Thursday, January 21, 2010

The latest deals

  • Sante offers a $29.95 dinner special Jan. 21-30. Among the choices: warm Mediterranean hummus with grilled pita chips; seared beef tenderloin medallions; jumbo lump crabcakes; and more. 165 N. Trade St., Matthews; 704-845-1899.
  • Andrew Blair’s will extend its Restaurant Week three-course-for-$30 deal through Feb. 6. Also new at the restaurant is its winter menu, with new items (portobello mushroom lasagna; shrimp and grits; steak and frites) and some dishes returning to the lineup (Montford wedge salad and St. Louis ribs). 1600 Montford Drive; 704-525-8282.
  • Get a look at Pie Town's new pizza menu Feb. 6, with a meal including tastes of four new pizzas: barbecued chicken, shrimp scampi, beef short rib and potato, and "pepperoni supreme" (plus salad, gelato and soft drink) for $28. Peter Reinhart will do a Q-and-A about the new pizzas and introduce the pizzaiolos (that's the makers, y'all). 710 W. Trade St.; 704-379-7555; RSVP on this to
  • Village Bistro offers choice of appetizer, salad, entree and dessert for $25 through February. Among the options: tilapia spring rolls with Thai ranch dip; meatballs with vodka sauce and pasta; Asian grilled salmon; and fried cheesecake. 14815 John J. Delaney Drive; 704-369-5190.
  • Zen turns four and celebrates with a two-person anniversary menu through January: $45 for choice of one bottle of wine, one appetizer and two entrees from a selected menu. (The usual price would be $60-$65, I'm told.) 1716 Kenilworth Ave., 704-358-9688.