SouthPark’s Baoding at Sharon Corners celebrates 20 years in the business with a prix fixe menu throughout month of August. The menu: a summer shrimp roll to start, a choice of entrees including seafood with red curry, teriyaki beef and chicken or jumbo shrimp skewers. A dessert offering is also included. Cost for the promotional menu is $20 per person; the restaurant’s regular menu will also be available.
• Baoding Chinese Restaurant
4277-F Sharon Road
A new summer menu is being served at Cantina’s two locations on Rea Road and East Boulevard. Entrees include an oven-roasted blood orange duck breast with Valencia orange salsa, Mexican barbecue pork and a slow-cooked beef short rib in Mexican beer. Taco choices include Marco Polo with shrimp and jalapeno bacon and Guadalajara with crispy scallop and shrimp. Enchiladas, fajitas, burritos and quesadillas including a Texas red chilli brisket and a grilled wild mushroom variation are also offered. Entrée size salad choices are an Achoite seared salmon salad, a chicken tostada salad or a Southwestern tenderloin salad.
A three-course Veracruz menu is available at Cantina through Labor Day for $25 per person. The menu pays tribute to the heritage of the Veracruz area and includes orange-glazed sea scallops Picaditas as a first course. Next up is a choice of traditional seafood tumbada (Veracruz style paella) with shrimp, scallops, white fish and PEI mussels with baked rice, slow roasted in tomato sauce or Pollo en Cacahuatada: Ashley Farms chicken simmered in ancho chili-peanut sauce. Third course is a dulce de Camote con Pina, or sweet potato and pineapple custard topped with toasted meringue. Cantina also serves brunch on Sundays. Check out their heuvos rancheros, Spanish frittata and breakfast burritos.
• Cantina 1511
Stonecrest: 7708 Rea Road
Dilworth: 1511 East Blvd.
Mooyah Burgers, Shakes and Fries is coming to Charlotte. Word has it they are actively looking for a location in south Charlotte. There are currently 53 Mooyahs in the US; this will be their first store in North Carolina. The chain is known for its burgers including veggie and turkey, as well as milkshakes and hand-cut fries. Stay tuned.
• Mooyah Burgers Shakes and Fries
Chef de Cuisine Brian Mottola has extended Restaurant Week at uptown’s e2. Throughout August enjoy a three-course meal for $29. Menu choices include fried green tomatoes with crawfish remoulade, Emeril’s New Orleans barbecued shrimp, shrimp and grits, New Bedford sea scallops and a sirloin steak with curly spinach and creamer potatoes. Dessert selections are a strawberry ice cream float with strawberry and sweet corn ice cream and a strawberry and cornmeal short cake or a dark chocolate brownie sundae with Bulleit bourbon caramel, caramelized bananas and banana ice cream. Call for reservations.
135 Levine Avenue of the Arts
The King’s Hawaiian Pork and Slaw Sandwich has returned to Firehouse Subs through Sept. 29. Harwood smoked pork and Sargento Wisconsin pepper jack cheese are steamed, then topped with Hawaiian slaw and piled onto a toasted King’s Hawaiian bun. Visit their Facebook page to see how you can enter their Paradise Returns video contest for a chance to win a Weber grill, an iPad and free Firehouse Subs for a year.
• Firehouse Subs
Arboretum: 8020 Providence Road
Southpark: 3920 Sharon Road
Aiming to open early fall, Baku will be SouthPark’s newest Asian, Japanese and sushi spot. Their globally influenced cuisine will be cooked on a Robata, a cooking style favored by Japanese fisherman utilizing a charcoal fired hearth. The charcoal blend is chemical and smoke free, burning three times hotter than typical American charcoal. Stay tuned.
• Baku Charlotte
4515 Sharon Road
Taste of Europe
Newlywed owners Agata and Michal Pryzak have opened Taste of Europe Polish Cuisine in Matthews on Monroe Road. A look at the menu finds potato pancakes, Polish sausage sandwiches, Polish style burgers, stuffed cabbage and more. Pierogies are plentiful: sauerkraut and mushroom, spinach, and potato and cheese to name a few. Polish beef stew as well as Hunter stew (Bigos) a traditional Polish favorite long-simmered with several kinds of meat, cabbage, mushrooms and sauerkraut are also among the offerings. For dessert try their crepes filled with Nutella or fruit jam.
• Taste of Europe Polish Cuisine
10915 Monroe Road
Jenny Brantley is a freelance writer in South Charlotte. Have restaurant news or a story idea for Jenny? Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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