Friday, September 9, 2011

Deals: Tasting, barbecue specials

On Saturday nights, get a five-course tasting menu with wines for $35 per person at the Mimosa Grill bar. Chef Jon Fortes also does a three-course tasting menu (without wines) for $30 -- that's every night, and not just in the bar -- that includes cress and strawberry salad with Persian feta; shellfish with shallots, smoked tomatoes and rustic bread or hickory-grilled five-spice ribs; and bittersweet chocolate molten cake with peanut butter mousse and crispy banana. 327 S. Tryon St.; 704-343-0700.

Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q hosts a grand opening for its Arboretum site (3351 Pineville-Matthews Road; 704-910-3038) the week of Sept. 19. Included: Kids eat free (one per adult) Sept. 19; all-you-can-eat ribs for $9.99 Sept. 20; buy one dinner plate and get one for half price Sept. 24, and more.


Anonymous said...

Helen, I can't believe you used Sonny's and barbecue in the same blog post. This makes me question the credibility of your previous BBQ articles :-)

Anonymous said...

I have to agree with the comment regarding Sonny's and barbeque. The infamous closure of the I-485 location and the comments that ensued were an indication of the lack of quality in the restaurants as a whole. While it is easy to blame the economy on the failure of a restaurant, time and time again, in my opinion, Sonny's fails in the quality department. Keep the press releases to another section of the paper. There ought to be a minimum standard of food quality to receive a nod from Helen. While the Observer's blog response requires me to be anon. sign me native Charlottean, age 60, with lots of barbeque between the "ribs".