Charlotte Restaurant Openings & New Spots To Know About

Milkbread from Kindred

The biggest Charlotte food news to share is the announcement from Joe & Katy Kindred that they’re expanding to open a new restaurant in Davidson this fall, MILKBREAD, named after their amazing & crazy popular milk bread at Kindred.

Here’s what their newly established insta account describes it as: Casual all day in Davidson, NC from your friends @kindredrestaurant ~ Fall 2021 milkbread donuts | great coffee | crispy chicken | indie wine

Are we all thinking the same thing rn? Exactly. It’s high time to rent an apartment within walking distance to both of these spots.

Free Pops next weekend

photo via Morelia Gourmet Paletas

Miami based Morelia Gourmet Paletas (also known as Paletas Morelia) gourmet Mexican popsicle shop will celebrate its newest location in Charlotte by giving away 1000 free popsicles during its Grand Opening on Friday, April 30th and Saturday May 1st. Located at 1425 Winnifred St. #104 next to Wooden Robot, and serving up Mexican Paletas which are bigger than normal ice pops, and are hand-made, artisanal, and made with 100% natural ingredients.

The Garbage Can, home of the Trash Plate, now open on West Blvd.

NY inspired comfort food, operating as a popular food truck in LA and CLT, has just opened a new delivery/takeout spot, known as The Garbage Can.

Missing The Mayobird? Miss no more.

Now open in Dilworth (and at City Kitch in westside) as a pick up window, where you order online and pick up at 1218 East Blvd. DEETS here.

What the Fries open in South Charlotte

One of the QC’s favorite food trucks opened its brick & mortar restaurant in late March at 10707 Park Road, Suite F, (near Pineville-Matthews Road). We’re there for the loaded fry wraps alone but there’s lots more to dig into.

Lobster Mac Grilled Cheese on @DukesBread loaf via @whatthefries

Konnichiwa open on East Blvd.

There have been a lot of restaurants in the space now occupied by Japanese sushi, steak, and seafood restaurant Konnichiwa, but we’re always happy to welcome a new sushi spot to the hood so fingers crossed on this one!

via Konnichiwa

Sal’s Pizza Factory open in Dilworth

via Sals

This pizza is “thin crust, similar to a NY style, but this Jersey style pizza has a crispy crust that’s not so easily foldable, stacked to the ceiling with toppings, it dissuades you from even attempting the fold in most situations.” New Dilworth location is at 2212 Park Rd, Monroe location is at 3723 Monroe Rd.

Just Salad open in Apex Southpark

Fresh and nutritious food prepared from scratch daily with quick made to order service, Just Salad offers a variety of salads, wraps, smoothies and avocado toasts and more with locally sourced ingredients. Plus, buy a reusable bowl and get toppings free.

Tipsy Taco open in Stonecrest

Made from scratch, Tex-Mex with a twist, offering over 20 taco varieties.

ICYMI, Chef Renaldo Norris opened his restaurant at 1540 West Blvd in March

Follow his instagram for amazing daily dishes, and order fast. Call ahead recommended, (980) 938-5693. Also available via doordash.

Who We’re Watching: @confectionsofamartian and her donut pop ups & cookie boxes.

Watch this space and order fast, this pastry chef from Leah&Louise is killing it.

Also stalking The Stanley for their occasional Butcher Shop Wednesdays

Cocktails we’re watching

The Skiptown Cotton Candy Mules, crafted with champagne, Owen’s craft ginger beer & lime mixer and topped with lime cotton candy. Best of all (altho hard to be better) each Champagne and Skiptown Mule sold helps support @holy_angelsnc, a nonprofit organization dedicated to caring for those with intellectual developmental disabilities. 
Among many things, Holy Angels helps find meaningful employment opportunities for the differently-able, including at their Cotton Candy Factory in Belmont, NC.

Summit Seltzer hosts SELTZER WORLD in June and tix are on sale now

If you missed Seltzerland last weekend (and we did) fear not, local seltzery Summit is hosting a one-of-a kind immersive seltzer experience on June 5. With a total of 75+ tastings available from some of the best hard seltzer’s in the nation accompanied by local restaurants & craft artisan booths. General Admission or VIP Lounge tickets available for two tasting sessions.

Opening Soon, 2nd Location for Lulu’s Maryland Style Chicken & Seafood.

Also coming soon, Big Ben will re-open in the old Carpe Diem spot, after their lease was not renewed in South End.