Category Archive: Restaurants / Food

5Church

A Charlotte restaurant rapidly approaching its two-year anniversary, 5Church has experienced lots of great press, and for good reason. The atmosphere at 5Church is upscale and trendy with great light fixtures, intimate tables and “The Art of War” by Sun Tzu hand written on the ceiling. Weekends transform this restaurant into a nightclub vibe with …

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Firebirds Wood Fired Grill

The editors of Nation’s Restaurant News recently recognized one of our favorite Charlotte-based chain restaurants, Firebirds Wood Fired Grill, as one of the 10 “Breakout Brands” of 2014.   Noted for being a polished casual restaurant, Firebirds features aged steaks hand-cut at the restaurant, fresh seafood, chicken and ribs seared over hickory, oak or pecan …

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Cantina 1511

Cantina 1511 is one of Charlotte’s most authentic, high quality Mexican restaurants. With dishes like “Yucatan Style Ceviche” and “Sidewalk Antijitos”, Cantina 1511 delivers the flavors of Mexico to Charlotte. If Tex-Mex is what you’re craving, you’ll find Fajitas, Burritos and more! The table side guacamole is a delicious start to any meal. Prepared with …

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Jim ‘N Nicks BBQ

Jim ‘N Nick’s BBQ is a southern institution that consistently delivers delicious, succulent BBQ. With more than 30 locations in 7 states, this small chain restaurant has 2 locations in Charlotte: Concord Mills to the north and Steele Creek to the south. While not Carolina-style BBQ, their pulled pork and smoked chicken are fantastic! The …

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The Fresh Market Grocery Store

  If you are a native Charlottean, chances are you know all about The Fresh Market! – If you are a recently moved here, this is one of those “must know” places we like to talk about. The Fresh Market is a grocery chain that started over 30 years ago in Greensboro, NC. The store offers …

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Queen’s Feast – Charlotte Restaurant Week

Restaurant week is always one of my favorite annual events – no matter which city I’m in! I’ve attended restaurant week in Cincinnati, OH, Atlanta GA, and Dallas, TX. Each event has given me an opportunity to explore exciting restaurants and get to know my city better. Restaurant week is a fabulous way for new …

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Dandelion Market

Open 7 days a week, Dandelion Market in Uptown Charlotte is open daily for lunch and dinner, and serves a weekend brunch. Surrounded by exposed brick walls and dark wood flooring, you can’t help but be drawn into the cozy, pub-like atmosphere of Dandelion Market. The perfect place to meet friends for a tasty weekend …

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US National Whitewater Center

Looking for the ultimate outdoor recreation? This is the spot! The US National Whitewater Center (USNWC) is full of outdoor activities that allow visitors to remain in their comfort zone or stretch to new horizons. And if you would rather watch than participate, no problem! Unlike traditional theme parks that force visitors to buy an …

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Pike’s Soda Shop

Although they don’t make their own ice cream in house, you cannot beat the old-fashioned soda shop vibe at Pike’s Soda Shop! This place is a great place to take the whole family; grandparents wax nostalgic and little kids are fascinated by the stools and decorations. The food is good southern comfort food, and the …

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Charlotte Farmers Market

Full of gorgeous produce and selections of meat, cheese, breads and flowers, the Charlotte Farmers Market has something for everyone! The best day of the week to go is Saturday when the booths are full of vendors. You will find seasonal produce, spreads, specialty items, meat, cheese and much more. In addition to the market …

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