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I’m not into football, nor South Carolina or East Carolina. But here’s a tip for those of you who are:

From Moe’s –

“In celebration of the South Carolina vs. East Carolina game, Moe’s Southwest Grill EpiCentre location will offer free burritos from 6 pm to 8 pm on Friday, Sept. 2 to Gamecock fans in their South Carolina attire.

Moe’s staff will be wearing USC football jerseys in an effort to help paint Charlotte garnet. The festivities will continue at the EpiCentreĀ  all night with live music at the Pavilion and specials from other EpiCentre businesses.”

Red Velvet Waffles are making their way down to Ballantyne. Terrace Cafe, famous for their luscious brunch waffles, will be opening their second location in Ballantyne Village Monday, Aug. 22.

Pizza Peel & Tap Room in Cotswold has reached 1,000 fans on Facebook and to celebrate, they’re throwing a pizza party for everyone. All fans can enjoy a day of unlimited free pizza Thursday, Sept. 1 (dine in only).

If you aren’tĀ  a fan yet, it’s not to late to get in on the party… just visit their Facebook page at http://Facebook.com/PizzaPeelAndTapRoom and hit “like.”

Pizza varieties include: Tong’s Thai Pizza (Chicken, Thai Sweet Chili Sauce, Basil, Onions, Red Peppers, Mozzarella Cheese) or Positive Friction (Sun-dried Tomatoes, Spinach, Feta Cheese, Fresh Tomatoes, Pesto), and original combinations of your own creation.

Happy eating!

The Pizza Peel & Tap Room
4422 Colwick Rd.,
Charlotte, NC 28211

Frozen yogurt shop Yo! World is a great spot to grab a cool summer treat. The shop, located in Huntersville at exit 23, offers do-it-yourself frozen yogurt (tart and non tart) and an array of the same usual toppings found at froyo places. Among the tastier toppings are waffle cone pieces, rainbow sprinkles (a plus in my book), and Graham cracker bits (not crumbs).

Flavors rotate daily and swirled flavors are available. I tried the cookies and cream flavor twisted together with red velvet cake froyo. It tasted just like real Oreos and cocoa-flavored cake. The best part is most of their yogurts contain only 100 calories per serving.

The yogurt is charged by weight – 45 cents per ounce.

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The Bubble Lounge has opened above Aria restaurant Uptown, and all you ladies are invited to a “Girls’ Night out” complimentary reception Thursday, August 11. The 7:30 – 9:30 pm event will feature free champagne, hors d’oeuvres and giveaways.

Feel free to RSVP or just stop by the event, which will benefit “An Evening of Stars,” a prom for 100 patients of the Levine Children’s Hospital. Help out by bringing new or gently used accessories (necklaces, bracelets, etc.) to the event.

RSVP to briana@sonomarestaurants.net
Aria
100 N. Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
704-376-8880

McNinch House has received the Award of Excellence by Wine Spectator Magazine, to be announced in the August 2011 issue of the magazine, which hits racks this Tuesday.

To celebrate, The McNinch House has shared a $50 gift certificate for diners to use from now through September.

Call 704-332-6159 or visit mcninchhouserestaurant.com

McNinch House Restaurant
511 N. Church Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone: 704.332.6159
Fax: 704.376.0212