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It’s Friday night! I don’t need to remind you of that. You’ve already been plotting away your weekend plans. Hopefully they include the spots we’re going to be at…? Tonight we’ll be at Sycamore Brewing AND Tilt on Trade. Live music will be goin’ down at Sycamore by Gene Gene and the Blues Machine. And Tilt is hosting a fundraiser, where there will be a silent auction and a live date auction (thought that only happened in movies!)

Tomorrow in the AM, we’ll be serving breakfast at Wedgewood Farmers Market. That menu will be up in the morning, but I heard the chefs are putting a pancake taco on there…YUM! Stay tuned.

Sycamore Brewing, 5pm-10pm

Nate’s Nachos

House fried corn chips, black bean and heirloom tomatoes and sweet corn pico, cilantro, queso

 add chicken

Smoked Wings

Poultry Junction smoked wings with buffalo or red pepper molasses sauce

Fish Taco

Panko Crusted Tuna with black bean and corn pico
Veggie Sliders
Black bean, sweet corn and caramelized onions topped with striped beets and sweet pepper aioli
Ceviche and Chips
shrimp, cilantro , jalepenos.
Mac Bites

Boardwalk Fries

Seasoned fries with old bay and malt vinegar

Cucumber Salad

 Pasta Salad 

Tilt Menu, 9pm-12am

Chili Con Queso

House fried corn chip with queso and chili spiced beef topped with cilantro

Braised Pork Taco

Braised molasses rubbed pork, grilled apple and rainbow chard and smoked jalapeno and garlic aioli

BBQ Chicken Quesadilla

BBQ Grilled chicken and melted blend of cheeses, seared to perfection

Smoked Wings

Wings smoked in house, dry rubbed spiced and then tossed in Korean BBQ


Miss Vickie’s Chips 

Orzo Pasta Salad 

Cucumber Salad

celebrating good times,



#instabeerupclt AND Fake Plastic Trees?!

We’re looking forward to the good times happening tonight at Birdsong Brewing! They’re releasing a hoppy wheat beer called “Fake Plastic Trees” which is just so intriguing. And the #instabeerupclt event is going down too, which is an opportunity to mingle with some great Charlotte peeps. Here’s what we’re serving tonight. I want all of it.

Birdsong Menu, 5pm-9pm

Bahn Mi

Korean Barbecued Pork, Quick Pickled Carrots, Crisp Cucumbers, Fresh Jalapeno Slices, and Cilantro Plushes on a Toasted French Baguette

 Gobi Pakora 

Birdsong’s Jalapeno Pale Ale Beer Battered Local Heirloom Cauliflower, Quick Fried and Served with Watermelon Lime Mignonette


House Fried Corn Tortilla Chips, Creamy Queso, local organic green tomato salsa, and Fresh Sliced Jalapenos

Add Free Range Chicken  or Seasoned Ground Beef 


BBQ Chicken Tikka Pizza 

Roasted Free Range Chicken, Spiced BBQ Sauce, Caramelized Onion, Queso Fresco, Fresh Cilantro and Mint


Summer Pasta Salad 

Lots of Fresh Herbs, Parmesan Cheese, Diced Tomato, Shaved Red Onion and Crisp Cucumber


Bush & Vine’s Heirloom Yellow Cauliflower, Roasted Pimientos, Grilled Carrots, Fresh Greens and Rosemary Sage Vinaigrette

Chorizo Croquettes with Herbed Cream Cheese 

Who can say no to fried meat balls…


Thursday plans?

It feels like Thursday doesn’t it? You can smell Friday right around the corner. Thinking about your weekend plans…it basically starts tonight right? Or lunch today? We’ll be Uptown (NOTE we are in the same parking lot, just south about 18 steps) and at Innovation Park today for lunch, and enjoying an exciting night at Birdsong Brewing later. They’ve got the fun #instabeerupclt event going on, AND they’re releasing a hoppy wheat beer called “Fake Plastic Trees”. We’re looking forward to seeing you! And feeding your hungry self of course.

Fun alert! We just posted a new cooking class schedule for June, so check it out here and sign up with your pals or your plus one. Or bring yourself and meet people!

Also heads up for tomorrow night! We will be at Sycamore Brewing AND at Food Truck Friday at The Hunter Farm (13624 Providence Rd) from 5pm-8:30pm.

Innovation Park

Bahn Mi

Korean Barbecued Pork, Quick Pickled Carrots, Crisp Cucumbers, Fresh Jalapeno Slices, and Cilantro Plushes on a Toasted French Baguette

Spicy Free Range Chicken Wrap

Roasted Poultry Junction Farm’s Chicken with Fresh Greens, Diced Roma Tomato, Marinated Red Onion, Spicy Roasted Tomato Coulis

Crispy Ahi Tuna Taco

Panko Crusted Tuna with Mint Watermelon Lemon Grass Salsa, Fresh Greens, and Avocado Crema


Cauliflower Salad

Bush & Vine’s Heirloom Yellow Cauliflower, Roasted Pimientos, Grilled Carrots, Fresh Greens and Rosemary Sage Vinaigrette

Tabasco Maple Potato Salad

Roasted Russets and Sweet Potatoes, Raw Celery, Green Onion and Tabasco Maple Aioli

Uptown Menu

Bahn Mi

Korean Barbecued Pork, Quick Pickled Carrots, Crisp Cucumbers, Fresh Jalapeno Slices, and Cilantro Plushes on a Toasted French Baguette

Free Range Chicken Cashew Wrap

Roasted Chicken with Fresh Greens, Diced Tomatoes, Marinated Red Onion, and Toasted Cashew Aioli

Crispy Sail Fish Taco

Panko Crusted Sailfish, Topped with Purple Slaw and Dijon Lemon Vinaigrette

Quinoa Burger

Fresh Greens, Baby Arugula, Roasted Bell Peppers, and Citrus Aioli


Cauliflower Salad

Bush & Vine’s Heirloom Yellow Cauliflower, Roasted Pimientos, Grilled Carrots, Fresh Greens and Rosemary Sage Vinaigrette

Three Bean Salad

Fresh Greens, Red Beans, Butter Beans and Garbanzo Beans, in a Sweet Onion Vinaigrette

saving a banh mi for tu,


What’s his real name?

Did you know it’s Mr. T’s birthday? Good thing I listen to quality radio on the way to work that keeps me informed of these important details of the day. (Another important detail is that we will NOT be in the Duke building tomorrow. Sorry if I got your hopes up!)

We’ve got a full day ahead of us folks! Lunch at Innovation Park (7201 Hewitt Associates Dr) and then tonight we will be at BOTH Birdsong and Sycamore from 5p-9p. Birdsong will be releasing their small batch called “Susie Q”, a smoked IPA. And there will be live music going on at Sycamore. So be sure to hit one of them up…or both. Don’t be a fool or we may pity you.

Innovation Lunch Menu

Hot Lanta Remix Sliders

Poultry Junction roasted chicken on waffles with pork belly and purple cabbage slaw and a hot but not spicy maple aioli

Green Chilies and Braised Pork Tacos

Braised pork carnitas in a tomatillo and green chilie marinade and a pac choi sesame salad

Roasted Veggie Burrito

Roasted sweet potatoes, russet potatoes and caramelized onions with a black bean hummus, greens in a garlic herb wrap


Pasta Salad

Green Salad

Roasted Potatoes

truckin on thursday,


I said what about, breakfast at Atherton!

Are you humming along with the song in your head yet? Hope so, it’s a good one. And gets you in the mood for breakfast at Atherton! I think the Belly Benedict is calling your name anyway…

We are also out at the gorgeous Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden serving up lunch today and tomorrow. Moms get free admission so come on out and explore!

Atherton Mill Breakfast Menu

Roots Hash

Potatoes, peppers, onions, topped with a fried egg and our famous tomato gravy

Chorizo Breakfast Tostada

Chorizo, peppers & onions, cheddar cheese, fried egg, greens, & a pepper cilantro dressing

Belly Benedict

Crispy pork belly atop seared grit cake, with a poached egg & herbed hollandaise

Strawberry Cheesecake Pancakes

Fluffy pancakes, strawberry cream cheese, & a mint strawberry syrup

DSBG Lunch Menu

Roots Chicken Salad Wrap

Grilled chicken with celery, red onions, roasted garlic aioli, greens

Pulled Pork Sandwich

Braised pork on a bun with Texas style BBQ sauce

All Beef Hot Dog

Hot Dog with assortment of toppings

Ketchup, mustard, relish, slaw

Kids Cheese Quesadilla 

Blended cheeses in a flour tortilla with green onions


Pork Belly Dijon balsamic potato salad

Early Spring pasta salad

Miss Vickies Chips

Fruit Salad

Whole Fruit

crushing and killing it,



TGIF! Get down with Cory and Topanga (or Lewis and Hollis) at the Roots truck tonight at Sycamore Brewing. We’ll be serving up some good ol’ bar eats for you to enjoy with your adult beverages.

Come see us this weekend at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden! We’ll be there to feed you some fresh lunch from 11am-2pm.

Mini Quinoa Quesadilla 

Seasoned Red Quinoa with roasted crimini mushrooms, roasted garlic, red onions, cilantro, blended cheese and Avocado Crema

 Nate’s Nachos 

House fried corn chips, queso, pickled jalapenos, red onions, and cilantro

 Banh Mi Shooters 

Miniature Korean Braised pork, pickled carrots, fresh jalapenos, chopped cilantro

 Harissa Chicken Tacos

Roasted Chicken dressed with house made harrisa sauce, organic greens and sweet cowboy caviar


Summer Herb Pasta Salad 

Mac and Cheese Bites filled with Sriracha 

Miss Vickies Assorted Chips 

missing tgif shows,




Oysters on the half shell…oyster power!

You’re probably already planning on hittin’ up Sycamore Brewing tonight at some point. If not, then make it part of your Friday night be-chillin-listening to live music- eating Roots food-plan! Here’s some mouth-watering options for you. And if you’re gluten-free, no worries. We can make most menu items to suit you, just ask when ordering! Wow, that was a lot of hyphens in that paragraph.

Sycamore Brewing Menu, 5pm-10pm

Curry Chicken Salad Wrap $8

Celery, grapes, almonds, onions, greens

BBQ Pork Taco $4 each or 3 for $11

Braised pork with Texas BBQ sauce and apple cinnamon compote

Roasted Chicken Taco $4 each or 3 for $11

Poultry Junction grilled chicken with strawberry, tomato, and jalapeno salsa and organic greens

Quinoa and Roasted Veggie Salad $7

Fire roasted zucchini, squash, onions and bell peppers over a bed of greens and red quinoa topped with sweet chili glaze

 Nate’s Nachos $8

House Fried Corn tortillas topped with ground beef and bean chili and queso, cilantro and red onions


Beef and Bean Chili and Cheese Empanadas $4

Lemon Garlic Herb Hummus and Pita Chips $4

Raw Oysters on a half shell, Oyster Power with a sweet chili glaze 5 for $10

Miss Vickies assorted chips $1.5

winning with oyster power,



Happy Taco Day to you! Since we love tacos so much and know you do too, we’re going to ignore those water droplets and serve lunch uptown today! Just grab an umbrella or do rock paper scissors with your co-workers to determine who gets to go do the Roots taco run.

Here’s the menu that will brighten your day.

Taco Day

Uptown (across from Duke building) 11:30am-1:30pm

Burger Taco

Mays Meat’s local beef, a blend of cheeses, crisp purple cabbage, house made relish, sweet potato fries and a “special sauce” tangy aioli

Lemon Grass Marinated Grilled Chicken Taco

Local true leaf Frisee lettuce, lemongrass, a touch of soy, grilled chicken, shaved carrot, onion, local purple orach tsukemono

Southern Aloha Taco

Southern pulled pork BBQ topped with warm pineapple pinto, and butter beans, garnished with citrus coated local garlic chive

Grilled Veggie and Quinoa Taco

Windcrest Organic Farm’s arugula, fire roasted carrots, zucchini and squash with roasted crimini mushrooms, seasoned quinoa, greens and  garlic aioli, and local chervil


Pasta Salad

Baked Beans and bacon

 doin a sun dance,


stripes or solids

What does every fisherman want?

A gillfriend.

What do you call a fish that won’t shut up?

A big-mouthed bass!

There are so many fish jokes! I will stop at 2. There’s also a good Dumb and Dumber quote about bass, but I’ll leave it at that. You already know it.

Who else is excited about grabbing some tacos from the food truck and eating outside today? We will be uptown across from the Duke building, at Tryon and Levine Ave of the Arts. Check out the menu below and you’ll start getting hungry.

Uptown Taco Day

Wednesday April 8th, 2015

Harissa Chicken Taco

Poultry Junction Grilled Chicken, topped with Harissa sauce, sweet tomato chutney and fried potatoes

Panko Crusted Striped Bass

Local Carolina Striped Bass breaded in herbed Japanese bread crumbs, with a mixer of pickled crisp carrots, celery, green peppers, garlic and ginger chive aioli

Pulled Pork Taco

Braised pork topped with jonagold apple and bell pepper pico and a SC BBQ sauce

Patatas Bravas

Fried Potatoes over Greens with a spicy tomato aioli and jalapeños


Chips and Chili con queso

Creamy Sriracha black bean and corn pasta salad

Spring Couscous

winner of billiards,


What did you put in that sandwich?

Its Friday! Don’t act like you are not excited about Furious 7!  You know you want to see it, even if you don’t want to admit it…..

Brace yourself. We have lots of fun to share with you. Tonight we’ll be at Sycamore Brewing where there will be live music by Little District, amazing beers, and amazing locally inspired bites.

*We will not be at Atherton Mill Saturday morning, due to our big truck still being sick. BUT know that we really miss you Atherton regulars and we are hopeful for a return in the near future! The guys are taking the transmission out this weekend, and we will be putting it back in next weekend.

Tomorrow (and Sunday) we’ll be back at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden serving lunch, 11am-2pm. It’s such a peaceful place. They even have Saturday morning yoga! So if you need to get away from the city for a bit, the Garden is your new BFF. And then you’ll be ready for some excitement, so head over to the grand opening of Birdsong Brewing. Our truck will be there to feed your social little self from 5pm-9pm.

Okay back to lunch today. We’ll be at Water Ridge (2201 Water Ridge Parkway) and we would love to see you on this wonderfully warm Friday!

Water Ridge Menu

Water Ridge Park

Grilled Chicken Salad Wrap

Marinated grilled chicken, fresh greens, sliced bell pepper

Tuna Salad Sandwich

Wild caught tuna, crisp celery, cucumber and red onion topped with crunchy potato chips

Hot Ham and Swiss

On Nova’s French Bread

Cuban Pork Wrap

Braised Pulled Pork, Purple Marinated Cabbage, Sweet Bell Pepper and Fresh Greens

Black Bean and Corn Southwestern Pasta Salad

 Spring Couscous

 Red pepper, red onion, dried cranberries, pineapple & citrus vinaigrette

Winning’s winning,