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


    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - As several new Charlotte-area eateries and watering holes opened in January or will do so in the coming months, a couple of restaurant closures in and around uptown grabbed readers’ attention last month.

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    CBJ reported in early January on Newk’s closing its doors at 101 N. Tryon St. just days before Christmas. That fast-casual concept had already shuttered its south Charlotte location in Blakeney shopping center, but its remaining Charlotte-area store in Rock Hill is expected to stay open.

    And then there was the closing of Kickstand Burger Bar in Plaza Midwood on Jan. 10, a move propelled by ongoing construction at its building on Central Avenue.

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    As for newcomers to the restaurant scene, the Charlotte area has added the likes of Barcelona Wine Bar in South End, Sabor Latin Street Grill’s 12th location uptown and a second-to-the-market Sweet Dough shop at Ballantyne Town Center.

    The February installment of CBJ’s Restaurant Bites provides a full roundup of restaurant-related news recently reported by our staffers. Check it out here.

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