Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Pancakes, Bastille Day and a speakeasy dinner

7th Street Public Market hosts the 10th annual Firefighters' Pancake Breakfast July 12, benefitting the group's Burned Children Fund. Firefighters will be cooking plain and blueberry pancakes 8:30-11:30 a.m. for a $5 suggested donation per plate ($3 for kids). Yes, you can get them to-go, and parking for up to 90 minutes at the 7th Street Station deck can be validated at the market. 224 E. 7th St.; www.7thStreetPublicMarket.com

Lulu will offer a three-course Bastille Day deal for $30 5-10 p.m. July 14. (Regular dinner will be available, too.) 1911 Central Ave.; 704-376-2242.

Bonterra will do "all things French" for Bastille Day dinner with assorted specials. On the menu: bouillabaise (a seafood stew); foie gras with local peaches; beef tenderloin with haricots verts; and more, from exec chef Bill Schutz. 1829 Cleveland Ave.; 704-333-9463.

The July 15 "High Summer Wine Dinner" at the Wine Shop at Foxcroft brings a menu from chef Justin Solomon that ranges from foie gras with port-poached fig and local honey to steak tartare with quail egg and 2013 Domaine du Pavillon de Chavannes Cote du Brouilly to coriander-dusted lamb chops with 2006 Poliziano Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Asinone, and more. $75; 7824 Fairview Road; 704-365-6550.

Fleming’s plans a five-course, speakeasy-themed dinner July 18, and diners are encouraged to "dress the part" -- they'll get an access code when they reserve that they'll need to cough up to get in. On the menu: scallop carpaccio served with a Milagro Silver cilantro Collins; porcini-crusted filet with a New York sour; and more. $85; 219 W. Trade St.; 704-333-4266.