Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Brunch EVERY day; new menus

The Pewter Rose in South End now serves brunch every day, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. (Dinner is 5-9 Sunday-Thursday, to 10 Friday-Saturday and there's a bar menu offered between brunch and dinner.) Fans of the butterscotch scones can snag them daily; also on the menu: mashed potato omelets (and others), mushroom frittata, bananas Foster french toast, quiches and benedicts, shrimp and grits, entree salads, and a full complement of sandwiches, from burgers to crab cakes to black bean wraps. 1820 South Blvd.; 704-332-8149.

Gallery at the Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge has a new summer menu, including lunch offerings of Hawaiian ahi tuna with roasted local squash, broccoli, orzo and herb nage; and grilled salmon with baby bok choy and local carrots in a Thai honey beurre blanc. Dinner dishes range from small plates such as thinly sliced tuna loin, Jonah crab salad, papaya and crispy shallots (pictured) to new entrees such as tea-smoked duck breast with English pea and corn ragout and crispy herb potatoes served in a white wine duck reduction.
10000 Ballantyne Commons Parkway; 704-248-4100.