Owners David and Kristie Hedges opened Latitude 36 Raw Bar and Grille on the Lake recently in the former Midtown Sundries Harborside, 18665 Harborside Drive.
The restaurant, which underwent a complete renovation, offers appetizers, raw bar selections, salads, soups, sandwiches, entrées and a children's menu. Its patio overlooks docks and slips on Lake Norman.
Appetizers include blue crab fritters, sashimi, peel-and-eat shrimp, crab dip, hummus, calamari, chicken tenders and chicken wings with a choice of seven sauces. Soups include a thick and creamy corn-and-crab chowder and a soup of the day.
The menu has six salads, including a West Indies mahi salad, a fiesta salmon salad and a Buffalo shrimp and blue cheese salad. The Latitude Salad has mixed greens topped with pepperoncinis, red onions, Roma tomatoes, Greek olives, avocado, roasted sweet peppers, fresh mozzarella and house vinaigrette and topped with fried basil leaves.
Raw bar selections include cocktail shrimp, fresh oysters and clams, snow crab clusters and a sashimi plate, while sandwiches include burgers and crab cake, snapper, chicken Reuben, Creole-marinated pork and chargrilled grouper selections, plus a sashimi wrap.
Latitude's 12 entrées include various chicken, fish, steak and pork chop selections.
The restaurant has daily dinner and drink specials and live music nightly.
Ice cream giveaway April 12
DAVIDSON Ben & Jerry's, 202 S. Main St., will host a free cone day from noon to 8 p.m. April 12 to celebrate another year in the community.
As a part of the event, staff will donate all tips and donations to a local charity, the nonprofit N.C. Community Sailing and Rowing, which is based at Blythe Landing Park on Lake Norman.
Soup kitchen to host LobsterFest fundraiser
MOORESVILLE Enjoy a lobster dinner including clam chowder and an adult-beverage ticket at the Mooresville Soup Kitchen's inaugural LobsterFest fundraiser June 3.
The event will be at 6 p.m. at the Charles Mack Citizen Center, 215 N. Main St., Mooresville. Cost is $50 per person.
The soup kitchen serves about 3,500 meals monthly at 275 S. Broad St. and provides emergency food boxes and other resources to people as needed. Since it opened 23 years ago, demand for meals has increased by 1,000percent, Executive Director Jody Schwandt said.
Buy tickets at www.mooresvillesoupkitchen.com.