Monday, July 22, 2013

Free pizza; more waffles and dogs

Libretto's opens its third Charlotte location -- at ParkTowne Village, 1600 E. Woodlawn Road -- at 11 a.m. July 26. But the first 100 paying guests on July 27 will get free pizza for a year: That means each will get 52 coupons for two slices of pizza, which Libretto's value at more than $250 total. Libretto's, which has a location in New York City, offers third-generation, family-style Italian food, from calzones to desserts;

Cast Iron Waffles now has a second location, at Piedmont Town Center near SouthPark; the first is in Ballantyne. Signature dish: Belgian liege waffles, made on a cast-iron waffle press;

Meanwhile, JJ's Red Hots has also got a second location going. The original is in Dilworth, and the new one is in Ballantyne Commons, at 15105 John J. Delaney Drive, scheduled to open, serving the same hot dog menu specializing in the Buffalo native Sahlen's Smokehouse dog, on July 31.