Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Bits and crumbs

Steven Roth, a Johnson & Wales grad who served an apprenticeship with at star chef Thomas Keller's French Laundry and was formerly with Villa Antonio in Charlotte, is the new executive chef at Andrew Blair's. 1600 Montford Drive; 704-525-8282.

New at Fran's Filling Station: Four additional taps for draft beer (going from two to six total), with more on the way, and a plan for rotating the selection -- current offerings include Two Hearted Ale, Duck Rabbit Milk Stout and Highland Gaelic. Also offered now: call-ahead seating, "Thanksgiving on a plate" (house-roasted turkey with gravy, cranberry sauce, stuffing, mashed potato and vegetable) nightly, and reservations for holiday catering, both in the restaurant (for example, reserving it between lunch and dinner for a group) and in-home. 2410 Park Road; 704-372-2009.

Nolen Kitchen does an all-day-Monday happy hour menu that offers all the following for $3 each: zucchini chips with lemon-infused yogurt, smoked salmon and caper dip with pita, half-orders of Buffalo wings with housemade sauce, grilled cheese with bacon, Kobe beef sliders, chile-rubbed babyback ribs and more. 2839 Selwyn Ave.; 704-372-1424.