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Meet The Brewers Charlotte Tap Takeover At VBGB On April 22nd

Meet The Brewers Charlotte Tap Takeover At VBGB On April 22nd

North Carolina has more craft breweries than any other state in the South and Charlotte’s hops are among the top with eight breweries in operation and three more on the way. Help us celebrate th... »

Oak Table Reviving Downtown Columbia Restaurant Scene

Oak Table Reviving Downtown Columbia Restaurant Scene

The Oak Table is a relatively new and trendy spot, perfectly situated in downtown Columbia across from the state house. Dishing up their interpretation of “modern American cuisine for progressive pala... »

Chef Mottola at e2 emeril’s eatery Renews The Menu For Spring

Chef Mottola at e2 emeril’s eatery Renews The Menu For Spring

Spring is the season of renewal, and e2 emeril’s eatery is taking its cues from Mother Nature. The restaurant, known for its New Orleans-inspired American cuisine, has new lunch and dinner menu offeri... »

A Chef’s Life Does Kinston Proud & Wins A Peabody Award

A Chef’s Life Does Kinston Proud & Wins A Peabody Award

The 73rd Annual Peabody Awards winners were announced last week on CBS This Morning.  A Chef’s Life, the PBS series starring Chef Vivian Howard, is among the recipients. The show takes viewers inside ... »

Road Trippin’ North Of Chicago: Milwalky Trace

Road Trippin’ North Of Chicago: Milwalky Trace

In my other life, I get to travel outside NC from time to time. Hustling from customer to customer is busy work and I stay vigilant for local joints with full parking lots. The Google Maps and Yelp ap... »

Nan & Byron’s Changes Brunch in South End

Nan & Byron’s Changes Brunch in South End

Brunch is one of the highlights of the weekend. It is a chance to relax with friends and family and/or have a little hair of the dog that bit ya bloody Mary style. South End is becoming a brunch desti... »

e2 emeril’s eatery Spreads The Love On Valentine’s Day

e2 emeril’s eatery Spreads The Love On Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is less than a month away and the prudent are starting to think about where to take their sweetheart on February 14th. e2 emeril’s eatery is hosting a New Orleans-inspired dinner... »

Heist Brewery Rolls Out New Menu On January 14th

Heist Brewery Rolls Out New Menu On January 14th

We heard from Corri Smith over at Heist Brewery that Chef Rob Masone is set to roll out a new menu on January 14th. They are staying all cryptic about the actual new menu selections but they did drop ... »

A Wonderful Evening At e2 With Buffalo Trace Distillery

A Wonderful Evening At e2 With Buffalo Trace Distillery

“The word whiskey, which is a lovely word, comes from the Gaelic Uisce beatha which means Water of Life,” so say the Clancy Brothers before launching into the ballad Tim Finnegan’s W... »

A night at e2 with Buffalo Trace Distillery

A night at e2 with Buffalo Trace Distillery

Back around Halloween, restaurant kingpin Emeril Lagasse debuted a private whiskey from Buffalo Trace Distillery to patrons of his three Vegas restaurants. While the hand-picked Eagle Rare 10 year bou... »

Cowfish Dishes Up Sushi & Burgers With A Side Of Surrealism

Cowfish Dishes Up Sushi & Burgers With A Side Of Surrealism

Can’t say I was surprised when we arrived at the Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar after sunset last Wednesday evening and the room stood at an hour and forty-five minute wait. I believe when I first vis... »

UPDATE: Bonterra’s Harvest Dinner Cancelled

UPDATE: Bonterra’s Harvest Dinner Cancelled

NEWS FLASH: Bonterra sent out news via their Facebook page that the inaugural Harvest Dinner and kick-off event for their seasonal dinner series has been cancelled. If all goes according to plan, they... »

Bradshaw Social House Opens Friday, June 21st

Bradshaw Social House Opens Friday, June 21st

The Bradshaw Social House is putting the finishing touches on their restaurant in the Robinson Farm development between the Stonecrest and Blakeney shopping centers. We recently received an email from... »

Block & Grinder Moves On

Block & Grinder Moves On

Restaurant Traffic caught up with Block & Grinder owner Jed Kampe this morning to see how things were going at his critically acclaimed South Charlotte restaurant.  He told us Executive Chef Kent ... »

Chillfire Bar and Grill Opens Today

Chillfire Bar and Grill Opens Today

Chillfire Bar and Grill opens to the public today or to be more accurate tonight.  They will be dinner only for the time being.  They had their VIP party on Saturday night and they were nice enough to... »

Chillfire Bar and Grill Opening in Denver

Chillfire Bar and Grill Opening in Denver

Chillfire Bar and Grill is opening next week.  Restaurant Traffic got our VIP Invitation to the Grand Opening Celebration today.  Chillfire is a concept from the group that brought you Epic Chophouse ... »

Vine American Kitchen Defies The Conlan Circle Curse

Vine American Kitchen Defies The Conlan Circle Curse

I gotta admit. When I saw a new restaurant going into the seemingly cursed space off Conlan Circle near the Gates of Ballantyne, I suspected the new owners were either gluttons for punishment or seaso... »

Block & Grinder Makes a Statement on VIP Night

Block & Grinder Makes a Statement on VIP Night

Owner Jed Kampe and his crew raised the stakes for Queen City Restaurants at their official VIP Grand Opening Party.  A star is born with his latest creation Block & Grinder.  Kampe is going where... »

Zink American Kitchen’s Departing Shot

Zink American Kitchen’s Departing Shot

I heard rumbles Zink was on the outs a couple days before I visited the SouthPark eatery during Charlotte Restaurant Week. By now Zink’s closing is old news and they join the faithfully-departed... »

Zink Shuts it Down in Southpark

Zink Shuts it Down in Southpark

Zink will serve it’s last meal Sunday.  Tom Sasser (shown at left) announced the closing a couple of weeks ago citing slowing sales.  Sasser said to look for some of Zink’s favorite menu i... »

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