- P.F. Chang’s (
Phillips Placeand Northlake) does a four-course prom dinner for $39.95 per couple, with choices for each course.
- Fuel Pizza (nine area locations) now uses only kosher salt in its foods, which include pizzas with crusts that are regular, whole-wheat or vegan. The chain is also working toward using more local produce from area farmers.
- Sonoma Modern American (100 N. Tryon St.) kicks in its new spring menu with a large "nibbling" section, expanding diners’ options -- which now include a version of Tater Tots, a Grafton Cheddar cheese fondue, and lobster rolls. 704-332-1132.
- The Wine Shop at RiverGate (
14142 RiverGate Parkway) now serves Sunday brunch from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Among the offerings: Benedicts of various form; omelets (with filling combos from smoked salmon and mascarpone to peppers and onions with mozzarella); frittata; quiche; and sandwiches and entrees, including Croque Madames and steak and eggs. About $7-$13; 704-831-9000.
- GadoGado in Matthews (
157 N. Trade St., Matthews) will reopen for Saturday lunch beginning May 2, and the patio will offer live music each Friday and Saturday night, beginning the first week of May. 704-844-8686.
- Tanner’s Snack Bar has relocated from
Old Pineville Roadto 3401-C South Blvd., where it will continue to serve hot dogs, burgers, hot-shelled peanuts, “ fried chicken” and more. 704-679-9900. Maryland