Monday, February 7, 2011

New place, new chef

Bluprint, slated to open later this month at 227 W. Trade St. uptown, calls itself "the Bluprint of how a restaurant should be ran [sic]" and promises "Breakfast in California, Lunch in Charlotte, Dinner in New York." The idea from co-owners (and all younger than 30) chef Barry Francois, George Sheppard, Justin Moore and Marcus Thompson: different decorative themes in different sections of the restaurant. Among signature dishes: sweet potato crepes and chicken and waffles for breakfast.

Flatiron Kitchen + Taphouse has a new chef: Andres Arboleda, most recently executive chef at the SouthPark location of McCormick & Schmick’s. Before coming to Charlotte, he was chef de cuisine for The Grill Room at the Riverside Hotel in Florida. Look for a new menu by mid-March. 215 S. Main St. in Davidson; 704-237-3246.