Monday, December 13, 2010

New: Opus One by the glass?

Slated to open Dec. 29 is Urban Sip, a "fine beverage experience" on the 15th floor of the Ritz-Carlton uptown. It will offer 90 wines and 35 single malt Scotches by the glass, including ones not usually offered by the glass, such as Far Niente Chardonnay, Opus One, Dom Perignon Champagne, Macallan 25 Year scotch, Hennessey Paradis cognac and Blanton's Single Barrel whiskey. Wines by the glass will run $9-$39. Also on the menu: 21 cheeses, including several from North Carolina. It's slated to be open 5-11 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays. 110 N. College St.

New at the renovated Renaissance Charlotte SouthPark Hotel is Flagstones Restaurant, serving "Southern Bistro" cuisine from executive chef Scott Spaulding. Among the dishes: cedar plank grilled Carolina trout, Southern style fried chicken with cornbread waffles, and goat cheese custard with raspberry and honey. 704-501-2510.