Fresh Bites

Charlotte’s dining scene is booming, and we’ve got dozens of new restaurants to prove it. From casual spots to high-end eateries and everything in between, here are some of the latest, greatest additions to the Queen City’s growing list of places to add to your must-try list.

Word on the Chic

Luxury hair salon Drybar recently opened in the Specialty Shops SouthPark on Morrison Boulevard, and if you long for salon-worthy tresses without the cut and color, it’s time you treated yourself to one of the California-based chain’s signature blowouts.

Garden Party

For years fruits have had all the fun as drink mixers. But your happy hour just got healthier because the latest trend behind the bar is crafting cocktails featuring flavors picked from summer’s vegetable gardens. From carrot concotions to boozy beets, these inventive drinks go far beyond brunch’s Bloody Mary.