Ballantyne Magazine

SUMMER 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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Every 60 days, Chopt offers a seasonal "Destination" menu highlighting ingredients from a different region of the country. Recently, a Pacific Northwest menu featured wild salmon, Tillamook cheese and a tamarind vinaigrette dressing. Iced organic black, green and blood-orange teas, plus a tangy lemon gingerade will quench summer's thirst. There are plenty of gluten-free and vegan items, along with a kids' "lunchbox" option. Chopt's founders believe in a "farm-to-fast-food revolution." The restaurant concept began back when Tony Shure and Colin McCabe were college students. Noticing the lack of healthy dining options, they decided they could invent salads that were appealing and satisfying enough to be main dishes. Instead of merely arranging greens and garnishes $ 25 Tans BLAKENEY SHOPPING CENTER - 9852 Rea Rd. Suite F2 P. 980-240-5200 E. Info@botanicaltans.com Book Online at BotanicalTans.com New Client Offer! Above: Choprs enthusiastically cut up your salad right in front of you at the walk-up counter. Below: Fresh salad ingredients at Chopt often come from local farms. on a plate and dousing them with dressing, the pair discovered that chopping everything together enhanced the flavors of the ingredients. They formed their company in 2001 (www.choptsalad.com). Another Chopt in Charlotte is located at Park Road Shopping Center, and one is opening soon at The Arboretum. Chopt works with local purveyors whenever possible. Here, they include Barbee, Barham and Burch farms; Coddle Creek Honey Farm; Goat Lady Dairy; King's Bakery and Slingshot Coffee. Chopt in Blakeney may be hundreds of miles from the hubbub of Washington or New York, but there's a wonderful thing about food that's fast and fresh: It tastes great anywhere and everywhere. STAYBRIDGE SUITES CHARLOTTE BALLANTYNE 15735 Brixham Hill Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28277 704.248.5000 | StaybridgeBallantyne.com Experience our newly renovated suites and receive 15% off when you mention code SUMMER at booking. save & stay IN STYLE this summer! BALLANTYNE SUMMER 2017 48 Fab Fare

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