Owners of Banner Elk’s Artisanal restaurant launching new concept named Peppervine in SouthPark

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A new American restaurant named Peppervine will open in SouthPark’s Piedmont Town Center in January — and it’s my sleeper pick for best new restaurant of 2019.

Behind Peppervine is the husband and wife team from ArtisinalAnita and Bill Greene (Anita manages the restaurant, Bill is the executive chef). Bill’s fancy awards include StarChefs’ Rising Star Chef, OpenTable Top 100 and Andrew Harper’s Restaurant of the Year.

Artisanal is the one of the most remarkable restaurants I’ve been to in the state of North Carolina. It’s located on a windy back road in Banner Elk. I’ve dined there three times with my grandmother-in-law and extended family. It’s stunning and delicious, and the service is outstanding.

Peppervine’s menu will include dishes like pimento cheese scones, Alaskan king crab, Berkshire pork ribs, squid ink bucatini with charred octopus, lemon gnocchi, smoked Pekin duck breast, scallops and dry-aged ribeye. 

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Renderings of Peppervine’s new space in SouthPark

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Artisinal in Banner Elk

I haven’t toured Peppervine’s space yet, but in a release the team described large windows, soaring ceilings and rotating original artwork. There will be multiple indoor and outdoor dining areas, a fancy bar and a private dining room.

“The mountains are beautiful, (we will keep Artisanal open) but we are only open May to October,” Anita shared with the Agenda. “We love Charlotte and will make this restaurant beautiful and approachable with the same focus on seasonal fresh ingredients and warm service.”

Follow Peppervine’s Instagram handle for updates and the Agenda will keep you posted close to its grand opening. 

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