Want to experience the best of Charlotte while staying south of Pineville-Matthews Rd? We’ve got you covered. Here’s our round-up of events and new openings to fill your January:
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11641 Waverly Center Drive
Birdie Yang, owner of Baku, Yama Izakaya and Yama Asian Fusion, opened Yama on December 26. The new concept offers sushi and Asian fusion dishes from Korean-style short ribs to fried Japanese-style popcorn chicken. Visit Monday-Sunday 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. for lunch, Monday-Thursday 5-10 p.m. and Friday-Saturday 5-11 p.m. for dinner.
DeSano Pizza Bakery
Pizza-lovers rejoice! DeSano Pizza Bakery’s newest location is now open in Waverly. Experience the centuries-old craft of authentic Neapolitan pizza with ingredients flown in weekly from Napoli and Campania. Visit Monday-Sunday from 11 a.m. until the dough runs out.
7416 Waverly Walk Avenue, Suite H-2
In early December, The Conte Restaurant Group opened a new concept in South Charlotte. Described as sister restaurant to Southpark’s Toscana, Via Roma brings authentic Italian flavors and an impressive Italian wine selection to Waverly Charlotte. View the menu here.
14835 Ballantyne Village Way Suite 140
The newest neighbor at Ballantyne Village is now serving Italian fare crafted from local ingredients. Reserve now on OpenTable.
DON’T MISS EVENTS
Charity Guest Bartender
Wednesday, January 17 | grapevine Wine Shop | Wine Bar
Head to Fort Mill as charity bartenders pool their tips to support the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. 5-10 p.m.
Winter Wonderland Tea
January 17-20 | The Ballantyne Hotel
Warm up with a special winter tea at The Ballantyne. Enjoy savories and sweets, plus a complimentary glass of champagne. $45 for adults, $25 for children ages 5-12 and $10 for children under five. Reserve at 704.248.4100.
Queen’s Feast – Charlotte Restaurant Week
Plenty of dining destinations in South Charlotte are participating in Queen’s Feast. Make reservations now at our top picks:
- 131 Main – Blakeney ($35)
- Firebirds Wood Fired Grill – Stonecrest ($35)
- Gallery Restaurant ($35)
- The Porter’s House ($35)
- Vine American Kitchen ($35)
- The Liberty – Blakeney ($30)
International Baking Class
Thursday, January 25 | Big View Diner
Take a quick trip around the world with the professional bakers at Big View Diner. You’ll learn to make Italian rainbow cookies, traditional French Macaroons and German apple strudels. Dinner is included. $45 per person. Book your spot here.
Wine and Cheese Pairing
Thursday, January 25 | Seaboard Taproom – Wine Bar – Brewery
Enjoy five different cheeses each paired with five wines. 6:45- 8 p.m. $30 per person. Call 704.246-8323 or email [email protected]
Thursday, January 25 | Whole Foods Waverly
Give your weekday meals a makeover with the help of a free cooking demonstration with Chef Bambi. Learn new skills and tricks to take back to your own kitchen. 5 – 7:30 p.m.
The Whiskey Club at Ballantyne – Jack Daniel’s
Friday, January 26 | The Ballantyne Hotel
Discover the history of Jack Daniel’s through the Single Barrel Collection at the Ballantyne. Try Single Barrel, Single Barrel Rye, Single Barrel Barrel Proof and Sinatra Select. Plus, tour the Jack Daniel’s Distillery through Virtual Reality. $65 per person (plus tax & gratuity). Call 704.248.4100 to reserve your spot.
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Saturday, January 27 | LOOM Coworking, Gallery and Event Space
LOOM presents the original artwork of Eric Demski with hor d’oeuvres, beer and wine. Art will be available for sale as original pieces or prints.
Wedding Planning Workshop
Saturday, January 27 | The Lodge at Ballantyne
Don’t plan your big day without consulting with the professionals. Get the scoop from a local wedding planner, photographer, venue coordinator, event rental specialists and more. 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. $50 per person.
Elyse Winery Dinner
Wednesday, January 31 | The Pump House
Reserve your seat now for this special five-course meal paired with Elyse Winery wines. 6:30 p.m. $85++.
SOUTH CLT NEWS WE’RE FOLLOWING
Aix en Provence owners to open Waxhaw location
201 W South Main Steet, Waxhaw
Owners Bryan St. Clair and Patrick Garrivier will be opening a new venture called Le Cochon D’Or in the former home of Waxhaw’s Heritage Food and Drink. The menu will focus on comforting classics with the same customer experience Aix en Provence regulars have come to cherish. Read more from Charlotte Magazine.