelized salmon, walnut shrimp, and more. 980-819-9189. Also coming up at AZN: Christmas Eve dinner, with both its regular menu (3-9 p.m.) and a course menu with choices of starter, entree and dessert for $40-$60, depending on entree choice. Options include Cantonese roasted duck, sushi platter, Chilean sea bass and more. And for New Year's Eve, an a la carte menu will be offered (including starters, entrees, sushi rolls and sashimi and nigiri sushi), plus a three-course menu for $45-$70. The Pizza Peel hosts a New Belgium beer dinner Dec. 6 for $35. Among the courses: roasted butternut and Biere De Garde soup (with Biere De Garde) and oven-roasted game hen with Fat Tire. Interested in just the beer? You can pay $15 for a tasting ticket. 4422 Colwick Road; 704-714-8808.