Need motivation to leave the house during the (hopefully last) bit of winter weather? Look no further. You’ll be rushing to make reservations for a night out with our look at what’s new and what’s coming soon to a menu near you:
WHAT’S OPEN NOW
New to South End’s Design Center, Barcelona Wine Bar offers an ever-evolving menu of sharable tapas inspired by bold flavors from Spain and the Mediterranean. The chef-driven small plates, including a customizable charcuterie option, will be accompanied by an award-winning wine list with bottles from Spain and South America. Find them at 101 W. Worthington Ave, Suite 190.
After building a loyal following in Rock Hill, The Yolk has opened in the space formerly occupied by Local Loaf inside 7th Street Public Market. They’re open Monday-Friday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Explore the flavors inspired by the food centers and hawker stalls of Southeast Asia when Hawkers Asian Street Fare comes to The Design Center of the Carolinas this month. Find them at 1930 Camden Road, Unit 130.
This Italian eatery, operated by Urban Food Group, will bring an upscale-casual dining option to StoneCrest at Piper Glen as early as next week. Expect an assortment of pastas, pizzas and entrees including grouper picatta, veal saltimbocca and beef tenderloin filet.
This new concept featuring a pre fixe $25 menu with steak and bottomless truffle fries is expected to open in South End this month. Find them soon at 2322 Dunavant Street.
Replacing South End’s The Liberty, this gastropub will capture the essence of an English public house upstairs with bar seating for 50 and a password-only speakeasy downstairs. Find them soon at 1812 South Boulevard.
From the owners of Vivace, this Italian-inspired restaurant with Spanish and French influences is expected to open soon in SouthPark. Find them at 3920 Sharon Rd., Suite 160.
Chef Bill and General Manager Anita Greene, the husband and wife team behind Banner Elk’s Artisanal, will bring seasonal and imaginative cuisine to SouthPark’s Piedmont Town Center in late February 2019. The American menu will feature seafood, produce and meats from local farms, housemade products and seasonal ingredients in signature dishes including pimento cheese scones, Alaskan king crab and a smoked pekin duck breast.
Soon, cocktail lovers will be able to sip on handcrafted creations at this new NoDa hotspot. Look for them at 424 East 36th Street.
Coming in 2019: Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit
We know it’s still a few months out, but Charleston favorite Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit just gave us another reason to look forward to summer. They’ll be opening a Charlotte location in South End at 27 W. Tremont Avenue.
MENU UPDATES & FOODIE EVENTS
Starting on February 4, you’ll have reason to look forward to Mondays (and checking your inbox). Dilworth Tasting Room will be including exclusive wine offers in their newsletters each Monday. Sign up here to get the scoop!
The wine bar and restaurant also offers flights and deconstructed charcuterie on Tuesday, whiskey flights and $2 off domestic beer on Wednesday and half off select Pinot Nior bottles on Thursday.
WP Kitchen + Bar launched new winter cocktails just in time for Valentine’s Day, a special happy hour or as the complement to a night out. Feeling thirsty? Book your table online.
- Cold Gin: Strawberry puree, simple syrup, Pama, Gordons Gin, Cocchi Rosa
- Black Diamond (pictured): Jim Beam, cherry syrup, Fiesty Cherry Diet Coke
- Calling Dr. Love: Muddled raspberries, Salamander Vodka, St. Germaine, lemon juice, simple syrup, and prosecco.
3 Year Birthday Celebration
February 5 | Sea Level NC | All day
Sea Level is turning three, and to celebrate, they’re offering specials all day:
- $1 Sea Level Oysters ALL DAY – no minimums, no limits. Dine in only.
- $3 Narragansett, $3 House Wine, and a specialty $3 Birthday Cocktail.
- A slice of birthday cake with any food or drink purchase.
- A chance to win one of 10 $30 gift cards via in-store contest.
Celebration of Food & Wine
February 9 | Upstream Seafood | 6:30 p.m.
Upstream and European Cellars team up for this six-course chef and winemakers collaboration featuring Hamptons Restaurant’s Chef Raffael Dall’Erta, Upstream’s Chef Sam Diminich and Eric Solomon from European Cellars. The evening starts with bubbles and canapés, followed by dinner at 7 p.m. View the full menu here and call 704.556.7730 to reserve your seat. $85 per person plus tax and gratuity.
On the Menu Experience at Reid’s Myers Park
February 9 | Reid’s Fine Foods Myers Park | 12 – 2 p.m.
Reid’s first “On the Menu” experience includes olive oil tastings, a cooking demonstration and wine sipping. Tickets are $35 per person and can be reserved by calling 704.377.1312.
Le Cochon D’or Cooking Class
February 9 | Le Cochon D’or , Waxhaw | 11 a.m.
At the eatery’s first cooking class, Chef Helen Tobio will prepare a three-course meal that includes classic onion soup gratinee, seared duck breast and apple tart. Attendees will enjoy lunch and receive recipes and tips for recreating the meal at home. $50 per person (includes wine). Call 704.256.5382 to reserve your spot.
Stewart Cellars Wine Dinner
February 12 | Foxcroft Wine Co. SouthPark
Experience five wines from family-operated Stewart Cellars at this four-course tasting dinner. $75 per person.
One Year Anniversary Celebration
February 16 | The Pizza Peel Matthews | 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Celebrate one year of The Pizza Peel Matthews with all-you-can-eat cheese and pepperoni pizza, family-friendly fun, games, prizes and music.
French Wines Class #2 at Reid’s: The Rhone Valley from N to S
February 16 | Reid’s Fine Foods SouthPark | 2 – 4 p.m.
Reid’s second French Wine Class, “The Rhone Valley from North to South”, includes tastings of five wines, five cheeses, a map and tutorial booklet plus a special discount on all of the wines featured in the class. Tickets are $40 per person and can be reserved by calling Reid’s Wine Department at 704.377.7686.
Polentata 2019 – AQUA e VINO’s Annual Polenta Feast
February 17 | AQUA e VINO | Two seatings: 12 and 2:30 p.m.
Love polenta? Head to Aqua e Vino for this hearty three-course family-style lunch that includes antipasti, a generous serving of Polenta alongside your choice of three toppings and dessert. $50 per person. Call 704.364.4445 to reserve your table.
February 28 | The Suffolk Punch | 6:30 p.m.
Enjoy a five-course menu prepared by Executive Chef Eric Litaker where each dish is complemented by a Suffolk Punch Brewing beer. View the full menu here. $65 per person.