Opening soon: Tapas-focused restaurant PARA opening in former Zeppelin space

Opening soon: Tapas-focused restaurant PARA opening in former Zeppelin space

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PARA draws its inspiration from “izakaya” style restaurants, which are a type of bar or gastropub found in Japan.

Why it matters: South End has a fast-growing food scene, but PARA hopes to bring a one-of-a-kind restaurant and patio experience — one that’s found in places like Miami, Puerto Rico, Las Vegas and New York, right here to Charlotte.

What to expect: The menu will have a global seafood influence comprising small plates and a raw bar. At the helm of the culinary team is executive chef Alex Verica, and Yashira Mejia will be the head mixologist.

  • Restaurateur Chet Desai wants PARA to be a “sophisticated and approachable” experience for diners.

Timeline: Desai tells me he and his team are hoping to open for service soon and have plans of offering pop-up dinners and chef tastings sometime in the next 30 days.

Location: PARA will be located at 235 W. Tremont Ave.

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