May: Around town

Cuisine Entertainment

April 28, 2023

Hestia rooftop restaurant opened at Ballantyne Village, perched atop Panorama Tower on the 16th floor. The restaurant has 180-degree views and serves modern Asian fare including omakase, maki rolls, sashimi/nigiri and oysters. Splurge item: a dry-aged Wagyu Supreme Tomahawk for $399. 14819 Ballantyne Village Way,

Mood House massage studio will open a second location at Oakhurst Commons, a mixed-use development on Monroe Road. Founder Cristina Wilson opened Mood House in Dilworth in 2021. The new 3,000-square-foot studio will offer massage, infrared sauna and a private patio.

Historic Latta Arcade in uptown is rebranding as The Alley, with a new aesthetic inspired by European shopping arcades. Four tenants plan to debut locations at The Alley this year: The Dumpling Lady, Felix Empanadas, Wentworth & Fenn bakery and Gather Flower Studio.

Clockwise from top left: Hestia, Port City Club by David Burke’s Lobster Dumplings, rendering of The Alley courtesy The Plaid Penguin, rendering of Mood House courtesy Southwick Architecture + Interiors

Goldie’s, a live-music venue in lower South End, is slated to open this spring. The 6,400-square-foot space will have a cocktail bar, unique food options including a late-night hot dog cart, and multiple patios. 3601 South Blvd.,

Chef David Burke has assumed operations of Port City Club in Cornelius. The renamed Port City Club by David Burke is the celebrity chef’s third Charlotte area restaurant, joining Red Salt and Cloud Bar at uptown’s Le Meridien. Menu highlights include some of Burke’s signature items, including the Lobster Dumplings, maple-glazed Clothesline Bacon and Cake Pops.

Lumi School of Musical Theater opened at 705 International Dr. The studio offers performing-arts classes for children ages 18 months and up, including dance, vocals, acting and musical theater.  SP

Lead image: Hestia’s Torched Wagyu Roll

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