Friday, August 1, 2014

360 Bistro open

360 Bistro is open at 520 University Center Blvd., from Dan Glasser (a Johnson & Wales of Charleston grad who says he's been everything from an executive chef to a general manager to a caterer in Philadelphia) and exec chef Anthony DeMello. "Between the two of us and my talented management team, we plan to take over the culinary scene in the University area," Glasser emails.

He calls the place an Italian-style bistro with a raw bar twist, and along with starters such as broccoli cheddar soup made with NoDa Brewing's Ghost Hop IPA, and fried artichoke hearts, it offers an array of 10-inch pizzas, pastas ranging from spaghetti with meatballs to lobster ricotta ravioli, and seafood options such as oysters Rockefeller and sesame-crusted seared tuna. Look for local brews from Olde Mecklenburg and NoDa, with drink specials, a tapas menu at the bar and weekend brunch on the horizon. About $8-$19; 980-938-5813;