From left to right: Front manager Desirre Heggins, general manager Marilyn Brice and co-owner Latell Brice. (Daija Peeler/QCity Metro)

A new soul food restaurant is coming to the University area.

Sol’ Delish CLT is scheduled to open in mid-July, serving lunch, brunch and dinner.

Diners can expect menu items such as salmon and grits, a collard green dip, baked turkey wings, chicken and waffles and other American soul fare. Its signature dish, co-owner Latell Brice told QCity Metro, will be lump crab cakes. 

Sol’ Delish will also serve classic cocktails and mimosas and will have a signature “Sol’ Punch,” which will feature various liquors mixed with champagne.

Brice, a Pittsburgh native and chef, will co-own the restaurant with his wife, Marilyn Brice, and friend, Mac Stephenson.

“I’ve worked in a lot of restaurants, prepping, cooking [and] bussing tables,” Latell Brice said. “I’ve worked in the restaurant field from 14 years old up until my twenties, but my main passion has always been cooking.”

The owners began building the space last summer, although Brice says he first got the idea back in 2016.

Front manager Desirre Heggins said Sol’ Delish will be different because of the “love that will be put into the food.”

“It’s not a corporate type of thing,” she said. “It’s more homey, and it’s gonna feel like home to people. It’s gonna make people want to come back.”

Latell Brice owns two other businesses, but Sol’ Delish will be his first restaurant and will become his top priority, he said.

The restaurant will occupy a space once filled by Wake Up & Eat, which moved to Harrisburg, N.C., last year.

The exterior of Sol’ Delish. (Daija Peeler/QCity Metro)

Brice said they plan to open a second location in Charlotte and hopes to expand into other states beginning with Atlanta.

No official opening date has been set.

If you go:

Where: 9211 N. Tryon St., Suite #1

  • Mon. – Closed
  • Tuesday – Thursday: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
  • Friday – Saturday: 11 a.m.
  • Sunday: 12 p.m. – 9 p.m.

For more information, visit Sol’ Delish CLT on Instagram

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  1. A visit to Sol’ Delish was beyond grand, the atmosphere was phenomenal. The establishment was clean and professional. The food was exceptionally delicious.
    I had the fish, yellow rice and broccoli. The broccoli was grilled, and I could have eaten it all. A lot of times we say it’s all in the presentation but Sol Delish has the total package. Presentation of great food, deliverance of an experience you won’t forget and the commitment to do it again each and every day. Our waitress Zyaira was a breath of fresh air. She represented the establishment very well. A warm smile when she greeted and seated us. Her professionalism spoke volume. I will be telling all my family and friends about the experience I had at Sol Delish. Please ask for Zyaira when you get there. Tell her Freida sent you and I will be back soon.

  2. I just had breakfast this morning and I have yet to find a restaurant that can cook real good Salmon Pattie’s in Charlotte!!! Hopefully this new restaurant will have them cooked right!