Wednesday, May 27, 2009

News and Notes

Nickel and Dine

  • Skyland Family Restaurant (4544 South Blvd.) is offering breakfast specials 6 to 11 a.m. daily (such as two eggs with bacon or sausage, hash browns or grits and toast or biscuit for $2.99) and a lunch or dinner special that includes meat, two vegetables and a cup of soup for $5.95. 704-522-6522.
  • And on the opposite end: Palm (Phillips Place) has a four-pound lobster special for two (with two salads and a side dish to share) for $89.95. 704-552-7256.
  • Chick-fil-A now does a $2.49 milkshake that's 14 ounces, in addition to the 20-ounce one for $2.89. It's also added a new flavor -- peach, in honor of its Georgia roots -- that will be available through Aug. 22.

Toward King's Kitchen

Attend dinner and a silent auction at Noble's (6801 Morrison Blvd.) on June 4 and you can help with the nonprofit The King's Kitchen. That's chef Jim Noble's name for the restaurant he is creating uptown to employ and minister to troubled and unemployed people in Charlotte, with profits going to aid the poor. Cost: $250;