Gallery offers a fixed-price menu for prom at $40 per person. On the menu: choice of Caesar salad or iceberg wedge; roasted chicken or 6-ounce filet; chocolate cake or cheesecake. 10000 Ballantyne Commons Parkway; 704-248-4100.
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.