February may be the shortest month of the year, but it’s full of restaurant news and events to fill your plate. Here’s the Charlotte food news you need to know now and events going on through the rest of the month:
NEW MENUS & RESTAURANT NEWS
The Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar introduces “The Roll That Love Built”
The Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar will offer a specialty roll with proceeds benefitting the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Charlotte through March 31. “The Roll That Love Built” includes crispy shrimp tempura and mani wrapped in seaweed and rice, topped with raw tuna, hamachi, eel sauce and tobiko.
COCKTAILS ARE BACK ON AT THE DUKE MANSION
Stop by Monday thru Thursday between 5 and 8 pm to enjoy the Duke Mansion’s in house full bar with bartender.
Speaking of drinks, don’t miss the menu of great drink deals and prices at Plaza Midwood Favorite Bistro La Bon
- ½ Price drafts on Tuesdays
- $6 Specialty Cocktails (usually $10-$12) Wednesday
- ½ Price Wine Bottles Thursdays (whole list included ~ 125 bottles from all over the world)
- Saturday Brunch a La Carte 10-2:30 $3 mimosas & Bellinis $5 Bloodys
- Sunday brunch 10-2:30 $3 mimosas $5 Bloodys to go with Smorgasbord $22
Angeline’s now open for weekend brunch and weekday lunch
Angeline’s, the Italian-influenced American restaurant Uptown is now serving weekend brunch on Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. and weekday lunch from 11:30 – 2 p.m. Expect brunch to include an eggs benedettina with a housemade English muffin, carbonara breakfast pizza, a pastry selection that refreshes daily and inspired brunch cocktails. View the full brunch menu here.
Reid’s Fine Foods HALF PRICE WINE ON SATURDAYS + New Kids’ Menu + Kids Eat 1/2 Price on Mondays
Reid’s just announced some great new daily specials to add to their uber popular Tuesday burger deal:
In addition, Reid’s will begin offering a new kids menu for $10 (half price on Mondays) that features grilled cheese, salmon, Mac and cheese, flatbreads , chicken tenders, sides and more.
Executive Chef Donnie Simmons has joined the team at Draught Charlotte. Chef Simmons brings over 23 years of culinary experience in Charlotte, Atlanta and Savannah to the Third Ward restaurant and bar. In addition, Draught is hosting:
DON’T MISS CULINARY EVENTS
Farmhouse Supper with Jamie DeMent + Free Range Brewing
Tuesday, February 20 | The Asbury | 6:30 p.m.
In the first Collaborative Series of 2018, farmer, chef and cookbook author Jamie DeMent joins Asbury chef Matthew Krenz to create a four-course menu including snacks, soap, family-style supper and dessert. Each paired with a Free Range Brewing beer. $65 per person. View the full menu here. Call 704.342.1193 or reserve online.
Scotch Whisky Dinner
Wednesday, February 21 | The Pump House | 6:30 p.m.
Reserve your seat now for this four-course meal that pairs each chef creation with a complementary scotch whisky. $75 per person. Call to reserve: 803.329.8888.
Value vs. Splurge Class
Thursday, February 22 | Corkbuzz Charlotte | 6:30 p.m.
Great wine comes with different price tags. Learn how to identify a quality bottle and taste wines for every budget and occasion.
Guardian Cellars Wine Dinner
Thursday, February 22 | Luca Modern Italian Kitchen | 6:30 p.m.
Discover the wines of Washington as Guardian Cellars joins with the culinary creations from Luca Annunziata. $79 per person. Call to reserve your seat: 704.332.9910.
Taste of the New South: One Charlotte, Many Flavors
Friday, February 23 | 6 p.m.
Enjoy aa Charlotte-inspired menu, cocktails and local entertainment to support the Levine Museum’s commitment to use history to build community. $125+. Purchase your ticket here. Stick around for Taste After Dark as the fun continues with hors d’oeuvres, cocktails and dancing.
Arboretum Restaurant Week
Friday, February 23 – Sunday, March 4
Discover new culinary experiences or share in tried and true favorites at the Arboretum Shopping Center’s first restaurant week. Dine at a participating restaurant and receive a discount at select retailers all week long. View all participating restaurants and retailers here.
Sugar Creek Beer Dinner
Wednesday, February 28 | Kid Cashew | 7 p.m.
Sugar Creek Brewing nd Kid Cashew team up for this five course beer dinner. $50 per person,$90 per couple.
Perfect Pairings Dinner
Wednesday, February 28 | Mimosa Grill | 6 p.m.
Executive Chef Thomas Marlow will feature a five course dinner menu and pairings based on findings from Eric Asimovs Wine School. Eric Asimov will be in attendance to give guests insight into each wine. $125 per person. Reserve your seat here.
NEW OPENINGS AND OPENINGS SOON
Pizza Peel & Tap Room – Now Open
110 Matthews Station St., Matthews
Pizza Peel’s newest location officially opened on Friday, February 16. Don’t miss their pizza buffet.
Devon & Blakely – Now open
Bank of America Plaza
Devon & Blakely added to their East coast footprint (they have locations in New York, Philadelphia and D.C.) with a location in Uptown. The fast-casual concept focuses on fresh, nutritious breakfast selections, an impressive soup selection, sandwiches and made-to-order salads.
Flourshop – Now open
Park Road Shopping Center’s Back Lot
Trey Wilson, chef and owner at Customshop, will open a new venture focused on fresh bread and pasta in Park Road Shopping Center. In addition, expect roasted meats from an open-fire grill and a family-style menu.
Reid’s Fine Foods Announced Opening Uptown in spring
Reid’s Fine Foods announced it will be expanding to Uptown this Spring. The brand’s third location will be located at 121 West Trade Street.
Haymaker – Opening Soon
225 S Poplar Street
From William Dissen, chef and owner of The Market Place in Asheville, Haymaker is set to open in early 2018 in the Ascent Uptown Charlotte. Read more from The Charlotte Observer.
Bang Bang Bites – Opening Soon
235 West Tremont Avenue Suite 101
If you’re a fan of Bang Bang Burgers, you’ll love their new concept that focuses on sliders. Soon you’ll be able to venture out and try more of their specialty burgers side-by-side. Choose one slider, two sliders or three sliders and a side item.
Davidson Ice House – Opening Soon
416 South Main St (21.91 mi) in Davidson, North Carolina
A new “fine casual” concept down the street from Kindred will features bowls, wraps, soups and salads, and will be “flexitarian” with a menu which will be 80 percent vegetarian and 70 percent vegan, while also including meats that are humanely and ethically raised.
Sukoshi – Opening Spring 2018
Bank of America Plaza
From the team behind O-Ku and Oak Steakhouse comes a new fine-casual sushi destination: Sukoshi. The Uptown restaurant will focus on fresh and vibrant Japanese flavors, sashimi, nigiri, specialty rolls and customizable bowls, and serve them in a convenient grab-and-go atmosphere.
Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams – Opening Summer 2018
A favorite of ice cream aficionados, Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams will open just in time to beat the summer heat on Camden Road in the Design Center of the Carolinas.
PepperBox Doughnuts – Opening Soon
Popular PepperBox Doughnuts announced it has signed a lease for their first brick and mortar shop in South End. They’ll be occupying a spot in the area’s Design Center of the Carolinas and serving doughnuts, Counter Culture Coffee, teas and their unique takes on non-alcoholic drinks.