Thursday, March 13, 2014

Charlotte chefs? And more

Feel free to let Zagat know you'd like some Charlotte chefs on this list.

Wolfgang Puck Pizza | Bar has a new "express lunch" menu, including a create-your-own pizza (three base choices -- green! white! red! -- and 23 topping options, from arugula to chicken meatballs to smoked mozzarella), offered eat-in or takeout for $7 and $1 per topping. "Duos" are salad or soup plus a half sandwich for $7 to $9. 6706-C Phillips Place Court; 704-295-0101.

Also new: East Coast oysters on the half shell for $1 each and West Coast ones for $1.50 apiece from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday at the Upstream bar. 6902 Phillips Place; 704-556-7730.

D'Vine Wine Cafe hosts a Barlow wine dinner with winemaker Barr Smith on March 19 for $49.99. On the menu: 2012 Sauvignon Blanc with seafood ceviche; 2007 Merlot with pork satay and kimchi; 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon and 2008 Barrouge Blend with "deconstructed Southern cassoulet" (sweet potato, duck, rabbit sausage); and 2011 Zinfandel with French toast cake and bacon brittle. Reservations: 704-369-5050; 14815 John J. Delaney Drive.