Just Opened in Charlotte – December 2023
Happy holidays, Charlotte! Fill your month by spending time with family, friends and loved ones at these newly opened businesses in the Queen City.
by Allie Papajohn Dec 27, 2023
Eat & Drink
If you love building a custom charcuterie or cheese board at the Camp North End location, you’re in luck. A second Babe & Butcher location is now open at Park Road Shopping Center. Pop in and create your own or choose from the signature options. Dessert boards, catering spreads and gift baskets are available, too. Plus, Babe & Butcher offer same-day delivery.
Popular Jewish deli pop-up, Meshugganah, and Jon Dressler’s restaurant group have joined forces to offer desserts and deli items at The Metropolitan. You’ll find Mom’s Cheesecake, a staple at all Rare Roots Hospitality concepts, plus pastrami, corned beef, matzo ball soup and more. The bakery honors Dressler’s mom, whose recipes are used for the cheesecake, carrot cake and apple cake.
Located in the back of Menya Daruma, this Japanese tasting-menu restaurant offers an omakase experience featuring small appetizers, fresh fish and dessert. The menu features 16-18 courses, and guests have the option to add on wine or sake pairings for an additional fee. Reservations are required and can be booked online.
Neighborhood: Plaza Midwood
The Warmack may now be closed, but the restaurant’s owners have opened a new sushi concept in its place. Kudoku offers a small plates, entrees and a full sushi menu, plus house-made cocktails and a Japanese liquor flight.
Area: South Charlotte
Enjoy scratch-made bagels at New York Old School Bagel & Deli. The team makes, boils and bakes house-made bagels every morning and offers various flavors and cream cheese options. Stay tuned for New York-style deli sandwiches, too.
Area: South Charlotte
Look no further for Indonesian food in the Queen City. Chef Robin Anthony of PrimeFish’s new concept, Nusa, offers traditional Indonesian cuisine complete with noodle soup, chicken dishes, fried tofu and Indonesian salad. This spot is open for lunch and dinner, and you can order online for a quick pick up.
Dishes inspired by places like Asia, Africa and Latin America make up the menu at this new restaurant on the lower level of The Ellis apartments. Craft your own meal with various small plates, sushi rolls and signature cocktails. If you’re hanging around Uptown late, Spice’s kitchen serves food until midnight on weekdays and 2 a.m. on weekends.
Neighborhood: Wesley Heights
Food and drink options on Thrift Road are becoming more plentiful, especially with the addition of this new sports bar. The restaurant is now in its soft-opening phase, offering dinner only, but will expand with lunch and brunch in 2024. Look for comforting dishes like Smoked Mac & Cheese, Smashed Streetcar Burger, fried pickles and Whiskey Battered O-Rings on the menu.
Get late-night pizza on the go from this new shop on North Davidson Street. Guests can order right from the window and receive their slice from the same spot. The menu is simple, with garlic knots and five types of pizza, plus beer, wine, champagne and alcoholic slushies.
Things to Do
Neighborhood: NoDa/Mill District
Charlotte’s third MADabolic studio is now open on North Davidson Street in front of Seoul Food Meat Company and Urban District Market. This workout, which focuses on momentum, anaerobic and durability, includes strength and conditioning training four times a week.