Chef Bruce Moffett’s newest concept, N.C. Red, is set to take Charlotte by storm. Stemming from Moffett’s upbringing along the New England seashore, the restaurant is a nod to both his past and present. The name N.C Red combines his love for his adopted home of North Carolina with Rhode Island’s state bird, the Rhode Island Red Rooster, and will feature a menu that perfectly blends classic Southern cuisine with Northeastern style seafood.

Set to open in mid-April in the legendary Penguin Drive-In space, the menu will feature “Northern Smalls” such as Point Judith Calamari, Stuffies (NC clams with peppers, bread crumbs, and Chouriço), Baked Seafood Casserole, Seafood Cakes, and Lobsta Roll. An impressive oyster and clam program sourced from both coasts made the menu as well, served up as Grilled, Rockefeller, Casino, or Broiled. As if that isn’t enough, the “Fixin’s” section includes a large selection – from Buttermilk Biscuits, Smoky Mac and Cheese, and Braised Collard Greens, to Corn Pudding and Fried Pickled Green Tomatoes.

You can view the full menu here + in the meantime, we’ll be planning a #Team360 road trip to Charlotte to get a taste of this as soon as possible.

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