Amor de BrazilAmor de Brazil in Matthews is now open for lunch from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Their new $12.95 lunch menu includes an assortment of fresh salads and steak kabobs; take out is available. Amor is known for its gaucho chefs who slice and serve the restaurant’s flame roasted meat selections tableside, and its varied salad bar.• Amor de Brazil 2225 Matthews Township Parkway 704-841-1241 www.amordebrazil.us.Maggiano’sMaggiano’s at SouthPark is serving a “seasonal features” menu through Feb. 27. The menu includes: a four-cheese pepperoni fondue served with crostini, baked stuffed shells, grilled sirloin with butternut squash and grilled shrimp spiedini with orzo, snap peas and radishes. The featured dessert is a stacked, chocolate-peanut-butter bar; each bar purchased generates a $1 donation to Make-A-Wish. • Maggiano’s 4400 Sharon View Road 704-916-2300 www.maggianos.com.Rooster’sA Gerard Betrand wine dinner is set for 6:30 p.m. Jan. 29. The multi-course menu finds hors d’oeuvres, beet and goat lady chevre agnolotti, smoked, seared salmon belly, a grilled quail breast and leg confit and a beef short rib with braised bacon and wild mushrooms. An apple tart tatin and ginger gelato is the dessert selection. Cost is $65 per person. For reservations: 704-366-8688.• Rooster’s 6601 Morrison Blvd. 704-366-8688 www.roosterskitchen.com.Charlotte Barreled at the LiftA speakeasy has opened in Myers Park in Parktowne Village. Barreled at the Lift serves unique drinks from mason jars, hookahs, punch bowls and more in a Prohibition feel, 1920s environment complete with couches, TVs and outdoor seating. Barreled’s interior was designed with social interaction and comfort in mind. • Charlotte Barreled at the Lift 1600 E. Woodlawn Road 704-626-8055BT’s Burger JointNow open at Promenade on Providence at Providence and I-485, BT’s specialty is a signature burgers: hamburgers in both 6 oz. and 8 oz. sizes, cheeseburgers, bacon cheeseburgers, turkey and garden burgers. Diners can choose from an extensive list of toppings for their burgers: mushrooms, chili, onions, pickles, avocadoes, jalapenos and more. Sauce options include BBQ, sweet potato mustard and mayo. Cheesesteaks, hot dogs and sandwiches are also served, as well as build your own salads. Cold beer is on tap, and wine is available. Make sure to check out their 40/20 challenge: eat a 40 oz. burger in 20 minutes to win prizes. BT’s other Charlotte location is at 14130 Rivergate Parkway.• BT’s Burger Joint 5349 Ballantyne Commons Parkway 704-494-7356 www.btsburgerjoint.com.Leroy FoxLeroy Fox is celebrating its one-year anniversary at 8 p.m. Jan. 30. Hunter’s Travesty will provide live music while guests enjoy $4 sangrias and $2 Miller Lites. Giveaways will happen all night in honor of the first year.• Leroy Fox Kitchen and Cocktails 705 S. Sharon Amity Road 704-366-3232 www.leroyfox.com.Polka Dot Bake ShopKing Cakes can be ordered at Polka Dot Bake Shop through Feb. 12; a New Orleans tradition that commemorates Mardi Gras and are topped with the season’s colors: purple (justice), green (faith) and gold (power). King Cakes are said to represent the three wise men and come with a plastic baby Jesus in the middle. Whoever gets the plastic doll buys the cake the next time around. To order: 704-523-5001.• Polka Dot Bake Shop 1730 E. Woodlawn Road 704-523-5001 www.polkadotbakeshop.com.Pure TaqueriaOnce a good spot for both margaritas and fish tacos, Pure Taqueria on Matthews Station Road in Matthews has closed.Rollo di PastaAlso newly closed is Rollo di Pasta in Ballantyne, known for its pizza and pasta.
Friday, Jan. 18, 2013
Just in: New lunch menu, wine dinner, seasonal fare
Burger place, speakeasy open in south Charlotte
King Cakes can be ordered at Polka Dot Bake Shop through Feb. 12; a New Orleans tradition commemorates Mardi Gras and are topped with the season’s colors: purple (justice), green (faith) and gold (power). COURTESY OF POLKA DOT BAKE SHOP
Grilled Quail and Pan Quail are two new items on Rooster's menu. COURTESY OF ROOSTER'S
Grilled Quail, left, and Pan Quail are two new items on Rooster's menu. COURTESY OF ROOSTER'S