food+drink

Rooftop restaurant by O-Ku chef opening this August

Mizu, an Asian-inspired seafood restaurant, will open Thursday, August 12 atop SouthPark’s new Hyatt Centric hotel. Reservations are now open as of this...

LA-based JINYA Ramen Bar opening in Uptown and SouthPark

JINYA Ramen Bar is slated to open September 6 in the new Ally Charlotte Center tower in Uptown. And this just in: They’re planning a second location,...

This fine dining restaurant overlooks Charlotte Motor Speedway

A white tablecloth restaurant overlooking Charlotte Motor Speedway is now open for lunch and dinner. Details: The Speedway Club restaurant offers a unique...

Uptown tattoo parlor doubles as a restaurant and nightclub

Tattooz and Booz offers full meals, cocktails, cupcakes, hookah and tattoos all under the same roof. Why it matters: The concept is newsworthy in itself, but...

Charlotte’s Midwood Smokehouse opening new restaurant in Raleigh

Midwood Smokehouse is headed to Raleigh. The popular barbecue restaurant will serve up its burnt ends and bacon-wrapped jalapeƱos in a sixth location by early...

Mama Ricotta’s group adding new cheesesteak and pizza concept

Amma’s Pizza & Cheesesteaks will open next door to longstanding Charlotte favorite Mama Ricotta’s by early 2022. The sister restaurants,...

Greece-inspired coffee and wine restaurant coming to Uptown

A new Greece-inspired restaurant will take the old Wooden Vine Wine Bar and Bistro spot in Uptown, National Restaurant Properties recently announced. Why it...

Scoop: New food hall coming to West Tremont area in South End

An old automotive shop will soon be transformed into a seven-stall food hall and tap house. The to-be-named development by Charlotte-based Providence Group...

Cinnamon bun bakery brings scratch-made operation to the West End

Jay Byrd and Maria Caceres started their small-batch bakery, Bun Appetit!, three years ago in their home. Now, they’ve moved into a brick-and-mortar...

Counter-, the Wesley Heights tasting menu restaurant, to expand and add new wine concept

Counter-, an almost one-year-old tasting menu restaurant in Wesley Heights, is moving to a new location nearby. Plus, its owners are also opening a new...

12 best French fries in Charlotte

Editors’ note: This guide was first published May 2016 and last updated July 12, 2021. Sadly, National Fry Day does not fall on a Friday this year...

Date ideas: 15 must-try dinner and drinks pairings

If dinner and drinks is your go-to date, here are a few combinations to throw into your rotation. Whether you’re looking for a sophisticated Uptown...