Nan and Byron’s
Nan and Byron’s in Southend has promoted Chef de Cuisine Kyle Rhodes to executive chef.
Originally from St. Louis, Mo., Rhodes began his culinary career at age 17. He honed his culinary schools at many of St. Louis’ top restaurants, including Niche and Café L’Eau.
Upon graduating from Southern Illinois University–Edwardsville, he moved to Charlotte, attending Johnson and Wales University and working at Barrington’s. The past two years Rhodes has worked as chef de cuisine at 5 Church under Chef Jamie Lynch, reinforcing his kitchen techniques.
Nan and Byron’s is MAP Management’s family-friendly spot in the historic Southend, serving up classic American food and hand-crafted cocktails.
•Nan and Byron’s
1714 South Blvd.
Cantina 1511 has opened on Park Road in the Park Road Shopping Center after moving from Dilworth.
The Tex Mex spot offers scratch-made fare made with fresh ingredients such as tableside guacamole, salads, fajitas and quesadillas. Burgers and Mexican barbecued pork are also here, as well as many vegetarian and gluten-free options.
Saturday and Sunday brunch is served 9 a.m.-3 p.m., featuring huevos rancheros, shrimp and grits and chorizo burritos.
Seating is available both inside and outside on the patio; a full bar features top-shelf tequilas and more.
4721 Park Road
Uptown’s Chima Brazilian Steakhouse hosted a special fundraising evening Sept. 12 to benefit Make A Wish of Central and Western North Carolina.
The inaugural Daddy-Daughter Date Night featured dinner, dancing and dessert, raising money toward 10-year-old host AnneLeigh Twer’s goal of $6,000, enough money to grant a wish for a child with a life-threatening medical condition.
Twer is the first ever junior honoree of the Women Inspiring Strength and Hope Society, a group of women who work to grant wishes locally. Twer spent her summer raising money to meet her goal. Each honoree selected by the group has the responsibility to raise at least $6,000 so a local wish can be granted.
•Chima Brazilian Steakhouse
139 S. Tryon St.
Ballantyne’s Gallery is celebrating Bourbon Heritage Month in September with a number of events and specials. Bourbon flights and cocktails are featured all month, along with daily burger specials.
Weekday deals in September are as follows: Mondays, half-priced Liquid Arts cocktails; Tuesdays, half-priced wines by the glass; Wednesdays, half-priced wine bottles (less than $100); and Thursdays, half-priced bar food 5-7 p.m.
A Friday tasting of East Coast wines is planned at Gallery on Sept. 19. The tasting begins promptly at 6 p.m. Cost per person is $25, including light bites. Reservations are recommended at 704-248-4100.
The Scotch Society of Ballantyne will meet 6-8p.m. Sept. 26 at Gallery. Cost is $40 per person, including a bourbon tasting. Reservations are required at 704-248-4100 or email@example.com.
10000 Ballantyne Commons Parkway
Fleming’s in uptown is offering a filet-and-lobster pairing throughout September. Included in the $44.95 price is an 8-ounce filet mignon paired with an 8-ounce lobster tail with drawn butter, a starter course of a pan-seared scallop over goat-cheese polenta and soup or a salad. The feature is not on the regular menu and is available on request through Sept. 30.
210 E. Trade St.
Moe’s has opened in Fort Mill off Exit 85 on Interstate 77 at 1751 Pleasant Road.
The fast-casual Southwest concept, known for its Homewrecker Burritos, will feature a Moe Monday special with any burrito, chips, salsa and a regular drink for $6.
On Tuesdays, kids eat free with purchase of an adult meal. Stay in the loop on other Moe’s specials by checking its Facebook page: Facebook.com/MoesCharlotte. Free queso day is planned for Sept. 18 at all Charlotte-area Moe’s restaurants.
1751 Pleasant Road, Fort Mill
Georges at Piedmont Town Center in SouthPark hosts “Shucked Thursday” from 6-9 p.m. Oct. 7. Unlimited steamed clams, clams on the half-shell, roasted oysters, East and West Coast oysters, clam crostini, oysters Rockefeller and more are included in the $95-per-person price, along with wine, beer, oyster shooters and live entertainment. Reserve your spot at 980-219-7409.
4620 Piedmont Row Drive