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

    By: Jenna Martin, Charlotte Business Journal

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    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - As local residents were met with a variety of new dining choices in November, several restaurants — some long-standing in the Charlotte community — closed their doors.

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    Added to Charlotte’s list of shuttered eateries last month are Sushi Guru, which closed its SouthPark location — on the heels of closing its restaurant in Plaza Midwood and putting the property up for sale. Of note: A coffee shop is planned to replace Sushi Guru in Plaza Midwood.

    The Terrace — formerly known as Terrace Cafe — also has closed its SouthPark location and, reportedly, its second Charlotte restaurant in Ballantyne. A longtime bakery in South End closed up shop in early November, too, leaving three other Charlotte-area locations still open.

    On the flip side, new to Charlotte’s lineup of eateries are a fast-casual taqueria and bar in SouthPark, a burger joint for the Belmont neighborhood and an “elegant” restaurant with vibes from the 1930s and ‘40s in South End, among others.

    This photo gallery provides a full look at the latest happenings in the Charlotte-area culinary scene as reported in November by CBJ staffers.

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