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- Harper's Grill uptown (129 W. Trade St.) has brunch from 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. with a build-your-own-omelet station; carving station with prime rib, salmon and pork loin; pastas, shrimp and grits; dessert bar; and more. $18.95 ($12.95 for 12 and younger); 704-372-7792. A few of the new place's highlights include fried green tomatoes sandwiched between pimento cheese, feta and spinach flatbread, and daily specials such as N.C. flounder with corn salad.
- Villa Antonio at 4707 South Blvd. hosts brunch from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. for $25 ($12 for 11 and younger). 704-523-1594.