South Charlotte

Restaurant news: January is a good month to eat out

Queen's Feast

Charlotte Restaurant Week, otherwise known as Queen's Feast, is slated for Jan. 20-29. This winter's feast includes a record 101 participating restaurants, which can be viewed online at www.charloth mterestaurant Patrons can enjoy a three-course (or more) meal for $30 at their choice of eatery.

Restaurants participating in the promotion cover the Charlotte metro area from Lake Norman to Fort Mill. First time participants this year include Fern, Waldhorn, Yama Asian Fusion and Jeffrey's Restaurant.

Carolinas Medical Center is the presenting sponsor. Other sponsors include the Greater Charlotte Hospitality and Tourism Alliance, AAA Carolinas, Grey Goose Vodka and more. To view restaurants and make reservations:

K & W Cafeterias

K&W Cafeterias, Inc. is celebrating their 75th anniversary this year. The company was founded in 1937, and continues to be family run by the founder's descendants. K&W locations are celebrating their anniversary with a year-long promotion featuring monthly specials. The specials will be offered on Wednesdays and cost 75 cents.

K&W Cafeteria

8652 Pineville-Matthews Road


Jet's Pizza

Jet's Pizza is now open for business in Charlotte in the Cochran Commons shopping plaza on Mallard Creek Church Road. Jet's, a Michigan-based chain, is known for its square, deep dish pizza, subs, salads and wings. Jet's is celebrating its grand opening by giving away free slices of deep dish pizza (one per person), from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Jan. 14 at the new location. More Jet's locations are planned for the area for early 2012.

Jet's Pizza

2712 West Mallard Creek Road


Gallery Restaurant

Wines of Italy will be tasted for $20 per person on Jan. 14. Cost includes wine with complementing fruit, cheese and lavosh. Reservations are recommended at 704-248-4100.

The Scotch Society of Ballantyne meets on Jan. 21, 6-8 p.m. The nuances of bourbon will be sampled. Reservations are recommended at 704-248-4100 or

Gallery Restaurant

10000 Ballantyne Commons Parkway


Polka Dot Bake Shop

The Polka Dot Bake Shop will be featured in Paula Deen's January/February issue of Cooking with Paula Deen magazine. The bakery's sweet potato crackers will be highlighted.

Polka Dot Bake Shop

1730 Woodlawn Road



Wednesdays stop here for $5 martinis and a Tuscan Tasters bar menu for $2.95. Tasters menu includes beef carpaccio, ravioli caprese, sausage and pepperoni flatbread and more.

Tuscan Tasters are available Monday through Friday in the bar; check website for complete list of martini options.

Brio Tuscan Grille

4720 Piedmont Row Drive