Brian Lorusso

Dogwood Southern

Brian Lorusso currently tends bar at Dogwood Southern Table, which is part of Rare Roots Hospitality Group based in Charlotte, NC. The group currently has three restaurants; two Dressler’s (Midtown and Birkdale Village) and Dogwood in Southpark. They are opening a brand new concept in south Charlotte in late summer called Porter’s House. Brian has worked with the owner Jon Dressler, for over 12 years and was instrumental in opening all three of the restaurants.

Brian was born and raised in Charlotte and he currently lives in the uptown area with his wife, who is also a super big fan of all things food and drink related. Together, they are always cooking and experimenting with drinks at home. Brian says, “I am proud to work for such a great organization in the town I grew up in and believe that without a doubt we have the strongest group of people in the restaurant business in the area.”