An Afternoon in NoDa: a Grand Opening & a Tray of Oysters

Saturday morning I joined my friend Erin for the grand opening celebration of Salud Cerveceria, a small brewery located on the second floor of Salud Beer Shop and FūD at Salud. It's a beautiful space that incldues artwork by local artists, comfortable booths and chairs, a shuffleboard table, fresh flowers, and areas with natural light perfect for taking photos.

We arrived early to ensure a spot at the bar and to welcome Lindsay back to NoDa with the opening of Trade & Lore. The coffee shop resides inside Salud and is open from 9am till 3pm everyday.

I went 'old school' with my order and got the Pistachio Rosewater Latte:


Our second beverage was the Green Drank, a Peruvian inspired soda:


My final drink at Salud was a grand opening day special: an Oreo flavored imperial stout topped with black whipped cream and a thick slice of bacon. Y'all. It was decadent and fun and had a much higher ABV than expected. 



Needless to say, we were tipsy and high on sugar, a fun combination.

I can see myself spending many of my days working from the space while drinking coffee or beer and I look forward to doing just that once my little one starts day school this fall.


We closed our tab and walked down to Growlers for oysters and rose.

Sea Level, NC

Sea Level, NC

It was a lovely afternoon with friends that I would like to repeat over and over again.


Have you been to Salud Cerverceria or Trade & Lore? If so, what is your favorite drink?