Live or work south of 51? YOU know you got it going on and this post is for you. Make note of these recent openings and events happening on the south side of town:
OPENINGS AND HAPPENINGS
This Italian eatery, operated by Urban Food Group, will bring an upscale-casual dining option to StoneCrest at Piper Glen within the coming weeks. Expect an assortment of pastas, pizzas and entrees including grouper picatta, veal saltimbocca and beef tenderloin filet.
Ever wish you could enjoy Chick-fil-A without leaving home? On January 30, the Waverly location became the fourth restaurant to offer delivery to your home or office. Simply order through the Chick-fil-A app and get ready to enjoy your favorite sandwiches or nuggets at home. Delivery hours are 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Break out of your boring lunch routine and enjoy the latest fare from food trucks at Ballantyne Corporate Park. View the weekly food truck schedule here.
Grand ReOpening Celebration
February 9 | Greek Grill | 1143 Stone Crest Blvd, Fort Mill
Fort Mill’s The Greek Grill, previously Greco Fresh, will celebrate its rebranding with a grand reopening celebration on February 9 featuing giveaways, free desserts and raffle prizes.
Club Pilates opened their Fort Mill location in mid-January at 2373 Len Patterson Rd., Ste. 102. Have you tried a class yet?
SOUTH CHARLOTTE EVENTS
Ballantyne Village Valentine’s Gift Pop Up Market February 9 | 11 am – 4 pm
Le Cochon D’or Cooking Classes
February 9 and 23 | 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Chef Helen Tobio will demonstrate a three-course meal that you can enjoy the same day at the restaurant for lunch then re-create at home. The menu features a classic onion soup gratinee, seared duck breast and thin apple tart with vanilla ice cream. $50 ticket includes food, wine and take-home recipes. Call 704.256.5382 to reserve your seat.
Trunk Show – Meet the Artist
February 8 – 10 | The Indigo Pearl, Waxhaw
Meet artist Alex Sulikowski and discover her new line of 100% handmade jewelry pieces, plus shop other offerings at this eclectic Waxhaw gift shop.
Gluten Free Cookie Decorating Class
February 10 | The Southern Olive, Fort Mill | 3 -4 p.m.
In this hands-on class, guest decorator Kimberly Greer will show little ones that you can still enjoy sweet and tasty treats this Valentine’s Day, even sans gluten. Kids will decorate four cookies using all natural colors. $20 per child.
Galentine’s Day Plank Class featuring Chef Jill Aker-Ray
February 12 | AR Workshop Waxhaw | 6:30 p.m.
Grab your galentines and enjoy making your own themed plank wood sign or tray with the help of the pros at the newest AR Workshop. Personal chef
Jill Aker-Ray will kick off the night with an “art of charcuterie” class and tasting, where you can bring your own beer or wine.
Wine Tasting – Addicted to Love & French Champagne
February 12 | grapevine Wine Shop | Wine Bar, Fort Mill | 7 p.m.
Learn about French champagne and try the following varieties for $35:
- J Vignier Grand Cru Extra Brut
- Mousse Fils L’Extra Or Extra Brut
- Mousse Fils L’or D’Eugene Brut
- Henri Dosnon Brut
- Gonet-Medeville Premier Cru Extra Brut Rose
- R. Pouillon & Fils Premier Cru Brut Rose
February 13 | Carolina Ale House-Fort Mill in Kingsley Town Center | 4:30 – 7 p.m.
Boycotting Valentine’s Day this year? Head to Carolina Ale House in Fort Mill to enjoy giveaways and special beers, including a Chocolate Pretzel Stout from Triple C Brewery.
Dining in the Dark
February 14 – 16 | The Ballantyne
Indulge your senses with a special “dining in the dark” experience that features a four-course menu with beverage pairings and music. Call 704.248.4100 to reserve your table.
Strong Women Reception
February 17 | Amor Artis Brewing, Fort Mill | 2:30 – 4 p.m.
Celebrate local artist Robbin Isenhour-Stewart and the Strong Women series with an artist talk, fellowship and discussion.
Mad Hatter Tea Party
February 17 | Southern Sugar Cafe, Fort Mill | 12 – 2 p.m.
Join Southern Sugar for a family-friendly tea party including nibbles and sweets, characters, plus tea for the kids and champagne for adults. $45/adult, $24/kids.
5th Annual Ballantyne Ball
February 23 | The Ballantyne Hotel | 6 p.m.
Ballantyne’s annual masquerade ball gathers individuals and businesses in support of The Relatives, which helps guide Charlotte youth and young adults out of crises and towards safety, stability, and independence.
A Whole30 Inspired Cooking Class
February 24 | The Southern Olive, Fort Mill
Determined to stick with your 2019 resolutions? Get support in this hands-on Whole30 cooking class, where you’ll learn to whip up compliant (and tasty) recipes you can re-create in your own kitchen.
February 27 |Bistro D’Antonio, Waxhaw | 6:30 p.m.
This month’s wine dinner features a chef-crafted five-course menu with wine pairings. Representatives from various vineyards will give tasting notes and a brief history at the beginning of each course, and will also be on hand to answer any questions. View the full menu here. $55 per person. Call 704.243.0633 to reserve your spot.
Ladies Night Out – DIY Class
February 21 | Sweet Repeats & More, Waxhaw | 6 p.m.
Make your girls night out a DIY at this workshop, where you’ll make two handing mason jar planters. BYOB. $35 per person.
Big View Chocolate Baking Class
February 28 | Big View Diner | 6:30 p.m.
Ready your sweet tooth! This baking class from Big View Diner will teach you how to make tempting treats like a white chocolate raspberry tart, chocolate babka and a dark chocolate mousse. $45 per person, which includes dinner.