April: Around town


April 1, 2022

What’s new and coming soon in the Queen City

Photograph by Peter Taylor

New at Farenheit

Justin Loo is the new executive chef at Farenheit. The Hawaii native previously spent six years at Nobu Las Vegas, where he worked his way up to chef de cuisine. “Chef Loo’s new vegetarian options, Asian-inspired small plates, and his fresh take on our existing new American and seafood classics will delight our guests,” says Director of Operations Chef Dave Feimster. Farenheit is located atop the Skye Condos in uptown. 222 S. Caldwell St.

New brews

One of Germany’s oldest breweries has landed in the Queen City: 476-year-old Gilde opened its first U.S. brewery and restaurant in lower South End. The 9,500-square-foot space was designed incorporating authentic German millwork and architectural details, crafted by local artisans Tenon & Tailored. 

Under the direction of brewmaster Willi Wallstab, Gilde adheres to the German Purity Law enacted in 1516, using only the ingredients of barley, hops and water in its beers. Guests can sample one of Gilde’s six staples — Pilsener (lager), Red Rooster (amber lager), Radler (shandy), Urbock (lager), Hefeweizen (wheat) or Black Beer (a dark beer) — or try one of their new craft beers unique to Charlotte. 

Executive Chef Dominik Kuehne relocated from Germany to lead the kitchen. The menu includes Schnitzel (breaded veal cutlet with lingonberry, potato salad and lemon), Weisswurst (herb-poached Bavarian sausage served with a warm pretzel) and Obazda & Brezel (a German cream cheese made with beer and served with a salted pretzel). Gilde is open 3-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3-10 p.m. Sunday and Tuesday-Thursday. 3530 Dewitt Ln., gilde1546.com

Rendering courtesy of Crescent Communities

Coming soon to Elizabeth

The team behind The Crunkleton and Cheat’s Cheesesteak Parlor will open Rosemont Market and Wine Bar at Elizabeth on Seventh, a new mixed-use development by Crescent Communities on the site of the former Jackalope Jack’s and Philosopher’s Stone. Rosemont will be open all day, offering breakfast, lunch and dinner. Coffee, wine, beer and grab-and-go meals will also be available, along with a market. 

Harry’s Grille & Tavern

food + drink

The Jimmy is now open for lunch, with a menu featuring pizzas, pastas, paninis and salads. 2839 Selwyn Ave., thejimmyclt.com 

Harry’s Grille & Tavern opened a second location at Quail Corners Shopping Center. The original Harry’s opened in 2012 at Ayrsley Town Center. The menu features hand-cut steaks, salads and sandwiches, and serves brunch on Saturday and Sunday. 8426 Park Rd., Ste. 9, harrysgrilleandtavern.com

LuLu’s on Central, an extension of the original LuLu’s Maryland-Style Chicken and Seafood on Tuckaseegee Road, opened last month. On the menu: crab cakes, crab fries, seafood nachos, cream of crab soup, a crab cake BLT and salmon du jour. 2308 Central Ave., luluscharlotte.com

Ever Andalo opened in the former Crepe Cellar location in NoDa, serving Italian fare including homemade burrata, pastas, chicken piccata, branzino and more. 3116 N. Davidson St., everandalo.com.

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