The Accidental Baker

26 February 2024

The Accidental Baker is a one-man show bakery crafting artisanal baked goods with passion and precision. Founded by a former pro tennis player and corporate banker turned baker, we offer a delectable range of bread, pastries, cookies and more made with the finest ingredients. Plus, we feature gluten-free and dairy-free options. Explore our menu, learn about our founder’s inspiring journey and satisfy your cravings with our delicious creations!

Please note this is a pop-up and The Accidental Baker will be open Saturday and Sunday from 9AM to 12PM (or until sold out).

3rd & Fernwood

29 August 2023


3rd & Fernwood brings an extraordinary dining experience to Metropolitan!

The menu from James Beard-nominated chef Greg Collier blends Southern flavors, like candied sweet potatoes and a fried chicken thigh sandwich with Carolina gold sauce, with West African influences, such as fonio tabbouleh and field pea mafe.

Joan’s Bakery & Deli

22 June 2023

Joan’s Bakery & Deli features a selection of desserts on the menu, including cheesecake, apple cake and carrot cake. In addition to sweets, Joan’s is the new home for the popular Jewish deli pop-up, Meshugannah, which will carry staples including pastrami, corned beef sandwiches and more.


The History of Joan’s Bakery & Deli
Joan’s is named for owner Jon Dressler’s mother, who operated her own bakery, White Thumb, in New Jersey until 1980. She baked recipes derived from her mother and grandmother and was (and still is) most well known for her cheesecake. She returned to baking when Dressler’s opened their first restaurant in Charlotte. Joan made cheesecake for a weekend dessert feature, but it quickly became a staple on that menu and at every Rare Roots restaurant. For more than a decade, she baked all of the cakes herself but recently passed down her recipes to the Rare Roots team to continue her tradition.

Lost Worlds Brewing

7 June 2023

Overlooking the greenway, Lost Worlds Brewing is adorned with historical and archeological artifacts and serves award-winning craft beer, cocktails, wine, cider, seltzer and experiences like beer pairing dinners. Lost Worlds Brewing prides itself on being an entertainment venue as much as a basecamp to grab a drink with friends and plot your next adventure. Enjoy book signings, running and cycling club events, holiday celebrations, special trips to important archaeological sites and beer education classes. Enjoy Joan’s Bakery and Deli delivered right to your table Monday through Thursday 12 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. The menu will be located on a QR code at your table.

We also have a beautiful private event space available for rent, as well as table reservations for Happy Hours and parties. Email Megan@lostworldsbeer.com for more information.

Weekly Specials & Events:

Mondays- $6.00 Pints, $7 Well Drinks, $8 Flights

Tuesdays- Mindless Minutia Trivia from 7-9 p.m.

Wednesdays- Half price wine bottles; Cycling Club at 6:30 p.m.; Music Bingo from 7-9 p.m.

Thursdays- Run Club at 6:15 p.m.

Check out our full monthly event calendar here.

June Events:

June 2- South Charlotte Dog Rescue Meet and Greet from 3-5 p.m.

June 5- Wine Exploration featuring wines from Portugal. Buy tickets here.

June 9- Oktoberfest travel adventure information session at 4 p.m.

June 15- Live music with Thomas Anthony

June Beer Releases:

June 8- Taniwha Boysenberry Sour Beer Release

June 15- Nebra Pilsner Beer Release

June 29- Wardour Cold IPA and Islamorada Shandy Release

Open Rice

8 June 2022

In Hong Kong, the expression “Open rice!” symbolizes family and joy. When you hear the phrase “open rice”, you know it’s time to relax, grab a seat with your loved ones, and enjoy the meal that is prepared for you. Open Rice is will be committed to bringing the “open rice!” culture from Hong Kong to you.

Open Rice specialize in renovating classic Asian dishes (such as traditional Chinese roasted duck, Cantonese style barbecue, beef chow fun and bubble waffles) by combining fresh ingredients with advanced recipes and cooking techniques. Along with it’s relaxed and friendly atmosphere, Open Rice offers a unique dining experience that is modernistic while preserving the rich tradition of the Asian culinary world.

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Which Wich

11 January 2022

Which Wich believe that a great sandwich has the power to make any day better.

Whether you need a break from your everyday lunch routine, are looking for a meal that everyone in your group can get excited about or are just in need of a little bit of comfort, Which Wich are here to serve you. They craft each sandwich with care, with a smile and a thank you, to send you on your way re-energized and satisfied.

Which Wich offers more than 50 varieties of customizable “wiches,” and salads from the signature Wicked®, loaded with five meats (turkey, ham, roast beef, pepperoni, and bacon) and three cheeses, to unique items such as Thank You Turkey®, with stuffing and cranberry sauce.

Waterbean Coffee

11 January 2022

The team at Waterbean Coffee always try to stay original and never follow the trends.

In a time when most coffee shops focus on getting the customers in and out of their doors quickly, Waterbean Coffee provides a place to relax, hold meetings, go over schoolwork, or just hang out with friends. The aim is to be more than just another coffee shop.

The company founder’s international background brings a unique aspect to the space that most people don’t have. This is reflected from menu options all the way down to store designs. One of Tony’s favorite quotes is from Henry Ford: “Quality means doing it right when no one is looking.”

Teriyaki Madness

5 January 2022

Teriyaki Madness believes you are what you eat. And that’s exactly why you should eat something awesome. No gut-bombs.

They’re talking about real food, made-to-order, with fresh, high quality ingredients, that makes you feel like a million bucks and satisfies your craving. TMad believes you should have a home-cooked meal, even if it’s not cooked in your home. But their home is your home, so they’ll keep the wok fired up. Some people call them crazy. They say anything less would be madness. So, the real question is, what are you going to eat today? Something awesome, if you’re eating Teriyaki Madness.

Pizzeria Omaggio

5 January 2022

Pizzeria Omaggio take pride in and pay tribute to the art of pizza making by following traditional recipes that use fresh, quality ingredients. Always!

The restaurant is an authentic Italian pizzeria with some Italian/American classics. The feel, the ambiance, the look, and the sounds create the full experience of a real Italian pizzeria restaurant.

Pisces Sushi Bar & Lounge

5 January 2022

Pisces Sushi Bar and Lounge has proudly served the Metropolitan area since 2010.

Expect fresh quality ingredients and a menu that anyone can enjoy – sushi lovers and beyond. They have freshly crafted cocktails, local draft beers, and a an extensive wine and sake menu. Family and chef owned, their hospitality is second to none. Whether you’re here for a quick lunch or celebrating any special life milestone, Pisces Sushi Bar and Lounge is here to celebrate with you.

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