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New for Waxhaw: Provisions Food & Drink

Paul Verica, spreading out with Provisions Food & Drink
Paul Verica, spreading out with Provisions Food & Drink RICHARD ISRAEL

Provisions Food & Drink, with Paul Verica of Waxhaw's Heritage Food & Drink running the kitchen, is slated to open Saturday. Verica describes it as “a sandwich shop, more or less” – it’ll be a casual cafe with salads, soups, sandwiches and prepared foods, also in Waxhaw. He says the place is a collaboration, and Walter Drozd, Verica’s sous chef when he was chef at the Club at Longview, is joining the effort. “Local as much as possible” from the breads (he worked with Carolina Artisan Bread on hot dog buns, for example) to produce and proteins. “I just really want to do farm to table in an approachable, casual concept.”

If all goes well, Verica says, there’ll be a second location in Rock Hill by year’s end.

In the lineup now (which will change seasonally): chilled cucumber and local yogurt soup with herb pesto; a Hebrew National hot dog with guacamole, hot pepper relish, onion, cheddar and pork cracklings (that’s called The Dog; the Reggae Dog gives you a choice of condiments); smoked turkey sandwich with sriracha aioli, bacon and Swiss; the Italian (focaccia with pepperoni, prosciutto, ham, soppressata, provolone and dressing); and more. Prices run about $5-$10.

Among the farms involved: New Town Farms, Small City Farms, The Specialty Farmer, Coastal Plains, McEntire Produce, Sandy Creek, San Giuseppe Salami Co., Carolina Artisan Bread and Bosky Acres.

107 W. South Main St., Waxhaw; 704-256-3642.

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