FireSide Grille in Hurricane will host a "Dine Out for Hunger" event at 7 p.m. Feb. 21 to benefit the Huntington Area Food Bank. The bank provides food to children, senior and families in need in Putnam County as well as nearly 100,000 people in 16 other counties in West Virginia, Kentucky and Ohio.
The Bob Thompson Unit will be performing from 7 to 10 p.m. at the FireSide Grille, located off the Teays Valley/Winfield exit on I-64. For more information about the Food Bank, visit www.HAFB.org or Facebook. Call 304-523-6029.
Wine and beer face off
FestivALL Charleston will host "FeastivALL," a five-course gourmet dinner with wine and beer pairings, on Feb. 23 at Berry Hills Country Club.
Chefs Nick McCormick of Berry Hills and Café Cimino's Tim Urbanic will prepare the food. Sunday Gazette-Mail columnists John Brown, "Vines &Vittles," and Rich Ireland, "Beers to You," will select the wines and beers respectively. After each course, guests will vote for the beer or wine pairing they like best. Either Brown or Ireland will emerge as the winning selector at the end of the evening.
Mountain Stage's Larry Groce will host brief performances between courses. Guests will also get a first look at schedule highlights and headliners for FestivALL 2013.
A silent auction will be held before the dinner. Tickets are $100 per person, $40 of which is tax deductible. All donations above the ticket price are completely tax deductible. Tickets are on sale through Feb. 20 online at www.festivallcharleston.com or in person at Taylor Books. Seating is limited.
All proceeds from the event benefit FestivALL 2013.
Reach Julie Robinson at jul...@wvgazette.com or 304-348-1230 with information to be included in Food Notes.