Monday May 11, 2020

Jeff drove to Lenoir, NC today to pick up our cut pieces of cabinetry so he can begin assembling the server’s stations and cocktail bar storage over at Supperland. Jeff designed all the cabinetry with CAD drawings. Our booth maker is cutting everything down to proper size. This week, Jeff will start to put it all together the way he planned. He has roped off an area at Growlers Pourhouse for woodworking, and that’s where he’ll spend the next couple of days. Peek in the windows if you’re passing by.

The kids and I went for a bike ride today to check out one of the “Shared Streets” in town. The one nearest us is the Romany Road path. We biked back and forth from Myrtle Ave to Kenilworth, and then enjoyed our snacks of roasted almonds and plantain chips in the grass at the base of St. Pat’s church. The kids flew down the grassy hill, one after the next, seeing how far they could coast without using their brakes. Then they walked through the creek.

As I sat among the clovers, I began daydreaming about summertime, and what it’s going to look like for us. Mostly I’m thinking about how I can make a fun, enriching time for the kids without the help of sleep-away camp, half-day soccer camps, and even the bliss of the swimming pool. I’m thinking a camp-out in our yard, more bike rides to picnic spots, and sprinklers in the yard.

My kids have gotten cozier over this time—staying physically closer to Jeff and I the last two months. Staying close probably means staying safe—and I’m pretty sure they’ll all be fans of a slow, simple summer. It’s me who needs to let it all go.

Join us for dinner and a late-night party New Year’s Eve! We’ll be doing a four-course meal and a special NYE cocktail menu starting at $65/person with seatings between 5:00pm and 8:30pm. 

Late night, we’ll be serving up cocktails at a patio pop up bar from 10pm-1am. Open to the public. No cover. Only 21+ for late night. Dinner diners will receive one ticket for a complimentary glass of champagne at the late night party.

Things to know:

  • Reservations required for dinner. Late night is open to the public.
  • $65 – plus tax and gratuity (collected at time of ticket purchase). 
  • Additional food add-ons may be selected at an additional charge at the guest’s discretion on New Year’s Eve.
  • Alcohol is separate. Guests will have the option to add coursed wine pairings or additional drinks at the time of service. Tax and gratuity on additional purchases will be collected at that time. 
  • View our New Year’s Eve menu below and reserve for parties up to 8. We will then follow up to get your order for the evening!

Haberdish New Year’s Eve Dinner Menu




PIMENTO CRAB CAKES smokey remoulade

ANSON MILLS GRIT CAKE (vegetarian) tomato jam, cabbage slaw, Creme Fraiche

PAN SEARED SCALLOPS curried pumpkin purée, amaranth sprouts

FRIED BOAR RIBS sweet and sticky glaze finish, scallion curls, smoked peanuts


FRISÉE SALAD Edward’s bacon, warm mustard, radish, red onion, poached egg

CHARCUTERIE BOARD with accoutrements

OYSTERS HABERDISH pimento cheese, chorizo, fresh herbs, lightly broiled

SALT ROASTED BEETS (vegetarian and vegan on request) shaved candy stripes, citrus segments, turmeric goat, arugula


RISOTTO STYLE BARLEY (vegetarian) mushroom stock, mushrooms, roasted tomato, thyme

HALF SEMI BONELESS CHICKEN (brined and fried) celery root purée, roasted parsnips and carrots, thyme infused pan sauce

PAN SEARED BOAR CHOP caramelized onions, gruyere, mushroom, Anson Mills grits, onion infused pan sauce

CIDER BRAISED RABBIT smothered smoked okra, confit smashed potato, pan sauce

SUNBURST TROUT dirty rice, charred red cabbage, crawfish gravy


CHOCOLATE TART caramel cold creme, candied hazelnut burnt sugar honeycomb, hazelnut cookie

FRUIT TRIFLE paw paw mousse, smoked raspberry gele, ladyfinger cookies, kiwi candy

CRÈME BRULEE FLIGHT lavender lemon with blueberry, Chile coco, cherries, orange creamsicle pistachio


Ready to Reserve? Call us at 704.817.1084 


For larger parties, please email us at For special dietary needs, please email us in advance so we may better accommodate you.

Looking for something to do between dinner and late night? Check out Growlers Pourhouse for holiday drinks and good vibes.