Lake Norman & Mooresville

Father's Day menus feature grilled goodies

Father's Day falls on June 19 and most dads love to eat out just as much as moms, although their tastes may vary. Whether he's in the mood for grilled hot dogs and hamburgers, seafood or pizza, the Lake Norman restaurants are happy to oblige. Plus, we've got the scoop on a new bakery that also serves up a daily lunch menu.

Char-Grill

Chances are, if he hasn't tried it yet, Dad might be in the mood for a burger at the new Char-Grill, now open in Davidson at the intersection of Griffith and Jetton Streets. The original Char-Grill opened more than 50 years ago in Raleigh and is a favorite with the local college students. A few years ago, the owners made the decision to franchise the restaurant, and the new location serves as the ninth to open in North Carolina. On the menu you'll find burgers, hot dogs, chicken tenders, milkshakes, salads and more. Cheeseburgers start at $2.79.

www.chargrilldavidson.com

624 Jetton Street

Davidson

704-896-8710

Matt's Chicago Dog

Another quick lunch or dinner option is Matt's Chicago Dog in Cornelius. While the word 'dog' may lead newcomers to believe this is only a hot dog joint, take note. The restaurant also serves deli sandwiches, fries, chicken items, burgers, Italian beef, salads, and children's meals. Choose from a "Chicago" hot dog (an all-beef frank on a poppy seed bun with mustard, relish, onions, tomato wedges, and peppers) or a "Carolina" dog (an all-beef frank served on a poppy seed bun with chili, mustard, onion and cole slaw).

www.eatatmatts.com

19732 One Norman Blvd.

Cornelius

704-892-5005

eez Fusion

eez Fusion is celebrating six years in business during the entire month of June. Each day of the week will feature a $6 special, such as $6 mojitos on Mondays or $6 Mu Shu Lettuce Wraps with chicken or tofu on Fridays. The restaurant is also partnering with Highland Brewery to offer a five-course meal using many locally sourced ingredients paired with craft beer selections on June 13. The price is $50 per person. Contactashley@eezfusion to reserve your spot.

www.eezfusion.com

16925 Birkdale Commons Parkway.

Huntersville

704-892-4242

Brickhouse Tavern

If it's pizza he craves, take in the fun ambience of the Brickhouse Tavern in Davidson, located in a refurbished cotton mill originally built 100 years ago. In addition to pizza, the restaurant also has a diverse menu that includes seafood dishes, pork chops, meatloaf, ribeye and ribs. There are more than 16 specialty pizzas on the menu to choose from, as well as appetizers, pasta dishes, sandwiches and salads. Adjacent to the dining area is a full-scale bar with both mixed drinks and 50 draft beers.

www.brickhousetavern.com

209 Delburg St.

Davidson

704-987-2022

The Baker's Joint

Johnson & Wales graduate and pastry chef Rochelle Courey has opened a custom bakery called The Baker's Joint in Jetton Village in Cornelius. The bakery offers a variety of items baked fresh daily, such as muffins, biscuits, sticky buns and focaccia loaves, as well as coffees and teas. The Baker's Joint also serves up light lunch options daily with an emphasis on Mediterranean delicacies, including spinach and meat pies, salads, tabouleh, hummus and focaccia pizzas. Custom cakes are available upon order. The bakery is closed on Mondays.

www.thebakersjoint.com

19826 North Cove Road

Cornelius

704-892-9799

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