Ballantyne Magazine

SPRING 2017

Ballantyne Magazine covers news, events, real estate, restaurants, shopping, health, schools and business in the upscale Ballantyne Area of Charlotte, NC.

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SUNDAY - THURSDAY 11AM - 10PM FRIDAY & SATURDAY 11AM - 11PM Ć BALLANTYNE 7804 REA ROAD / CHARLOTTE, NC 28277 / 980-498-7247 D A I LY S P E C I A L S D A I LY S P E C I A L S D A I L Y S P E C I A L S MONDAY - FRIDAY 4PM - 6PM H O U S E O Y S T E R S b y t h e d o z e n $ 1 0 C H A R - B R O I L E D O Y S T E R S $ 1 3 C H A M P A G N E $ 3 / C R A F T D R A F T P I N T S $ 4 S N O W C R A B C L U S T E R S $ 3 2 1 / 2 P R I C E B O T T L E D W I N E S O U T H E R N F R I E D C H I C K E N S A N D W I C H $ 1 1 P E A R L Z S I G N A T U R E C O C K T A I L S $ 8 C H O W D E R F R I E S $ 1 0 / H O U S E O Y S T E R S $ 1 O Y S T E R S H O O T E R S $ 4 C I O P P I N O S E A F O O D S T E W $ 1 6 M I M O S A S $ 3 / B L O O D Y M A R Y S $ 5 SUN MON TUES WED THUR HAPPY HOUR of shells dislodged by storms from the floor of the gulf. The beachcomber's paradise gives rise to the "Sanibel Stoop" or "Captiva Crouch," the posture of visitors trolling the shoreline for conches, lightning whelks, colorful coquinas and brown- speckled junonia, a prized find. Chris Stasinopoulos, a Ballantyne resident who visited Sanibel in December, says shelling was a high- light of the trip. "We did island cow shelling by the light- house," he says of seeking cowrie shells. "The Holiday Inn on the beach where we stayed was very clean and nice." Christy Benoliet has visited Sanibel many times. "My fa- vorite thing is to see the manatee at the marina in South Seas Plantation Resort on Captiva or to go shelling on Sani- bel," says the Ballantyne resident. Other diversions include the Sanibel Historical Village and Museum and J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge, a top birding spot in the nation, where tours via foot, car or canoe are available. Shelling to the max The unusual alignment of Sanibel's southern shoreline and the northern tip of Captiva act as a natural net for 250 varieties of shells. Chris Stasinopoulos Photo courtesy of Chris Stasinopoulos BALLANTYNE SPRING 2017 85 Escape

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