Ratcliffe on the Green is going all gritty Thursday night, when chef/owner Mark Hibbs' celebrates the new book "Glorious Grits: America's Favorite Comfort Food," with a dinner. Author Susan McEwen McIntosh will be there to sign copies, and the five-course dinner will feature -- we're just guessing here -- lots of grits. Hibbs has a recipe in the book for Anson Mills' Black Truffle Grits. The dinner is $50 at the restaurant, 435 S. Tryon St. Call 704-358-9898.