Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Bits and pieces

The winter 2011 Charlotte Restaurant Week numbers, according to organizer Bruce Hensley: 83 participating restaurants served about 85,000 meals: an estimated economic impact of $3.995 million, based on an average guest check of $47. (The first, July 2008's, was seven days, rather than 10, and totaled about 35,000 meals and $1.9 million.) The next CRW: July 15-24.

Rush espresso (yes, with the second lowercase) is open at Ballantyne Village, serving illy coffee, a well-known Italian brand, as well as a range of coffee drinks, teas and specialty beverages. Also offered: breakfast (eggs Benedict, pancakes, Vegemite on toast -- owners are a couple from Brisbane, Australia), lunch and light dinner fare (sandwiches, salads, chili, pasta), plus pastries, breads and sweets. Open 6 a.m.-10 p.m. daily; 14815 Ballantyne Village Way;

Georges Brasserie begins Thursday Night Jazz this week, 6–9 p.m., with wine and hors d'oeuvres, a Mercedes-Benz prize package and a drawing for dinner for two from Georges. 4620 Piedmont Row Drive; 980-219-7409.


Anonymous said...

Vegemite on toast!!!! YUM!!!!!

Anonymous said...

What reporting/verification have you done on the RW numbers?

Helen Schwab said...

I have not verified those numbers, which is why I note that they're Bruce's. Typically, such estimates come from the organizer, who polls the restaurant owners for general numbers.