Cooler temperatures are coming — and so are these 8 places preparing to open in September (or sooner).
3102 Eastway Drive
Vegans and vegetarians rejoice! The EastSide menu is packed with coffee, smoothies, fruit and vegetable super-juices, and hearty veggie options like avocado toast, nut butter toast and tofu “chicken” salad. Don’t miss the Friends and Family Drop In event on Sept. 15 from 4-8 p.m.
1616 Camden Road, Ste. #100
Fidelli Kitchen’s meatball cones in South End are being replaced by the famed yuca fries of Sabor next month. This will be Sabor’s 11th location. And with quinoa avocado bowls, margaritas and $1 Taco Tuesdays on the menu, what could be better?
2317 Randolph Road
Small but serene, this new yoga studio will offer $5 classes six days a week, all day. Opening day is set for Sept. 17. Complimentary coffee will also be available on a daily basis, as will a complimentary glass of wine after each Friday night class. “Wine-Down Fridays” is real.
At the corner of Carnegie Boulevard and Congress Street
Welcome to SouthPark’s first brewery. The SouthPark taproom will be nearly double the size of Plaza Midwood’s Legion location. Expect 43 total taps, with a handful dedicated to wine—and a full bar featuring local spirits.
1212 Central Ave.
Bring on the self-serve beer taps at this World War II-era building on Central Avenue. With 120 taps in a 6,900-square-foot space, Pour Taproom Charlotte claims that it will be the “largest self-serve bar in the country.” Half of Pour’s taps will be dedicated to North Carolina beers (with an emphasis on Charlotte beers) while the rest will feature beers from all over the country and the world. Plan to sip on four taps of red wine, three taps of white, one of prosecco, and water and root beer on tap, as well.
101 S Tryon St., Suite 120
This is the latest from the Indigo Road Hospitality & Consultation crew behind O-Ku and Oak Steakhouse. It’s a fusion of authentic sushi with 2018’s fast-casual craze. Come for grab-and-go dishes like fresh sashimi, nigiri, specialty rolls, small plates, salads, poke-esque bowls and special combinations with the option to customize your base. Sake, canned wine and local beers will also be available.
2729 South Blvd., Suite D
South End’s oyster bar (with a rooftop bar!) will serve neighborhood pub-type food, including oysters, steamed oysters, fish sandwiches, burgers and more, along with a fun cocktail program. Who’s behind it: Paul Manley, the co-owner of Sea Level, and the same investment and operating team from the Uptown seafood restaurant.
1001 Belmont Ave.
According to owner Siggy Sollitto, “comfort food with a twist” is what we’ll find here. With a grand opening set for Sept. 4, the organic restaurant will feature beers, wines, smoothies, juices, sandwiches and salads. Fun fact: All items can be made gluten-free or vegan, and no butter, cream or meat stock is used to prepare the dishes.