* Soon to open is The Lodge, 7725 Colony Rd., in the space which was once the successful Oneo followed by a succession of Colony Grills. Veteran restaurateur J.D. Duncan of Bonterra, Mac’s Speed Shop and Las Ramblas, is opening the store with his partners. Executive Chef Blake Hardwick has designed the menu to include primarily burgers and friendly “casual” food. The place has been transformed with dead mammal heads, pheasants, and hunting guns; hence the name. Donny Anderson will manage.
* Kilimanjaro Restaurant & Lounge, 3001 Independence Blvd., is celebrating the Second Annual Ghana Independence Day and Afro Caribbean Celebration on Friday, March 6. No charge before 11 p.m.
* Wolfgang Puck Carolina Bistro, 5349 Ballantyne Commons Parkway, is offering half price on pizzas and wines by the glass from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. daily until April 15.