Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Bits and crumbs: Oyster roast; Duckworth's uptown

"Shuck 'n Awe" is the title of the third annual Winter Fling at the historic VanLandingham Estate (above): It's an oyster roast Feb. 21, held in partnership with the Plaza Midwood Neighborhood Association. Dinner (roasted oysters, shrimp, red rice and collards) will be served 7-9 p.m., and there'll be a silent auction fundraiser, cash bar, door prizes, dancing and live music. $30 ($25 for PMNA members who buy in advance); 2010 The Plaza. Information and tickets at www.plazamidwood.org/fling; www.vanlandinghamestate.com; 704-376-3357.

Duckworth's Taproom is opening in the three-level space where Fox & Hound was on Tryon Street uptown (330 N. Tryon, to be exact); Rob Duckworth expects to open March 2. www.duckworthsgrillandbar.com.