Charlotte Foodie Adventures (May 4th - 10th)

Cinco De Mayo Parties, Latin Cooking Classes, Street Festivals, Craft Ginger-Ale Release, and Trivia Nights.  

Charlotte Foodie Adventures: May 4th – May 10th  

EXPLORE CHARLOTTE’S FOOD & DRINK SCENE THIS WEEK.

 

THURSDAY, MAY 4th

Cinco De Mayo Beer Dinner @Block Bistro (Huntersville), 7pm

Start celebrating Cinco De Mayo a day early with this 4-course dinner paired with 4 Mexican beers and a margarita. Tickets are just $35 for the whole package-- what a steal! RSVP at blockbistro@gmail.com or call 704-947-5109 to reserve seats.

 

Latin Street Food II Class @Chef Alyssa’s Kitchen, 6:30pm

If you haven’t tried one of Chef Alyssa’s cooking classes, you’re surely missing out. This class will feature a fusion of Latin cuisines that will soon become your favorite. We definitely recommend her classes for an interactive date night or night out with the gang. Tickets are available here.

Menu:

Arepas-- Venezuelan white corn cake filled with braised adobo chicken and avocado

Grilled Watermelon and Fried Cotija Cheese Salad

Stuffed Poblano Peppers-- With ground pork, spices, dry fruit and creamy walnut sherry sauce

Frijoles Charros—Mexican-style braised beans topped with fresh spring onion, jalapeno, cilantro and chicharrones

 

 

FRIDAY, MAY 5th   

EatWorkPlay's #CLTMixer @City Lights Rooftop Bar, 6pm 

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Join EatWorkPlay CLT as we kickoff our Summer Series at City Lights Rooftop at Le Meridien Hotel. The event will feature Mexican cocktails, food, music, and dancing curated for the social Young Professional. Network, mingle, have a blast!

15% of proceeds raised will go to benefit Second Harvest Food Bank to feed those in need in the Charlotte area.

 

Cinco De Mayo Food Truck Friday @Sycamore Brewing, 5pm

Hooray for a Mexican themed Food Truck Friday! There will be tacos, lager with limes, and good times. Keep a lookout for margarita-prosecco pops along with margarita-beer pops too!

 

Cinco De Drinko @ D9 Brewing Company (Cornelius), 5pm

Look forward to small batches brewed just for this event as well as margarita-inspired cocktails using D9’s award winning beers. Everything will be specially handcrafted by Bartender Larry from The Punch Room. La Movida Food Truck will be on site serving $2 tacos and music will be provided by HC Oaks Band.   

 

Cinco De Mayo Party @Vida Cantina, all-day starting at 11am  

Be a part of Charlotte’s biggest (FREE) Cinco De Mayo Party. There will be live music all day as well as great drink specials and delicious food features.  

 

 

SATURDAY, MAY 6th  

NoDa Day in May Street Festival @NoDa, 1pm   

Live music, food trucks, arts and crafts, and so much more! FREE ADMISSION. This is a kid-friendly event so bring the whole family.

DJ's for the Day:

BEARTRAX

Melodious Funk

Johnny D.

Chris Greene

Funktavius

Chuck Martin

 

Food Trucks:

Now Toasted

Wingz on Wheelz

Sals Roadside Eatery


 

Putting the OM in kOMbucha: Yoga Class @Lenny Boy Brewing, 10am

Photo via Work For Your Beer Facebook Event Page

Photo via Work For Your Beer Facebook Event Page

Each Saturday, Work For Your Beer hosts a 60-minute yoga class for just $5. Your ticket includes the cost of the class as well as a 6oz pour of kombucha.  

 

 

TUESDAY, MAY 9th  

Drinkin’ & Thinkin’ Trivia Night @Growler USA, 6:30pm

Grab your friends and join Growler USA for their weekly trivia night. Test your knowledge on current events, entertainment, and more!

 

 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 10th  

Anderson’s Conn Valley Wine Dinner @Essex Bar & Bistro, 6:30pm

Enjoy a night out in Uptown while sipping on five incredible wine selections paired with six of Essex’s signature dishes. 

Menu:

Shrimp & Scallop Ceviche paired with a 2015 Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyard, Sauvignon Blanc

Chicken Dim Sum paired with a 2013 Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyard, Chardonnay

Korean Pork Buns paired with a 2013 Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyard, Pinot Noir

Churrasco paired with a 2013 Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyard, Reserved Cabernet

Lamb Chop Lollipops paired with a 2013 Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyard, Eloge Strawberry Cheesecake

To reserve your seat call 980-406-3857.

 

Wine & Cheese Class @Orrman’s Cheese Shop, 5:30pm

Taste a variety of cheeses and wines, sourced both locally and from around the world, guided by Josh of the Assorted Table and Rachel from Orrman's Cheese Shop. Tickets are $25 and you will also receive 10% off any cheese purchases the night of the event.

 

Other Food & Drink News:

Photo Credit to LunahZon Photography

Photo Credit to LunahZon Photography

Starting this week, BLT Steak kicks-off their Seasonal Sandwiches To-Go. Say goodbye to that #SadDeskLunch and hello to delicious handhelds made with local ingredients from Kings Drive Market along with grain salads made with local, seasonal produce.    

Unknown Brewing has released their non-alcoholic Craft Ginger Ale! Have you tried one yet?#RefreshTheWayYouViewCraft

 

WRITTEN BY JESSICA BENTLEY | @SLICEOFJESS

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