StrEATs Tasting Tour

Let’s celebrate the chefs and neighborhoods that make up Charlotte’s culinary scene during Charlotte SHOUT!

Saturday, April 13th, 2024

12:00 – 3:00 p.m. at Gateway Village (900 W. Trade St.)

Join us for a tasting event where you can travel from neighborhood to neighborhood without leaving Uptown!

Restaurants representing iconic Charlotte neighborhoods will serve up samples from their menus. These restaurants are all locally-owned and are chosen specifically because their food is some of the best in the city. Attendees will enjoy bites from each while sipping on craft cocktails and listening to live music. See photos from last year’s sold out event here.

Check back for more details and to see the 2024 participating restaurants.


VIP Tasting Ticket (11 a.m – 3 p.m.) includes one-hour early access to participate in the StrEATs Tasting Tour which features samples from over 20 restaurants, craft cocktails created by Charlotte mixologists, an official StrEATs Cookbook featuring recipes from participating restaurants, a copy of our celebrity chef’s book (to be announced soon!) and a StrEATs canvas tote bag filled with goodies.

General Admission Tasting Ticket (12 – 3 p.m.) includes participation in the StrEATs Tasting Tour which features samples from 20 restaurants and craft cocktails created by Charlotte mixologists.

FAQs: Event is 21+ (all IDs will be checked) and will take place rain or shine. No pets allowed. Tickets are non-refundable. Tickets will NOT be sold at the door.

Charlotte Neighborhood Sign

2024 Participating Restaurants

More restaurants to be announced soon!


Community Matters Cafe

Chef Chayil A. Johnson

Community Matters Cafe is a non-profit restaurant with the Charlotte Rescue Mission, that helps men and women to find hope in their battle for recovery against substance abuse through life skills.


Chef Kenny Do

Traditional Japanese Robatayaki and Omakase by Irreverently Refined Hospitality and Chefs Kenny Do and Sam Hart. Utilizing the best local, seasonal ingredients alongside age old cooking methods from Hokkaido.

Mimosa Grill

Chef Kaley Laird

Mimosa Grill is a Charlotte tradition. For more than 25 years, they’ve delighted their Uptown guests with farm-to-table Southern cuisine with a modern twist.



Chef Samuel Sheehan

Their cozy neighborhood spot serves Italian food and drinks in a colorful welcoming space..


Chef Christa Csoka

The Artisan’s Palate is a restaurant, cocktail bar and art gallery in NoDa offering a unique menu of craft cocktails, wine and shareable plates in a neighborly, relaxed atmosphere with a focus on art and those who create it.


Chef Tyler Long

Depart from the monotony of life and share in the simple pleasures of a pint and elevated comfort food that highlights the best of what our region’s farmers and fishermen have to offer. Our menu is suited to it’s surroundings with creative takes on American favorites, perfect for a quick bite and a favorite crafted cocktail, or a celebration of friends and family.



Chef Andres Kaifer

Customshop is a chef-driven restaurant that showcases local farms and purveyors in an effort to bring our guests the highest quality ingredients within our community. Executive Chef and Owner Andres Kaifer along with his team believe in crafting honest straightforward food with an elevated modern touch that delivers something truly unique.

Joan’s Bakery and Deli

Chef Rob Clement

Rare Roots Hospitality brings to Charlotte another local gem. Located in Midtown, Joan’s Bakery & Deli serves handcrafted baked goods, many from the recipe books of the legendary Joan Dressler along with deli sandwiches crafted from Chef Rob his Meshugganah Deli.


Manolo’s Bakery

Chef Manuel “Manolo” Betancur

Manolo´s Bakery is Purpose Driven-Brand, a Small Business with Social Actions to Benefit the Local Communities and Global Human Ideals. During 26 years, We have Taken Care of and Improved Our Latin Bread and The Tres Leches Cake Tradition in Charlotte, NC. We Stand For Our People, and We Believe in Our Future.


Chapter 6

Chef Jonny Cox

Chapter 6 offers a mosaic of western Mediterranean flavors with bold dishes that show off the flavors of the coasts and fields of Spain, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, France, and Italy. Expect a table filled with small plates, shared plates, and cocktails spanning seas and countries.


Anjeh’s African & Caribbean Cuisine

Chef Petula Kwrnde

Serving delicious African and Caribbean foods! Their goal is to create an inviting atmosphere that embraces cultural diversity and encourages appreciation for Caribbean and African cultures and cuisines.

Azucar Cuban Restaurant

Chef Alejandro Soto

Azúcar brings the rich and modern flavors of Cuba right to Huntersville. Sharing its picturesque ambiance that’s sure to boost every mood that walks through the door. Come indulge yourself with the savory dishes and drinks at Azúcar where la rumba me esta llamando.


Cafe Monte French Bakery and Bistro

Chef Jon Ernst

Founded in 2007, Café Monte French Bakery and Bistro was created to be your “Escape from the Everyday.” Their goal… to create a casual-gourmet restaurant for the neighborhood, while utilizing only the freshest ingredients and French culinary traditions to deliver an exceptional experience to our guests. Since then we have become a favorite for visitors from near and far. Open breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Mano Bella Bistro + Market

Chef Raffaele Patrizi

Mano Bella Artisan Foods specializes in authentic artisanal Italian foods, including fresh pasta, traditional breads and housemade sausage, served in a casual setting with a curated market component. Their South Park location opened earlier this year.


Pinky’s Westside Grill

Chef Greg Auten

Fresh & delicious eclectic grub for vegans & carnivores.



Chef Robin Anthony

NUSA is the newest culinary addition to Arboretum Shopping Center. NUSA specializes in fully authentic Indonesian food, using traditional recipes with the freshest ingredients. It is the first and only Indonesian restaurant in the Carolinas. Fast casual dining.

Prime Fish

Chef Robin Anthony

Using only the freshest ingredients prepared with great care and attention to detail, Prime Fish provides an innovative and delectable dining experience which is unique to the locale.

We pride ourselves in quality cuisine and service. Our intimate setting offers a comfortable dining location with both indoor and outdoor seating.

Restaurants subject to change.

Craft Cocktails + Beverages

We will pair our cocktail brands with local mixologists and task them with creating a craft cocktail that best represents their neighborhood. These craft cocktails will be served at the event and are included in the admission ticket. This is a 21+ only event.

Mixologist to be announced soon!


Mixologist to be announced soon!

Mixologist to be announced soon!

Mixologist to be announced soon!

Mixologist: Casey Dolan
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