Jul 18, 2016 - Food and Drink

14 grand openings that have already happened this summer

204 North

Concept: Restaurant and bar.

Neighborhood: Uptown

Full Agenda Story: INSIDER: Everything you need to know about 204 North


Blue Blaze

Concept: Brewery

Neighborhood: Seversville/West End

Agenda Pro Tip: Order the Germanic Blue Blaze altbier

Full Agenda Story: Charlotte beer comes full circle as Blue Blaze opens to the public


City Lights

Concept: Rooftop bar

Neighborhood: Uptown

Agenda Pro Tip: Order the Sparkle & Pop from King of Pops. It’s a combination of a glass of champagne topped off with a whole popsicle.

Full Agenda Story: FIRST LOOK: Poolside cabanas and popsicle cocktails at Craft City Social Club and City Lights Rooftop

city lights rooftop

Craft City Social Club

Concept: Poolside social club

Neighborhood: Uptown

Agenda Pro Tip: Go Saturdays and Sundays beginning at 10 a.m. for SPLASH Brunch.

Full Agenda Story: A new rooftop bar is opening Uptown

craft city social club


Concept: Beer garden and music hall

Neighborhood: Uptown

Agenda Pro Tip: Apart from the beer, try the Belgian style pretzels or the build your own bomber brat menu.

Full Agenda Story: Flight is opening Friday and will bring a beer garden mecca to Uptown

flight bar


Concept: Espresso bar

Neighborhood: South End

Agenda Pro Tip: Waffles on Saturdays.

Full Agenda Story: Huge turnout for HEX Espresso Bar grand opening. View menu and hours of operation


Joe’s Doughs

Concept: Doughnut shop

Neighborhood: NoDa

Agenda Pro Tip: They offer vegan and gluten-free doughnuts.

Full Agenda Story: Joe’s Doughs opens tomorrow. See the menu, prices and most popular items


King of Pops

Concept: Popsicle shop

Neighborhood: South End

Agenda Pro Tip: Try a chocolate dipped popsicle.

Full Agenda Story: King of Pops has a new storefront and they’re handing out free pops all weekend

king of pops south end

Moo & Brew

Concept: Burger and beer joint

Neighborhood: Plaza Midwood

Agenda Pro Tip: The Bloody Mary comes with a cheeseburger garnish, get it.

Full Agenda Story: FIRST LOOK: Moo & Brew is opening on Central Avenue next week

Moo & Brew Patio

Not Just Coffee

Concept: Coffee shop

Neighborhood: Uptown

Agenda Pro Tip: Get the avocado toast and sit at the window area facing the street if you need a cool spot to work.

Full Agenda Story: Is Charlotte cool enough for avocado toast?


Rai Lay Thai

Concept: Thai street food

Neighborhood: South End

Agenda Pro Tip: Venture beyond standard thai dishes and try sai hoa (Thai herb sausage, $6), hoy tod (oyster pancake, $17), or moo ping (grilled pork skewers, $6).

Full Agenda Story: Rai Lay is bringing Thai street food to South End next week. See the menu

rai lay thai charlotte

Rico’s Acai

Concept: Superfruit bowl

Neighborhood: Uptown

Agenda Pro Tip: If you eat it as a meal replacement (as it’s intended), the sticker shock lessens.

Full Agenda Story: Rico’s Acai has expanded to 7th Street Public Market


Taziki’s Mediterranean Cafe

Concept: Mediterranean cafe

Neighborhood: Midtown

Agenda Pro Tip: Favorites include Lamb Gyro and Grilled Chicken Feast

Full Agenda Story: Midtown Mediterranean Showdown: Taziki’s opens June 14 near Zoes Kitchen



Concept: Casual Middle Eastern street food

Neighborhood: SouthPark

Agenda Pro Tip: You have to get hummus and you have to get the falafel. For a main dish, order the Yafo Shawarma.

Full Agenda Story: Mediterranean street food concept Yafo Kitchen is now open in SouthPark and will dominate

entrance of yafo kitchen

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