March 25: Food News

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* Now open is the second 1900 Mexican Grill & Tequila Bar. This one is in Elizabeth on Elizabeth Avenue -- the street the city has made to look closed with the construction of the streetcar tracks and the widening of the sidewalks, but all the restaurants along that street are open. Construction is scheduled to conclude in June.

* Morton’s The Steakhouse, 227 West Trade St., is offering big-screen viewing of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Series on 9-foot drop-down screens with HD projection and Surround Sound on 11 speakers through Monday, April 6. Bar bites include Mini Cheeseburger Trio; Four Petite Filet Mignon Sandwiches; Chicken Goujonettes; Crab, Spinach & Artichoke Dip; Three Mini Crab Cakes; Iceberg Wedge Bites; and Blue Cheese French Fries. All of these are $5 each. Also on hand are Oysters on the Half Shell ($1.50) and Colossal Shrimp ($2.75). Reservations: 704-333-2602.

* Global Restaurant and The Country Vintner are hosting a Chilean wine tasting on Wednesday, March 25, from 6:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. ($15 plus tax and gratuity). Wines will be paired with hors d'oeuvres. Wines include Vision Conosur Sauvignon Blanc 2008; Vision Conosur Pinot Noir 2008; Terra Andina Carmenere Reserve 2006; and Cousino Macul Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva Antiguas 2006. 704.248.0866 or www.global-restaurant.com.

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