More Pinky’s, but not til October
Pinky’s Westside Grill’s second location – at 9818 Gilead Road in Huntersville – is shooting for an opening date of mid- to late October, according to the latest word from the restaurant. Yes, it’ll be the same menu, from White Trash Burgers to Ding Dong Chicken, in the Torrence Village center. (The original is at 1600 W. Morehead St.)
More Q to CLT
Texas chain Dickey’s Barbecue Pit plans to open in “late summer” at Ballantyne Commons East, next to Libretto’s. The chain began in 1941 in Dallas and has more than 300 locations nationwide.
Expect eight meats, fall-off-the-bone-style pork ribs and barbecue sandwiches. “Nowhere else in Charlotte can you find authentic Texas style barbecue and only Texas style,” general manager Robert Hart said in a news release. 15201 John J. Delaney Drive; 704-341-7427; www.dickeys.com.
And another LongHorn
LongHorn Steakhouse returns to Gastonia with a location at 405 Cox Road, which opened this week. The restaurant chain had had a Gastonia location since 1996, but a fire closed it nearly a year ago. Many employees from the original location will return. 704-868-0046.
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