Mar 24, 2024 - News

A new chapter for Jimmy Pearls

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Cooper (left) and Johnson in front of their food truck. Photo: Axios archives

Today is the last day for Jimmy Pearls at The Market at 7th Street in Uptown, Axios' Laura Barrero writes. The James Beard-nominated owners will still hold pop-ups around the city, including a few at Free Range Brewing while they look for a new brick-and-mortar location.

Why it matters: Co-owners and chefs Daryl Cooper and Oscar Johnson are semifinalists for Best Chef: Southeast by the James Beard Foundation — Charlotte's only semifinalist nod for the prestigious culinary awards.

  • The beloved spot with a menu inspired by family traditions and Southern coastal fare reopened at The Market at 7th Street (224 E. 7th St.) in August 2022 after the pandemic.

What's next: "We are planning for the future. And the future is bright," the owners wrote on their Instagram.

  • Cooper says that they don't have a brick-and-mortar secured yet but they're actively searching for one in Charlotte.
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