Thursday, June 13, 2013

Free drinks, food at Renaissance

"Summer of Discovery" at Renaissance Charlotte SouthPark hotel means -- on June 19 -- creating your own free cocktails with Topo vodka or whiskey (from North Carolina) and Cloister Honey (from Charlotte)-infused tea. There'll also be complimentary grilled shrimp and roasted oysters with watermelon pickle relish, Ashe County cheeses, grilled watermelon and Bosky Acres goat cheese salad, and more. Yes, the public can come, in addition to hotel guests; the event runs 5:30-8 p.m. 5501 Carnegie Blvd.; 704-501-2510.