Monday, January 4, 2010

Bits, pieces, Go Go gone

  • The University location of the Melting Pot offers a four-course dinner for $35 now through Jan. 7, with $5 going to the Levine Children's Hospital. (The midtown location will be closed for kitchen renovations.) 230 E. W.T. Harris Blvd.; 704-548-2432.
  • M5 chef Scott Wallen has revamped and extended its lunch menu, with entrĂ©e salads, pastas, flatbreads, sandwiches and entrees. Among the lineup: grilled Scottish salmon with romaine, radicchio, green beans and fennel; chicken rigatoni; roasted three-cheese flatbread and more. 4310 Sharon Road; 704-909-5500.
  • Harper's To Go Go in the SouthPark area has closed, but the full-service Harper's next door, at 6518 Fairview Road, remains open. To Go Go customers may order takeout, catering and delivery from that Harper's location (which is where the food had always been prepared), said Tom Sasser, president of Harper's Restaurant Group. The To Go Go lease expired at year's end, said Sasser, and the company decided to consolidate operations into the full-service location, which will add curbside delivery for takeout customers. 704-366-6688.
  • A new Golden Corral location, seating 450: 7701 N. Tryon St. 704-549-4555.