Saturday, March 17, 2012

New and coming up at D'Vine, Roosters

Among the items on the new menu at D'Vine Wine Cafe are lamb ribs with grits and pickled mustard seeds; pastrami baguette with roasted potatoes; steamed bun sliders with beef brisket, pork belly and shrimp; pork medallions with bacon mac & cheese; and more. 14815 Ballantyne Village Way; 704-369-5050.

Rooster’s Uptown opens for weekday lunch at 11 a.m. March 19 and will stay open through dinner, with lunch served until 3 p.m. Dinner specials begin tonight (Friday), and a late-night menu is being planned. It'll start about 9 or 10 p.m. and will offer what chef-owner Jim Noble calls "really cool, progressive stuff" with "some predictable and some very interesting options." Fun. The place validates parking nightly; you pay $2 for two hours, or $5 maximum for the evening, Noble says. 1 Bank of America Center's Urban Garden (corner of 5th and College streets); 704-370-7667.