Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Deals and tastes

When Dilworth's Sole closed, its owners moved some of its most popular items onto the menu at the nearby Zen, which they also own. Now Zen will host an event that Sole did for nine years: an annual wine and tapas tasting. Feb. 20 is the date, from 6-8:30 p.m., for $45 per person. 1716 Kenilworth Ave.; 704-358-9688.

Lulu now offers a fixed-price menu Sunday-Thursday (not on Valentine's Day, though) of three courses for $19.11. Also on special: Get $30-or-less bottles of wine for half-price each Tuesday. 1911 Central Ave.; 704-376-2242.

Panera’s new calorie-conscious menu additions include Thai chopped chicken salad, low-fat wild berry smoothie, and low-fat chicken noodle soup, and new winter treats include the Valentine Cookie, Valentine Petites, Irish Soda Bread and Strawberry Hot Cross Buns. Multiple locations.