Charlotte Foodie Adventures - November

By: Jessica Bentley

Explore Charlotte's Food/Drink Scene

November 2, 2016

Beer Release, Yoga & Food @ Blue Blaze Brewing: 4PM – 9PM

Muddy Waters American Brown Ale (5.0% ABV) has a big hop presence with a malty backbone to support this American style brown. A clean spicy finish leaves you wanting another pint of your favorite new brown ale.

  • 6:30p-7:30p join Gayle Taggart with Good Vibes Wellness in the brew room for a suitable-for-all-levels yoga flow! Afterwards, stick around for a beer and Lobster Dog!

  • Lobster Dogs food truck serves gourmet Lobster, Shrimp, and Crab 'seafood dogs' in a toasted split top bun, and piled high with fresh seafood and topped with warm lemon butter and special seasonings.

Check out a full calendar of their November events here.

November 4, 2016

River’s Edge Craft Dinner @ U.S. National Whitewater Center: 7PM – 9PM

Join River’s Edge Bar and Grill for a five-course craft dinner by Executive Chef Michael Rayfield with a 6 ounce beer pairing for each course. Tickets are available here. They also have other dinners scheduled on November 11th (featuring Oskar Blues Brewery) & 18th (featuring Holy City Brewing)!

November 5, 2016

Sausagefest 2016 @ JJ’s Red Hots: 3PM – 7PM

The 5th Annual Sausagefest takes place on November 5th, 2016 at JJ's Red Hots in Dilworth. This is an intimate beer and sausage tasting event hosted in our parking lot and rooftop deck.  Ticket holders will receive an 8oz (half pint) "tasting" glass to fill throughout the event. Take these home as souvenirs... they're included in your entry fee! Tickets available here.

Highlights (included in entry fee):

  • Over 30 beers from 10 different local Charlotte breweries

  • A wide variety of sausages made EXCLUSIVELY for SausageFest

  • Live Music from The Whisky Dollars and Time Sawyer Band

  • House-made Corn Chowder Station

  • House-made Chips with dipping sauces

  • Other Local Goodies

November 5, 2016

Strange Brew @ Unknown Brewing Company: 6:30PM – 10PM

For the second year in a row, you’ll be able to sample some of the best local breweries’ creative brews that no one would expect. This unique event will include plenty of breweries participating in an epic adventure to compete against one another by brewing, filtering, or infusing the strangest beers ever created.

Your $20 ticket will give you access to try every one of these brews, several times, and vote on your favorite one! Tickets available here.

November 8, 2016

FREE Cupcake for Voters! @ SAS Cupcakes - Blakeney: 9:30AM – 8PM

SAS Cupcakes (who was featured on the Food Network) will be giving away a FREE CUPCAKE to each person who comes with an “I voted” sticker. Check out their website here. Flavors for the day will be:

  • Chocolate-Chocolate  

  • Chocolate-Vanilla

  • Triple Chocolate

  • Red Velvet

  • Vanilla-Chocolate

  • Vanilla-Vanilla

  • Chocolate Chip Mint

  • Cinnamon Toast

  • Coconut Cream Pie

  • Cotton Candy

  • Oreo

  • Pumpkin Spice

  • S’mores

  • Salted Caramel

November 9, 2016

Friendsgiving @ the Metropolitan: 6:30PM – 9PM

Be a part of the first ever Friendsgiving at the Metropolitan; ticket proceeds supporting local nonprofit Share Charlotte. Guests will enjoy a four-course meal (in partnership with Dresslers), complementary wine and beer, music and entertainment: all with a view of the Charlotte skyline. Cocktail Attire. Tickets available here.

  1. First Course: Thai Peanut Calamari with Wasabi Aioli, mixed grilled Sausages with Whole Grain Mustard, and Baked Pimento Cheese with Tomato Jam and Baguette.

  2. Second Course: House Salad with Mixed Greens & Candied Walnuts, Goat Cheese, Balsamic Vinegar.

  3. Third Course: (Choice of)

    • Heart of Ribeye with Mashed Potatoes and Asparagus.

    • Verlasso Salmon with Seasonal Risotto and Citrus Buerre Blanc.

    • Ashley Farms Chicken with Roasted Root Vegetables and Pan Sauce.

  4. Fourth Course: Mom’s Cheesecake.  

November 18, 2016

Raffaldini Wine Dinner @ Blue Restaurant and Bar: 6:30PM

Join Raffaldini Vineyards as they return to Blue Restaurant and Bar for a 5 course wine dinner. This is an unforgettable dining experience that you won’t want to miss. Tickets are $59.95 per person, advance reservations requested. Call 704.927.2583 to make your reservation before they sell out!

November 19, 2016

Beer Quest @ BB&T Ballpark: 12PM – 5PM

Join the All About Beer Magazine Team as they return to Charlotte for their second beer festival at BB&T Ballpark. There will be more than 75 different beers to sample at your leisure. General Admission tickets are $50 and include unlimited four-ounce tastings as well as educational seminars and beer education. Tickets available here.

November 19, 2016

Low Country Boil & Stout Home Brewing Contest @ Sugar Creek Brewing:  3PM – 7PM

An all-you-can-eat Low Country Boil community dinner with bottomless brews for a good cause. Chef Hunter from the Pompous Pig will be preparing pot after pot of finger-licking Low Country Boil. There will also be a first-serve Oyster Bar for your feasting festivities. If you’re a beer crafter, there’s a Stout contest where the winning beer will be featured in Sugar Creek’s very own tap room! See more details here.

November 20, 2016

Pearlz Oyster Roast @ Pearlz Oyster Bar Charlotte: 1PM – 4PM

Just $20 buys you an All-You-Can-Eat Oyster bar! Drink specials include $3 Mimosas, $4 OMB Drafts, $5 Bloody Mary’s and Live Music. There’s no better way to spend your Sunday Brunch!

Written by Jessica Bentley | @sliceofjess

Recipe Inventor, Spiralizer Addict, & Local Produce Lover