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Jay Leno Spotted in South End

Jay Leno Spotted in South End

Former Tonight Show host Jay Leno was spotted in South End eating fried chicken from perennial favorite Price’s Chicken Coop.  Leno is in town performing his comedy show at the Belk Theater.  No... »

T.Mac Sports Grill Introduces Taco Tuesdays

T.Mac Sports Grill Introduces Taco Tuesdays

T.Mac Sports Grill (Taco Mac) is introducing Taco Tuesday to all 30 of their stores.  Guests can receive their choice of 2 Tacos for $6.  New Hand Crafted Tacos on the menu include Beer-Battered Fish,... »

South End Hops Festival is Today

South End Hops Festival is Today

The 2nd annual South End Hops Festival kicks off today at 1 pm.  The event celebrates craft beer, food trucks and live music and is held at 308 Carson Street at the corner of Mint Street.  Tickets are... »

Gut Busted: Moo & Brew Wins the Weekend

Gut Busted: Moo & Brew Wins the Weekend

It could be the best new festival Charlotte has to offer. The Moo & Brew burger and beer festival at the NC Music Factory was the ultimate indulgence this weekend with hundreds of beers (mostly lo... »

Wooden Robot Pouring Hop Rocks Sour at Salud

Wooden Robot Pouring Hop Rocks Sour at Salud

Restaurant Traffic stopped by the new Wooden Robot Brewery the other day to check on their progress.  Owner Dan Wade was kind enough to give us a brief tour through the construction.  The brewing tank... »

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Charlotte Craft Beer Week Kicking Off with South End Craft Beer Crawl on Saturday

Good news, beer lovers! Charlotte Craft Beer Week officially kicks off in South End with an all-day Craft Beer Crawl this Saturday, with free trolley rides throughout the district. The South End Craft... »

Sierra Nevada Opens Today in Asheville

Sierra Nevada Opens Today in Asheville

The moment beer lovers have eagerly awaited is on hand.  Sieaprra Nevada opens their gleaming new brewery today up in Asheville.  The Taproom and Restaurant will seat over 400 visitors and offer two d... »

Happy Birthday Unknown Brewing Co.

Happy Birthday Unknown Brewing Co.

One of Restaurant Traffic’s favorite CLT breweries is gearing up for a big 1 year anniversary celebration today.  Unknown Brewery has planned quite the party and will be kicking off the festivit... »

Hef’s Bar & Grill Opens Today

Hef’s Bar & Grill Opens Today

Hef’s Bar and Grill has their Grand Re-Opening Party today at noon.  Hef’s was a fixture in Myers Park for 10 years.  Owner Andy Tao decided the time was right to head into bigger digs so ... »

The Brass Tap Announces First Charlotte Location in Southend

The Brass Tap Announces First Charlotte Location in Southend

The Brass Tap has announced to Restaurant Traffic that they will open their first location in the former Dharma Lounge location in Southend.   Brass Tap is based out of Florida and the Charlotte franc... »

The Unknown Brewery: Beer “Without Boundaries”

The Unknown Brewery: Beer “Without Boundaries”

Closing in on their one year anniversary, Unknown Brewing Co.  is continuing to pick up steam in regards to what they bring to the CLT brewery scene. In just a year they have shown an impressive dedic... »

OMB (Olde Mecklenburg Brewery) Continues North Carolina Expansion

OMB (Olde Mecklenburg Brewery) Continues North Carolina Expansion

On the heels of a triumphant year that saw an impressive physical relocation, unprecedented growth, award-winning beer and national accolades, The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery is starting off 2015 with a ... »

Creative Loafing

Creative Loafing to Host its First Craft Beer and Burger Festival

Charlotte’s Creative Loafing will host its first annual craft beer and burger festival April 11, 2015. The Moo & Brew Craft Beer and Burger Festival will take place on the festival grounds of the ... »

OMB Named Top Brewery Tour in the US

OMB Named Top Brewery Tour in the US

Charlotte’s own Olde Mecklenburg Brewery was named as having the best brewery tour in the United States by the newspaper USA Today.  There are more than 3000 breweries currently operating in the... »

Biting in to The Rusty Onion

Biting in to The Rusty Onion

Team Traffic cruised in to The Rusty Onion earlier this week to check out what they had in store. If you haven’t heard of the Rusty Onion, you should definitely swing by for a cold one. It’s on the Ca... »

Life is Short – Get Your Fill at Craft Tasting Room & Growler Shop

Life is Short – Get Your Fill at Craft Tasting Room & Growler Shop

Last night Restaurant Traffic got a sneak peek of the newest addition to the CLT beer scene- Craft Tasting Room & Growler Shop. Located in South End (right behind one of our favorites, Unknown Bre... »

T.MAC Sports Grill Opens in Cary

T.MAC Sports Grill Opens in Cary

T.MAC Sports Grill (formerly Taco Mac) officially opened their first store yesterday in Cary at the Waverly Place Shopping Center.  The Cary store is their new more modern prototype.  The open design ... »

Unknown Brewing Starts Bottling and Canning

Unknown Brewing Starts Bottling and Canning

The Unknown Brewing Co. has started bottling and canning.  Their first beer being bottled is the Vehopciraptor Double IPA – 9.9% ABV so it packs a wallop.  It is brewed with 7 hop varietals and ... »

Park Lanes Holds SEC Alumni Kickoff Bash Today

Park Lanes Holds SEC Alumni Kickoff Bash Today

10 Park Lanes on Montford is holding the annual SEC Alumni Bash today.  The festivities start at 5 pm.  Each of the 14 schools will have their own tent set up.  There will be carnival games for the ki... »

Carolina Panthers

Draught Opens Just in Time for the Panther’s Season

I work and and live in the Third Ward area of Uptown. So, as you can imagine, Draught opening on Cedar St. is a Godsend. I had the pleasure of sampling the menu and select beers last during their medi... »

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