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Finally, Charlotte Has a Ramen House Thanks to Futo Buta

Finally, Charlotte Has a Ramen House Thanks to Futo Buta

Anyone who has experienced the first season of “Mind of a Chef” on PBS (but most importantly also on Netflix) has been drooling over the brothy Japanese noodle craze that is upscale ramen.... »

Quick Post: Bad Daddy’s sells for $21 million

Quick Post: Bad Daddy’s sells for $21 million

The Charlotte Agenda reported this week that local staple burger chain Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar was sold to Good Times Restaurants for $21 million. The sellers, FS Food Group—locally owned by Fran... »

Gut Busted: Moo & Brew Wins the Weekend

Gut Busted: Moo & Brew Wins the Weekend

It could be the best new festival Charlotte has to offer. The Moo & Brew burger and beer festival at the NC Music Factory was the ultimate indulgence this weekend with hundreds of beers (mostly lo... »

One Night With Got to be NC Competition Dining Series

One Night With Got to be NC Competition Dining Series

  “The sun is setting… It’s time to light the fire!” booms a voice over the loudspeakers at Bonterra Dining & Wine Room. There is a hush as the soon-to-be judges find ... »

Japanese Flavor Coming to Bland Street

Japanese Flavor Coming to Bland Street

Chef Michael Shortino, most recently the Executive Chef at Baku in SouthPark, is opening a new ramen shop in SouthEnd. The restaurant is slated to open in May, and is conveniently located at 222 E. Bl... »

Quick Post: The Penguin is Heating Back Up

Quick Post: The Penguin is Heating Back Up

It was confirmed this week that Alesha Sin Vanata, known for her current Myers Park eatery littleSpoon, has purchased the space where The Penguin currently stands in Plaza Midwood. Charlotte Observer ... »

The Got to Be NC Competition Dining Series is Back

The Got to Be NC Competition Dining Series is Back

Everything that prickles our senses about watching reality television food competition shows on the Food Network and Bravo is only intensified by being able to actually participate, taste and judge on... »

Mecklenburg County Market: A Hidden Foodie Gem

Mecklenburg County Market: A Hidden Foodie Gem

Now that Charlotte is finally starting to thaw out after the deep chill of February, it’s time to start heading back out and enjoying the bounty that comes from the Piedmont’s local farms ... »

Quick Post: Charlotte’s Perfect Night Out

Quick Post: Charlotte’s Perfect Night Out

GQ Magazine recently came out with their annual list of the nation’s best restaurants. This year, writer Alan Richman—the most decorated food writer in history—included 25 eateries on his list, ... »

Kindred Opens to Much Fanfare in Davidson

Kindred Opens to Much Fanfare in Davidson

  Joe and Katy Kindred have finally opened their eponymously named restaurant in Davidson as of last Thursday. Chef Kindred was the Executive Chef at Rooster’s Uptown for six years, and Kat... »

Crown Town Snubbed Again by Beard Awards

Crown Town Snubbed Again by Beard Awards

The 2015 James Beard Award semifinalists for the best chef and restaurant awards were announced a couple days ago, and it looks like the Queen City won’t be bringing home any Beards this year. C... »

Quick Post: Nutella Lasagna is a Thing (Apparently) for Valentine’s Day

Quick Post: Nutella Lasagna is a Thing (Apparently) for Valentine’s Day

Check out what the Observer’s Andrea Weigl put together just in time for Valentine’s Day: an aggregation of Nutella recipes and Nutella-related food fantasies. As the hazelnut-chocolate co... »

Chef Stephen Schmitt Gets Us Ready For Valentine’s Day

Chef Stephen Schmitt Gets Us Ready For Valentine’s Day

Many readers may be fretting over how to impress their significant others this Saturday (it’s Valentine’s Day if anyone needed a reminder). When reservations seem too easy, and some heart-... »

Leaving 1900 Mexican Grill Full But Thirsty For More

Leaving 1900 Mexican Grill Full But Thirsty For More

A group of friends—who playfully refer to themselves as the Mexican food connoisseurs of Charlotte—and I ventured out last weekend to gorge on tortillas, beans and meat in varying combinations and qua... »

Quick Post: Sarah Crosland Ranks CLT’s 10 Best Tables

Quick Post: Sarah Crosland Ranks CLT’s 10 Best Tables

While diners are likely to get a great experience in any of the restaurants on The Observer food writer’s list, Sarah Crosland wrote a guide to exactly which tables will provide the maximum amou... »

Bob Peters to head up the Ritz’s new Punch Room

Bob Peters to head up the Ritz’s new Punch Room

After leading the bar program at Pisces Sushi, Bob Peters is leaving this month to revamp the 15th-floor bar at the Ritz-Carlton Charlotte. The new craft cocktail bar, named the Punch Room, will be lu... »

Red Rocks Will Leave You Satisfied

Red Rocks Will Leave You Satisfied

Restaurant Traffic has teamed with Uber again for the last few days of Charlotte Restaurant Week. For those who haven’t used Uber before, enter promo code RESTAURANTTRAFFIC to instantly get $20 off of... »

Beer, Breakfast and Buffet On Saturday

Beer, Breakfast and Buffet On Saturday

On January 24, 2015 the Olde Mecklenburg Brewery will host its annual bourbon barrel-aged Baltic Porter Breakfast with the biergarten’s gates opening at 8 a.m. for a bottle share followed by a b... »

Seizing the moment at Carpe Diem for Restaurant Week

Seizing the moment at Carpe Diem for Restaurant Week

After finding a last minute reservation (after 9 p.m.) at Carpe Diem in Elizabeth, we needed a ride there since Saturday nights rarely end after dinner. Luckily, we not only spread the gospel of Uber,... »

Queen’s Feast Participating Locations

Queen’s Feast Participating Locations

Charlotte Restaurant Week starts tonight (reservations are getting scarce!), and we at Restaurant Traffic want to provide you with a guide on where to eat in the Queen City based on any cravings you m... »

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