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Recover From Holiday Shopping at Legion Brewing SouthPark

Hours of fighting crowds, waiting in long checkout lines, and debating what gifts to buy for your friends and family for the holidays can be exhausting. I don’t know about you, but after the end of a long holiday shopping spree, strutting around the mall for hours, I reward myself with a treat of my own: good food. 

Charlotte is home to several shopping destinations, including SouthPark Mall. From jewelry to apparel to sporting goods, SouthPark Mall is known as Carolina’s premier shopping destination. In other words, it is your one-stop-shop for all things Christmas shopping. The best part? It is surrounded by popular places to eat, including Legion Brewing SouthPark

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Legion Brewing holds the crown as SouthPark’s first brewery and is applauded for its seasonal and classic craft beers, handcrafted cocktails, wines by the glass, delicious eats, and beautiful atmosphere, especially during the holiday season. 

Now, don’t put this brewery in a box. Yes, Legion Brewing is, in fact, a brewery that sells a variety of craft beer. However, the food is something you don’t want to miss. Think classic brewery food, take it up about 20 notches, and thrown in a few wild cards, like bao buns and pierogis.  

To help you decide what to order, we narrowed down a few popular menu items when you want to treat yourself after holiday shopping. 

The Pre-Game

Before the main attraction, we recommend grabbing a starter or five. Here are our recommendations: 

Caramelized Short Rib Sliders

These sliders are not your average. Instead, they are made with Korean BBQ short rib, topped with kimchi slaw and Monterey Jack cheese, and finished with a sesame dressing.

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Caramelized Short Rib Sliders


Pork Belly Bao Buns 

Bao buns at a brewery? You heard right. The Pork Belly Bao Buns are filled with glazed pork belly, pickled carrots, daikon, and cilantro. Two come in each order, so we recommend ordering a few.

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Pork Belly Bao Buns

The Veggies

We could all use more greens in our life, right? While Legion Brewing SouthPark does offer a variety of unique salads, we thought one of its bowls deserved a shout-out: 

Spicy Shrimp and Ginger Scallion Noodle Bowl

This bowl is created with rice noodles and tossed in a ginger scallion dressing. Romaine, kimchi, carrots, snow peas, cucumbers, tomatoes, and fresh herbs are also added to the mix. To finish, the bowl is topped with spicy grilled shrimp and roasted peanuts.

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Spicy Shrimp and Ginger Scallion Noodle Bowl


The Main Attractions

The moment you’ve been waiting for: the entrees. Read more below to see some of our recommendations:

Pho Mi Dip

The Pho Mi Dip puts a spin on the classic French Dip. It is layered with pho braised short rib, thin-sliced flank steak, pickled carrots, daikon, cucumbers, jalapeno, hoisin mayo, and cilantro. For dipping and dunking, the Pho Mi Dip is served with a pho broth jus. 

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Pho Mi Dip


Smoked Brisket Grilled Cheese

There isn’t anything quite like a grilled cheese during winter, and Legion Brewing SouthPark’s version includes brisket. The Smoked Brisket Grilled Cheese starts with two pieces of sourdough bread and is layered with slow-cooked smoked brisket tossed in Legion BBQ sauce, cheddar cheese, jack cheese, and horseradish sauce.

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Smoked Brisket Grilled Cheese

Pimento Cheese and Potato Pierogis

The pierogis at Legion Brewing SouthPark have a Southern twist. They are made with pimento cheese and potatoes and served with local pork carnitas, pickled red onion, and drizzled with sour cream.

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Pimento Cheese and Potato Pierogis


The Sidekicks

To accompany your main course, there are several sides to choose from. While Legion Brewing SouthPark does not serve French fries, they have a few elevated options such as the Juicy Jay Slaw and Papas Bravas.

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Papas Bravas

Final Tidbits

In addition, the brewery also offers gluten-free and vegetarian menus so everyone can find something they enjoy. Overall, we highly recommend Legion Brewing SouthPark as your post-shopping destination. There are several drink options to choose from, the service is outstanding, and the food is even better. 

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Legion Brewing SouthPark


Legion Brewing SouthPark

5610 Carnegie Blvd
Charlotte NC, 28209

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Jennings Cool

Jennings was born and raised in Charlotte, NC. Her hobbies include writing, rock climbing, and, of course, eating. Although a cheeseburger may be her go-to guilty pleasure meal, sushi, pizza and sweet potato fries are also ranked pretty high on her favorite food list.