StrEATs Tasting Tour

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

StrEATs Tasting Tour

Thank you for joining us at the 2024 StrEATs Tasting Tour! Stay tuned for 2025 info!

On Saturday, April 13th, restaurants representing iconic Charlotte neighborhoods served 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 enjoyed bites from each while sipping on craft cocktails and listening to live music.


11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – VIP Hour featuring a book signing from Aarón Sánchez and music from Austin McNeil.

12:00-12:05 p.m. – Welcome from festival co-host Kristen Wile

12:15 p.m. – Cooking Demo from Chef Hector Gonzalez-Mora, Noche Bruta

12:30 p.m. – Enjoy music in the lawn from Charlez360

1:15 p.m. – Cooking Demo from Chef Alyssa Wilen, Chef Alyssa’s Kitchen

2:15 p.m. – Cooking Demo from Chef Bruce Moffett, Moffett Restaurant Group

2:30 p.m. – Cooking Demo from Julia Simon, Plant Joy

3:00 p.m. – Farewell, event over

*See cocktails below for Cocktail Stage Schedule

Bruce Moffett from StrEATs 2023. Photo by: Ryan Allen

2024 Participating Restaurants


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.


Pinky’s Westside Grill

Chef Greg Auten

Funky Westside done homemade and fresh. Award-winning and palate pleasing.


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.

O-Ku Charlotte

Chef Masa Hamaya

O-Ku Sushi celebrates authentic Asian cuisine with a regional approach through a menu that focuses on unique ingredients and sophisticated presentations. From petite plates to sushi specialties, O-Ku’s sushi chefs showcase the freshest fish from the world’s finest markets, as well as local sustainable sources.


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.

Leah and Louise

Chef Courtney Evans

We interpret classic southern dishes, ingredients and techniques in a way that honors our heritage. We’re inspired by Mississippi River Valley foodways. Think Memphis, Jackson, Mississippi and New Orleans.


Café 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.



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.


300 East

Chef Lex Druhan

A Dilworth establishment since 1986, offering fresh, creative American-Eclectic cuisine, warm and friendly service and a lively casual atmosphere.

Restaurants subject to change.

Craft Cocktails + Beverages

We paired 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. Each mixologist will do a demo on our Cocktail Demonstration Stage. See times below!

Mixologist: JoAn Cook


Mixologist: Azure Cassidy
Sea Level NC

Mixologist: Micah Yarborough

Mixologist: Roger Kongkham

Mixologist: Casey Dolan
The Roaring Social

Bird Song BRewing

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