Round out the month with our picks of the best foodie news and events. We’ve got everything from the newest concept from Corkbuzz to wine dinners and an exciting announcement from Dean & Deluca. Now get to reading (and eating):

 

SouthPark Welcomes The Cellar @ Corkbuzz 

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From the brilliant vino-lovers at Corkbuzz comes their newest venture, The Cellar @ Corkbuzz. The intimate and casual wine bar will offer cheese boards, charcuterie and small plates, along with wine retail.

Don’t delay your first visit to The Cellar @ Corkbuzz. Through the end of March, they’re offering 20% off your total bill (excluding wine retail) to celebrate their Grand Opening. New to wine? Consider getting a wine profile, a 45-minute exercise that gives you a cheat sheet of your personal preferences so you’re not tongue-tied next time you order. Enter to win one now by tagging a friend in this post on their Instagram.

Stay tuned for more info about an upcoming scoopEATS meetup at The Cellar @ Corkbuzz April 6!

 

White Burgundy Wine Class at Corkbuzz
Saturday, March 25
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It’s almost time for warmer weather, and you know what that means? Yup, it’s white wine’s time to shine. In this class at Corkbuzz, learn all about the flavors and aromas of White Burgundy. Sip and taste top picks and find your new springtime favorite. $75 per person. Save your seat here.

 

Clean Catch Fish Market

March Crab Cake Sale– extended!

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Don’t miss your chance to grab crab cakes from Clean Catch March 23-30. They’re on sale for $9 per 6 oz. Three easy ways to order: email orders@cleancatchfish.com, call 704.333.1212 or text 704.272.4551.

 

Friday Lobster Lunch Special

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Your Friday lunch time routine is about to get a whole lot better. Stop by Clean Catch every Friday through  April 14 for a fresh Maine lobster roll for just $14.99. Each toasted, buttered bun is topped off with a smear of market-made lemon aioli, then stuffed with a heaping lump of ocean fresh lobster. Your boss will definitely understand if you’re inspired to start the weekend early and head to the coast.

 

Bonterra Dining & Wine Room

FarNiente Wine Dinner
Tuesday, March 21
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Sip and savor wines from Far Niente perfectly paired with a five-course menu created by Chef Blake. Preview the full menu here. $125 per person. Call 704.333.9463 to reserve.

 

Switchback Ridge Wine Dinner Benefitting the Heartbright Foundation
Saturday, March 25

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Get the best of both worlds with a night of cuisine and wine, all for a great cause. The 2017 Vinter Dinner features five gourmet courses prepared by Chef R. Blake Hartwick and wine pairings led by Kelly Peterson of Switchback Ridge. Proceeds benefit the HeartBright Foundation.  6:30 pm. Tickets are $135. View the full menu and purchase yours here.

 

JP Charlotte

Introducing the newest cocktails to join the robust menu at JP Charlotte: The Farmers Market and Spring Fling.

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The Spring Fling from JP Charlotte

 

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The Farmers Market from JP Charlotte

 

Drink specials at Tavolo

At Tavolo, the chic Italian spot in Uptown, there’s no excuse not to make time for happy hour. Check out their daily specials (and be the hero of the office for finding a new post-meeting spot):

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Boulevard 1820 Opening in South End

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The private membership cocktail bar will be opening March 28. Expect handcrafted cocktails, a bar that takes center stage and a small menu focused on sharables.

 

Sprinkles & Sunflowers in Uptown

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Start Spring off on the right foot with a donut and sunflowers on your way to work. On March 20 from 7-9 a.m., Dunkin Donuts will be giving out one of each for free for the first 300 people.

 

JJ’s “Brew Dogs” Series

Everyone’s favorite hot dog series is back in action. This year’s “Brew Dog” series highlights creations from seven different local breweries, each featured as the “Dog of the Week” through April 30. Check out the dog schedule here.

 

GoodRoad CiderWorks Starts Pouring

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On Southside Drive, a new cidery bringing life to small batch ciders and meads started pouring last Friday. Swing by to taste and try something new in their cozy farmhouse-inspired space.

 

Soon You’ll Be Able to Create Your Own Pie in South End

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A new build-your-own pizza restaurant is slated to open its doors before the end of the month. It will be Your Pie’s first North Carolina location. Visit their Facebook page to enter to win a year’s worth of pizza.

 

Moo & Brew Coming to NoDa

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The burger joint that’s won over the hearts of Plaza Midwood neighbors is expanding to NoDa. The second location will be located where Revolution Pizza + Ale House previously operated.

 

A few more don’t miss food & wine events

Dean & DeLuca
Thursday, March 30
Dean & Deluca Phillips Place

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Dean & DeLuca in Phillips Place will be adding meat, seafood and produce to its already tantalizing spread of fresh offerings. To celebrate, they are hosting a party on March 30 from 6 p.m.- 7:30 p.m., complete with tastings, vendor showcases, cooking demonstrations and promotions. Open to the public but RSVP please at: deandeluca.com/spring-tasting-nc or call 704.643.6868.We can also look forward to two upcoming events on April 13 and May 18 where Executive Chef Andres Moncayo will demo special recipes featuring the new offerings in the Wine Room.

 

 

 

 

Taste of the Mint
Wednesday, March 22
Mint Museum Uptown

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Enjoy a tasting of four small plates with wine pairings at Halcyon, Flavors from the Earth at Mint Museum Uptown. Then, take a short ride on the shuttle to Mint Museum Randolph for a curator-led tour of the new exhibition The Wyeths: Three Generations, Works from the Bank of America Collection. $40 per person, members save 25%.

 

 

Charlotte Wing Fest
Saturday, March 25
Rooftop 210

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Chicken wings and beer: a match made in foodie heaven. Sample wings, from hot to truly unique, with beer pairings from local restaurants as they battle for your vote. Plus, challenge yourself to the wing eating contest at 7 p.m. $30 online.