Look for the Midnight Diner to open in about a month at South Tryon Street and Carson Boulevard, just down from the Uptown Cabaret. Brian Dominick, part of the Cabaret ownership, bought the classic diner in Kings Mountain "seven or eight months ago," he says, then shipped it here. He'll turn it over in three weeks to an "out-of-state operator" who, he believes, plans a classic diner menu -- breakfast 24 hours a day, salads, chicken, sandwiches, oversized portions -- and will need a bit of time to tweak it.
Bei Jing is slated open at 1603 South Blvd. May 5. A.J. Jiang is chef-owner of this family place, with his wife, Chan Jiang, and they plan to serve a variety of regional fare, including Cantonese, Mandarin and Hunan, plus daily specials. It will be the Jiangs' first dine-in restaurant; he has been cooking for 17 years, and the couple has had takeout places (China Garden in Concord, and in Charlotte). www.beijingcharlotte.com; 704-333-1088.
blynk organic celebrates the opening of its second uptown location -- in the Bank of America Plaza (101 S. Tryon St.) -- with a week of specials May 10-14. May 10, the first 30 customers get a free sandwich or salad (it opens at 11 a.m.); May 11, large salads are half price; May 12, buy a sandwich and get a free soup; May 13, smoothies are 75 percent off and May 14, sandwiches are half price. All week, there's free organic coffee 7-9 a.m.
Monday, May 3, 2010
Posted by Helen Schwab at 3:50 PM