Eat up, Charlotte

screen-shot-2016-10-28-at-3-43-35-pmCharlotte’s dining scene is constantly growing, as new restaurants and eateries pop up all over town. The local restaurant scene is thriving, but there are seven new restaurants in town that have been deemed particularly noteworthy. Whether you are craving a solid burger, a tasty taco, or a craft cocktail, this list has got you covered.

Dilworth’s Babalu Tapas and Tacos not only features table-side guacamole and fresh cocktails, but it also locally sources many of its ingredients for its entire menu selection.

Essex Bar and Bistro in Uptown is a gastropub and cocktail bar that is great for your post-work happy hour or your weekend night out.The menu features small plates and innovative items such as a warm Brussels sprout Caesar salad and lamb chop lollipops.

Also in Uptown inside the Charlotte Marriott City Center, you will find Stoke, one of Charlotte’s newest upscale eateries serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and cocktails with a farm-to-table menu that you won’t want to miss.

If you’re looking for a modern take on Japanese cooking and sushi, check out O-Ku Sushi in Atherton Mill in South End. Plus, the specialty cocktails here are certainly worth trying, and the restaurant is also considered a great new sushi spot for foodies.

Plaza Midwood is home to the new Moo and Brew, featuring, as you may have guessed, burgers and beer. Expect some exciting burger toppings like a fried egg or peppered applewood bacon, and don’t be afraid to order your fries with rosemary and truffle salt.

And last, but not least, The Turnhouse Grille in the Park Road/Montford area will feature classic comfort food, a great bar selection, and TVs for all your football viewing needs.

Check out the details on these new restaurants at and have fun taking advantage of all that the Charlotte restaurant scene has to offer.