Charlotte Foodie Adventures (June 1st - June 7th)

EatWorkPlayCLT writer Jess hosts Dog of the Week @JJ’s Red Hots! Also, Brew Releases, Vintage Charlotte Market, Brewery Tours, + much more.

Charlotte Foodie Adventures: June 1st-June 7th




Seasonal Release: Fake Plastic Trees Hoppy Wheat @Birdsong Brewing Co., 3pm

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Photo via Facebook

It’s Thirsty Thursday and Birdsong is celebrating with a new beer release party. Libretto's Street Pizza Food Truck will be there slinging slices & DJ That Guy Smitty will be spinning the tunes.


Big Ed’s Garage @Alive After 5 at the Epicenter, 5pm

Welcome to the largest weekly happy hour & free entertainment celebration in Charlotte. Alive After Five is the perfect destination for friends and co-workers to gather, unwind and listen to great music while enjoying a tasty beverage. Kick start your weekend every Thursday in style! Official after-parties are held at Whiskey River, BlackFinn, SUITE, Vida, Strike City and Bubble.


NBA Finals Game 1 @Flight, 9pm

View the BIG Game on a 180-inch projection screen or one of 6 flat screens.

$15 buckets of beer, $4 Great Lakes Brewing Company drafts, $4 Dog Pound shots, 80+ beers on tap! FREE PARKING AT HEARST TOWER!


FRIDAY, JUNE 2nd    

Grand Reopening Party @Sauceman’s, 5pm

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Photo via Facebook

No need to RSVP or purchase tickets in advance, just get your “butts” to Sauceman’s new space at 228 West Blvd. There will be live music from 6pm - 9pm and their pitmaster, Cole, will be smoking TWO WHOLE HOGS on site. In addition to the hogs, there will also be a low county boil.

Get a FREE pork sandwich with any beer purchase!



2017 Vintage Charlotte Summer Market @Camp North End, 11am

Come out and spend the day shopping with 80+ of the region’s best vintage & handmade vendors. Yelp Charlotte will be there supplying shopping bags for the first 500 customers, Not Just Coffee will be on hand in case you need your caffeine fix and Birdsong Brewing will be there supplying the brew.  There will be Food Trucks and live music; $7 early bird entry at 10am // $2 general admission.


5th Annual NoDa 5k @NoDa Brewing Company, 6pm

Grab your friends and go get your run on. After the 5k, there will be live music, vendors, food trucks, beer, medals, and much more.   


Grand Opening Celebration @Pop the Top, 12pm

This is a grand opening you will not want to miss. They will be offering free lunch from New Wrap Orders (until supplies run out,) hosting giveaways, tastings from local brewery reps, and even giving out a free Pop the Top pint glass to the first 50 customers.


Fresh Med One Year Anniversary Party @Blue Blaze Brewing, 12pm

Fresh Med has teamed up with Blue Blaze Brewing for a joint one year anniversary party! There will be food, beer, games, live music, and much more.


SUNDAY, JUNE 4th    

Kiss 95.1’s Brewery Tour @Unknown Brewing Company, 12pm

Kiss 95.1 FM has partnered with Raging Uptown Charters to bring you one of the coolest brewery tours in the Charlotte area. They have invited 50 participants to join them as they tour Unknown Brewing, Pop the Top, Pint Central Sycamore and/or Sugar Creek Brewing, and then circle back again to Unknown. Each stop will be for 1 hour; tickets are just $20 and can be purchased here.


Order/Fire S2E9 ft. Chef Ashley Boyd @Free Range Brewing, 1pm

Come out and support your local chef, Ashley Boyd. She will be talking about desserts and flavor profiles, as well as her background as an art restorationist. There will be a raffle that includes: a dinner for two at 300 East or a dinner for two at Heritage… both include a killer dessert tasting! This is a free event open to the public.


MONDAY, JUNE 5th    

You Drink, We Donate @NoDa Brewing Company, 12 noon

This week’s addition of #YDWD is donating $1 from each beer sold to Crohn's and Colitis Foundation - Carolinas Chapter. After grabbing a few beers, stick around and have dinner with TIN Kitchen, who will be on site offering delicious food. To learn more about the cause, visit


Dog of the Week Series featuring EWP Writer, Jess Bentley @JJ’s Red Hots

Starting Monday and going through the entire week, you can grab a dog designed by EatWorkPlayCLT writer, Jess Bentley, aka SliceOfJess.

Slice of Tiki Dog:

A bacon-wrapped, smokehouse dog topped with pineapple salsa, teriyaki sauce, cilantro-lime crema, red onion, jalapeno slices, and fresh cilantro.

Make sure to check her Instagram page for specials, giveaways, and more information!


TUESDAY, JUNE 6th      

Trivia with Unknown Brewing @Libretto’s Pizza, 7:30pm

Enjoy Mindless Minutia Trivia with The Unknown Brewing Company. There will be $2 Cheese & Pepperoni slices, drink specials, and cool prizes supplied by Unknown Brewing.


Cue & Brew with Lenny Boy Brewing @Midwood Smokehouse, 6:30pm

Join Midwood Smokehouse Pitmasters and Lenny Boy Brewing’s Owner & Founder, Townes Mozer, for a three-course beer and dinner pairing. Tickets are $45 and include all beer & food. Grab you tickets here.