Murder is on the menu as the Mount Pleasant Winery (5634 High Street, Augusta) hosts its popular Murder Mystery Dinner Theater, during which guests interact in a merry melodrama and everyone with a mouth to feed is suspect. Abandon those picked-over Thanksgiving leftovers for a truly killer meal of carved pork loin, chicken Tetrazzini and a sliced-and-diced broccoli-rice casserole, complemented by dessert and salad verde tossed in for good measure. You'll want to sharpen your butter knife to cut through the false leads, decipher the clues and take a stab at unraveling the mystery. Both murder and meal come at a price of $44.99 a head, excluding beverages and gratuities. Buffeting commences at 6:30 p.m., and once the crowd is good and fattened up, the slaughtering runs through till 10:30 p.m. For more information visit www.mountpleasant.com, and make your reservations by calling 800-467-9463.
Sat., Nov. 25