The spring weather’s here and so is your scoopEATS round-up of the best restaurant events and food news for the first half of April.
First Things First
Don’t forget our #scoopEATS meetup this Thursday evening. Join us from 6 p.m.- 8 p.m. at the brand new Cellar at Corkbuzz for a complimentary tasting of their small bites menu and 20% off all retail bottles. RSVP today and please bring friends!
Wining and Dining Event Picks for Early April
Corkbuzz New Zealand Wine Tasting
Saturday, April 8
Get to know the wine regions of New Zealand by tasting your way through Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Gris from the North and South Islands. $25 per person. Register online.
Wine Topic Tuesdays and ROSÉ scoop from Laura
The Cellar at Corkbuzz
Want to learn about wine, but not sure where to start? Each Tuesday the newly opened Cellar at Corkbuzz hosts Wine Topic Tuesday, a chance for their skilled Sommelier to educate guests on a topic, region and wines to expand your palate. Free.
Also, check out master sommelier Laura Maniec’s quick rosé primer here, along with a great mixed case of her recommended rosés to purchase from The Cellar.
Just two more Lobster Roll Fridays at Clean Catch. Every Friday through April 14 Clean Catch is selling fresh Maine lobster rolls for just $14.99 each. A 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’s Prisoner Wine Dinner
Thursday, April 20
Bonterra Dining & Wine Room
As part of the Charlotte Wine & Food Weekend, Bonterra Dining & Wine Room is hosting a Prisoner Wine Dinner. Guests will enjoy a multi-course dinner created by Chef Blake Hartwick, paired with wines from the Prisoner Wine Company. $165 per person. Proceeds benefit local area charities. Purchase your tickets here.
The patio at Reid’s Fine Foods SouthPark is the place to be on weekends and for after-work dinner and drinks. Two nights a week, they host live music. And, there is a special almost every night of the week. On Mondays, it’s brats and $4 pints of beer. Tuesdays, you can enjoy half-price steakburgers. On Wednesdays, it’s half-price wines by the glass. And on Thursday, half-price cocktails.
When you’re choosing between pizzas or shared apps for the table, sip on one of WP Kitchen + Bar’s drink specials. Here’s the weekly line-up:
Monday: North Carolina beer is half-price
Tuesday: wine bottles $70 and under are half-price
Wednesday: $6 Martinis
Thursday: $6 seasonal cocktails
Paws and Pasta at Vivace
Saturday, April 22
Cuddly pups and tasty pasta; what’s not to love? Vivace is teaming up with South Charlotte Dog Rescue for a fun and free event featuring not only delicious food from Vivace, but adoptable dogs from South Charlotte Dog Rescue. Support the rescue’s mission to find these pups their forever homes with a $5 raffle ticket, you may be the lucky winner of prizes from local businesses. It’s also your first chance to order from their new Spring cocktail and bar bites menu and see a cooking demo.
Other don’t miss food events and news from around the QC
Thursday, April 6
The Unknown Brewing Company
Friday, April 7
Wednesday, April 12
Fran’s Filling Station