Restaurant News & Reviews

Charlotte-area dining notes

Reid’s Fine Foods

Reid’s Fine Foods (2823 Selwyn Ave.) will host a beer dinner with Unknown Brewing on Tuesday. Cost for the meal and beer pairings is $50. Reservations: 704-377-1312.

Tapas 51

Chef Aaron Rivera of Tapas 51 (3415 S.C. 51, Fort Mill, S.C.) will be on Food Network’s “Beat Bobby Flay” at 10 p.m. Thursday; the restaurant will host a viewing party the same night. Tapas 51 kicks off their Yoga 51 series at 10 a.m. May 7. The donation-based yoga classes will feature bloody Marias, a Latin spin on bloody marysand sangria; first class benefits the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation.

Cabo’s Mexican Cuisine

Cabo’s (6676 Carmel Road) will host a Cinco de Mayo party with lunch, dinner, drink specials and a DJ, 2:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Thursday.

Vida Cantina

Vida Cantina (210 E. Trade St.) will celebrate Cinco de Mayo with chihuahua races at 3 p.m. Saturday, followed by drink specials all night. Register for the race at:

Moe’s Southwest Grill

Charlotte locations of Moe’s are offering free Cinco de Moe’s T-shirts to the first customers in line and $5 burritos all day Thursday. Locations:


Corkbuzz (4905 Ashley Park Lane) hosts a Montevetrano winemaker dinner Thursday. Cost for the dinner with wine pairings is $75. Reservations: 704-625-1328.

Aix en Provence

Aix en Provence (545-B Providence Road) will host an Italian wine dinner May 10 with Marco Laico of Vino Vino. Cost for the multicourse meal with wine pairings is $85. Reservations: 704-332-1886.

Dogwood Southern Table

Dogwood (4905 Ashley Park Lane) is promoting N.C. cocktail culture by kicking off a guest bartender series in May. The lineup: May 9, Gary Crunkleton of Chapel Hill’s The Crunkleton; June 6, Zach Thomas of Raleigh’s The Foundation; and June 20, Shannon Healy of Durham’s Alley 26.

Sugar Shock

The 658 Center (3646 Central Ave.) will host Sugar Shock, a six-course dessert tasting menu from Charlotte’s top pastry chefs May 16. Proceeds will benefit Project 658 Culinary School and Community Feeding Project. Tickets are $65 at:

WP Kitchen + Bar

WP Kitchen + Bar (6706 Phillips Place Court) is offering family-style Sunday suppers for groups of four or more. The three-course menu is $25 per person, 4-9 p.m. Sundays. Reservations: 704-295-0101.

Nellie’s Southern Kitchen

Nellie’s Southern Kitchen (100 N. Main St., Belmont), the new concept coming from the Jonas family, is hiring up to 100 positions leading up to its opening. Front- and back-of-the-house staff are needed. Applicants can stop by the Stowe Building (100 N. Main St., Belmont) 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday or Monday-Friday next week to fill out an application.

Old Pineville Food and Beverage

Old Pineville Food and Beverage (4548 Old Pineville Road, Pineville) is serving up sliders, wings, sandwiches, burgers and daily drink specials. A menu for kids and a catering menu are also available.

The Palm

The Palm (6705-B Phillips Place Court) will host a Ferrari-Carano Wines dinner June 10. Reception and four-course dinner with pairings is $150. Reservations: 704-552-7256.

Terra Vita

Terra Vita Food & Drink Festival of Chapel Hill will kick off Sept. 28 with a two-day symposium featuring panel discussions with the Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation. A cookbook signing dinner with TV personality Vivian Howard will follow on Sept. 29. Terra Vita’s complete schedule will be released in June. Information:

The Cowfish

The Cowfish (4400 Sharon Road) has opened its newest location in Atlanta at 4400 Ashford Dunwoody Road at Perimeter Mall. The restaurant was founded in Charlotte by Alan Springate and Marcus Hall. Other locations include Raleigh and Orlando, Fla.

Jennifer Brantley, correspondent