Phil & Tony's is leaving the Arboretum shopping center after eight years.
It's moving to Sycamore Commons on N.C. 51 in Matthews, and will host a grand opening at the new location on Oct. 31. The “Boo Bash” includes a costume contest with prizes, including a trip to Myrtle Beach and gift cards. A DJ will provide music from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
The new menu includes larger “family size” pizzas and a more diverse wine selection.
“We'll still have half-price wines on Thursdays and offer live entertainment,” said manager Reem Rabie.
The Arboretum location will close Oct. 25.
Chili's Bar & Grill will open in Phil & Tony's former space at the Arboretum, she said.
The Q Shack is offering a “barbecue bailout” with special included buy-one-get-one-free pounds of 'cue pork or chicken. They've also got a special brisket family pack with 1.5 pounds of beef brisket, two medium sides, hushpuppies, four buns and a half gallon of tea for $23.95.
Here are links to the coupons for those deals: www. kmschwartz.com/savvy/ QShack/Qpon_100108.html and www.kmschwartz.com/ savvy/QShack/Qpon_Brisket 100108.html.
The Q Shack is at 10822 Providence Road at the Promenade on Providence shopping center. Details: 704-542-5959.
Kilwin's Chocolates and Ice Cream is now serving pumpkin ice cream and pumpkin walnut fudge.
The sweets shop is at Ballantyne Village. Details: 704-369-5250.
Red Lion Tavern opens
The Red Lion Tavern opened Friday at Ayrsley Town Center, 2127 Ayrsley Town Center Boulevard, off York Road near I-77 and I-485 .
The design was inspired by European pubs and includes a 62-foot bar that was shipped from England and assembled inside the restaurant.
Billed as a “gastropub,” the tavern offers cuisine including white cheddar soup made with Guinness Stout, jumbo lump crabcakes with corn remoulade and fried pickles. Traditional pub fare includes bangers and mash, fish and chips and duck shepard's pie.
It's open for lunch and dinner daily. Details: www.redlionnc.com.
Blakeney Boo Bash
The Blakeney Boo Bash will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.
Events include a Halloween Costume parade from 1 to 2 p.m. and a tasting event with food from Blakeney restaurants, from 2 to 4 p.m.
Matthews Farmers Market
The Matthews Community Farmers Market's recent “Upscale Barbecue” raised more than $2,000 for market improvements.
More than 275 customers enjoyed food prepared by local chefs Tim Groody, Jim Noble, Adam Reed, Marc Jacksina, Bruce Moffett, Ben Miles, Mark Hibbs, Greg Balch, Paul Verica, Laura Benoit, Christine Strzepek and Joseph Bonaparte. Pitmaster Alex Ranucci prepared Grateful Growers Farm's pastured pork.
Dwight and Trent Moody provided bluegrass music.