Grilling meat over glowing embers is much more effective than steaming it over a subway grate or frying it in a hot tub-warmed wok. Bite into conventionally cooked cuisine with today's Groupon: for $12, you get $25 worth of modern Southern fare and drinks at Ember Grille at The Westin Charlotte hotel on South College Street. This Groupon is not valid for alcohol.
At Ember Grille, gourmet hungers are sated with innovative international fare served in an upscale atmosphere fused with down-home North Carolinian hospitality. Culinary gurus combine premium meats and fresh seafood to cultivate a menu of flame-cooked favorites such as the oven-fired exotic mushroom flatbread, doused in sherry dijon and rosemary goat cheese ($9), or the caprese flatbread, decked with roma tomato, mozzarella, and micro basil ($9). The glowing remnants of torched TV Guides are perfect for browning the Angus-packed ember burger ($11) or mushroom veggie burger, a fungi-friendly nosh topped with swiss cheese and herb mayonnaise ($10). The Carolina shrimp and grits fill beleaguered southern bellies to the brim ($19), while the herb-roasted chicken breast placates poultry peddlers with a clucker swathed in white beans, chicken apple sausage, and root vegetables ($19). Conclude your culinary quest with the eatery's swankified twist on a carnival favorite, the funnel cake with bourbon chocolate sauce ($6).
Located near the Bank of America stadium and within walking distance from uptown Charlotte, gourmand Panther fans and theater-lovers can unwind before the night's events within Ember Grille's chocolaty brown and cream-hued confines. Enjoy outdoor terrace seating on temperate evenings, or rent out the private dining room for your next celebration, business meeting, or convening of your bird-watching society's judiciary committee.