Haberdish is a mill town southern kitchen and craft cocktail bar. We serve up southern inspired food centered around the history of our mill town of North Charlotte (now known as NoDa) – including those ingredients (okra, for example), cooking techniques (pickling, frying, of course!), and deliciously-modernizing recipes from grandma’s garden and kitchen.
With late 1800s and early 1900s migrations from the Appalachian Mountains and rural piedmont of North Carolina, you’ll find we have regional influences in our dishes as well, and we’re bringing touches of that cuisine forward to you.
The way we serve our food is on a jumble of plates – offering meats and vegetables and sides to your table. Think of it like a potluck family gathering with only your favorites.
Here, you’ll find the best fried chicken in town (all right, second to your mom or grandmother’s – we get it). And you’ll find southern ingredients like buttermilk, sweet potatoes, NC trout, housemade pickles, roasted okra, and desserts made right here.
What’s with the name? HABERDISH combines the word haberdashery with dish… as we use the table to bring our mill town’s history to life through food. Find out more about where we source our food, right here.
Haberdish was created by Jeff Tonidandel, also owner of Crepe Cellar Kitchen & Pub, Growlers Pourhouse and Reigning Doughnuts (step out our door, look right, and the other spots are right up there on the corner of N. Davidson & 35th). Jeff is a business guy (Davidson grad and MBA from Case Western) who happens to be super passionate about food and hospitality. With NoDa’s creative, passionate people, and down-to-earth feel, he thinks of the neighborhood as the perfect home for his restaurants.
As the 1800s came to a close and new century came about, North Carolina became the home of dozens of textile mills – the Johnson Mills and Highland Mills as examples. Here, textiles, like the still-popular Gingham fabric were created on mills and sold throughout the world. As was often the case, mill owners would build homes for their operatives surrounding those textile manufacturing facilities. The result: a sprouting up of a little town.
Welcome to the former mill town of North Charlotte – now known as NoDa. Learn more at www.noda.org.