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Fox and Hound had a good run | Photo: Jason Benavides

Fox and Hound closes in Birkdale Village

March 20. By Dave Yochum. Fox and Hound, a mainstay in Birkdale Village for 20 years, has abruptly closed. It’s located next to the new Bartaco, a major new investment in Birkdale, along with expansions or improvements at Brixx, Eez Fusion and a makeover/rebranding Dressler’s, now known as Fin & Fino. Fox and Hound served […]

Fin & Fino is next to Cava

Fin & Fino open in Birkdale Village

Feb. 28. Restaurateur Jon Dressler has opened Fin & Fino in the former Dressler’s space in the heart of Birkdale Village. A mainstay of fine dining in Lake Norman for two decades, Dressler’s closed for remodeling in September. Reservations can be made online. The brand Fin & Fino is branded as a social seafood house […]

Bartaco opens in Brikdale Village

Bartaco opens in Birkdale Village

Feb. 21. By Dave Yochum. The Birkdale Village menu change is closer to completion with Bartaco opening up for dinner service tonight. Known for upscale street food, coastal vibe and specialty cocktails, Bartaco’s 3,400 square foot location has a key spot in the old Corkscrew Wine Shoppe, which never reopened after being forced to move. […]

You’re never too early to make plans for Valentine’s Day

Feb. 8. Charlotte came in at No. 30 among most Cupid-worthy US cities—ahead of such love nests as Jersey City, NJ and Toledo, OH—in a study from WalletHub. Ever the romantic types, they looked at the most cost-effective cities for celebrating Valentine’s Day next week across such metrics as florists per capita to the cost […]

Greco Fresh opens in Magnolia Plaza

Feb. 1. Greco Fresh Grille has officially opened in Magnolia Plaza near Juan Loco. The Greek and Mediterranean restaurant offers traditional gyro wraps, freshly prepared salads and grilled specialties, dine in or take out. Greco Fresh has locations in Charlotte, Matthews, Waxhaw and Wesley Chapel. Salads are made to order and served with toasted pita […]

Queen's Feast

‘Queen’s Feast’ now through Jan. 28 features seven N. Meck eateries

Jan. 20. The Queen’s Feast, also known as Charlotte Restaurant Week, runs now through Sunday, Jan. 28. There are 100 restaurants offering three-course, prix fixe dining deals ranging from $30 to $50 per person, including seven in North Mecklenburg: Firebirds Wood Fired Grill – Huntersville Firebirds Wood Fired Grill – Northlake Hunter House, Circa 1913 […]

Perry Camacho, Nazira Atme

Restaurant X will re-brand to Lebanese cuisine

Jan. 18. By Dave Yochum. Restaurant X in Davidson is getting a new name and a new menu. Executive chef and owner Nazira Atmé says, after 10 years, it was time for a new concept. Habibi Lebanon, which means “My Beloved Lebanon,” will serve Lebanese cuisine, a rare find in the Charlotte region. The re-launch […]

Fin & Fino | Photo: Rare Roots

Fin & Fino, Jon Dressler’s new entree in Birkdale, opens in March

Jan. 5. Restaurateur Jon Dressler says he is targeting early March for the opening of Fin & Fino in the former Dressler’s space in the heart of Birkdale Village. A mainstay of fine dining in Lake Norman for two decades, Dressler’s closed for remodeling in September. Fin & Fino, which has a location Uptown at […]


Jon Dressler, pleased with Birkdale Village, outlines changes coming with Fin & Fino

Aug. 23. By Dave Yochum. With 20 years in Birkdale Village under his belt, restaurateur Jon Dressler says he’s pleased with the direction the outdoor mall is taking and expects to reopen Dressler’s as Fin & Fino in February of 2024. Dressler’s, a mainstay of fine dining in Lake Norman, will close Sept. 23. “I […]

Cheesecake factory

UPDATED: Let them eat cheesecake

July 26. Originally announced almost a year ago, thanks to a building permit, The Cheesecake Factory will open in Birkdale Village Tuesday Aug. 8. [Update] Permit issues have caused the postponement of the opening to Aug. 15. The Cheesecake Factory has hired nearly 300 staff members for the new location, according to a press release. […]