Where to Get Deep-Fried Turkey in Charlotte This Thanksgiving

Where to Get Deep-Fried Turkey in Charlotte This Thanksgiving

Options across the city

November 17, 2020

As Thanksgiving doesn’t look so traditional this year for many Charlotte families, a deep-fried turkey purchased from a local spot might be more tempting than ever. That’s why we’ve gathered some of the top restaurants in the area that are offering this option this year. Spots are filling up fast, though, so you better not wait to get that bird booked:

Mert’s Heart & Soul214 N. College St.
Mert’s has a few options : a single fried turkey with gravy for $65; a meal feeding 2-4 with a 1/2 fried turkey, dressing with gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans, sweet potato casserole, and cornbread for $75; or a meal feeding 6-10 people with a whole fried turkey, dressing with gravy, mac and cheese, collard greens, sweet potato casserole, and cornbread. Order at the link above.Chicken Box Cafe1331 W. Sugar Creek Rd. The “Thanksgiving Special” at this beloved fried chicken spot runs $79.99 (feeding 8-10 “easily,” they say) with a whole turkey either deep-fried or baked, two pounds of stuffing and gravy, rice and gravy, green beans, and cranberry sauce. Order at the link above.
Nana Morrison’s Soul Food2908 Oak Lake Blvd., Ste. 106This one’s for the bigger groups (or split among more than one household, to maintain the indoor gathering limit). The seasonal special is a full pan that serves 20-24, with baked, fried ($110), or Cajun turkey options. Order on the catering menu at the link above, along with a slew of side and drink options. New South Kitchen & Bar8140 Providence Rd., Ste. 300The to-go Thanksgiving meals include both a deep-fried turkey breast filet that feed 4-6 ($65, with cranberry sauce and gravy) and a deep-fried whole boneless turkey breast for $130, feeding 8-12 with cranberry sauce and gravy. Sides available include sausage and cornbread dressing, mashed potatoes, mac and cheese, collards, sweet potato casserole, and more. Order at the link above.

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Steak 48 Opens in South Park Next Month. Here’s a Look Inside

Steak 48 Opens in South Park Next Month. Here’s a Look Inside

November 17, 2020

Steak 48, an upscale steakhouse with locations in Phoenix, Philadelphia, Chicago, and Houston, opens at Apex SouthPark on December 18. The 11,500-square-foot space has an in-house butcher shop, raw bar, and 6,000 bottle wine vault. Chief Brand Officer Oliver Badgio calls it a “very sexy steakhouse,” with multiple dining rooms, outdoor seating, and six private dining suites with a view of the open kitchen. “It’s an honest kitchen,” he says. “You get dinner and a show here.”

Executive chef Heather King comes from Bern’s Steakhouse in Tampa, and general manager Chad Tucker was previously at Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse. Steak is the main attraction, but other menu highlights include crispy shrimp deviled eggs, corn crème brule, and a seafood tower. Badgio calls the seafood tower a must-try dish for first-timers, and says the meatballs are unbelievable. “We butcher everything in-house,” he says. “You can get a traditional steak and baked potato, or top it with black truffle Maine lobster.” He says the Charlotte location will also introduce a new signature cocktail called the Botanist.
To allow for social distancing, tables are six feet apart, and unused tables are marked with flowers and candles. The restaurant will open at 50 percent capacity and reservations are required. “Come here to celebrate a special occasion, or come on a Tuesday night,” Badgio says. “It’s approachable and unpretentious, like a newer version of a great American steakhouse.”

Steak 48 is located at 4425 Sharon Road in SouthPark.

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