Charlotte Foodie Adventures (March 30-April 5)

Grand Openings, Margarita Tastings, Beach Parties, Benefit Dinners, #InstaMeetup, and Brewfests.

Charlotte Foodie Adventures: March 30th – April 5th

EXPLORE CHARLOTTE’S FOOD & DRINK SCENE THIS WEEK.

 

THURSDAY, MARCH 30th

 

#InstaBeerUp @ NoDa Brewing, 6pm - 9pm

Want to meet your favorite Instagram friends in real life? Here’s your chance! Grab some friends and head on down to NoDa Brewing for this FREE meet-up! All you pay for is beverages… get ready to mingle!  

New Ownership Yappy Hour @ The Barker Lounge, 5pm - 8pm

The Barker Lounge has a new owner, Caitlin McLean, who wants to celebrate with you! Bring your pup and join her for Yappy Hour; there will be plenty of drinks and snacks. This is a free, kid-friendly, pup-friendly event. 

 

FRIDAY, MARCH 31st

Grand Opening Party @ CLT Find (in 7th Street Public Market), 4pm - 9pm

Enjoy an evening of music, sparkling wine, giveaways and tasty treats. This grand opening is going to be hoppin! Take a look at this line-up!

Free chair massages by Massage Works of Charlotte

Pimento cheese tastings by Queen Charlotte's Pimento Cheese Royale

Chef Alyssa's Kitchen onsite sampling spreads

King of Pops sampling their amazing popsicles

Dancing Bees Honey onsite sampling their local honey

Sweet Syrup sampling their immune boosting elderberry syrup

barCHOCOLATE onsite sampling their artisanal chocolates

Live music by Sai the Violinist

$2 Beer & Bite Day @ Lenny Boy Brewing Co., 3pm - 11pm

Choose from a variety of eight locally brewed beers for only $2 a pint! Cheers!

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 1st

Paradise City Release & Spring Beak Beach Party @ Birdsong Brewing Co., 12pm - 10pm  

Bring your friends and join Birdsong Brewing for their 6th Annual “Spring Beak” Party. This year you’ll expect a beach themed blast where they will be releasing a brand new year-round beer called Paradise City, a Session IPA. Yum. There will be live music, food trucks all day plus a special Paradise City Popsicle from King of Pops, Charlotte.

2017 Beer Me BrewFest @ 200 E. Bland Street, 12:30pm - 5:30 pm

Sample beers from local and reginal brewers while supporting a great charity, Habitat for Humanity, Charlotte. Tickets available here.

GENERAL ADMISSION

GATES OPEN AT 1:30PM

Exclusive Entry into the Brewfest

Four hours of sampling

A commemorative tasting glass

Live music & entertainment

Games & activities

Chance to vote best beer of the Brewfest

 

VIP ADMISSION

GATES OPEN AT 12:30pm

Everything General Admission gets +

Hour-early admission

Extra VIP votes for best beer

$5 Food Credit

 

DESIGNATED DRIVER

Admission

No tasting glass

Live music & entertainment

Games & activities

$5 Food Credit

 

SUNDAY, APRIL 2nd

April Front Porch Sundays Kickoff @ 2151 Hawkins Street, 12pm - 5pm

Bring the whole gang and enjoy an afternoon of food, fun, shopping, music, and beer. Shop 50 independent retailers from Charlotte and the surrounding region while sipping on a cold beer from Sycamore Brewing. To see a full list of the food trucks and retailers, visit their Facebook page.

Mother Shuckin’ Oyster Roast @ NoDa Brewing Company, 1pm - 6pm

Beer by the glass, clam chowder, and your choice of singles, buckets, or all-you-can-eat oysters… talk about a shuckin’ good time!

·        Mother Shucker Oyster Stout will be returning to the tap room, $6 per pint

·        Sea Level NC will be bringing oysters, $8 buckets or $40 all-you-can-eat

·        Haberdish is bringing Fried Chicken, mmmmm.

·        Growlers Pourhouse is bringing Italian Sausages which they will be grilling on-site.

 

MONDAY, APRIL 3rd

 Dinner to Benefit Middle Ground Farm @ Dogwood Southern Table, 6pm - 9pm

Support your local farmers at Middle Ground Farm in Monroe, NC. Meet Farmer Dan who supplies produce and meat to many Charlotte restaurants, including Dogwood Southern Table & Bar.  This fundraiser is to help him build his first Hydroponic System to grow greens year round for area chefs. Purchase tickets and make your reservations by calling Dogwood at (704) 910-4919.

 

TUESDAY APRIL 4th

 Blue Ridge Tap Takeover @ The Broken Spoke, 3pm - 11pm

Taste the High Country while having the convenience of staying in Charlotte! Featured breweries include: Wicked Weed, Appalachian Mountain Brewery, Greenman, Blind Squirrel, Hiwire, Noble, Pisgah, Highland, Granite Falls, and Oskar Blues.

Yogatopia @ Oak Room, 6:30pm - 7:30pm

This mixed-level Yoga class is led by some of the top teachers in the Charlotte region. Bargain Alert: this class is just $7. Stay afterwards for half-priced wine along with a nice selection of health conscious food options. The patio also has games to play with your fellow yogi’s including Giant Jenga, Ping Pong, Pool, Checkers, Skee Ball, Cornhole, and more. Tickets available here.

 

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5th

 Margarita Tasting @ Vida Cantina, 7pm - 9pm

Join Charlotte Margarita Lovers and sample 3 different margaritas for just $5. Tickets available here. Your ticket also includes access to ½ off Margaritas after the tasting.

MARGARITAS:

Partita - Jose Cuervo Tradicional, Organic Agave Nectar, Fresh Lime Juice

Skinny Margarita - El Jimador Blanco, Cointreau, Fresh Lime Juice, Zero Calorie Sweetener

Blood Orange Margarita - Familia Camarena Reposado, Blood Orange Juice, Fresh Lime Juice and Cane Sugar

 

WRITTEN BY JESSICA BENTLEY | @SLICEOFJESS

RECIPE INVENTOR, SPIRALIZER ADDICT, & LOCAL PRODUCE LOVER