e2 Emeril’s EateryA Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras celebration will be 5 to 9 p.m. Feb. 9 at e2. Dixie Land Express will provide live New Orleans jazz from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the bar; specials include $6 hurricanes, sazeracs and ramos gin fizzes. Beads, giveaways and $3 beers will be provided by Louisiana’s Abita Brewing Co. throughout the evening. Brian Mottola, e2’s chef de cuisine, will prepare New Orleans dinner specials in addition to the regular menu. For reservations, 704-414-4787.• e2 Emeril’s Eatery 135 Levine Avenue of the Arts 704-414-4787 www.e2emerils.com.Georges BrasserieCelebrate Mardi Gras at Piedmont Row’s Georges Brasserie in SouthPark on Feb. 12. Come in for featured drinks, a Mardi Gras menu featuring New Orleans seafood gumbo, seared redfish with crawfish etouffee and traditional beignets. Groove Masters, a New Orleans jazz band, will provide live music for the evening.• Georges Brasserie 4620 Piedmont Row Drive 980-219-7409 www.georgesbrasserie.com.Wolfgang Puck Pizza BarA series of artisan cooking classes will be offered at Wolfgang Puck’s at Phillip’s Place in SouthPark with Executive Chef Scott Wallen. Classes are two hours long and held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays. Classes are as follows: March 23, Sunday Brunch; May 18, Handmade Pastas; July 27, Farmer’s Tribute; Sept. 28, Rome Remembered and Nov. 16, Italian Sunday Supper. Cost per class is $50 per person; price includes tastings, wine or beer pairings and a recipe packet.To reserve your spot: 704-295-0101. • Wolfgang Puck Pizza Bar 6706-C Phillips Place Court 704-295-0101 www.wolfgangpuck.com/pb.ZebraErik Davis has come on board as the corporate relations manager. Davis will serve as a liaison between new and existing corporate partners, as well as coordinator of catering and banquet events. Davis can be reached at 704-442-9525, or email@example.com.Zebra has also recently received its 10th Four Diamond Award from AAA Carolinas. David Parsons of AAA Carolinas says, “AAA’s requirements for a Four Diamond Award are rigorous, and those who achieve this designation are among the finest hotels and restaurants in the world. Only 3.4 percent of the more than 59,000 annual inspections conducted nationally result in a Four Diamond rating.”• Zebra Restaurant and Wine Bar 4521 Sharon Road 704-442-9525 www.zebrarestaurant.net.Del Frisco’s and Sullivan’s Del Frisco’s in SouthPark and Sullivan’s Steakhouse in Southend are both running Valentine’s Day promotions in February. Del’s features an 8 oz. filet and an 8 oz. lobster tail for $79 Feb. 14-17. Sullivan’s offers a three-course menu for two for $89 Feb. 14 and 15. Appetizers for two can be added to the Sullivan’s menu for $16. Visit their websites for menu details and to make reservations. • Del Frisco’s 4725 Piedmont Row Drive 704-552-5502 www.delfriscos.com.• Sullivan’s 1928 South Blvd. 704-335-8828 www.sullivanssteakhouse.com.Panera BreadPanera plans to open its newest Charlotte location in Cotswald Mall, in the old Blu Basil spot. Stay tuned for opening details. • Panera Bread www.panerabread.com.Studio Movie GrillTaking over Mez’s spot at the EpiCentre, Studio Movie Grill plans to open in February. A full service theater serving everything from appetizers to desserts, this newest Charlotte location will be Studio Movie Grill’s 12th. A look at their menu finds wings, sliders, tacos, burgers, pizzas and a long list of adult beverages from the bar. Kids’ menu includes entrees and sides to serve as meals or snacks. • Studio Movie Grill 210 E. Trade St. www.studiomoviegrill.com.
Friday, Feb. 01, 2013
Get ready for Mardi Gras, Valentine’s Day
Holiday specials abound; Panera Bread to open in Cotswold Mall
A Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras celebration is set for e2 and includes gumbo and speciality drinks. COURTESY OF E2
Speciality drinks will be offered as part a Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras celebration at e2. COURTESY OF E2
A Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras celebration happens at e2 on Feb. 9. E2