Restaurant News & Reviews

March 31 restaurant news in Charlotte


Evoke (555 S. McDowell St.) will host an Australian vs New Zealand wine dinner with Allan Scott Winery and Vinaceous wines on April 1. Cost for six courses and wine pairings is $59 per person. Reservations: 980-237-5354.

Charlotte Wine and Food Weekend

Charlotte Wine and Food Weekend will host their annual auction and fundraising dinner at Romare Bearden Park on April 29. Live and silent auctions and a four course meal with wine pairings is $250 per person; the evening benefits five children’s charities. Tickets:

McAlister’s Deli

Charlotte area locations of McAlister’s Deli have added two new tea flavors to their tea lineup: green tea and mango flavored green tea. Locations:

The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge

The Ballantyne (10000 Ballantyne Commons Pkwy) celebrates NC Beer Month in April with $4 craft beers at The Veranda and Gallery Restaurant. Queen Elizabeth’s birthday tea will be held here April 20-23 from 1 - 5 p.m. Cost for the tea is $36 for adults and $18 for children. Add the Queen’s favorite Pimm’s cocktail for $10. Reservations: 704-248-4100.

Raffaldini Vineyards

Raffaldini Vineyards in Ronda, NC is searching for a rescue dog to feature on their Pino Vino III label. Digital images of living rescue dogs only can be submitted to along with your rescue story in 50 words or less by April 28. A portion of the wine sales will benefit local animal rescues; the winning dog will be unveiled on June 18. For more information:

Blue Restaurant

Blue (206 N. College St) hosts A Night in Bogota April 8. The four course Colombian dinner featuring live music by Los Leones is $44.95 per person. Reservations: 704-927-2583.


Greenville’s food and wine festival, euphoria hosts Roast and Toast, a ticket launch party for the fest on April 23. Chef Clark Barlowe of Heirloom will join other chefs in preparing tailgating snacks for the evening at the 500 Club at Fluor Field in Greenville. euphoria will be held Sept 22-25 in Greenville. Tickets and information:

Jennifer Brantley