The second Rooster's, at 1 Bank of America Center's Urban Garden, is now open for dinner, and will add lunch hours after a few weeks. That's at the corner of 5th and College streets uptown. Check the menu at roosterskitchen.com; 704-370-7667.
Tapas to tacos, foie gras to fries, Helen Schwab has written about food in and around Charlotte for more than 20 years. Her related experience includes traveling (pizza in Naples to pizza in New York), waitressing (she understands about tipping from both sides), journalism (a B.S. from Northwestern University), and cooking at home, the less said about which the better.