SouthPark Eats Alternative: Keep on truckin’
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Tuesday, Jul. 22, 2014

SouthPark Eats Alternative: Keep on truckin’

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    Deborah Triplett - COURTESY OF SOUTHPARK EATS ALTERNATIVE
    Food trucks at Fairview Plaza.
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    - CAROLINA FISH MARKET
    Fishmonger and chef John Lengsfeld of Carolina Fish Market with a catch for the restaurant.

SouthPark Eats Alternative

SouthPark Eats Alternative hosts Food Truck Wednesdays each week in SouthPark’s Fairview Plaza.

According to Tabitha Flythe with American Asset Corp., who promotes the event, “Food Truck Wednesday was started as a way for local food trucks to make themselves known in the SouthPark area and to give our tenants and professionals the opportunity to grab something quick and tasty without having to go to a sit-down establishment.”

Food trucks such as Master Bacon, Maki Taco and King of Pops are on site 11 a.m.-2 p.m. every Wednesday. Fairview Plaza has plenty of free parking for guests. Food trucks vary each week; visit www.sea-nc.com.

Carolina Fish Market

Carolina Fish Market of Ballantyne will open a new store soon in SouthPark’s Sharon Corners, in the former Roast Beef and Rye location next door to The Original Pancake House.

Expect plenty of fresh Carolina fish including flounder, snapper, mahi mahi, Charleston oysters and mako shark. The market’s fishmongers routinely work with fishing boats throughout the Southeast and elsewhere to find the freshest fish.

Also available are Wagyu beef, including ribeyes, flank steaks and burgers, as well as pork selections, sushi-grade fish and cold water lobsters.

Recipes are available online and in stores; expect counter help to be extremely knowledgeable in fish preparation, as well. Check the website for SouthPark opening information as it becomes available.

• Carolina Fish Market

4736 Sharon Road

www.carolinafishmarket.com

Leroy Fox

Cotwold’s Leroy Fox hosts Foxy Mixology, a hands-on cocktail mixology class 7-9 p.m. June 23.

Cost is $25 per person and includes a three-course meal, four craft cocktails and a mixology kit to take home. Fox’s staff mixologist will provide all necessary materials for participants to learn how to make craft cocktails. Limited tickets; call for reservations.

•  Leroy Fox

705 S. Sharon Amity Road

704-366-3232

www.leroyfox.com

Smashburger

Smashburger has opened its newest Charlotte location, in Cotswold at 4400 Randolph Road in the Cotswold Village Shops.

Burgers made from all natural Angus beef are smashed on a 400-degree flat grill to seal in flavor, then served on toasted artisan buns.

Also on the menu: veggie and chicken sandwiches, salads, sides including Smashfries seasoned with rosemary and garlic, Haagen Daz shakes and root beer floats.

Featured at the Cotswold store will be a Carolina chili burger and chicken sandwich, topped with American cheese, chili, yellow onion and Duke’s mayonnaise and coleslaw, served on pretzel bun.

Through Aug. 13, restaurant owners Chris Smith and Steve Taylor are donating $1 from every burger sold to Ace and TJ’s Grin Kids, a local organization that strives to enhance the lives of terminally ill children by taking them on a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Disney World.

Smith and Taylor plan to open eight new Smashburger restaurants in the Charlotte area.

•  Smashburger

4400 Randolph Road

704-626-1110

www.smashburger.com

BRAVO! and Brio

Blakeney’s BRAVO! and SouthPark’s Brio will celebrate Lasagna Day on July 29.

Full-size portions of their house specialty Lasagna Bolognese will be half-price during lunch and dinner.

BRAVO! is now serving brunch on weekends until 3 p.m. The menu includes ham and biscuit Benedicts, turkey sausage, spinach and biscuit Benedicts, berries-and-cream French toast, Sicilian and Tuscan omelets, roasted turkey sweet-potato hash and eggs and more.

•  BRAVO!

9824 Rea Road

704-543-6902

www.bravoitalian.com

• Brio

4720 Piedmont Row Drive

704-571-4214

www.brioitalian.com

Brigs and Miro Spanish Grille

Brigs, a Ballantyne breakfast spot in Toringdon Market, has closed.

Owner David Brigs has returned to Durham to co-manage his Brigs at the Park.

Miro Spanish Grille will be moving into the spot at 12239 Community House Road with plans to open this fall.

Jenny Brantley is a freelance writer. Have a story idea for Jenny? Email her at brntlyjnny@yahoo.com.

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