* Beginning Sunday, April 12, Carpe Diem, 1535 Elizabeth Ave., will be open for Sunday brunch from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. The menu will include ricotta pancakes with fresh berry sauce; omelet with cremini mushrooms, red peppers, spinach, and white cheddar; prosciutto, arugula, tomato, fresh mozzarella, and avocado panini; garden vegetable tart; buttermilk fried chicken breast with shallot black pepper gravy, Yukon gold chive mashed potatoes and green beans; and crab cakes with cilantro lime remoulade. 704-377-7976. www.carpediemrestaurant.com
* Maddis Southern Bistro, 16925 Birkdale Commons Pkwy., Huntersville, will be serving Easter Brunch on Sunday, April 12, from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Reservations are recommended. www.maddissouthernbistro.com.