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 a dish that represents their hood. Enjoy samples from each tasting tent while sipping on craft cocktails and listening to live music.

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

2023 Participating Restaurants



Chef Jonathan Moore

The Mother Earth Group is proud to present Mariposa. Located at the Mint Museum in Uptown Charlotte, Mariposa, Spanish for butterfly, is a multicultural culinaria, representing an evolution for both the restaurant space and creator Jill Marcus.

Sea Level NC

Chef Eric O’Connor

Sea Level NC is a seafood restaurant and raw bar in Uptown Charlotte highlighting products from the Carolina Coast. Their commitment to sustainable seafood is evident throughout the menu. Favorites include oysters on the half shell, Shrimp + Grits, and the Catfish Rueben to name a few.



Chef Michael Noll

VANA translates in Sanskrit to “wooded area of the forest” & that meaning is reflected throughout the entire concept. Wood is an integral part of not only the food & beverage program but also as part of the elements that create this unique space in the Southend Neighborhood.

Chapter 6

Chef Jonny Cox

Chapter 6 will bring the flavors and traditions of the Western Mediterranean to South End, offering bold dishes that show off the flavors of the coasts and fields of Spain, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, France, and Italy. The menu will be built around small plates, entrees made to share, cocktails and wine, all reflecting the culinary traditions and culture found along those six coastlines–seafood tower to tagines, parsley to paprika, Moroccan Syrah to Spanish Rioja.


Biblio & Counter-

Chef Sam Hart

Counter- is a multisensory, story-driven tasting menu restaurant created by James Beard nominated Chef Sam Hart. Biblio is a reverse wine pairing restaurant where you buy the bottle first and the chefs in the back create a la minute dishes to pair with your bottle.


Letty’s on Shamrock

Chef Letty Ketner

Neighbors serving neighbors in the heart of Plaza‑Midwood. We use only the best ingredients that keep customers coming back. Heck, we’ll take real good care of you even if you don’t live around here.

Manolo’s Bakery

Chef Manuel “Manolo” Betancur

Manolo´s Bakery is The oldest Latin American Bakery in the Carolinas. Twenty-five years baking happiness, love, and kindness from our hands to your heart. Manolos Bakery is a Purpose-Driven Brand—a business with social actions to benefit the local communities and global human interests and ideals.


Renaissance Pâtisserie

Chef Sylvain Rivet

Renaissance Pâtisserie is Charlotte’s premier destination for dazzling French pastries, award-winning Viennoiserie, innovative macarons, rustic French loaves, traditional baguettes, and the home of Charlotte’s only Kouign “Queen” Amann.

Southern Pecan Gulf Coast Kitchen

Chef Carlos Rangel and Jon Ernst

The Southern Pecan is a casual restaurant celebrating Gulf Coast cuisine. Our relaxed ambiance is created by artwork and music that pours blues and jazz into your visit.


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.

Plant Joy

Chef Julia Simon

Plant Joy, we make good food – food that comes from good sources, that tastes good, looks good, and most importantly – makes you FEEL GOOD. 100% VEGAN, LOCALLY SOURCED, ALLERGEN + GLUTEN FRIENDLY Wholesome vegan fare with Mediterranean flare!



Chef Sam Sheehan

Haberdish is a mill town southern kitchen and craft cocktail bar. We serve up southern-inspired food centered around the history of our mill town of North Charlotte (now known as NoDa) – including those ingredients (collard greens, for example), cooking techniques (pickling, frying, of course!), and deliciously modernizing recipes from grandma’s garden and kitchen.

The Artisan’s Palate

Chef Christa Csoka

The Artisan’s Palate is a restaurant, cocktail & wine 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.


300 East

Chef Ashley Bivens Boyd & Lex Druhan

An independent restaurant in a 1900 Victorian home located in Charlotte’s historic Dilworth neighborhood, 300 East has operated under the same family ownership for nearly 4 decades. We utilize local and sustainably produced ingredients to create an approachable menu with a seasonal focus.



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.


The Jimmy Pizza + Pastaria

Chef Bill McTeigue

Italian fare meets French flair.


Cold Hearted Gelato

Chef Elinn Hesse

Cold Hearted Gelato is a chef-driven gelato shop. Locally Sourced, Globally Inspired & Uniquely Paired.


Chef Chris Rogienski

Located in a restored mid-century church in Plaza Midwood in Charlotte, Supperland is a southern steakhouse with unusual, whimsical menu inspiration from the church building itself. Fire-cooked proteins like Prime Filet and whole lobster are served alongside church potluck-inspired dishes to share family-style at the table. Reservations and walk-ups welcome!


The Culture Shop

Chefs Alex Tyler and Leonard Givens

Wine, cheese, local, and specialty provision market offering freshly made soups, sandwiches and sides along with charcuterie and cheese platters.

Sweet Lew’s BBQ

Chef Lewis Donald

We are a no-frills, counter-service neighborhood bbq joint. Daily meat selection, southern sides, sweetest tea, and big smiles!

Craft Cocktails + Beverages

Mixologist Partner:
Stefan Huebner, Dot Dot Dot
Mixologist Partner:
Justin Hazelton, Lorem Ipsum
Mixologist Partner:
Rhea Buck, Supperland

Mixologist Partner:
Tay Whitaker, Merchant and Trade

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