ZebraA Robert Foley Vintner wine dinner is happening Feb. 13 beginning with a reception at 6:30 p.m. A look at the menu finds plank-roasted lobster with mission fig compote and red yam flan, a Niman Ranch prime short rib with celeriac Yukon mash and melted Swiss chard, chocolate cake and Illy coffee. Cost is $150 per person plus tax and tip; call or make reservations online. Zebra also hosts weekly wine tastings with a selection of hors d’oeuvres from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Fridays. Call for details. • Zebra Restaurant 4521 Sharon Road 704-442-9525 www.zebrarestaurant.net.Joe Hooper’sJoe Hooper’s is open for business on Central Avenue in the former Stacker’s spot. Stop in for Southern style bar food like fried bologna sandwiches, deviled eggs, fried pickles and Red Neck Poutine: tater tots topped with Velveeta, bacon and mushroom gravy. The beer list is diverse and worth a look. The same folks opened Brazwell’s, All American Pub and Whiskey Warehouse. • Joe Hooper’s Beverage and Sandwich Exchange 1300 Central Ave. 704-334-24345 ChurchBrunch is served at 5 Church at the corner of 5th and Church Street on Saturdays and Sundays beginning at 11 a.m. with the last seating at 4 p.m. Saturdays feature live jazz music with bassist Justin Powell and guitarist Charlie Trexler. Items from their menu include a sunny-side egg pizza with prosciutto, mascarpone, roasted mushrooms, truffle oil and fine herbs, grilled bistro steak and eggs with French fries and a red wine reduction, shrimp and Anson Mills polenta and crab cakes and poached eggs with toasted bread, spinach and jalapeno beurre blanc. A full line of brunch cocktails are also on the menu: mojitos, Bellinis, Bloody Marys and more. Mimosas and sangria are available by the carafe; a variety of champagnes are also available. Sundays feature Chef Jamie Lynch’s bottomless sangria for $10. A gluten-free menu is available upon request. Call or make reservations online; walk-ins are welcome. • 5 Church 127 N. Tryon St. 704-919-1322 www.5church.com.BrazwellsBrazwells is serving Sunday brunch beginning at 11a.m. Omelet choices are plentiful such as ham and cheese, Western and a Florentine with spinach, onions and Swiss cheese. Brunch plate selections include steak and eggs, shrimp and grits and French toast. Drinks for brunch include $2 beers, mimosas and a Bloody Mary bar. • Brazwells Premium Pub 1627 Montford Drive 704-523-3500 www.brazwellspub.com.300 East300 East in Dilworth is serving Sunday brunch from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. The menu offerings: Benedicts with ham or a crab cake, omelets, a breakfast burrito with eggs and refried beans, breakfast pizza with chorizo, cheddar and jack cheese, scallions and a fried egg and Brioche French toast. Make sure to check out the grits bowls: creamy cheese grits served with your choice of four toppings such as chorizo, bacon, fried egg and avocadoes. Salads such as a Sonoma salad with mixed greens, steamed red potatoes, avocado and tomatoes, soups, sandwiches and pizzas are also served. • 300 East 300 East Blvd. 704-332-6507 www.300east.net.ChimaChima Brazilian Steakhouse is extending their Restaurant Week pricing through Jan. 31. Their Restaurant Week menu includes an appetizer of cheese bread and croquettes , salad bar with more than 35 items, a rodizio meat service course with top sirloin, flank steak, salmon, swordfish, leg of lamb, parmesan pork, boneless chicken and sausage and sides for the table to enjoy. Side selections are polenta, mashed potatoes and fried bananas. Food is served by gauchos in traditional Brazilian attire. Visit www.charlotterestaurantweek.com, or www.chimasteakhouse.com for reservations. • Chima Brazilian Steakhouse 139 S. Tryon St. 704-601-4141 www.chimasteakhouse.comShane’s Rib ShackShane’s is now open on Charlotte Highway in the Indian Land area of Fort Mill. Shane’s offers chopped pork or chicken with garlic bread and sides, slow- smoked half chicken plates and ribs by the rack or half rack. Burgers, wings, chicken tenders, soups and salads are also on the menu. BBQ by the pound or half pound and party platters can be ordered for pick up; full service catering is available. • Shane’s Rib Shack 10092 Charlotte Highway, Fort Mill 803-548-9227 www.shanesribshack.com
Friday, Jan. 11, 2013
Brunch options, new places dominate
Joe Hooper’s opens on Central Avenue
Crab cakes and poached eggs are offered for brunch at 5 Church.
Shrimp and Anson Mills polenta is available at the brunch at 5 Church.
Sunnyside egg pizza is available at brunch at 5 Church.