Monday, July 23, 2012

Bits and crumbs: Providence Cafe closed

Yes, Myers Park's Providence Cafe is closed, and yes, it's going to be something new from Charlotte Prime, which is the Ruth's Chris franchisee in Charlotte - details to come after some finalizing of details. Stay tuned.

New at Gallery: Tomato and avocado salad (above), along with a spiced tuna loin appetizer; grilled local peaches with Goat Lady Dairy camembert; and entrees of hake fillet, Scottish salmon, and pasta pillows with shrimp and scallops. 10000 Ballantyne Commons Parkway; 704-248-4100.

Blue offers a food and wine pairing Aug. 15 focusing on Landmark Vineyards. Among the fare: rabbit ragu with ricotta gnocchi and 2010 Overlook Chardonnay; whole roasted salmon with 2009 Grand Detour Pinot Noir; and lacquered squab breast with pancetta, black currants and Robiola polenta and 2009 Kanzler Pinot Noir. $49; reservations required: 704-927-2583; Hearst Plaza uptown.


Kim said...

More chain restaurants. C'mon Charlotte - demand better.

Stephen said...

Wow, it will be replaced by a chain "concept" restaurant. What a surprise. I try to avoid any restaurant that tries to cram a "concept" down my throat.

I always had good meals and service at Providence Cafe. And I will always remember their commercial with one of the absolute worst jingles I've ever heard.