Eat and Drink

There might be a world pandemic going on, but that isn't stopping some businesses from moving forward with catering to their community's needs. Supporting local businesses is important to keep them up and running for when people can actually enjoy a meal inside these locations. To keep local spirits up, this new brewery in North Carolina just opened and is already serving their next door neighbors.  

Royal Bliss Brewing Company in Denver, North Carolina recently opened on Thursday, March 26.  Some would think it's risky to open during a world pandemic, however that didn't stop these passionate foodies. 

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Your search for authentic dumplings in North Carolina can soon be over because a brand new Himalayan spot is opening soon.  The 7th Street Public Market is about to welcome an all-new Asian restaurant in Charlotte that is transforming from food truck to brick-and-mortar. The soft and chewy bite-sized treats will be at your fingertips as soon as mid-March.

Momo Station, a subsidiary of the popular Momo Truck, will be one of the newest tenants to grab the attention of foodies in one of Charlotte's trendiest spots.

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For fans of Mexican food, there's probably always room in your schedule for Taco Tuesdays, however spicy south-of-the-border delicacies reach beyond the tortilla. If you love empanadas, you might come to find that this brand new South American restaurant in Charlotte with Nutella empanadas is your new favorite spot.

Felix Empanadas just opened up shop on March 3 in Charlotte's ever-popular Optimist Hall. What once began as a mere food truck, founded by Argentina native Felix Godward, is now making more permanent moves.

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Many people view popsicles as a symbol of their childhood summers. Now that it's 2020, things have changed and there's a new and much more elaborate way to enjoy these fruity treats. The best ice cream in Charlotte can be found at this popsicle bar with chocolate covered everything, from ice-pops to waffles.

Popbar is a whimsical dessert shop in Charlotte with additional locations in 23 other cities in Texas, Georgia, California, Florida and more.

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Charlotte is a city that is constantly growing and welcoming new establishments into the downtown and Plaza Midwood areas. There is one spot that you must visit when you are in the area and it serves up some of the coolest drinks around. This restaurant in Charlotte has a cocktail lounge that will turn your drink into a science experiment. 

KiKi opened in Plaza Midwood in Charlotte, North Carolina back in November of 2019. It's directly below the popular spot, Soul Gastrolounge, which is owned by the same folks. 

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When it comes to the two cuisines fighting for the number one spot in our hearts, burgers and sushi hold a firm lead. The two different flavors may be too different for some people to mix together, but the fusion is a hit at this one North Carolina eatery. This Charlotte sushi restaurant has burger infused sushi rolls, and the unconventional pairing has rave reviews. 

Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar is a colorful sushi and burger fusion spot that's dishing up new takes on classic dishes. 

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If you love tacos, Tuesday might just be your favorite day of the week. Discounted margs and Mexican grub are the way to go when you're looking to treat yourself before mid-week even gets here. These cheap tacos in Charlotte can be found at one of the hottest spots in town.

Hot Taco brings lots of heat to an already hot neighborhood in Charlotte's South End. Established in 2015, the eatery quickly became a favorite for fiesta fiends.

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When it comes to pizza, many would say "the bigger the better." New York City isn't the only place to fill your bellies with massive slices as big as your head. Papa John's is no match for the best pizza in Charlotte that serves up gigantic, cheesy portions.

The Virginia-based Benny's brand has different names unique to its 20 locations across North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia and Pennsylvania (Benny Velino's, Benny Fierro's, Benny Vitali's, etc.).

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Since sugar is technically a food group, you can get your daily dose of ice cream without the guilt, right? If you're looking for something new and exciting beyond your basic sugar cone, this new ice cream in North Carolina will serve you well. The sweet spot serves matcha ice cream in fun, fish-shaped cones.

Ocha Time is a brand new Asian-inspired creamery that joined the Charlotte scene on January 24. The dessert spot serves all things ice cream and sweets with a unique twist.

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It seems as though Bud Light and Corona will soon be a thing of the past. Thousands of microbreweries are spread across the U.S. and more of them continue to pop up. Of all the  rooftop bars in Charlotte, this brand new beer garden opening this month is going to be a massive playground for brew-lovers.

Charlotte Beer Garden is a gigantic bar and taproom in South End that is slated to open its doors at the end of February, according to Charlotte Agenda. This trendy Charlotte neighborhood will have a new drunken friend with over 375 taps to join its community.

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Being the most populous city in North Carolina, Charlotte inevitably has the hottest nightlife. From breweries, speakeasies and full-on dance clubs, it's getting more and more difficult to choose the most worthwhile place for a night on the town. Adding to the sea of competition is a new Charlotte bar that's beckoning you to stop by and check out their adorable features. 

Owner Kimberly Wilkinson just recently opened the doors to Members Only, but the social lounge and tasting room is already the buzz among locals with its super modern decor and creative take on drinks. 

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You may have dreamt about a vacation to Napa Valley or even a trip to the vineyards in Spain to achieve a genuine wine-tasting experience. It's not necessary to travel far to enjoy authentic wines when they are available in your own city. This wine bar in Charlotte actually has affordable flights and samples of over 5,000 wines from all over the world.

At Foxcroft Wine Co., you can experience all the wine country vibes without the trek to California or Europe. The first spot opened in North Carolina's Foxcroft neighborhood in 2004 and the trendy wine bar now has four locations in Greenville, Southpark, Dilworth and Waverly. 

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