Thursday, January 21, 2010

New menus

  • Gallery Restaurant's new winter menu includes crisp smoked strawberry and spinach salad with spiced pecans; duet of rabbit (seared tenderloin and tomato-braised leg ravioli); seared lobster with shellfish cake; New Zealand lamb rib-eye; and more. 10000 Ballantyne Commons Parkway; 704-248-4100.
  • Johnny Rockets is permanently adding "The Houston" burger to its menu in 2010: done with "Hot Rocket Fuel Sauce," pepperjack and jalapenos, it's proven popular, says the chain. CORRECTION, thanks to an alert reader: The area location is no longer open; but the S.C. sites are.
  • Topz now has an "Italian Angus" burger: smothered in marinara with grilled mushrooms, onions and peppers and topped with mozzarella. Also new: Tuscan grilled salmon as an entree. 15025 Lancaster Hwy; 704-542-9323.