Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Reminder: Taste of the Nation is tonight

Charlotte's Taste of the Nation event this year is April 16, an annual event that raises funds for national hunger relief group Share Our Strength's "No Kid Hungry" effort: 100 percent of ticket sales go to that program.

General admission tickets get you into the event at Two Wells Fargo Center Atrium at 301 S. Tryon St. from 7-9:30 p.m.; a VIP ticket lets you in at 6 p.m. for $100. Tickets aren't available online anymore, but they'll be sold at the door.

Taste of the Nation gets you tastes of the work of area restaurants and culinary schools, plus wine, beer and spirits (including offerings from the Mixologist Bar), plus live music, silent auction and live auction.

Participating restaurants are: BAKU, Brixx, Cantina 1511, Chima, Coastal Kitchen & Bar, Dressler's, Ember Grille, Gallery, ilios noche, Mama Ricotta's, Mimosa Grill, Napa on Providence, Saffron, Savannah Red, Upstream, Village Tavern and Wolfgang Puck Pizza | Bar.