K & W Cafeteria
Opening today is K & W's newest Charlotte location at 8652 Pineville Matthews Road. A ribbon cutting ceremony will take place at 10:40 a.m., with Pineville Mayor George Fowler doing the honors. Doors will officially open at 11 a.m. K&W is known for its "Got to be N.C." program which promotes buying locally. More than 100 food items are offered daily. Catering is available.
8652 Pineville Matthews Rd.
Portofino's is offering an April appetizer special for email clients, who can receive a free appetizer (value not to exceed $10) with any purchase of any two entrees totaling $25 or more. Wine specials for the month include $15 a bottle or $5 a glass; choose from La Vis Pinot Grigio 2010 or Sauvignon Blanc 2009 for whites and Napolini Rosso Dei Monti 2008 or Fausto Rosso Piceno 2010 for reds. Subscribe to Portofino's email list to receive monthly offers and coupons.
5126 Park Road
Sunday brunch is served on the patio from 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and features bottomless mimosas. Mondays are half-price bottles of wine nights; Thursdays feature live music. A seasonal lunch menu is served Monday through Thursday from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
4620 Piedmont Row Drive,
Administrative Professionals Week is April 25-29. Treat an assistant to a special version of Gallery's signature express: four mini courses for $14. Call 704-248-4100 for reservations. Reservations required.
The "Truffled" Vegetarian will be Gallery's Cooking School topic on April 16 from 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Learn how to prepare spring vegetables and exotic mushrooms. The cost for the session is $75 per person. Reservations required. Gallery is also offering a three-course, prix fixe menu for prom. The cost of $39 person includes a choice of salad, entrée and dessert. Reservations required.
Gallery Restaurant and Bar
10000 Ballantyne Commons Parkway
Winemaker James Stewart will host a Stewart Cellars Wine Dinner on April 15. Reception begins at 7:30 p.m. with hors d'oeuvres. A five-course dinner follows, along with pairings of Stewart Cellars wines. Cost is $110 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations required.
4725 Piedmont Row Drive
Bunny Brunch comes to Brio April 16 from 8:30 -10 a.m. Brunch buffet, pictures with the Easter Bunny and kid's activities is $5.95 for kids and $10.95 for adults. Reservations required.
Brio Tuscan Grille
4720 Piedmont Row Drive
Gospel Brunch is back at Rooster's beginning April 17. Listen to the music of Big Fun from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. while you sample their brunch offerings. Reservations required.
Rooster's Wood Fired Kitchen
6601 Morrison Blvd.