Charlotte food favorites announced as vendors at the Presidents Cup

Charlotte food favorites announced as vendors at the Presidents Cup
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If there’s one thing that will get me to a golf tournament, it’s the food.

What’s happening: The Presidents Cup announced several local vendors will be stationed at Quail Hollow Club this September.

Why it matters: People from all over the world are expected to attend the sporting event, where they’ll get a real taste of Charlotte.

  • Flashback: The Presidents Cup was originally scheduled for fall 2021, but will now be played Sept. 19-25.

The big picture: The restaurants will be spread through the five main course areas—NoDa, South End, Champions Circle, 1st Tee and Green Mile Courtyard. 

  • Axios’ Symphony Webber recently learned that there will be spectator experiences designed and named after Charlotte neighborhoods.
  • Viva Chicken is going to be in the Green Mile Courtyard along with Noble Smoke. El Toro Bruto and Ace No. 3 will be located in “Mini South End” behind the fourteenth hole and Cuzzo’s Cuisine and Sabor/La Caseta will be in “Mini NoDa” behind the fourth hole.

Full list of vendors: 

El Toro Bruto

The popular taco pop-up-turned-brick-and-mortar located in the back of Resident Culture South End. 

Resident Culture Brewing x El Toro Bruto South End

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Viva Chicken

This local Peruvian favorite has locations from Huntersville to Ballantyne. 

viva chicken meal deal

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Cuzzo’s Cuisine

This Black-owned restaurant located in west Charlotte specializes in comfort food.

cuzzo cuisine

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Sabor Latin Street Grill/ La Caseta

Raydal Hospitality Group knows latin food, and you know them as the owners of Sabor, La Caseta, and Three Amigos Mexican Cantina & Grill. 

Sabor

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Inizio Pizza

In order to create traditional Neapolitan-style pizzas, Inizio’s owners follow the Associazione Vera Pizza Napoletana guidelines, which detail everything from the type of flour used for the dough (wheat flour type 00) to how long the pizza should cook (60 to 90 seconds) and what type of oven must be used (wood-burning).

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Sunflour Baking Company

It’s a Charlotte staple with locations in Ballantyne and Harrisburg and a new spot opening up soon on the ground floor of the new Camden NoDa apartments.

Sunflour Baking Company Ballantyne

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Noble Smoke

The local barbecue restaurant is the brainchild of Jim Noble, the restaurateur behind Rooster’s Wood-Fired Kitchen and King’s Kitchen.

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Two Scoops

This Plaza Midwood staple started by three best friends. Two Scoops is known for its myriad of ice cream flavors and its secret family recipe.

two scoops ice cream

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What the Fries

What started as a food truck and catering company in 2014 has grown into a brick-and-mortar in South Charlotte thanks to its famous loaded fries.

What the Fries. Photo: Emma Way/Axios

Ace No. 3

Home to one of Charlotte’s best burgers, Ace No. 3 is the brainchild of restaurateurs Paul Manley, Andrew Chapman and Dennis Thompson (Sea Level, The Waterman). The original opened in November 2019 in Charlotte’s Belmont neighborhood and they now have three locations.

Ace No.3 Myers Park

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Noble Smoke

Owned by chef and restaurateur Jim Noble, the Southern BBQ joint has both Carolina and Texas-style BBQ. They’re also known for their delicious sides like their pan-fried corn and mac and cheese. 

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Go deeper: A guide to the 2022 Presidents Cup in Charlotte

Editor’s note: This story was originally published on May 27, 2022. It was updated on July 20, 2022 to reflect the new restaurants added to the vendor list. 

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