By CAMILA DOMONOSKE
Have you dyed your eggs, bought your chocolate rabbits, and filled some baskets with jellybeans? After all that work, why not give yourself a break and make a reservation for brunch? Below we list local options for a great Easter brunch, whether you prefer a luxurious buffet or a multi-course sit-down meal. Also, an update on Baja Soul‘s hours, wine events at the Wooden Stone and Campania Cafe, and local music.
BAJA SOUL TAQUERIA NOW OPEN FOR LUNCH
Baja Soul Taqueria, which opened in January, now is open for lunch as well as dinner. Their new hours are 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and 11 a.m. through midnight on Friday and Saturday. This Saturday, April 7, the restaurant is throwing a Spring Fling with $3 Bohemia bottles and $5 mora negras. For more information, visit www.bajasoultaqueria.com. 8625-C Lindholm Dr (Birkdale Village), Huntersville. 704-895–4373.
SIP AND SHOP AT THE WOODEN STONE APRIL 7
Raffaldini Vineyards returns to Wooden Stone Gallery this Saturday, April 7, for a Sip & Shop wine tasting. From 4 – 6 p.m., gallery-goers can enjoy six wine varietals and accompanying snacks. The event costs $8, including a complimentary wine glass; to register, visit wsgstore.woodenstoneconsulting.com. The Wooden Stone Gallery, 455 South Main Street.
FOUR COURSE WINE DINNER AT CAMPANIA APRIL 11
Next Wednesday, April 11, Campania Cafe will present a four-course Italian dinner by Chef Vincent DiGiorgio, paired with four wines chosen by Mr. Marco Laico of Vino Vino distributors. The meal includes a glass of prosecco, scallops and a Pinot Bianco, torchietti pasta and a Rosso Piceno, grilled lamb chops with a Rosso, and a torta charlotte for dessert. $49/person. 416 S. Main St, Davidson. 704-987-5111. For details, visit www.campaniacafe.com.
LOCAL EASTER BRUNCH OPTIONS
Reservations are recommended or required for all listed restaurants.
Alton’s Kitchen and Cocktails in Cornelius has a special breakfast and brunch buffet available for Easter brunch on April 8th (and for Mother’s Day on May 13th, if you’re planning ahead). The menu includes everything from french toast to lamb, and smoked salmon to roasted prime rib. Breakfast is $16.95 for adults and $9.95 for kids 4-12, and brunch (starting at 11) is $26.95 for adults, $12.95 for kids. Kids 3 and under eat free. 19918 North Cove Rd, Cornelius. 704-655-2727. For details, visit www.facebook.com/altonskitchen.
Restaurant X in Davidson will be offering brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Easter (as well as the last Sunday of every month). Specials include apple pancakes, omelettes, eggs benedict, crab cake benedict, full Irish Breakfast, Thai Chicken salad, and blackened Salmon Caesar. South Main Sq., 408 S. Main St., Davidson. For more information, visit www.restaurantx-davidson.com, call 704-892-9369, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Campania Cafe in Davidson will be offering a 3-course brunch on Easter Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. $20.95 per person, $10.95 for kids. Menu items include frittatas, strip steak, risotto, lobster ravioli, and roasted lamb, with panna cotta, cannoli, or ricotta cheesecake for dessert. 416 S. Main St, Davidson. 704-987-5111. For details, visit www.campaniacafe.com.
Flatiron Kitchen + Taphouse will be offering an all-you-can-eat Easter brunch by reservation only. The four-course meal costs $30 for adults and $12 for children. Main course options are prime rib, spiral ham, or N.C. trout, with many options for side dishes. Flatiron Kitchen + Taphouse. 215 S. Main St., Davidson. For more info: flatirononmain.com or 704-237-3246.
Dressler’s Restaurant in Huntersville will offer an Easter brunch from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. The brunch menu will include a variety of tapas plates as well as a buffet line with prime rib, fried chicken, macaroni and cheese, and more. 8630-1A Lindholm Drive (Birkdale Village), Huntersville. For reservations, call 704-987-1779 or visit www.dresslersrestaurant.com.
Red Rocks Cafe in Huntersville will offer an Easter brunch buffet from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., after which the regular menu will be available. $24.95 adults, $10.95 children. Items include lemon dill salmon, prime rib, and fried chicken. 8712 Lindholm Dr (Birkdale Village), Huntersville. For reservations and more information, call 704-892-9999 or visit www.redrockscafe.com.
Live Music at area restaurants:
JEFF BROWN AT FLATIRON
Tonight, April 4, Jeff Brown will perform at Flatiron. Flatiron Kitchen + Taphouse, 215 S. Main St., Davidson. For more info: flatirononmain.com or 704-237-3246.
WALLY & DAVE AT THE KILTED BUFFALO
On Friday, April 6, Wally & Dave will perform live music at The Kilted Buffalo from 9:45 p.m. to 1 a.m. 8625 Townley Road (in Birkdale Village), Huntersville. For more information, visit www.thekiltedbuffalo.com/.
DERRICK STAMEY AT THE WINE CELLAR
This Saturday, April 7, Derrick Stamey will be performing “Acoustic Roots” music at The Wine Cellar from 9 p.m. to midnight. 19712 One Norman Blvd, Suite #110, Cornelius. winecellarlkn.com.
JOHNNY, JOHNNY AND WENDELL AT MICIAH’S SPEAKEASY
This Saturday, April 7, Johnny, Johnny and Wendell will perform live at Miciah’s Speakeasy from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. 229 Medical Park Road, Mooresville. Call 704-799-0095 or visit http://www.miciahsspeakeasy.com/ for more information.