February may be famous for being the month of love, but Charlotte restaurants are proving that there is more to the month than just chocolate and cupid. As the days and nights get colder, local restaurants are hosting events that are sure to heat things up.
In addition to not-to-be-missed events, we are also highlighting some recent news in the Queen City culinary world. This month, Charlotte becomes the 11th location for the Tasting Collective, a members-only pop-up dining experience. The Charlotte Tasting Collective will kick off on Feb. 3 at Haberdish (additional details below).
Get your calendars out and do something different this month.
Feb. 1, 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
327 S. Tryon St.
Feb. 1, 4-6 p.m.
Reid’s Fine Foods – Myers Park location
2823 Selwyn Ave.
Feb. 2, 3 p.m. -midnight
Merchant & Trade
303 S Church St.
Feb. 4, 7-9 p.m.
Foxcroft Wine Co. Dilworth
1235 East Blvd., Suite I
Feb. 5, all day
129 E. Fifth St.
Feb. 8, 3-5 p.m.
Foxcroft Wine Co.
The Dilworth, SouthPark and Waverly locations
Feb. 9, 4-7 p.m.
1100 Metropolitan Ave., #125
Feb. 9, 2-4 p.m.
Paco’s Tacos & Tequila
6401 Morrison Blvd., #8a
Feb. 9-16, during business hours
The Birkdale, Dilworth, Foxcroft and Blakeney locations
Feb. 10-16, during business hours
$1 from Bulla’s Rose Sangria will be donated to the American Heart Association in honor of Heart Awareness Month.
4310 Sharon Road
Feb. 11, 7 p.m.
Foxcroft Wine Co. Waverly location
7416 Waverly Walk Ave.
Feb. 13, 5-11:30 p.m.
Dot Dot Dot
4237 Park Rd., Unit B
Feb 16, 7:30 p.m.
2100 N. Davidson St.
Feb 18. 7 p.m.
Foxcroft Wine Co. SouthPark location
7824 Fairview Road
Feb. 21, 7 p.m.
303 S. Church St.
Feb. 22, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
6902 Phillips Place
Feb. 22, 3-4:30 p.m.
Dot Dot Dot
4237 Park Road, Unit B
Feb. 22, 1-3 p.m. (Reservations required, call 704-332-6159)
511 N. Church St.
Feb. 24, 7 p.m.
6189 Bayfield Pkwy., Concord
“Too Blessed to be Stressed,” a German Helles Lager, is a collaboration between NoDa and Plaza area breweries to celebrate the life of Brooks’ Sandwich House co-owner Scott Brooks, who was killed in December. The batch is to be split in kegs for each brewery taproom, and 100% of the proceeds of sales will be donated to Habitat for Humanity in honor of the restaurateur. Participating breweries are: NoDa Brewing Company, Protagonist, Birdsong Brewing Co., Free Range Brewing, Heist Brewery, Salud Cerveceria, Resident Culture Brewing Company, Pilot Brewing, Divine Barrel Brewing, Bold Missy Brewery and The Chamber by Wooden Robot
The Menagerie Hospitality Group has announced plans to open The Vintage Whiskey & Cigar Bar in South End in summer 2020. The Vintage, as it will be called, will feature a custom-built walk-in cigar humidor, an extensive whiskey collection, beer, wine and spirits, as well as a full-service espresso bar.
The teams behind Papi Queso and The Plaid Penguin have announced their first joint venture, Harriet’s Hamburgers. Scheduled to open in Optimist Hall in the summer of 2020, Harriet’s Hamburgers from the food to the décor will be a throwback to the diners of the 1950s.
Peppervine in SouthPark has been named one of Open Table’s best new restaurants. In addition to this award, in 2019, it was named as one of Wine Enthusiasts’ 100 Best Wine Restaurants in America.
Bossy Beulah’s Chicken Shack has extended its hours and will now be open from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
NC Red is now open for lunch. Its lunch menu will be served from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., and then the restaurant will reopen for dinner service at 5:30 p.m.
Amélie’s now offers oat milk in addition to whole milk and almond milk at all of its locations.
Tasting Collective, a New York-based dining club, has launched in Charlotte. Now in 11 cities, Tasting Collective is a pop-up dinner program that takes over top restaurants and creates a members-only, six-course dinner experience. The first dinner is on Feb. 3 at Haberdish. To become a member, you’ll need to request an invitation here. Annual membership costs $99 for the first 250 to join and $165 for every member after that. There’s room for about 1,000 members in total.
Capishe: Real Italian Kitchen’s second location in SouthPark will host a grand opening event on Feb. 20 from 6-9 p.m. Located at 6555 Morrison Blvd., the event will feature a buy one pizza, get one pizza free special (limit one per customer).
Fonta Flora Brewery opened its first Charlotte location in Optimist Hall on Jan. 30. Optimist Hall marks the brewery’s third location — joining the original taproom in Downtown Morganton and its production facility and taproom in Nebo.
article via Charlotte Five