What’s new and coming soon to a menu near you – WSOC TV

CHARLOTTE — Craft beer lovers can rejoice when viewing this edition of Restaurant Bites. A few new breweries have just entered the Charlotte scene, along with some other local players expanding.

First, HopFly Brewing Co. opened its South End consumption hall and production facility at 1327 S. Mint St. in late February. This Rocky Mount brewery took over the lease and assets of Unknown Brewing Co. last year and completely revamped the space in the Gold District.

Another new-to-market brewer also made its long-awaited debut last weekend in another part of the South End. German company Gilde has opened its first North American brewery at 3530 Dewitt Lane in South South. This 9,500 square foot brewery and restaurant serves Gilde’s six core beers – Pilsener, Red Rooster, Radler, Urbock, Hefeweizen and Black Beer – with plans to create new beers unique to Charlotte. Its menu is built around German dishes.

On Charlotte’s west side, Legion Brewing — plagued by supply chain issues — is now targeting a March opening for the dining room that’s part of its $10 million facility at 2001 W. Morehead St. The dining hall and production facility, which has been operating since the fall, is in the development of Salt + Vinegar adaptive reuse. It is the Legion’s third brewery, following the Plaza Midwood and SouthPark sites, and will join another recently opened Legion business – The Trolley Barn Fermentory in Atherton Mill.

And farther from downtown, plans are underway for Pineville-based Middle James Brewing Co. to set up its first South Carolina location at The Power House, part of the Rock Hill University Center.

In non-brewery news, several more restaurants are expected to open in the Charlotte market in the coming weeks and months. A new restaurant – Cuzzo’s Cuisine’s second location in University City – debuted last month, while Italian concept Ever Andalo in NoDa is set to open later this week.

On the other side of the spectrum, there were spots that recently had to shut down permanently. This includes the Taproom Social self-service bar at 430 W. Fourth St. in Uptown and Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit in the South End.

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(WATCH BELOW: Biscuit restaurant closes after two years in South End)

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