South Charlotte

Restaurant news: New restaurants, classes, wine bar

The Glass House at FABO

The Glass House at FABO is now open and features an evolving list of wines by the glass, and a selection of international craft beers. Thirty extra seats have been added to FABO Café to make way for the addition, where customers can choose to sample any of the wines lining shelves. The Glass House will host weekly events including Mondays: Industry Night (discounts for food, wine, hospitality and event professionals), Tuesdays: wine education drop-in classes from 6-8 p.m., Wednesdays: Booze and Bottles, and more.

The Glass House at FABO

2820 Selwyn Avenue


Duke Mansion

Chill Chaser evenings at the mansion continue: Friday, Feb. 24 and Friday, March 23 from 5:30-7 p.m. Enjoy snacks from Executive Chef Harrison Booth, and cash bar (credit also accepted). Reservations requested: 704-714-4445.

Duke Mansion

400 Hermitage Road


Blackthorne Restaurant and Bar

Now open in Ballantyne Corners Shopping Center is Blackthorne, a 3,600 square foot American bistro. Chef Mark Hibbs, formerly of Ratcliffe on the Green, serves traditional fare such as roasted chicken, pastas, soups and salads, and more eclectic items like fried quail and venison meatloaf. Ten beers are on tap. Make sure to check out their rooftop patio.


11318 N. Community House Road



Cheese Glorious Cheese, features four courses from artisan cheese makers on Saturday, Feb. 25 at 10 a.m. Cost is $40 per person, call 704-909-5500 to reserve a seat.

Zink. American Kitchen

4310 Sharon Road


Mimosa Grill

Soups, Stews and Stoups (these are thicker than a soup but not quite a stew) will be explored for $40 per guest at Mimosa on March 10 beginning at 10 a.m. Mimosa's most popular, annual class, A Tribute to Southern Chefs, will be held at 7 p.m. on April 14. Cost for the class/dinner is $65 per person. Reservations are required for both events and can be made by calling the restaurant.

Mimosa Grill

327 South Tryon



Beer Lover's Notes

Highland Brewing Company will release their Little Hump Spring Ale in early March. The pale ale, named after a North Carolina mountain, will be available for only two months at select restaurants and specialty beverage and grocery stores.

Upcoming Highland beer dinners in our area:

Tonight, Feb. 22, at 7 p.m. at The Liberty, Thunderstruck Coffee Porter and Cold Mountain Ale will be highlighted, along with other craft beers. Host Leah Wong Ashburn will share the story of Highland from its beginning as Asheville's first legal brewery, and talk about each beer.

The Liberty

1812 South Boulevard



Wednesday, Feb. 29 at 6:30 p.m: Smalls serves up Gaelic paired with Southern style shepherd's pie, Oatmeal Porter served with braised beef cheeks with polenta and sweet peas, and more. North Carolina craft beers are the only beers on the list at Smalls; the restaurant features all regional brewers.


1609 Elizabeth Avenue



Duckworth's Ballantyne offers free-beer tasting classes on Tuesdays beginning at 6 p.m. Sign-ups will end the Tuesday before the class. Call to sign up: 704-752-7284.


14015 Conlan Circle