Mar 14, 2024 - Food and Drink

Southern comfort chain will replace EpiCentre's Vida Cantina in uptown

Kitchen + Kocktails

Photo: Courtesy of Kitchen+ Kocktails

Queen City Quarter's list of tenants continues to grow. Its latest addition is Dallas-based restaurant Kitchen + Kocktails, which also has locations in Chicago and Washington, D.C.

Why it matters: Kitchen + Kocktails is the first of many businesses that will open in what was formerly known as the EpiCentre.

What to expect: Kitchen + Kocktails specializes in Southern comfort food, with menu highlights including fried hot honey chicken, surf and turf, fried catfish and shrimp and grits.

  • It also has 17 cocktails, six frozen drinks, seven mocktails plus wine. It also has Instagrammable cocktails like the True Flame, a "fiery presentation drink," a press release describes.

The space: The two-story restaurant will have plenty of seating across 3,500 square feet. It'll also have a floral backdrop and marble flooring similar to its other locations.

  • Expect a mixture of music playing in the background from old-school hip-hop to new pop hits to set the vibe.

What's next: Kitchen + Kocktails will open this May in the former Vida Cantina space at 210 E. Trade Street.

Other tenants opening at Queen City Quarter include:

  • Cajun Market: A fast-casual creole spot that will open in spring 2024.
  • Lottie's Cafe: Nostalgia Hollow Co.'s new business opens this spring 2024.
  • Super Icy Brothers: Carolina Place's alcohol-infused Italian ice spot opens summer 2024.
  • Plus, an Instagrammable museum called Portal 123 will open in spring 2024.
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Photo: Courtesy of Kitchen + Kocktails
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