Thursday, January 24, 2013

Bits and crumbs

Mimi’s Cafe plans to raise awareness about women's heart health during American Heart Month this February. On Feb. 1, guests who "Go Red For Women" -- meaning wear red and dine in -- will get a free cup of signature soup. Throughout the month, if you donate $1, you'll get to put up a card showing your donation; $5 gets you a pin; and all donations go directly to the American Heart Association. Also, on each Tuesday of the month, guests get a free cup of soup with a donation.

Pure restaurant in Matthews, a Georgia-based taqueria chain, has closed.

Rooster's at SouthPark hosts a Gerard Bertrand wine dinner Jan. 29 for $65. Among the offerings: smoked, seared salmon belly with black rice and Minervois; grilled quail breast and leg confit with Tautavel; and short rib with Chateau Hospitalet. 6601 Morrison Blvd.; 704-366-8688.

Paco’s Tacos & Tequila has a new express lunch menu: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. daily, you can get an array of combos (small chopped salad and taco, quesadilla or chili or tortilla soup) for $7-$9; tacos for two for $11 and more. Specialty Shops on the Park; 704-716-8226.