June may be winding down, but there’s plenty to tempt your palate before the month’s end. From long-awaited openings to cool summer specials, your EATS round-up for the rest of June:

 

OPENINGS

Sabor Latin Street Grill, Huntersville – Opening June 18

Sabor Latin Street Grill, a favorite for their authentic take on street food from El Salvador, Dominican Republic, Venezuela, Mexico and Colombia, will open its ninth location at 14230 Reese Blvd. West in Huntersville. Look forward to daily specials, including $1 tacos Monday – Friday from 3 – 5 p.m. and $5 amigos margaritas on Friday.

 

Graham St. Pub & Patio – Opening June 20

The much anticipated pub and rooftop patio bar will open June 20, just in time to enjoy a beer or cocktail with a skyline and stadium view. Expect a neighborhood feel, upstairs and downstairs patios and a convenient pre-and post-game hangout spot.

 

Brewers at 4001 Yancey – Opening soon
4001 Yancey Road

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This joint craft beer venture from Southern Tier and Victory Brewing is on pace to open in June. Beer-lovers will enjoy new offerings from both beer brands, a massive taproom and expansive outdoor area.

 

Whole Foods Uptown – Opened June 13
400 E. Stonewall St.

Whole Foods Market Uptown is now open in the new Stonewall Station development. The location features a wine and beer bar, Genji sushi station, pizza bar, coffee bar and signature prepared food options.

 

Sushi Guru, Plaza Midwood – Opened June 12

Sushi Guru, a favorite for specialty rolls and sake selection, is now open at 1217 The Plaza. In addition to sushi, the Plaza Midwood location also offers other Asian-style dishes including poke bowls.

 

Bulla Gastrobar – Opened June 11
4310 Sharon Rd., Suite W01.

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Bulla Gastrobar, known for its traditional Spanish tapas and creative cocktails, is now open in SouthPark. Expect a classic Spanish gastrobar feel and authentic dishes with modern touches like cured meats from Spain, Gambas Al Ajillo with sautéed shrimp, garlic and guindilla, Serrano ham croquettes and fig jelly and paella.

 

 

FOODIE TO-DO’S

Monthly “Countdown to St. Patrick’s Day Special
The Rogue

It’s never too early to start the countdown to St. Patrick’s Day. Head to The Rogue in Dilworth (right on lively East Boulevard) the 17th of every month as we mark one closer to the big day. The $17 special includes fish and chips or shepherds pie, Baileys Irish cheesecake and a hot or frozen Irish coffee.

 

Doughnuts at Suárez
Saturdays in June | Suárez Bakery

Lemon and lavender doughnuts are back at Suárez every Saturday until they run out  through the end of the month.

 

Booker’s Bourbon Dinner
Monday, June 18 | Angeline’s | 7 p.m.

Start off your week with a chef-crafted four-course menu paired perfectly with Booker’s Bourbon cocktails. $75 per person. Book through OpenTable. Preview the menu:

1st Course
Rabbit Pate
Confit Rabbit & Chicken Liver, Pistachio, Taralli, Peach Mostardo

2nd Course
Ricotta Gnudi- Fried Gnudi, Pickled Ramp, Sweet Corn Puree, Pickled Hot Pepper

3rd Course
Peposa Dell’Impruneta
Braised Short Rib, Wood Fired Zucchini & Eggplant, Truffled Polenta, Wild Spinach

4th Course
Fried Semifreddo
Bourbon, Chocolate, Marsala, Pickled Currants, Compressed Berries

 

The Table is Set: Charlotte Dinner Served with a Coke
Tuesday, June 19 | Free Range Brewing | 6:30 p.m.

Soul Food Sessions and Coca-Cola Consolidated are teaming up for a four-city tour of pop-up dinners to raise awareness about diversity in the culinary industry. Kicking off in the Queen City on Juneteenth, this pairing features a signature dish served with  Coke Zero Sugar and additional dishes served with Free Range Brewing beers. Cocktails and conversation start at 6:30 p.m. $90 per person. Claim your seat here.

 

#scoopeats Meet Up with Scoop Charlotte at Vivace
Wednesday, June 20 | Vivace Charlotte | 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Raise your wine glass with us to toast making it halfway through the week. This #scoopeats Meetup has everything for your wine down Wednesday –  complimentary appetizers, wine specials and even a skyline view from the patio. The event is free, but please RSVP to let us know you’re coming.

 

Ballantyne Pizza & Beer Pairing w/ Triple C Brewery
Thursday, June 21 | Inizio Pizza, Providence Road | 6 p.m.

Inizio chefs Chris Reinhart and Peter Falcon are putting a new spin on your typical “beer and pizza” night out. For this pairing event, the chefs will use local ingredients and Triple C Brewing Company beer to create two specialty pizzas not available anywhere else. Taste and try their creations, one of which will be vegetable based. $45 per person.

Can’t make it? Head to their Dilworth location for a beer and pizza tasting on June 28.

 

Rose Wine Dinner, Siano Mozzarelle
Thursday, June 21 | AQUA e VINO | 7 – 9 p.m.

Aqua e Vino will host a six-course tasting dinner pairing rose wines and chef specialties. Featured wines include Louis de Grenelle Sparkling Cabernet Franc, Bodegas Latue Rosado, Mirabeau ‘Pure’ Provence Rose, Domaine Chateaumar CDR Rose, Espelt Corali Garnacha Rose and Angelo Negro Birbet. Preview the full menu here. $85 per person. Call 704.364.4445 to reserve your seat.

 

Deconstructed Prairie Bomb! & Amelie’s Chocolate Pairing
Saturday, June 23 | Duckworth’s Kitchen & Taphouse | 1 – 4 p.m.

Taste each unique note of five Prairie Bomb! brews when they are paired with chocolates, pastries and macarons from Amélie’s French Bakery & Café. $30 per person. Purchase in store at 4435 Park Road or by calling 704.527.5783.

 

JJS RED HOTS 1,000,000th Hot Dog Celebration
Sunday, June 24 | JJ’s Red Hots Dilworth | 2 – 5 p.m.

Celebrate one million JJ’s hot dogs with a celebration spanning the Dilworth location’s parking lot, patio and rooftop. Enjoy $2 hot dogs, free hot dogs for the first 20 kids under 12, giveaways, complimentary Cheerwine floats and offerings from vendors. Admission is free, RSVP is requested.

 

Summer Survival at Living Kitchen Southpark
Tuesday, June 26 | Living Kitchen Southpark | 10 – 11:30 a.m.

Get ready to thrive this summer with the help of Living Kitchen and Sheila Kilbane, MD. Learn ways to stay healthy all season long and get an easy recipe for nut milk and cool smoothies. $35 per person.

 

RTC: Next Generation Winemakers
Wednesday, June 27 | Corkbuzz Charlotte | 6:30 – 8 p.m.

For these vintners, wine is in their DNA. Spend the evening with eight next generation winemakers who have turned their early exposure to the industry into a lifelong passion, always looking toward the future. Taste their wines and learn their stories. $85 per person.

 

Sparkling Wine Around the World 
Thursday, June 28 | Corkbuzz Charlotte | 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Did you really need an excuse to taste some bubbly? Join the Corkbuzz team to try six unique sparkling wines from all over the world. Learn about grape varietals, production methods and what gives the wines their taste. $65 per person.

 

Summer Solstice Bavarian Feast: Chef Bruce Moffett Beer Dinner
Thursday, June 28 | Resident Culture Brewing Company | 6:30 p.m.

Chef Bruce Moffett will partner with local farms Orrman’s Cheese and Community Culinary School of Charlotte for this mid-summer dinner and beer pairing. $75 per person. Preview the menu and purchase tickets here.

 

7th Street Public Market Vegan Tasting ft. Orrman’s
Friday, June 29 | 7th Street Public Market | 6:30 p.m.

Viva Raw, Orrman’s Cheese Shop and Assorted Table Wine Shoppe team up for this month’s 7th Street Public Market Vegan Multi-Course Tasting. Enjoy four courses, including a cheese plate by Viva Raw and dessert by a special guest, paired with three wines. $45 per person.

 

 

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