Tombo Grille debuts its fall dinner menu this week. Selections include 14-hour cherry-braised bacon with mustard greens and sweet potatoes, Parisian pumpkin gnocchi with sage butter and winter squash and crispy Ashley Farms chicken breast with confit chicken and sausage cassoulet. Tombo is at 4517 Forest Drive. The bar opens at 4:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday. (803) 782-9665, http://www.tombogrille.com
New York Butcher Shoppe, 4561-A Hard Scrabble Road, offers hot meals to go on Fridays and Saturdays. Make a reservation by 3 p.m. for pickup between 4:30 and 7 p.m. by calling (803) 233-6838 or sending an e-mail to email@example.com. To see the weekly specials, check out nybutchercolumbia.com/specials-and-features-calendar
Get in on the early Halloween fun at Bruster's Ice Cream across from Spring Valley High School, 2-3 p.m. Saturday. There will be pumpkin decorating and games with prizes for kids, and Bruster's will serve its Graveyard sundaes. (803) 419-8889
It's tea time at Rosewood Market. Sample a variety of teas 3-5 p.m. every fourth Sunday during the fall and winter season. Try Stash Premium Tea's Moroccan Mint Green Tea, Hampstead Tea's Organic Biochai and Bigelow's Pumpkin Spice on Sunday. Rosewood Market is at 2803 Rosewood Drive. (803) 765-1083; http://www.rosewoodmarket.com
Tickets for the 2010 World Beer Festival in Columbia are on sale. There will be two four-hour sessions on Jan. 16: noon-4 p.m. and 6-10 p.m. Standard admission to a single session is $40, which includes beer samples, live music, educational sessions by industry experts and a festival tasting glass. VIP tickets, which cost $75, add admission to a VIP suite with complimentary food, more select beers, a commemorative glass and separate entertainment. Tickets available at http://www.allaboutbeer.com or at Green's Discount Beverage locations. A portion of the proceeds go to Columbia Opportunity Resource and the River Alliance.