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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 five restaurants; two Dressler’s (Midtown and Birkdale Village) and Dogwood in Southpark. The Porter’s House and Fin and Fino. Brian has worked with the owner Jon Dressler, for 15 years and was instrumental in opening all five 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.”