Pie Five Pizza Co. in Matthews is featuring a Hatch Chile Pie through Sept. 29. The seasonal pie is topped with chicken, Hatch chiles, red onions, mozzarella and cheddar cheese and a spicy red pepper sauce. “Our customers loved our Hatch Chili Pie last year. They keep asking when we are bringing it back, and I am happy to say the answer is now,” chef Andy Wittman said. Pie Five serves artisan pizzas in a multitude of combinations all prepped and cooked on one of four crusts in five minutes or less.
• Pie Five Pizza Co.
1915 Matthews Township Parkway
Waldhorn celebrates its 15th annual Oktoberfest on Fridays and Saturdays Sept. 20 – Oct. 12. Enjoy live music and dancing outside under the beer tent while sampling the traditional menu: brats with sauerkraut, chicken pot pie, pork shank with sauerkraut and more. Side dish options include German potato salad, red cabbage and spatzle; desserts include apple strudel and cheesecake with berry sauce. German beers, wine and brandy will be on tap every weekend of the fest. A kids’ menu features a hot dog or penne with sauce. Full service, sit down meals will be available in the dining room only, with reservations accepted for parties of six or more. Dining room menu can be viewed online, along with complete Oktoberfest details.
12101 Lancaster Highway
The 15th annual Charlotte Oktoberfest will be held at the NC Music Factory 12:30 -6 p.m. Sept. 28. The event provides guests with an opportunity to meet with brewers and taste beers from all over the world. Local, regional and international breweries will be on hand including Heist Brewery, Goose Island, Heineken, Four Friends Brewing Co. and Shock Top. The fest, sponsored by Taco Mac Sports Grill, has new charity partners for 2013: Classroom Central, providing school supplies for children living in poverty, Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina, providing food to more than 600 area partner agencies and Project HALO a nonprofit animal sanctuary. Last year’s event raised more than $69,000 for local charities. Guests of this year’s Oktoberfest can enjoy more than 350 different beers from more than 100 brewers, as well as food from assorted vendors and games such as cornhole and table tennis. Attendees must be at least 21 with a valid photo ID and digital or printed ticket. Plan to bring a blanket or a lawn chair and make a day of it. For event details, including ticket information, .
Now open in uptown’s Epicenter, La Tagliatella is serving up Italian cuisine in a causal atmosphere. Traditional dishes are plentiful here: antipasti, salads, lasagna and hand-crafted pastas topped with freshly made sauces. More than 20 Napoletana pizzas are made in the center stage pizza kitchen. A look at the entrees finds veal scallopine, chicken formaggi and a filet mignon served with your choice of sauce. Baked dishes and risottos are plentiful and pastas come one of three ways: freshly made, dried or stuffed. For dessert try the arscarpone ice cream, tiramisu or the crepes served with ice cream. Full bar and wine list; lunch specials offered daily. La Tagliatella has more than 135 restaurants worldwide but this location is only the fourth in the United States.
• La Tagliatella
210 E. Trade St.
Coming to the former FABO space on Selwyn is Little Spoon, headlined by Chef Kent Graham. Graham, who hails from Block & Grinder, plans to offer a farm-to-table menu that can change daily depending on what area farm markets are offering. Graham and owner Alesha Vanata hope to open in November and start with breakfast and lunch. Stay tuned.
• Little Spoon
2820 Selwyn Ave.
Jenny Brantley is a freelance writer. Have a story idea or restaurant news for Jenny? Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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