▪ Fans of the New Orleans cooking of Martine Johnson (Bite Your Tongue) will be excited to hear about BluNotes (“Blues, Booze, & New Orleans Food”) coming to the University area. She’ll be executive chef and her husband, Lucius, will be kitchen operations executive. Plans call for an October grand opening; the place’s news release promises live, “authentic” jazz and blues as well as gumbo, po’ boys and etouffee. 3425 David Cox Road, www.bluesclt.com.
▪ Another Zoës Kitchen (Mediterranean fast-casual) is slated to open Aug. 13 at 7631 Pineville-Matthews Road.