Brigs now open
One of the Triangle area's best brunch spots has opened in Ballantyne's Toringdon Market. A recipient of Cary's 2011 Best of Cary award, Brigs is known for breakfast. Each week a new omelet is featured, and a new Benedict is offered every month. Frequently, new pancake, salad or sandwich options are highlighted. Look for weekday breakfast specials here from 7-11a.m. (holidays excluded) for $5.99. Choices include griddle combos, Belgian waffles and more. Not in the mood for breakfast? A full line up of burgers, such as the avocado cheeseburger, salads and sandwiches are on the menu. A "Kidstuff" menu is available and includes breakfast and lunch items; kids receive a free drink when they dine in. Check out the website for monthly specials.
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12239 N. Community House Road
Ballantyne Village is now home to Terrace Cafe's second Charlotte location. Winner of Charlotte Magazine's "Best All-Day Eats" title for 2011, Terrace offers breakfast, lunch and dinner. Best sellers from their breakfast menu include red velvet waffles, s'mores French toast and plenty of omelets. For lunch, diners can choose from a variety of salads and sandwiches such as their mighty corn beef. There is much to choose from for dinner here: terrace fried chicken, oven roasted salmon and more. Check their Facebook page to see announcements regarding soups, quiches and daily specials.
14815 Ballantyne Village Way
Park Place Restaurant
From 6-11a.m., Monday through Friday, Park Place is serving a breakfast deal for $3.95: two eggs, bacon or sausage, grits or home fries and toast or a biscuit. Located across the street from Carolinas Medical Center-Pineville, Park Place serves breakfast all day and offers lunch specials beginning at $5.95. Check their menu for dinner deals, too, beginning at $6. Mondays and Tuesdays kids eat free with each adult purchase.
Park Place Restaurant
10517 Park Road
Now open on Sundays for football season, Sauceman's is selling to-go tailgate packages. For $32.99 you can pick up two pounds of chopped or course-chopped pork, six buns, one quart of red or white slaw, one quart of beans, barbecue sauce, a side of your choice and a gallon of sweet tea. Call the restaurant ahead to place your order.
228 West Blvd.
Holly Herrick, cookbook author and Cordon Bleu graduate from Charleston, will be signing copies of her latest book at an evening cocktail reception on Oct. 13. Registration fee of $10 will be applied to your book or merchandise purchase. Holly's book, "Tart Love: Sassy, Savory and Sweet," will be released on Oct. 1 and will be available for $24.99. Call the store for details; events frequently sell out so make sure to register early.
1707 E. Seventh St.