Ballantyne Magazine

SUMMER 2018

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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destination for everything from weekend brunches to date-night outings. There's also a private dining room with dramatic floor-to- ceiling windows for extra special celebrations, such as wedding rehearsal dinners. Served all day, breakfast is a showstopper — featuring sublime French toast made from challah bread as well as fluffy omelets (all gluten-free) with maple-cured ham, wild mushrooms, feta cheese, applewood-smoked bacon, or most anything imaginable. An on-site bakery produces a stunning sweets array that includes house-made, yeast-raised doughnuts. Guests can watch through a large window as workers in the Big View Bakery create cakes, pies, scones, cinnamon rolls and other goodies. These pastry purveyors also offer classes in cheesecake baking, among other cooking topics. Comfort foods such as brisket, meatloaf and pot pie are classic restaurant mainstays. But seafood abounds, too, prepared with strong Greek and Italian influences. A balsamic-grilled salmon with roasted asparagus and a goat cheese salad makes a perfect lighter entrée. It's more colorful than a typical meat-and-three plate; though, the traditional version never leaves the menu for those who have a hankering. Now that summer is here, Big View also beckons with a changing menu of ice cream flavors. Look for strawberry to be accompanied by peach, blackberry and other seasonal fruits in handcrafted confections guaranteed to bring on a welcome chill, whether sitting inside the restaurant or on the adjoining, shaded patio. These days, families have replaced railroad workers as typical diner clientele. Decisions about meals are often driven by school schedules rather than train times. Nevertheless, the diner culture that began long ago is still flourishing at places such as Big View. Like the Charlotte region itself, the restaurant pays homage to the tried-and-true while continuing to reach for what's new. An on-site bakery produces a stunning sweets array. BALLANTYNE SUMMER 2018 48 Fab Fare wingate.edu/ballantyne • 980-359-1020 At Wingate University Ballantyne, we're committed to helping you get ahead in your career. Our faculty are invested in the adult student with a real-world approach to learning. E D U C A T I O N M A S T E R ' S A N D D O C T O R A L D E G R E E S S P O R T M A N A G E M E N T M A S T E R O F A R T S A D U L T B A C H E L O R ' S BAC H E LOR OF L I BE R A L ST U DI E S M B A M A S T E R O F B U S I N E S S A D M I N I S T R A T I O N Programs Designed with You in Mind. Admitting New Students Now!

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