Tuesday, July 27, 2010

New offerings

Lebowski's Neighborhood Grill now offers Sahlen's hot dogs, which are the Buffalo Bills' official dog at the stadium and have "quite a following," says owner Kirk Weaver. Also new at the grill: Sunday brunch 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 1524 East Blvd.; 704-370-1177.

M5's new summer lunch menu offers a "Five and Dime" section: five seasonal dishes priced at $10 each (including a Caesar or mixed green salad) from chef Scott Wallen. The lineup will change weekly; a few samples are tomato bisque and grilled Serrano ham panini; chilled local tomato gazpacho and BLT; hickory burger; and barbecue chicken pita. 4310 Sharon Road; 704-909-5500. UPDATE: A hood fire Monday caused the restaurant to close. A manager at M5 told me late Tuesday afternoon he did not think the closing would be extended beyond a few days.