Eat for a cause: Cancer survivor Josh Rubinstein, a Leukemia & Lymphoma Society man of the year candidate, has organized a whole mess o’ restaurants to help the society this spring. Wild Ginger, the Wine Loft, Hondo’s and others are offering food and drink specials. For details, visit mwoy.org and click on “find a candidate.”
Dine with cocktails: Pasture and Sperryville’s Cooper Fox Distillery will team April 6 for a five-course dinner prepared by chef Jason Alley. Beth Dixon will pair specially created drinks with each course. The festivities start at 6 p.m. and tickets are $70. pasturerva.com.
Swine and brine: At the Swine & Brine Festival at Ardent Craft Ales, you can fill up on pork delicacies from Metzger Bar & Butchery, the Roosevelt, Saison and ZZQ, plus oysters from Rappahannock Oyster Co. Twelve varieties of beer will be tapped. The event is Friday, April 10, starting at 4 p.m. Admission is $18 and includes two dishes. Visit ardentcraftales.com/swinebrine for tickets and details.