February: Around town


February 1, 2023

New and coming soon

The Pizza Peel in Matthews has closed, and Flying Biscuit Cafe will open in its place in early 2023.

Steak 48 was named one of the top 100 Most Beloved Restaurants in America on Open Table. 

Miami-based The Salty, a doughnut and coffee shop, opened at Dimensional Place in South End.

Open Rice opened at Metropolitan in the space previously occupied by Vivace. It’s the Asian-food concept’s second location; the first is in Blakeney.

Ear-piercing boutique Rowan opened at SouthPark Mall. Piercings are performed by licensed nurses, and all earrings are hypoallergenic.

Charlotte FIT South opened at 10106 Johnston Rd., Ste. C. It’s the second Charlotte FIT fitness studio from owner and master trainer Taylor Calamese. 

Photograph by Paige Beitler Photography

Puppy love

Charlotte artist Evelyn Henson teamed with Houston childrenswear brand Ann + Reeves Kids on an adorable pooch-themed collection just in time for Valentine’s Day. The “Puppy Love” line featuring Henson’s watercolor renderings includes smocked dresses, bubbles, shorts and more.

Henson, whose business has exploded since she started selling paintings on Etsy in 2013, is known for her iconic confetti hearts mural in South End. The Columbus, Ga., native previously collaborated with Hallmark, Pottery Barn, LeighDeux and numerous other brands. Her colorful, cheery designs can be found on calendars, prints, mugs, even wallpaper.

The collection is available online at annreeveskids.com. Prices range from $58-$65.


featured image: The Salty

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