TSUKI Japanese Steak House and Sushi BarNow open in Ballantyne’s Toringdon Market, TSUKI is serving up house-made teriyaki, hibachi dishes, sushi including create your own rolls, noodle bowls and bento boxes. Lunch and dinner are served seven days a week, eat in or take out. Happy hour specials are on tap Monday through Friday. • TSUKI 3429 Toringdon Way 704-752-7688Hinds Feet FarmThe community is invited to join Hinds Feet Farm at 6 p.m. Aug. 11 for a pre-golf tournament dinner. The evening’s entertainment at the farm will be an open bar, dinner, desserts, wagon rides, games for kids, live music and a silent auction. Cost per person is $50, kids 12 and younger eat free. The event kicks off the 21Club; it honors servicemen returning from Iraq and Afghanistan as well as soldiers living with traumatic brain injuries. RSVP by July 26 to Christine Walls at 704-992-1424 or email@example.com.• www.hindsfeetfarm.org.Highland Brewing Co.Highland’s Razor Wit has been named 2013’s Grand Champion in the Wit category at the United States Beer Tasting Championship. Razor Wit claimed the top honor from among six regional winners from across the country. Joey Justice, head brewer and Erica Nelson, quality assurance/quality control devised the winning recipe. According to Justice, “It was a collaborative idea from brew master John Lyda and brewer Paul Rallow’s earlier ideas. Erica suggested ginger and cumin. The whole point of this beer to me was the ginger. The credit goes to everyone here from brewing to packaging to shipping.” Razor Wit is named after the Southern Appalachian landscape and is available until August. Join the Highland team and a naturalist from Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy for a hike on Buncombe County’s Razor Mountain Aug. 9. Information about the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy can be found on each seasonal 12 pack from Highland; money is donated to the group with each seasonal release to further SAHC’s efforts in land conservation.• Highland Brewing Co. 12 Old Charlotte Highway, Asheville 828-299-3370 www.highlandbrewing.com.Mama Ricotta’sA Taste of Southern Italy Wine Dinner will be held 6:30 p.m. July 17. Moderately priced, yet highly rated Italian wines will be paired with an authentic, regional menu prepared by Chef Dan Davis. Highlights from the menu include pancetta wrapped monkfish with braised leeks, grilled octopus with cannellini beans and soppressata and cavatelli with lamb and cherry tomato ragu. The featured dessert is panna cotta with balsamic caramelized citrus, tangerine infused olive oil and biscotti. Cost per person is $60; call the restaurant to reserve your spot. • Mama Ricotta’s 601 S. King’s Drive 704-343-0148 www.mamaricottasrestaurant.com.AZN Asian CuisineA Summer couples menu is being offered throughout the season. The prix fixe menu is available from 4 p.m. to close Sunday through Thursday and includes a starter, two entrees and dessert for $55 per couple, or $65 with a bottle of wine. A sampling from the menu finds combination grilled dumplings, Korean style short ribs, two sushi rolls and caramelized salmon. Dessert options include fried Mochi ice cream, N.Y. style cheesecake and crème brulee. • AZN Asian Cuisine 4620 Piedmont Row Drive 980-819-9189 www.aznrestaurant.com.Fleming’sA Taste the Season summer menu has arrived at Fleming’s Steakhouse uptown. Check out the two-course, prix fixe menu available through Aug. 31 for $40.95 per person. Selections on the menu include chili lime prawns with ancho pepper sauce, filet mignon with warm goat cheese and rosemary mousse paired with pecan crusted salmon and high country asparagus. A la carte options not included in the prix fixe menu include summer squash with French green beans sautéed in white wine sauce and chocolate cake served with chocolate ice cream and Chantilly cream. A signature Caribbean rum punch cocktail is also available for $9.95.• Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar 210 E. Trade St. 704-333-4266 www.flemingssteakhouse.com.Nana’sNana’s Soul Food Kitchen has closed its Uptown location. It was in Gateway Village and known for its traditional, Southern/soul fare..
Friday, Jul. 12, 2013
Special menus, new places highlight the Charlotte scene
Jenny Brantley is a freelance writer for South Charlotte News. Have restaurant news or a story idea for Jenny? Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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