Wednesday, August 26, 2009

News, notes

  • Vintage Wine Cellar has started Tuesday Trivia Nights from 7-9 p.m.: It's free and you compete for food and wine prizes. 12206 Copper Way; 704-543-3977.
  • The Coffee Table is open in Wesley Chapel, "a true independent house," notes Charlotte native, CPCC Culinary graduate and co-owner John LaTour; co-owner and wife Melissa is a former Starbucks barista. Opened Aug. 12, the place offers coffee drinks using CoffeeWorks, plus teas, chai, housemade lemonade, housemade muffins, cookies and pastries, plus sandwiches, salads and wraps, and plans call for soups -- and live entertainment -- in the fall. 5945 Weddington Road; 704-821-0533.
  • Sonoma has a new menu out -- and has dropped the "Modern American" at the end of its name to reflect the changes. Chef Bill Schutz and owner Pierre Bader now pitch a lineup with a larger concentration of first courses, and main dishes offered a la carte to encourage sharing. Among the offerings, slated to change monthly or so: crispy fried oysters, pork belly soft tacos, Kobe beef sliders, grilled Kurobata pork tenderloin, sauteed halibut and more. 100 N. Tryon St.; 704-332-1132.
  • Harper's Grill offers a "green plate" free Monday-Saturday nights with the purchase of a second entree of equal or greater cost through Sept. 12. The green plate is a different signature dish each day, ranging from fried chicken to fish and chips. 129-100 W. Trade St.; 704-372-7792.


Anonymous said...

Been to The Coffee Table. Great coffee! Great muffin. Wifi works good to. About time this area got a real coffee house type place.

Anonymous said...

fantastic deal at harper's grill
Chef Minie is doing a fantastic job!

Anonymous said...

Someone should notify Sonoma that their name changed.