Thursday, August 23, 2012

'Appy Hour'; Puck lunch; expansion

e2 emeril’s eatery now offers “Appy Hour” (appetizer hour): From 5-7 p.m. Monday-Saturday, certain appetizers will go two for $5. A sampling: barbecue pork cheek with sweet corn spoonbread; housemade garlic knots; and N.C. sweet potato chips with buttermilk blue cheese dipping sauce. 135 Levine Avenue of the Arts; 704-414-4787.

Wolfgang Puck Pizza|Bar plans to begin lunch service (11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday) on Aug. 27, with a menu ranging from two dozen pizzas to soups, salads, panini and pastas. It will also offer "daily duos" of soup/salad/sandwich choices for $9. Most lunch items are less than $15. 6706-C Phillips Place Court, 704-295-0101.

After nine years in business, the Taste of Buffalo Pizzeria is expanding, taking over the storefront space next to it and making it into a larger dining area, bar and salad bar. The current dining area will be used for parties and special events. 9610 Sherrill Estates Road, Huntersville; 704-439-0546.