American (Comfort)

The MayoBird’s East Blvd. Location Is Almost Open

The MayoBird’s East Blvd. Location Is Almost Open

One of our regular readers, Roger Ramjet, inquired about the opening date for The MayoBird’s new brick and mortar restaurant on East Blvd. We heard back from The MayoBird via Twitter: @Restauran... »

Old Ronald McDonald Has Another Thing Coming

Old Ronald McDonald Has Another Thing Coming

Ronald McDonald still gives me the creeps. Reading Stephen King’s It in fourth grade gave every clown a touch of the murderous Pennywise. I think I learned about John Wayne Gacy shortly there af... »

Second Helping Serving Food For The Soul on Central Ave.

Second Helping Serving Food For The Soul on Central Ave.

Second Helping has a mission that runs deeper than serving Meatloaf and mashed potatoes. At the heart, they are giving women a second chance to rebuild their lives. I know we typically try to send you... »

Food Trends You Might See In 2014

Food Trends You Might See In 2014

Over the weekend, Forbes released their outlook on food trends in 2014. The finance-oriented magazine evaluated forecasts and research by the National Restaurant Association along with other trade gro... »

Village Tavern Gets Needed Facelift

Village Tavern Gets Needed Facelift

Longtime Southpark restaurant Village Tavern recently went under the knife for some much needed changes.  Village Tavern and Harper’s are the two longest operating Southpark restaurants still ar... »

Tupelo Honey Cafe Set to Open In SouthEnd Charlotte

Tupelo Honey Cafe Set to Open In SouthEnd Charlotte

RestaurantTraffic was invited to the media night at Tupelo Honey Cafe to see what all the Asheville driven brunch buzz is about. Charlotteans love all things Asheville. Frankly, there is a lot to love... »

Nan & Byron’s in South End to Begin Lunch Service on Monday

Nan & Byron’s in South End to Begin Lunch Service on Monday

We just got word that the new kids on the block in South End are about to add a new day part to their offerings. I believe the menu will remain the same for lunch and dinner. We have heard rave review... »

Atlanta Punches Charlotte BBQ in the Mouth

Atlanta Punches Charlotte BBQ in the Mouth

I do not get a chance to write on RestaurantTraffic as much as I would like to anymore. I spend so much time in restaurants that I run the risk of becoming jaded to the fun, vibrancy, and opportunity ... »

Bar Louie Opens at the University

Bar Louie Opens at the University

Welcome to #CLT @BarLouie. Reader Caroline Penland alerted us to the University City kick off. Let us know if you go http://t.co/D059I1tkoY — Restaurant Traffic (@RestauranTrafic) November 14, 2... »

Olive Garden Goes Small Plates

Olive Garden Goes Small Plates

What do you do when you have 820 locations and are known for the “Never Ending Pasta Bowl” and unlimited bread sticks and salads?   If you are Olive Garden you change course and think smal... »

Bradshaw Social House Is Ready To Rock on Rea Road

Bradshaw Social House Is Ready To Rock on Rea Road

Bradshaw Social House slipped onto the South Charlotte scene this week with a hushed opening on Wednesday for friends and family. They opened their doors to the public this Thursday and I took advanta... »

10 Park Lanes Recieves a Consolation Prize

10 Park Lanes Recieves a Consolation Prize

It was a bittersweet week for the Park Lanes crew. They were eliminated in the Elite Eight of Helen Schwab’s BBQ competition, but were then given National exposure on the Food Network and the Hu... »

Legacy Real Estate Advisors Announces New Charlotte Restaurant Deal

Legacy Real Estate Advisors Announces New Charlotte Restaurant Deal

I hate to give my Restaurant Traffic colleagues too much credit but since I have known them it seems like they are involved in virtually every restaurant deal in Charlotte.  Adam Williams and David Ts... »