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 no one else is going in Charlotte.¬† The concept is unique in its simplicity.¬† Block & Grinders stated goal is to go back to basics to deliver a menu that celebrates and appreciates only the freshest ingredients.¬† They deliver by keeping the focus on the food with farm to table ingredients like premium beef, organic meats and wild game.
Block and Grinder is also a fully functioning Butcher Shop.¬† Every meat selection at the counter is hand cut on site.¬† The steak burgers are ground fresh daily.¬† We tried one last night and it was unlike any other burger you can get in Charlotte.¬† It was in a different class than you find in the many burger bars we have popping up all over the city.¬† Corned Beef and Pastrami is brined, smoked, steamed and cut in house.
Executive Chef Kent Graham has not released his full menu yet.¬† He has promised to encourage guests to eat outside their typical box by featuring seasonal menu items and wild game.¬† Graham who is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America has cooked in some of the finest restaurants across the United States including Atlanta, New York and California.
Block & Grinder has a comfortable feel to it.¬† It will be a “foodie” favorite.¬† It also has a fully stocked bar and an extensive wine list.¬† The official Grand Opening is this Monday, March 18th.¬† Go there early because their will definitely be a buzz about the place and you want to be in the know about the hot new restaurants.