These Restaurants That Opened in 2020 Are Offering Takeout Right Now

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Charlotte, Nc March 12th Food And Staff Including Chef Greg Collier At Leah And Louise. Photographed In Charlotte Nc On March 12th, 2020. Photo By Peter Taylor
The smoked lamb rib at Leah & Louise. Photo by Peter Taylor.

Maybe you didn’t get around to trying that new Charlotte restaurant yet. Thankfully, several of the newcomers are offering takeout and/or delivery.

Leah & Louise
301 Camp Rd. (Camp North End)
Currently offering pick-up

Greg Collier, the James Beard-nominated chef and Soul Food Sessions co-founder, serves dishes inspired by the Lower Mississippi River Valley soul food he grew up with. Select items from its menu are currently available. Read Taylor Bowler’s “Fresh Take” on the spot here.

What You Have to Try: Bird Is The Word (smoke fried chicken breast with comeback sauce, “b&b pickles,” and butter lettuce on brioche, $12).


Charlotte, Nc March 14th Tricia And Ken Martino At Osteria Luca. Food The Whipped Ricotta, True Meatballs With Marinara Sauce Prosciutto Di Parma With Arugula, Shaved Parmesan, Fig Spread, And Balsamic Glaze Pizza, Bucatini Amatriciana, Bread Puddin

TRUE Meatballs with marinara sauce and a side of grilled bread. Photo by Peter Taylor.

Osteria LuCa
4127 Park Rd. (Park Road Shopping Center)
Currently offering pick-up

Brendan Treyball, executive chef at TRUE Crafted Pizza, developed the menu with Chris McDade, who owns Popina, a popular Italian restaurant in Brooklyn. Osteria LuCa’s wood-fired pizzas are the main attraction—rightly so—but if you come with a group, order a few other dishes to get the full experience. Read Taylor Bowler’s “Fresh Take” on the spot here.

What You Have to Try: If you’ve come for the pizza, the classic cheese ($12) gets everything right, with crispy edges, bubbling cheese, and smoky flavor. For something a little more complex, try the Prosciutto di Parma ($15, if they have it) with arugula, shaved Parmesan, fig spread, and balsamic glaze.


Charlotte Nc February 3d Chef Chris Coleman And The Goodyear House Unpretentious Palette Event In Charlotte, Nc. Photographed In Charlotte Nc On February 3, 2020. Photo By Peter Taylor

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The Goodyear House
3032 North Davidson St. (NoDa)
Currently offering pickup and delivery

Leading the kitchen is Chris Coleman, former executive chef at Stoke and recent Chopped winner. Early favorites at the spot have included marinated shrimp ($10), served with mignonette butter on a saltine cracker, and  smoked cashew mac and cheese ($10). Read Taylor Bowler’s “Fresh Take” on the spot here.

What You Have to Try: The Smoked Cashew Mac, which you’d never guess is vegan.


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Charlotte Beer Garden
1300 S Tryon St. (South End)
Currently offering curbside takeout

Like the beer selection, the food menu here is broad, with wings and pizzas served alongside German Bangers & Mash, Smoked Salmon Flatbread, and various poutine options. They offer a truncated version of the menu for curbside right now. They’re also offering half-gallon jugs from their enormous selection. (You can read more about the concept in the July issue of our magazine.)

What You Have to Try: Esquites Corn Dogs ($9), which are inspired by Mexican street corn.


November 18th 2018 Felix Godward And His Empanada Food Truck In Charlotte, Nc. Photographs By Peter Taylor

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Felix’s Handmade Empanadas
1115 N Brevard St. (Optimist Hall)
Currently offering curbside takeout

This one barely counts, because Felix’s has been a successful food truck prior this year. Alongside all of the other Optimist Hall spots, you can order some of their coveted empanadas and park outside the building. You can order empanadas as singles, trios, a half-dozen, and a dozen. (You can read more about the new brick-and-mortar for Felix’s in the July issue of our magazine.)

What You Have to Try: The Shepard’s Pie ($3.50 for one)

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