Restaurant Bites: What's new and what's coming to a menu near you

Restaurant Bites: What's new and what's coming to a menu near you

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — New food-and-beverage establishments popped up across the Charlotte region in August.

Pineville, for instance, gained its first brewery in the latter part of the month when Middle James Brewing Co. opened its doors at 400 N. Polk St. The 10,000-square-foot brewery in the small suburban town south of Charlotte offers a variety of beer styles from its 15-barrel brewhouse as well as a kitchen.

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And, west of the Queen City, Barrister's, a new restaurant melding French culinary techniques with Southern dishes, is breathing new life into the historic Lawyers Building in downtown Gastonia. That building, located at 168 W. Main Ave., will also include a boutique hotel later this fall.

Farther west in the greater Charlotte area — toward the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains — a 6,300-square-foot winery is still to come this fall. That establishment, called Veronét Vineyards & Winery, spans 70 acres in Kings Mountain and is expected to open in mid-September for wine tastings and tours.

Areas closer to center city, too, are adding to their selections of dining options, with South End being among those. In that popular neighborhood, a rustic American restaurant, a craft cocktail and eatery, a place for ramen and new brunch spots are slated to open this fall and beyond.

Check out this photo gallery for a look at the August recap of restaurant, bar and brewery happenings across the Charlotte area.