Charlotte Quick Bites

5 Church

5 Church is celebrating five years in business with in a big way this week. Wednesday, May 17, the spot will host a Top Chef Dinner with Executive Chef and Partner Jamie Lynch joined in the kitchen by fellow Top Chef Season 14 contestant John Tesar. The pair will serve guests a five course menu that highlights and fuses the best of both of their cooking styles. Plan to dine out and do good; proceeds from the dinner will benefit Levine Children’s Hospital. On Thursday, May 18, 5 Church will host their annual birthday bash with an exclusive tasting menu from Executive Chef Jamie Lynch, live music and more. A portion of the proceeds from the birthday party will benefit Levine Children’s Hospital. Reservations for both events can be made at 704-919-1322. (Photos: 5 Church)

Piedmont Social House

Piedmont Social House will host a Low Country Boil on Saturday, May 20 from 4 - 7 p.m. Cost of $25 includes an all you can eat shrimp boil, live music and an event t-shirt. Expect plenty of ice cold beer selections. Advance ticket purchase is required; call 704-912-5160 for details. 

Vida Cantina

Uptown’s Vida Cantina will host the Culinary Fight Club Blended Burger Battle on Monday, May 22. As part of the Blended Burger Project, participating chefs will submit their burger recipes to the James Beard Blended Burger Category for a chance to win an invitation to the 2017 Culinary Fight Fest, a trophy and cash prize. The battle on May 22 in Charlotte requires all competing chefs to utilize mushrooms in their final plating. Tickets are $50; call Vida to reserve your seat at 704-971-8432.

(Photo: Vida Cantina)