Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Now open

OGGI (which is Italian for today) is open at 16646 Hawfield Way Drive, at The Shoppes at Ardrey Kell. The idea? Pastas and desserts made daily in-house from scratch, and served in a homestyle, casual setting. The Roy family owns it, and had restaurants for more than 20 years in Miami. Pastas range from gnocchi and crabmeat ravioli to lasagne and linguine with clams, while entrees include chicken with artichokes, skirt steak with caramelized onions and port wine sauce and veal scallopini with portobellos. Lunch about $7-$15; dinner entrees $13-$25; 704-716-9400; www.oggicharlotte.com.

A second East Coast Wings & Grill has opened in the Charlotte area, at 9711 Northlake Centre Parkway, part of brothers J.D. and Jeff Penland's plan to open five in the area over five years. The N.C.-based chain offers 75 flavors of wings. No, really.