Jun 12, 2015 - Food and Drink

What’s a #patiotakeover? ROCKSALT partners with Unknown, NoDa, Sugar Creek & Birdsong



News Briefing

ROCKSALT is launching an event series called #patiotakeover. The series begins on June 21 (Father’s Day) and continues throughout the summer.

The Facts

  • #patiotakeover is a summer beer series where local breweries take over ROCKSALT’s patio on weekends.
  • Breweries will offer beers for sale and give away goodies while Chef Jay’s crew feverishly shucks oysters.
  • ROCKSALT is known for their tasty seafood and oyster bar as well as their wood-fired grill. They offer fresh oysters and clams, shucked to order from the Rappahannock Oyster Company.
  • ROCKSALT is all about sustainable seafood here. Hence, you will find the ever so popular Chilean Sea Bass at this restaurant. Chef Jay Pierce, uses the best, local and seasonal ingredients that he can get his hands on.
  • Bar has a good local selection of beer, wine (prosecco on tap), ciders and cocktails.
  • Located in the back area of Park Road Shopping Center – 512 Brandywine Rd.
  • Open for lunch and dinner. Sun-Thurs: 11:30am-10pm, Fri-Sat: 11:30am-11pm.
  • Management: Executive Chef – Jay Pierce, General Manager – Jessica Opperman, Proprietor – Travis Croxton.


“We just want to do fun things. We want to be the neighborhood hang out, on our patio, in our bar, after work, after dinner. Who doesn’t love oysters and beer?” – Jay Pierce, ROCKSALT Executive Chef


*Unknown Brewing Company will kick off the #patiotakeover off with their Scratch and Sniff IPA and Southern Hospitali-tea on tap. Cans of Over the Edge and Pregame will be available as well.

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  • They’ve begun some “whimsical offerings” as Chef Jay Pierce calls it during the week. They encourage patrons to “steal” their logo pint glasses on Sunday nights with the purchase of a beer. They also give away Koozie on “Koozeday”

Today and every Sunday, when you buy a draft beer, we’ll look the other way as you “Steal the Glass!” #NCBeer #CLT

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  • Half price, raw bar fresh oysters from 11:30am- 4pm each Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
  • Recommendations: Brutus Salad, anything on the half shell, mussels, and the Halibut Steak. I love how they take fish that perhaps diners are not familiar with and prepare it in a fun way.
  • Sit at the high top table by the kitchen. It’s fascinating to see your food being prepared for you right then and there. Great view of their famous, wood-fired grill.

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