Bulla Gastrobar’s new winter menu includes its Tarta Santiago.

Bulla Gastrobar’s new winter menu includes its Tarta Santiago.  CHARLOTTEFIVE

Goodbye 2019 and hello 2020. There are a lot of changes happening at restaurants throughout the Queen City this month — new year, new menu.

In addition to menu changes and updates, January also sees the return of Queen’s Feast (Charlotte Restaurant Week). From Jan. 17-26, area restaurants will offer special menus and some of their signature dishes for a fraction of the price. Try someplace new and take advantage of the various specials.

We’ve rounded up some of the updated menu and drink options, daily specials and food-focused events happening in the Queen City in January. (If prices are not listed, they are not yet available.)


101 W. Worthington Ave., Suite 110

Barcelona Wine Bar has a new wine by the glass called Le Naturel, which is a Grenache blend from a small wine producer in Navarra, Spain. It is medium bodied with flavorful blueberry, raspberry and black current and violet. The wine is available by the bottle, glass, or as part of the restaurant’s Grenache on the Rocks flight tasting.


Multiple locations

Brixx is rolling out a new lunch menu at select Charlotte-area locations. Starting in early January, guests can order lunch portions of dishes such as the Roasted Chicken Penne and the IMPOSSIBLE™ Sausage & Parmesan Pasta Bolognese.

Brixx is also introducing two new fresh-made bowls — the Caribbean Bowl and the Chili Lime Bowl.


4310 Sharon Road, Suite W01

This month, Bulla Gastrobar is launching a new winter menu. Items include:

  • Bombas de Rabo
  • Tarta Santiago
  • Piquillos Rellenos
  • Carrilleras Con Fideos
  • Clams Fideua
  • Grilled Octopus
  • Oxtail Coca

In addition to these new menu items, Bulla is also offering a prix fixe lunch menu option as a way to create a lighter, faster option.


9816 Rea Road

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New on the menu at Burtons Grill & Bar’s Blakeney location is a braised short ribs dish served with mashed potatoes and maple mustard bacon Brussels sprouts. Courtesy of Burton’s Grill & Bar CHARLOTTEFIVE

This month, Burtons Grill & Bar’s Blakeney location is introducing new items and a new special.

Braised short ribs served with mashed potatoes, maple mustard bacon Brussels, au jus, roasted tomato and a horseradish relish.

8-spice paleo bowl made with cauliflower rice, turmeric rub, julienne vegetables, roasted tomato and zucchini salad, pickled onions, toasted almonds, cilantro, and chimichurri. Diners can also add salmon to their bowls.

Maple grilled chicken sandwich topped with applewood smoked bacon, caramelized red onions, arugula, cranberry and maple dijonnaise, served on griddled ciabatta bread.

In addition to these menu updates, the Burtons Blakeney location is also partnering with its local Regal Cinema for a dinner and a movie special. For $55, you can get two entrees, two movie tickets and a bottle of wine.


4905 Ashley Park Lane, Suite J

Corkbuzz has just released a new house menu, which features dishes such as ricotta gnocchi made with wild mushrooms, mascarpone and parmesan ($23), apple orchard salad made with blue cheese, candied pecans and apple cider vinaigrette ($12) and scallops served with roasted beets, goat cheese risotto, blood orange beurre-blanc and beet chips ($28).

In addition to its new menu, the weekly specials for the month of January include:

  • Monday: Half priced bottles
  • Tuesday: Half off wine by the glass
  • Wednesday: Half off specialty cocktails
  • Thursday: All wine by the glass and bottle rose are half priced


1115 N. Brevard St. in Optimist Hall

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Honeysuckle Gelato’s winter lineup includes pecan pie topped with your choice of gelato, such as Caramel Apple Cheesecake. Courtesy of Honeysuckle Gelato CHARLOTTEFIVE

Honeysuckle Gelato has rolled out its gelato flavors for winter, including:

  • Caramel Apple Cheesecake
  • German Chocolate Cake (Vegan)
  • Peppermint Bark
  • French Toast
  • Bourbon Gingerbread
  • Earl Grey

In addition to these flavors, it is also adding a Pecan Pie a la mode option, which can be used as a base and you can add your favorite flavor on top.


Multiple locations

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Apple pie is joining the menu at Midwood Smokehouse. Courtesy of Midwood Smokehouse CHARLOTTEFIVE



Midwood Smokehouse is adding its award-winning Brunswick stew to the menu, as well as apple pie and broccoli casserole.


2921 N. Tryon St.

Throughout December, NoDa Brewing Company will be hosting numerous events including live music, trivia and events to fundraise for different charities.

This month is a big month for NoDa releases. On Jan. 3, Winter Bock will be released, on Jan. 10, Captain Peanut Butter will be released, the release party for Citra Pale will be on Jan. 17, Strataganza will be released on Jan. 24, and finally, Tart to Finish will be released on Jan. 30.

In addition to all the things going on at the North Tryon location, the OG location on North Davidson Street hosts bingo every Sunday night at 6 p.m.


715 Providence Road

This month, Stagioni has released the Olio Nuevo tasting menu that includes four different olive oils harvested in November from Italy — two from Tuscany and two from Sicilia, all for $50.


5336 Docia Crossing Road

The newest Studio Movie Grill in Prosperity Village offers more food and beverage options, such as an sesame-seared ahi tuna bowl. Courtesy of Studio Movie Grill CHARLOTTEFIVE



The latest Studio Movie Grill location opened in December in the Prosperity Village area of Charlotte (the original is in the Epicenter). The newest location offers more food and beverage options for movie patrons to enjoy during their show. Some highlights include the heirloom tomato avocado toast ($10 or $13 with chicken added), the sesame-seared ahi tuna bowl ($15) and the brisket sliders ($13).


Multiple locations

Yaya’s Stuffed Cabbage is among the new offerings at Yafo Kitchen. Courtesy of Yafo Kitchen CHARLOTTEFIVE



This month, Yafo Kitchen is launching two new menu items: Yaya’s Stuffed Cabbage and the Sabzi Soup, which were both inspired by Chef Shai’s grandmother.



110 North College St.

Sunday: half price bottles of wine, 50% off dinner for first responders


2410 Park Road

  • Monday – Thursday: Prix fixe menu (1 app, 2 entrées and a bottle of wine) for $50; and half-priced bottle of wines.
  • Monday – Tuesday: Kids eat free (under 12, 1 free kids entree with purchase of 1 adult entree, dinner in taproom only, while space permits).
  • Monday: $3 draft beers (Fran’s only offers local and regional beers on tap); and $10 flatbreads


300 S. Tryon St.

Après Midi Menu (Monday-Friday, 3-6 p.m., bar and terrace only)

  • $1 East Coast Oysters (each)
  • $5 Mimosa Eggs
  • $5 Chef Olives
  • $6 Pomme Frites
  • $8 Seasonal Tart Flambé
  • $10 LBH Burger A La Carte
  • Charcuterie & Fromage Board (Mkt price)

Dinner menu daily specials:

  • Monday: Duck confit, lentils, apple and celery ($32)
  • Tuesday: Braised short rib, horseradish pomme purée ($30)
  • Wednesday: Boeuf bourguignon, pommes purée ($25)
  • Thursday: Confit lamb shank, housemade ratatouille ($32)
  • Friday: Roasted branzino, leek fondue, clams ($32)

(15) BARDO

1508 S. Mint St.

  • Mondays and Tuesdays: 20% off your meal when you eat at the bar (does not include alcohol)
  • Last Chance Wine List: when only one or two bottles of wine is remaining, it’s offered at a discount ($35/bottle, $8/glass)


Beer & Educational classes

Every Tuesday, drop-in from 5-8 p.m.


3123 N. Davidson St.

Hello, Sailor ‘s Guest Chef Series with Chef Meherwan Irani

Jan. 7, 7-10 p.m.

Hello, Sailor

20210 Henderson Road, Cornelius

Orin Swift Wine Dinner

Janu. 7 & 8, 7-9 p.m.

Foxcroft Wine Dilworth

1235 East Blvd., Suite I

Maker’s Mark Tasting with brand ambassador Sarah Poole

Jan. 18, 3p.m.

Dot Dot Dot

4237 Park Road

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The 6th annual Barrel Aged Fat Boy Breakfast is Jan. 25 at Olde Mecklenburg Brewery. Courtesy of Olde Mecklenburg Brewery CHARLOTTEFIVE

The 6th Annual Barrel Aged Fat Boy Breakfast

Jan. 25, 9-11 a.m.

Olde Mecklenburg Brewery

4150 Yancey Road

Hello, Sailor ‘s Guest Chef Series with Chefs Stephen Stryjewski Ryan Prewitt

Jan. 28, 7-10 p.m.

Hello, Sailor

20210 Henderson Road, Cornelius

Cocktail dinner at Dilworth Tasting Room

January 29, TBD

Dilworth Tasting Room

300 E. Tremont Ave.

Drink New Sh*t: Champagne Taste on a Beer Budget

Jan. 30, 6-8 p.m.

Fin & Fino

135 Levine Avenue of the Arts, #100


original article via Charlotte Five