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March 31, 2021


The Vintage Whiskey and Cigar Bar opened in South End at 215 E. Worthington Ave. Billed as an upscale cigar lounge, the private club features a seasonal craft cocktail menu, wine, local beer, an espresso bar with coffee by Enderly Coffee and a humidor housing thousands of cigars. The Vintage is the latest concept from Menagerie Hospitality Group, which also operates The Wine Loft on South Boulevard. Annual memberships start at $20.

The Vintage

The Warmack opened at 1226 Central Ave. in Plaza Midwood. Asian comfort food is on the menu, including rice bowls, bao buns, late-night banh mi and a nightly chef’s tasting menu featuring a wagyu dish. Enjoy craft cocktails with clever monikers like the Knuckle Duster: Templeton rye, Benedictine, Luxardo cherry liqueur, amaro and Pimms No. 1.  Expect a sleek atmosphere in this former Pint Central location — black walls, velvet seating and concrete countertops, plus patio seating. Instagram: @thewarmack 

Orto Noda, the newest restaurant fromChef Paul Verica of The Stanley in Elizabeth, is open at 424 East 36th Street. The seasonal menu feature house-made pastas and pizzas, salads and sandwiches. Orto, Italian for “kitchen garden,” will be open for dinner only at first; lunch service will be added at a later date. Former Bardo mixologist Amanda Britton leads the bar program, featuring fresh takes on classic Italian cocktails. Reservations via


Jen Dufresne opened Cross Conditioning Training in Providence Park, with classes focused on total body workouts with varying intensity levels. Dufresne started CCT in her garage in 2015 as an obstacle-course training company. Classes are designed to help reduce pain, avoid injury and increase performance. The studio offers personal, small-group training (at press time, max 4 people), and classes (max 10 people) as well as virtual options. Memberships start at $100 for unlimited virtual classes, and drop-in options are available.

Jen Dufresne

The Bar Method Charlotte reopened in a 3,000-square-foot studio at Sharon Square. The Bar Method is known for total body workouts that promote increased strength and endurance.

BK Pilates also opened at Sharon Square, its second Charlotte location.

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