Michael Shortino

Michael Shortino


About Michael Shortino

Shortino is excited that he’s been able to introduce even more Japanese-inspired concepts to Charlotte at his very own restaurant Futo Buta, which opened in May 2015. Here he utilizes the finest and freshest bounty sourced from Charlotte’s countryside to create stunning dishes from scratch like authentic ramen, gyoza (fried dumplings), Japanese fried chicken (tori kara-v age), amami (soft serve in innovative flavor combinations) and more.

My Venues

Behind the Scenes

I like my bread, how I like my
"I like my bread, how I like my women... stuffed full of gluten"
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"Chef, what do you think is
""Chef, what do you think is the best sandwich on the menu?" Me: The day old heel soaked with EVOO, shaved onion, basil, and house pickled peppers for breakfast at 12am. It's not on the menu.. who would buy it?? #vegan"
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It's Aways Sunny in Futobuta!!
"It's Aways Sunny in Futobuta!!"
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Nap time! Saving one ciatata
"Nap time! Saving one ciatata and one loaf for me!! Rest is first come first serve. See ya at 8am. ✌🏼#freethebread"
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At My Venues