Monday, November 15, 2010

New spots all over

Newk’s Express Café is slated to open its second Charlotte location Nov. 21, at 101 N. Tryon St. It's a fast-casual concept created by the founders of McAlister's, and offers made-to-order salads (that's "Newk's Favorite" above), oven-baked sandwiches, California-style pizzas, soups, cakes and more. A third is planned for summer 2011, in Huntersville or SouthPark, and the company press says it'll open two locations a year in the Charlotte area for the next five years.
The new site will host a Newk's-Komen "Survivor of the Month" dinner for the Charlotte affiliate of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure on its opening evening; that's an event for which women are nominated and one is chosen to have a celebratory dinner, usually with 50 guests. (Want to nominate? E-mail to

The Charlotte Convention Center now has Delish food court, a space comprised of Buon Cibo (selling brick-oven pizzas, panini and salads), Einstein Bros. Bagels, and Bojangles'. It's open 7 a.m.-3 p.m. weekdays, and is on the ballroom and meeting room level of the center, 501 S. College St.

Kennedy's Premium Bar & Grill is open at 7th and North Caswell streets in Elizabeth, with Irish whiskey, Guinness, burgers and wings, Celtic Caesar wraps and fish and chips, and shepherd's pies. 704-375-0218.