The Charlotte area picked up a few new restaurants in the final month of 2022, with more to come early this year.
A pair of high-end ventures from chef Sam Hart — reverse wine-pairing restaurant Biblio and a revamped location of Counter- — made their debuts in west Charlotte last month. In South End, the area’s second location of Brown Bag Seafood opened at the Lowe’s Tech Hub on West Worthington Avenue.
A brewery from Seoul Food Meat Co.’s owners is tracking toward a first-quarter opening as part of the Urban District Market food hall in the Optimist Park area.
And on the sweets side, The Salty Donut will open its first N.C. location at the Dimensional Place building in South End in January, while Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams will add a spot in south Charlotte.
Later this year, new concepts like upscale steakhouse Epic Prime in Rock Hill and bartaco at Birkdale Village in Huntersville are expected to open.
Other local establishments have hit or are likely nearing the end of their road. That includes longtime restaurant Charlotte Cafe, which closed last month in south Charlotte. The Brass Tap’s lease and assets in Rock Hill’s Riverwalk development have been listed for sale, and the building for uptown Charlotte staple Green’s Lunch is also on the market.
For a closer look at the latest food-and-drink happenings across the Charlotte area, check out the latest installment of Restaurant Bites here.
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