At Quintard Mall, the Matterhorn Grill has reopened under new ownership. Sample items from the ambitious menu: wood-fired chicken quesadilla, seafood risotto, corn and shrimp chowder, sesame seared Ahi tuna, black Angus filet, double-cut Smithfield pork chops, in addition to salads, sandwiches, burgers and kids’ meals.
Frozen yogurt at Oxford Exchange
At Oxford Exchange, 32 Degrees frozen yogurt bar is finally open, offering a replacement for the late, lamented Maggie Moo’s ice cream parlor. 32 Degrees is all self-service (read: no long lines). There are 14 flavors of yogurt to choose from — everything from chocolate and vanilla to espresso and birthday cake. Mix and match and swirl to your heart’s content.
You can top off with any number of things at the toppings bar, from fresh fruit to crushed candy bars. A word of warning: Prices are by weight — 45 cents an ounce — and you can rack up quite an expensive cup of yogurt without realizing it. We took a couple of kids who served themselves to $12 worth of frozen yogurt — and have been clamoring to go back ever since.
Would you like a calorie count with that?
Like it or not, many restaurant diners will soon know more about what they are eating under new menu labeling requirements proposed by the Food and Drug Administration.
The new requirements will force chain restaurants with 20 or more locations, along with bakeries, grocery stores, convenience stores and coffee shops, to clearly post the amount of calories in each item on menus and drive-through lanes.
Exempt from the rules are movie theaters, airplanes, bowling alleys and other businesses whose primary business is not to sell food, according to the FDA.
The postings, which could be in effect by early 2012, were required in the health care legislation signed into law last year.
Biscuits all day at Bojangles
There have been a spate of new restaurants opening in the past few weeks. Bojangles Famous Chicken ‘n’ Biscuits is open in Jacksonville.
One main draw: The breakfast biscuits (egg, sausage, ham, Cajun chicken, steak) are served all day long.
Music and crawfish at the Vic
It’s spring, which means it’s time for Party on the Patio at the Victoria Restaurant in Anniston.
The season kicks off Thursday with a crawfish boil and music by Keitha Williams. 6-9 p.m., no cover charge.
— Compiled from
staff and wire reports