Ballantyne Magazine

SPRING 2019

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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Chef Blake Young at 700 Drayton is garnering raves with his mastery of spice blends and light twists on Southern favorites like pork chops and chicken and waffles. Dinner at 700 Drayton, located in Mansion on Forsyth Park, means top-drawer service and elegant surroundings. Breakfast is notable too, as Young elevates avocado toast to an ethereal level. Savannah's newest star eatery is The Grey. Its nouvelle Southern dishes shine — such as chicken liver mousse tart with onion jelly and braised rabbit with spaetzle, mushrooms and parsley. Set in a renovated Greyhound bus station, this popular nightspot delivers with thoughtful cocktails and a well-trained staff. At Husk, Chef Chris Hathcock, a Savannah native, uses the freshest available bounty from area farms to create distinctive Southern dishes that have made Husk worthy of its accolades. The menu changes almost daily, but diners can count on staples like pimento cheese with benne seed wafers; local greens with smoked trout; watermelon radish, egg and everything grains; and Husk's famed fried chicken. Having a cocktail on the rooftop bar at Rocks on the Roof is a great way to watch the sunset over the Savannah River and the city's bustling River Street shopping district. For local suds, Service Brewing Co. crafts some of the area's tastiest ales and lagers. Owned by a veteran, the microbrewery is "dedicated to honoring those that have put their lives at risk and their country and community first," notes the company's website. Savannah is a place that rewards curiosity; backstories and fascinating culture are around every corner. There's no hurried pace in what some call the "Hostess City of the South." Savannah is a city to be savored. Courtesy of Geoff Photography Jeff Genant Agency 15105 John J. Delaney Drive Charlotte, NC 28277 (704) 594-3000 www.InsuranceJeff.com Jeff Genant Agency Providing Insurance and Financial Services Licensed in NC & SC Jeff Genant Agency - State Farm Jeff Genant Agency - State Farm BALLANTYNE SPRING 2019 87 Escape Visitors stop at Savannah College of Art and Design to view contemporary artwork, some of which is available in the gift shop.

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