Charlotte Foodie Adventures (May 18th - May 24th)

Cheese & Cider Pairings, Restaurant Celebrations, Patio Parties, and much more!

Charlotte Foodie Adventures: May 18th – May 24th  

EXPLORE CHARLOTTE’S FOOD & DRINK SCENE THIS WEEK.

 

THURSDAY, MAY 18th

Five Year Anniversary Bash @5Church, 6pm

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Join 5Church as they celebrate 5 years! This cocktail attire event will have music by DJ Jamie Overcash, a tasting menu by Chef Jamie Lynch and complimentary wine & beer with dinner. If you can’t make dinner, stop by at 9pm for their big party, as they will be celebrating far into the night.

 

Mr. Potato Head @Alive After 5 at the Epicenter, 5pm

Welcome to the largest weekly happy hour & free entertainment celebration in Charlotte. Alive After Five is the perfect destination for friends and co-workers to gather, unwind, and listen to great music while enjoying a tasty beverage. Kick start your weekend every Thursday in style! Official after-parties are held at Whiskey River, BlackFinn, SUITE, Vida, Strike City and Bubble.

 

FRIDAY, MAY 19th   

Plaza Patio Party @Healthy Home Market, 5pm

Spend your Friday night hanging out on the patio! There will be live music, games, beer and food samples, gift basket raffles, plus much more. This is a FREE event that’s open to the public.

 

Cider & Cheese Tasting @Red Clay Ciderworks, 7pm

Photo from Orrman’s Cheese Shop Facebook

Photo from Orrman’s Cheese Shop Facebook

Taste a variety of cheeses from Orrman's Cheese Shop that are paired beautifully with locally made Red Clay Cider. Space is limited to 14 guests, so don’t wait to book your reservation. Tickets are just $18 and can be purchased here.

 

Rust Buckett Food Truck Rally @Cotswold, 5:30pm

Looking for something to do with the whole family? There will be games for the kids, live music provided by Rust Buckett, and it’s even dog friendly. This is a FREE event for the public. Address:  3115 Providence Road, Charlotte.  

 

SATURDAY, MAY 20th  

2nd Annual Bacon Fest @Sycamore Brewing, 12pm

Baconfest was such a HUGE hit last year that they’ve brought it back!

Food Trucks:
Papi Queso Food Truck
Gyro Twins Truck
OooWee BBQ
Ganache
Mel's BLT Kitchen
The Improper Pig
Vito's Pizza Truck
Sandwich Food Truck

Live music from 2pm by #ThrowbackThursday

Great Selection of Beer, Wine, Cider by Sycamore Brewing.

 

Mixology with Bob Peters with Wooden Robot @Earls Grocery, 2:30pm

Photo via Earl’s Grocery Facebook

Photo via Earl’s Grocery Facebook

Learn from the best and join Bob Peters as he shows how to mix summer beer-based cocktails with Wooden Robot’s sour beers! This event is FREE and open to the public.

 

5th Annual Charlotte Beer Festival @Rooftop 210, 3pm

Sample multiple flavors of beer and listen to live music as you enjoy craft brews from some of your favorite breweries. Buy your tickets here.

General Admission - $20

Ticket includes all drink sampling tickets and commemorative sampling glass.

VIP Admission Ticket - $30

Early admission for sampling and a Charlotte Beer Festival T-shirt

 

Dat Hip Hop Fest @Lenny Boy Brewing, 3pm

Current line-up includes:

FOOD
A Bao Time low country boil: 2pm. While supplies last. $14/plate
Shrimp +Andouille sausage + Corn on the cob + Red skin potatoes + Onion
Comes with cocktail sauce and herbed butter.

MUSIC
Headlining act: Aarodyn Amics, 4-7pm
Instrumental night jam: Dave Holmes, 8-10pm

 

SUNDAY, MAY 21st  

Festa Italiana Charlotte @Gateway Village, 1pm

Photo via Festa Italiana Charlotte FB Page

Photo via Festa Italiana Charlotte FB Page

This will be Charlotte’s 12th Annual Italiana Food and Wine Festival! Enjoy an afternoon filled with art, music, wine and fine Italian cuisine! There will be activities for the kids as well. Tickets are available here.  

 

Breakfast for Dinner Fundraiser @The Peculiar Rabbit, 5pm

Cocktails + Live Music + 5 Course Breakfast-For-Dinner Menu = A grand time! Join Prosocialites for a great fundraising event that benefits their Empowers Program. Tickets are going fast, get yours here.

 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 24th   

Veuve Clicquote Champagne Dinner @Fahrenheit, 6:30pm

Join Fahrenheit Charlotte as they are honored to present special guest and winemaker Bertrand Veroquieri, who will show off and talk about his champagnes while pairing delicious food offerings from Chef Dave.

Call 980-237-6718 for details and reservations.

WRITTEN BY JESSICA BENTLEY | @SLICEOFJESS

RECIPE INVENTOR, SPIRALIZER ADDICT, & LOCAL PRODUCE LOVE