Monday, July 22, 2013

Sankey's opens July 25

Sankey's Taproom and Grille is scheduled to open formally July 25 in Matthews, a pub from the Custom Home Pub folks, aimed at offering local beer and locally sourced food. On the tentative menu: sliders, housemade chips, an assortment of salads and sandwiches, ranging from the signature Sankey (roast beef or grilled chicken with fries between grilled sourdough bread with slaw and cheese) and cheesesteaks to burgers and BLTs. Prices run about $5 to $10.

The beer selection, says partner and GM Andy Tritten, will focus on N.C. and Charlotte breweries, and the place invited breweries to hire local artists to paint canvases that decorate the place. Among those: Birdson, Noda, Foothills, Carolina Brewery and Lone Rider. The place will offer 10 on draft. (By the way, a "sankey" is a coupler that taps kegs of draft beer.)

11416 E. Independence Blvd. in Matthews; 704-847-0464;