Monday, August 30, 2010

New restaurants open

Take a week off and all sorts of things happen:

15 North Roadside Kitchen is open at 1513 Montford Drive. Chef Brett McKee, who received accolades at Charleston's Oak Steakhouse and has cooked at the James Beard House, fared well with 17 North Roadside Kitchen in Mount Pleasant, and has brought to Charlotte the concept, defined as dishes "derived from local demographics, his personal memories and the suggestions and stories of the restaurant’s guests." The menu is quite the diverse work: crawfish and shrimp Creole, N.C. bass en papillote (baked in parchment), boneless buttermilk fried chicken, grilled pork chop with fig preserve demiglace, a burger with Velveeta and bacon, Maine lobster rolls, Austrian wiener schnitzel (complete with egg), and a risotto dome filled with braised duck, tomato and vegetables -- among other things. Dinner nightly and Sunday brunch are offered;; 704-919-0003.

Growlers Pourhouse is open at 3120 N. Davidson St., serving 5 p.m.-midnight Tuesday-Sunday, with the bar open to 2 a.m. Sibling to Crepe Cellar, this specializes in American craft beers and "beer food": raw oysters, housemade sausages and dogs, pretzels, etc. There's a beer engine, too. More info at


Trey Walters said...

You are an idiot who shouldn't be allowed to review hand cream, much less restaurant. I say this because of this review versus your review of Andrew Blair's (the place where I had the single worst meal I have eaten in Charlotte, and I have eaten at that Chinese place on the corner of Remount and West). I am sure that 15 North has lost business because of your inane banter, and that is a shame. In a town full of so so expensive meals, 15 North shines. Their shrimp and grits are the best in Charlotte, and I have never had a bad dish there. Please go find another profession.