Cosmos CaféCosmos Café located in the Village at Robinson Farm in Ballantyne is serving up brunch on Sundays with an international theme. The $14.95 passport brunch features a weekly “visit” to different countries. Sample lasagna from Italy, Hawaiian cuisine and a trip to Paris, or enjoy staple brunch offerings like their carving stations and made-to-order omelets and waffles. Brunch is served from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; $10 bottomless mimosas and $4 bloody marys are available beginning at noon. Kids 10 and under eat free (two kids per adult buffet purchase). Call for reservations and to see when selected countries are being “visited.” • Cosmos Café 8420 Rea Road 704-544-5268 www.cosmoscafe.com.AZN Asian CuisineSouthPark’s AZN, located in Piedmont Town Center is serving up specials and updated lounge and lunch menus. Available in the bar, the lounge menu includes a lobster summer roll served with a trio of sweet chili, eel and Sriracha sauces, a kimchee fish taco and four styles of Asian fusion wings: Cantonese salt and pepper, Thai sweet and spicy, General Tso’s and Korean style buffalo. AZN’s new lunch menu includes bento box options and entrees such as a 7 flavor Thai basil beef and Malaysian curry chicken. Sushi and sashimi combos, soups and salads. A Wagyu Korean-style burger and Korean Bibimbap Burger are also on tap.Dining in the restaurant? Take advantage of half-price bottles of select wine on Mondays and all you can eat sushi (select items only) Thursdays and Fridays from 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. for $15.99 per guest. Sundays from 4 p.m. until closing AZN offers half-price sushi selections.Throughout September AZN is participating in the Dine Out for No Kid Hungry Campaign. Donate $5 and the restaurant will give you a gift card for a free appetizer on your next visit. • AZN 4620 Piedmont Row Drive 980-819-9189 www.aznrestaurantcharlotte.comBRIOFor a limited time BRIO in SouthPark is offering Weeknights in Tuscany, a three-course menu for $23.95. Menu is available Sunday through Thursday after 4 p.m. and includes choice of soup or salad, an entrée and a dessert. Choose from their soup of the day or lobster bisque; Caesar, chopped, or field greens salads or a Bistecca Insalata. A few of the entrée choices: BRIO crab and shrimp cakes with roasted vegetables and crispy potatoes, grilled salmon fresca with sweet potatoes and grilled asparagus and chicken Milanese with Romano chicken and herb pasta. Dessert offerings include caramel cheesecake, seasonal bread pudding, crème brulee. • BRIO 4720 Piedmont Row Drive 704-571-4214 www.brioitalian.comGalleryGallery celebrates Oktoberfest throughout the month of October with a bratwurst special at lunch and German beers such as Olde Mecklenburg Brewery’s Mecktoberfest, a specialty Sam Adams line as well as Sam Adams Oktoberfest.The Ballantyne Hotel and Lodge is hosting a dinner at the James Beard Foundation in November. To celebrate this honor, Gallery Restaurant hosts a James Beard Award Preview Dinner on Saturday, Oct. 19 at 6:30 p.m. The five-course menu will showcase the restaurant’s farm-to-table commitment and feature local produce and game. Price for the evening, including wine pairings is $85 per person. Call 704-248-4100 for reservations.Fall tastings at Gallery include local cheeses and lavosh for $25 per guest. The lineup: Friday, Oct. 4, German wines; Friday, Oct. 18, – autumn reds. Tastings begin at 6 p.m., call for reservations. • Gallery Restaurant 10000 Ballantyne Commons Parkway 704-248-4100 www.gallery-restaurant.com .The Roasting CompanyGuests of The Roasting Company on Montford Drive will soon be able to enjoy a beer with their chicken dinners. The restaurant is adding a new bar with around 24 taps featuring local beers. Stay tuned. • The Roasting Company 1601 Montford Drive 704-521-8188 www.roastingco.com .Jack’s New Yorker DeliJack’s is now open uptown, serving breakfast all day, salads and plenty of sandwiches such as cheesesteaks, Reubens and meatball subs, all made from scratch using fresh ingredients daily. The deli calls itself an authentic New York Deli with Southern charm. • Jack’s New Yorker Deli 401 N. Tryon 980-226-5098 www.jacksnyd.com .Riccio’sRiccio’s at Touchstone Village off of N.C. 51 in south Charlotte has grown, leasing the space next door. The family-run Italian spot has added an expanded bar with screens for football viewing and an outdoor dining area. The restaurant has been serving pizza and fresh pasta since 1962; visit their website for current deals and coupons. • Riccio’s Italian Restaurant 9213 Baybrook Lane 704-542-5111 www.ricciospizzavilla.com .
Friday, Sep. 20, 2013
Charlotte international-themed brunch tops the offerings
Jenny Brantley is a freelance writer. Have restaurant news or a story idea for Jenny? Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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