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Cheesecake Factory Celebrates Cheesecake Day

Cheesecake Factory Celebrates Cheesecake Day

To celebrate National Cheesecake Day the Cheesecake Factory is offering half price cheesecakes next Wednesday and Thursday.  The Cheesecake Factory is known for their large menu.  Charlotte felt like ... »

National Ice Cream Day is Today

National Ice Cream Day is Today

Back in 1984 President Ronald Reagan declared July as National Ice Cream Month.  He went on and designated the third Sunday of the month to be National Ice Cream Day with all “appropriate ceremo... »

JJ’s Red Hots: Coming to a College Campus Near You

JJ’s Red Hots: Coming to a College Campus Near You

JJ’s Red Hots is about to offer college students a Masters Degree in the art of handcrafted Hot Dogs. The Charlotte-based Premium Hot Dog brand, which was recently honored by Fast Casual as one ... »

Uncle Maddio’s Celebrates Opening with Free Pizza this Weekend

Uncle Maddio’s Celebrates Opening with Free Pizza this Weekend

Uncle Maddio’s, the nation’s fastest growing fast casual pizza concept is expanding into North Carolina  with 8 restaurants, adding 200 jobs to the state.  Jerry Licari opens his second of eight plann... »

Matt’s Chicago Dog  Brings Windy City Flavor To Crown Town

Matt’s Chicago Dog Brings Windy City Flavor To Crown Town

Back when I sold advertising for BellSouth, Matt’s Chicago Dog was one of the first customers I ever called upon as a fledgling adman in the dying yellow pages business. This was in the early part of ... »

SouthPark Eats Alternative Looks to Make #FoodTruckWednesday a Regular Event

SouthPark Eats Alternative Looks to Make #FoodTruckWednesday a Regular Event

So I realize I may sound like a food truck-obsessed loony tune after last’s week post about mobile eateries and now posting another, but this really is a great event that deserves recognition! I ventu... »

Exploring the Charlotte Food Truck Scene

Exploring the Charlotte Food Truck Scene

Food trucks are the “it” thing in the world of foodies, and everybody seems to be doing it—myself included. So what’s the hype about? For a bustling bee like myself, who works 9-5 days uptown but not ... »

Cheers to The Unknown Brewing Co.

Cheers to The Unknown Brewing Co.

Lea and I met for a beer last Thursday to celebrate Friday Eve but more importantly to check out The Unknown Brewing Co. The location is great- it is located Uptown (very close to the Bank of America ... »

Little Spoon Gears Towards Opening in Myers Park

Little Spoon Gears Towards Opening in Myers Park

Little Spoon in Myers Park on Selwyn Avenue finally looks like they might be opening for business in the near future.  We have been waiting for this restaurant to open over the past half year and it l... »

Macy’s Great American Grilling Guru!

Macy’s Great American Grilling Guru!

I am a member of the Everywhere Society and Everywhere has provided me with compensation for this post about Macy’s Culinary Council.  However, all thoughts and opinions expressed herein are my ... »

Restaurant Roundup: Father’s Day Brunch in Charlotte

Restaurant Roundup: Father’s Day Brunch in Charlotte

For anyone that follows me on Twitter or Instagram (@LeaMarieCLT), you know how much I love brunch. Not that I ever need an excuse to indulge in a 3000 calorie breakfast plate and drink alcohol well b... »

National Doughnut Day is Today

National Doughnut Day is Today

National Doughnut Day is today.  National Doughnut Day was created in 1938 by the Salvation Army to honor the men and women who served doughnuts to soldiers during World War I.  The Holiday celebrates... »

Burger 21 Eyeing Expansion in Charlotte

Burger 21 Eyeing Expansion in Charlotte

Burger 21 is yet another fast/casual chain eyeing expansion in Charlotte – four new locations, to be exact. Serving up their take on crafted burgers and shakes, they currently have 12 locations,... »

National Hamburger Day is Today

National Hamburger Day is Today

National Hamburger Day is today!.  What is more American than a big, juicy hamburger?  Over 23 billion burgers were consumed in the United States last year.  Hamburgers were invented in Hamburg, Germa... »

Sonic Announces Aggressive Growth Strategy

Sonic Announces Aggressive Growth Strategy

Get ready to get your half price milk shakes everywhere.  Sonic recently announced plans to open 1000 new locations over the next decade.  Sounds like a lot but Sonic already has 3500 restaurants in 4... »

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... »

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