South Charlotte

Restaurant news: New restaurants in Charlotte

New South

New South is offering a three-course meal for just $25 through the end of June. An appetizer, entrée, dessert and a glass of wine are included in the price. Menu includes fried green tomatoes, shrimp and grits, bacon-wrapped pork loin and more. Note: Patrons must ask their server for this promotional menu.

New South Kitchen and Bar

8140 Providence Road


The Roasting Company

Doug Bell's The Roasting Company is celebrating 20 years with a weeklong celebration. Through June 25, the restaurant is giving 20 percent of dinner revenue to local nonprofit The Harvest Center. The Harvest Center provides hot meals, groceries, education and more to disadvantaged neighbors and those who have suffered economic setbacks. On June 22, The Roasting Company will host an anniversary party from 5:30-7 p.m. The restaurant is known for its rotisserie chicken and fresh vegetables.

The Roasting Company

1521 Montford Drive



Mez is offering cooking classes this summer. On June 25 from noon-2 p.m., Chef Anoosh Shariat will share recipes for cold soups and grilling marinades, as well as give tips for planning a fun cookout with family and friends. Cost of the event is $30. Mez will be hosting a series of cooking classes over the summer; call the restaurant for details and menus.


210 E. Trade St.



On June 26 and July 3, enjoy the Charlotte Symphony Pops concerts at Symphony Park at SouthPark mall. Hold onto your ticket; show it at Firebirds SouthPark and receive a free appetizer with the purchase of any lunch or dinner entrée. Appetizers include: Lobster Spinach Queso, Ranch Rings, Coconut Shrimp and Smoked Chicken Wings.


3920 Sharon Road



Wild Horse Winery and Vineyards from Templeton, Calif., will be hosting a wine dinner 6:30 p.m. June 24. Wild Horse wines will accompany each of the four courses. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Corolla Wild Horse Fund, dedicated to protecting the herd of Spanish mustangs that roam the Outer Banks.

Zink American Kitchen

4310 Sharon Road



Midwood Smokehouse

Frank Scibelli and Dennis Thompson have opened their newest venture, a barbecue spot in Plaza Midwood. The menu focuses on whole-hog, all-wood-smoked barbecue. South Carolina Mustard Sauce, Eastern North Carolina Vinegar Sauce and Midwood Signature Sauce are offered with the barbecue, which is made fresh daily.

Sandwiches including Barbecue Pork, Stan's Fried Bologna Sandwich and Sloppy Joe with hopped beef brisket are also on the menu. Eighteen beers are on tap with 30 more craft, local and import brews and a full bar.

Midwood Smokehouse

1401 Central Ave.


Mellow Mushroom and Terrace Café

Coming soon to Ballantyne Village are two new tenants: Mellow Mushroom and Terrace Café. Mellow Mushroom is an Atlanta-based chain that specializes in stone-baked pizzas to order in an art-filled environment. Terrace Café will be the second location of the popular SouthPark restaurant. Both are expected to open later this year.