If the United States is the great melting pot, then The Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar is the epitome of that time-honored tradition. The Cowfish (as it’s known to its friends) marries the best of the East (we’re talking the FAR East) with the best of the West to give you options like never before. The Cowfish offers sushi choices that are a truly special mix of the traditional and unconventional as well signature burgers that will have you tripping the light fantastic and coming back again and again to try something new. So don’t be scared. The Cowfish lives and is set to serve in Charlotte tonight. Give it a try. It won’t bite.
Founded by Jim Noble of Noble's Restaurant renown, the unassuming striped awnings and pale bricks at Rooster’s conceal an unconventional dining interior dominated by a wall of wine on one side and a wall of stuffed roosters on the other. The dinner menu offers Noble's tomato basil bisque ($7) as a soothing opener to a charcuterie sampler ($18) of chicken-liver mousse ($6), house-cured duck ($7), house-smoked salmon ($8), and other cured delicacies. Gourmands with a taste for heartier fare can skip ahead to sweet potato gnocchi with hazelnut pesto ($10), rib-eye filet ($22), or spitfire-roasted Carolina BBQ pork shoulder ($9) served with a side of Anson Mills grits with bacon ($6). All entrees pair well with assorted mushrooms fresh from the woods ($10), fire-roasted asparagus fresh from the garden ($7), artisanal cheese fresh from the artisanal cheese tree—and especially with the ginormous selection of French, Spanish, Italian, domestic, and sparkling wines.
Yama Asian Fusion is a bold new taste on Asian cuisine. Owner Birdic Yang goes out of his way to greet as many of his patrons personally. Dishes here are artfully arranged with an eye for vibrant colors and clean, minimalistic lines. But Yama’s food doesn’t just look good- it also tastes heavenly. Yama’s most notable creations include their delicious teriyaki fusion steaks and their crispy octopus balls. The extravagant sushi creations of Yama’s contrasts amusingly with the hometown feel of the establishment. Fresh ingredients used to create novel dishes that are served by people who genuinely care about your dining experience are what to expect from a visit to Yama’s.