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What’s on the menu for uptown’s new Stoke Charlotte?

Chris Coleman is building the menu for the Marriott’s new uptown restaurant, Stoke.
Chris Coleman is building the menu for the Marriott’s new uptown restaurant, Stoke.

You’ve got your Wood Roasted Avocado Toast for breakfast, your Lamb & Eggs and Charred Kale for lunch, and your Sticky Pork Shank for dinner. We got a sneak peek this morning of the new menus (below) for Stoke.

Chris Coleman, formerly of The Asbury, has been at work on a new menu for Stoke, the new restaurant that’s part of the revamped Marriott City Center uptown. In the menu’s own words: “Stoke is the warmth of wood-fired cooking complemented by closely sources ingredients in season from Carolina farms and local partners.”

So yes, the new space will focus on wood-fired cooking, and you’ll see that all over the menu, like Wood Finished Smoked Chicken. Even the side dishes are woody (BBQ Carrots, Blistered Tomatoes).

Yes, I know, your first question is price range: Mostly $14 to $24 at dinner (although there’s a Tomahawk Ribeye for $75; we assume that’s meant to be shared). Mostly $6 to $14 at lunch and breakfast.

Stoke will have a soft opening (meaning a dry run) Thursday, and they’re now taking reservations for Friday. Call 704-353-6005. The website also has more details, including the bar menu: www.stokecharlotte.com.

Kathleen Purvis: 704-358-5236, @kathleenpurvis

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