June: Around town

Cuisine Entertainment

May 30, 2023

eat + drink

Now open:

Rhino Market & Deli opened at Capitol Towers. It’s the market’s fifth street-facing location and its largest to date at 5,877 square feet. Expect coffee, grab-and-go options, and the hearty sandwiches and salads Rhino is known for, plus a bar serving beer and wine and plenty of outdoor seating. Rhino is open seven days a week. 4300 Congress St.

Uptown Yolk reopened in South End after a two-year hiatus. Menu highlights include Mojo Hash with coffee-braised steak, Sweet Potato Waffles, and Benny Baja, a seasonal veggie benedict. The restaurant is open 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Wednesday-Sunday. 1220 S. Tryon St.

Rosemont Market & Wine Bar, from the team behind The Crunkleton and Cheat’s Cheesesteak Parlor, debuted in Elizabeth. The all-day restaurant features counter-service breakfast and lunch and full-service dinner, plus a wine and liquor bar with patio seating. Rosemont is open 7 a.m.-10 p.m. seven days a week. 1942 E. 7th St.

The Teal Turnip opened in Oakhurst. Chef/owner Taylor Kasle describes the restaurant as “fine dining in a T-shirt.” The restaurant serves lunch and dinner with a seasonal menu. 1640 Oakhurst Commons Dr., Ste. 105.

State of Confusion, from the team behind STIR, is open in LoSo. The menu is a mashup of Latin, New Orleans and Lowcountry fare. The two-story 600-seat restaurant has three bars and is open daily from 11 a.m. – midnight. Don’t miss the nitrogen-infused draft cocktails, including a margarita and Confusion hurricane. 3500 Dewitt Ln.

Dressler’s Improv Kitchen has taken over food and drink operations at uptown’s Middle C Jazz Club. “We love the heart and soul that Middle C brings to our city, and we’re thrilled to play a part in the experience guests have at this truly unique uptown destination,” says John Dressler, co-owner of Rare Roots Hospitality. The small-plate menu features Dressler’s favorites like Fried Calamari with Thai Peanut Sauce and Warm Bacon Jam, along with new dishes like Hummus Flatbread, BBQ Shrimp and more. 300 S. Brevard St.


True Crafted Pizza planned to close at the end of May after a 10-year run in Ballantyne. The restaurant, sibling to Osteria LuCa in Park Road Shopping Center, is looking for a new location, according to a post on the restaurant’s Instagram account.


Trendy pop-up shop The Pearl Pagoda opened a brick-and-mortar location at 4424 Park Rd. The lifestyle store from Christina Murphy sells clothing, accessories and home goods.

Left: Current Nostalgia photo courtesy Cordrell Colbert. Right: alice + olivia

Current Nostalgia opened at Camp North End. Founder/owner Dylan Foster-Smith launched the streetwear brand in 2020 with shirts, hoodies and beanies. The shop also sells sneakers, bags and accessories — labels include Nike, Supreme, Palace and others.

Jenni Kayne photographs by CatMax Photography

California-chic apparel and home-goods brand Jenni Kayne and women’s contemporary brand alice + olivia plan to open at Phillips Place this fall. The alice + olivia store will sell ready-to-wear clothing, gowns, shoes, handbags and accessories. Jenni Kayne will also carry the brand’s new beauty and skincare line, Oak Essentials. phillipsplacecharlotte.com  SP

Cans of Resident Culture Brewing Company's new beer, Yard Ripper.

Resident Culture Brewing Company debuted its first line of hard seltzers: Yard Ripper is sold in individual 12-ounce cans and six-packs at RC’s taprooms in Plaza Midwood and South End, and at Harris Teeter, Whole Foods and Lowes Foods. The lime, peach and grapefruit beverages are made with real fruit.

Photograph by Chris Rodarte

Featured image: State of Confusion

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