Columbia County diners have a few more choices on the menu.
Two new Martinez restaurants opened recently, and another in Evans plans to open before the end of the year.
Pickles Cafe & Grill, in the former Raising Cane's location on Furys Ferry Road, opened Wednesday after more than a year of planning.
"It's open. We're real excited," co-owner Dick Collins said.
Diners can choose from a variety of appetizers, salads, sandwiches and wraps, grilled items, including chicken and steaks, and desserts.
Collins said he plans to expand the restaurant, located in the Publix shopping center, by adding an outdoor dining area.
Eventually, patrons will be able to order takeout from the restaurant Web site, www.pickles cafeandgrill.com.
Pickles is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Also recently opened is Wingz Cafe on Old Petersburg Road, across from Bob's Tropical Fish.
The cafe opened in late October, said co-owner Alex An.
The menu includes chicken strips, sandwiches, salads, a variety of topped baked potatoes and wings.
"We have a whole bunch of flavors," An said. "We have a wing to suit every taste."
Wingz Cafe is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
In Evans, Dat Do said he hopes to open his Pho Bac Vietnamese restaurant by year's end.
"Before Christmas," said Do.
The restaurant will be on Evans Towne Centre Drive in the former Upper Crust and Gator Creek location.
"We haven't set a menu yet," Do said.
But Do, who is Vietnamese, said the menu will include authentic Vietnamese cuisine.
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