South Charlotte

Restaurant news: Take your pick of three-course specials

New South

New South Kitchen and Bar is offering three courses and a glass of wine for $25 per person through Sept. 30. Selections from the promotional menu include: fried green tomatoes, deviled eggs with country ham cracklings, shrimp and grits, slow roasted meatloaf with buttermilk smashed potatoes and more. A choice of dessert is also included.

New South

8140 Providence Road



Newly located within the Hearst Tower uptown, LaVecchia's is also serving three courses for $30 through the end of September. Starters include choice of a Hearst Salad with local field greens, dried cranberries, blue cheese, pecans and grape tomatoes with sherry vinaigrette or a Caesar salad. Entrées on the menu: Atlantic salmon with citrus risotto and asparagus, almond crusted tilapia with lump crab, Louisiana shrimp and grits with chorizo and a New York strip with melted blue cheese. Raspberry white chocolate cheesecake or chocolate caramel fudge pecan cake are the dessert offerings. Reservations are recommended.

La Vecchia's Steaks and Seafood

214 N. Tryon St.


Pier 51

Like crab legs? Come to Pier 51 in Pineville on Mondays and Saturdays for all you can eat crab legs for $26.99. Pier 51 also includes a free salad bar with every adult meal and discounts for seniors on Wednesdays. Kids eat free on Tuesdays.

Pier 51 Seafood Restaurant

8332 Pineville-Matthews Road



For $5 diners can choose from five different burgers on five days (Monday through Friday) at the bar during the month of September. Burgers to choose from: black and bleu, encore, bistro, original and the barbecue, bacon and cheddar; all come with a choice of side. Three new entrees have been added to Encore's dinner menu: cashew-crusted chicken with parmesan risotto and seasonal vegetables; rigatoni Marsala with sautéed chicken, spinach, roasted red pepper and prosciutto; and Encore meatloaf, a blend of beef and Andouille sausage served with garlic mashed potatoes and sautéed spinach.

Encore Bistro

9824 Rea Road


Cocktails at the Duke Mansion

On Sept. 16 from 5:30-7 p.m., enjoy a cash bar and tastes from Executive Chef Harrison Booth at the Duke Mansion. Event will be outside in the gardens, weather permitting, or inside the historic inn. Call for reservations: 704-714-4448.

The Duke Mansion

400 Hermitage Road


Deals for Kids

Earth Fare: Thursdays from 4-8 p.m., kids eat free with purchase of an adult meal of $5 or more.

Earth Fare Ballantyne

12235 N. Community House Road


Earth Fare SouthPark

721 Governor Morrison St.


Dilworth Neighborhood Grille

Monday through Thursday kids 10 and younger eat free all day with purchase of adult entrée.

Dilworth Grille

911 E. Morehead St.


Providence Road Sundries

Kids 12 and younger eat free Monday through Thursday after 5 p.m.: one kid per adult entrée.

Providence Road Sundries

1522 Providence Road


Ballantyne Hotel and Lodge

The Ballantyne Hotel and Lodge will celebrate its 10th anniversary Sept. 5. The hotel will offer a four-course menu and a signature cocktail at its Gallery Restaurant throughout September. The menu is $40 per person and includes: shrimp and grits, a baby iceberg wedge, a Gallery filet or horseradish crusted hake filet and strawberry mascarpone Napoleon for dessert. The Perfect 10 celebratory cocktail will be available at Gallery Restaurant bar. Ingredients include Tanqueray 10, St. Germain liqueur, homemade juniper infused syrup and pear nectar for $10.

Gallery Restaurant

10000 Ballantyne Commons Way