Where to have your EASTER BRUNCH in Charlotte This Year

Ready or not – Easter’s on its way. Let the professionals handle the cooking this year and book your reservations now for one of these Easter brunches in Charlotte:

BLT Steak

Brunching hours: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Menu highlights: Enjoy specialty brunch favorites including prime rib, steak and eggs, lobster grilled cheese (pictured), bananas foster French toast, a variety of omelets and more. Preview the full menu here.

Reserve: Online or call 704.972.4380.

 

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Masters Watch Parties, Black Film Fest, Pop Up Picnic, Wine Fest, Moo&Brew, Oyster Roasts & More. What To Do This Weekend in Charlotte – 4/13

Whether you’ll head to an evening gala, don your gardening gloves or sit back and watch the Masters, we’ve got your day-by-day guide of what to do and where to go this weekend in Charlotte:

3rd Annual VolunBEERing™
NoDa Brewing Company | 12 – 3 p.m.

As the finale of DO GOOD Week, which runs through April 13, this hands-on volunteering event gives attendees the chance to help a variety of local non-profits in one afternoon at the brewery. While you’re giving back, enjoy eats from the TIN Kitchen food truck and live music by Ellie Morgan.

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SHARE Charlotte: 9 Unique Ways for Teens to Give Their Time

Let’s face it- service hours can sometimes feel like that thing you “have to do” with your free time, instead of that thing you are looking forward to doing in your spare time. But, what if you used your service hours as a time to explore your own interests and strengthen your skill set while doing GOOD? Sounds like a win-win to us.

Check out these local nonprofits below that offer unique and creative ways for teens to fulfill service hours!  Like what you see? Please SHARE these opportunities with others!

Don’t see an opportunity that is perfect for you? Fear not- there are hundreds more to choose from at dogoodweekclt.org.

  1. For those who are handy with a hammer, Habitat for Humanity is looking for volunteers ages 16 and older to help with construction, repair, their retail store and more.

  2. Did you know you can volunteer without leaving your house? The Humane Society is looking for remote volunteers to build a dog house, organize a fundraiser or complete a Wish List Scavenger Hunt!

  3. If you love horses, this opportunity is for you: Shining Hope Farms offers students ages 13 and up the opportunity to volunteer during student sessions, do stable work, and even help plan and execute special events!

  4. Enjoy the warm weather outdoors this spring and summer by volunteering at The First Tee as a golf coach. No experience is necessary and the position is open to teens ages 14 and up.

  5. If you are interested in becoming a teacher, Lakewood Preschool is looking for tutors to help their students practice language and math skills through activities, games, and books.

  6. Calling all junior tech wizards: The Harvest Center is looking for volunteers ages 13 and up to help guests learn basic computer skills in their Teddy Technology Lab. Volunteers can also assist guests build their resume and job search.

  7. Enjoy the great outdoors at Wing Haven as a Seed Guide. Volunteers ages 13 and up will roam the gardens, engage with young visitors and families, and do light garden maintenance and no gardening experience is necessary.

  8. It’s time to PARTY! TOSCO Music is hosting their 30th Anniversary party and needs volunteer musicians and amateur singers ages 13 and up to singalong to oldies at senior centers.

  9. Those that are passionate about the refugee community can care for refugee children at the Catholic Charities Diocese of Charlotte’s After School Program. Volunteers ages 15 and up will get to work with children from all over the world ages K-8 doing everything from helping with crafts to playing sports.

Still hungry? Take a few more bites.
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Don’t be that person—local bartenders dish on bar etiquette

A night out on the town can range from being fun and chill to being an all-out rager, where you wake up missing a shoe. Whether you remember your night out or not, there are always a group of people who do—your bartenders. They see and hear everything.

They also want to make sure that you, your friends and other patrons have the best time possible. To ensure that you aren’t that guy or girl, here are some etiquette lessons from some of Charlotte’s favorite bartenders.

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(6) Don’t be sloppy

“Something I know every bartender has experienced and has dreaded at some point … cutting people off,” said Amanda Britton, head bartender at Bardo Restaurant.

“I don’t know a single bartender who gets great joy out of cutting your guests off. We want to make sure all of our guests are enjoying themselves responsibly, but also protecting the guest, ourselves and the establishment. When a guest gets upset, it only makes the situation harder and, no doubt, we won’t get you another drink. So be cool. We’re just doing our job.”

(7) North Carolina is tripping

“I wish guests knew more about our outdated liquor laws,” Britton said. “While these laws make your bartenders’ lives more difficult, it may not be in a way that’s obvious to the guest. If you’re a passionate drinker and enjoy imbibing, ask your bartender what hurdles they have trying to grow their bar program and how you can help make some change. The more people that know, the louder our voices are.”

Marshall also wants to remind everyone about the law regarding last call in North Carolina, as “drinks cannot be served after 2 a.m.” While other states may not have the same law, it’s “2 a.m. and goodnight” in the state, including in the fair Queen City.

 

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Share Charlotte – Crisis Management

Fox 46 and Share Charlotte are getting results during National Volunteer Week. Liana Humphrey and Rachel Thompson of Crisis Assistance Ministry join us to discuss how you can get results for their agency.

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Where to go for Easter brunch

Springtime is here, and Easter brunch should be on your radar. Easter this year is on Sunday, April 21, and reservations are going quickly. Everyday brunch is great for your bottomless mimosa needs and homestyle potato cravings, but Easter brunch should be something special. Restaurants that usually don’t offer brunch create a unique menu and offer a new experience, while other restaurants kick up their weekly brunch menus with new offerings and specials for the holiday. We’re having a hard time narrowing down which place we want to go to for Easter brunch this year. Do you pick the place you know is consistent with brunch or do you try a new place? The menus we’ve seen this year look sharp, the choices are tough. If you’re going with family, pick a place you know will please the majority buffet style. If you’re going with friends or a small niche group, try a new place and indulge. Here are the places offering special menus for Easter. This list will be updated. —Justin Burke-Samson

 

  • The Stanley, Elizabeth – three-course prix fixe brunch starting at $40 per person with an a la carte menu for children under 12. All beverages a la carte.
  • Upstream, SouthPark – seafood brunch buffet, $44.95 per adult and $17.95 pre children. Brunch offered from 10:00 a.m. through 4:00 p.m.
  • Mimosa Grill, Uptown – classic brunch and Mediterranean style buffet with drink specials, $45.95 per adult and $19.95 per children.
  • Angeline’s, Uptown – classic brunch buffet with Italian pastries, $40 per adult, $20 kids 12 and under. From 8:00 a.m. through 2:00 p.m.
  • BLT Steak, Uptown –  the restaurant’s usual a la carte menu with additional Easter specials.
  • Hello, Sailor, Cornelius – waterfront brunch buffet, $35 per adult and $15 per children. From 11:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m.
  • Aqua e Vino, South Charlotte – traditional Italian four-course lunch, $60 per person. From 11:00 a.m. through 3:00 p.m.

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Charlotte Restaurant Openings & Closings, Coming Soons, New Menus & Other Food News for April

From anticipated openings to new menus and foodie events, the spring weather will bring fresh flavors to the Queen City. Experience all the season has to offer with our round-up of the latest must-know news.

Fran’s Filling Station

Stop by Fran’s in Dilworth to enjoy their sunny patio (opening April 25) and weekly specials:

  • Monday: Fran’s offers $3 local and regional draft beer and $10 flatbreads.
  • Monday and Tuesday: Kids under 12 years old eat free in the taproom while space permits. 1 free kids entree w/ purchase of 1 adult entree.
  • Monday – Thursday: Great for date night, girl’s night out, or just because, Fran’s Prix Fixe Menu includes an appetizer, two entrées and a bottle of wine for just $50.
  • Wednesday and Thursday: Girls Night Out with 1/2 priced bottles of wine.

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Get to know the freshest new businesses to launch in Charlotte

Interested in getting the lowdown on the freshest new spots in Charlotte? From a brunch spot to a sports bar, read on for a list of the newest destinations to arrive near you.

Pink Cactus

A newcomer to South Park, Pink Cactus is a bar that’s located at 4423 Sharon Road. 

Look for the watermelon jalapeño margarita and the pear mojito on the drink menu. Pair your cocktails with dishes such as the fajita jalapeños and mango fire shrimp. Take a gander at the full menu here

With 3.5 stars from 19 reviews on Yelp, the newcomer has gotten a decent response from patrons.

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Restaurant Bites: What’s new and what’s coming to a menu near you

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – As several new restaurants opened across the Charlotte area in March, uptown lost a couple of longstanding eateries.

Among those uptown Charlotte closures was Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery, which closed on the edge of First and Fourth wards in late March after a run of 20-plus years.

And Charlotte veteran restaurateur Pierre Bader closed his City Smoke barbecue spot in early March after seven years in operation. Bader, however, will add a new concept in that 3,000-square-foot space in Bank of America Corporate Center — a wine bar that dishes up Italian small plates.

Some other restaurant spaces that have been vacant for months are now filling up. That includes 3,000 square feet at 4423 Sharon Road in SouthPark, once home to Treehouse Whiskey and Fork. It’s been replaced by a Southwest-inspired eatery called Pink Cactus Bar Kitchen. Across town, in NoDa, a “neighboring gathering spot” is slated to take over 2,400 square feet formerly occupied by Solstice Tavern at 3321 N. Davidson St. That restaurant closed last November.

 

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SHARE Charlotte: JUSTICE INITIATIVES

Good Day and SHARE Charlotte are teaming up to introduce you to your next volunteer opportunity. Sign up with Justice Initiative at volunBEERing at NoDA Brewing Saturday, April 13 at noon.

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