American (Comfort)

Team Traffic Digs In at Chicken Salad Chick

Team Traffic Digs In at Chicken Salad Chick

Last Friday, two Restaurant Traffic chicks decided that it was finally time to check out the new Chicken Salad Chick, located a mere block away from our office in the Carmel Commons shopping center. S... »

RUSH Opens in Uptown

RUSH Opens in Uptown

RUSH has opened in Brevard Court.  Rush is a coffee shop serving pastries that is geared for the grab and go business crowd.  They are only open 7am to 5 pm Monday through Friday.  Rush is the sister ... »

Amelie’s French Bakery Coming to Carmel Commons

Amelie’s French Bakery Coming to Carmel Commons

Restaurant Traffic has just learned that Amelie’s French Bakery will move into the Carmel Commons Shopping Center.  Owners Bill Lamb, Lynn St. Laurent and Brenda Ische created the French Bakery ... »

City Tavern Opens Today in Waxhaw

City Tavern Opens Today in Waxhaw

City Tavern will officially open today in Waxhaw.  They have been doing their dry run practice sessions for the past few days and are now ready to open to the public.  City Tavern has a chef driven me... »

Fenwick’s Impresses With Carolina-Style Comfort Cuisine

Fenwick’s Impresses With Carolina-Style Comfort Cuisine

After a recent trip to Fenwick’s, I am excited to share my personal review of one of Charlotte’s best-kept secrets. Located off Providence Road near uptown, Fenwick’s looks more like... »

Olive Garden Unveils Never Ending Pasta Pass

Olive Garden Unveils Never Ending Pasta Pass

Olive Garden has announced a new twist on their popular “Never Ending Pasta Bowl” promotion which kicks off in 2 weeks.  They are introducing the Never Ending Pasta Pass which entitles you... »

New Burger Concepts Looking at Charlotte

New Burger Concepts Looking at Charlotte

Restaurant Traffic has learned that 2 new “better burger” concepts are looking to plant their flag in the Queen City.  Burgatory out of Pennsylvania and Flip Burger are both looking for si... »

Angry Ale’s Ice Bucket Challenge – August 14th, 2014

Angry Ale’s Ice Bucket Challenge – August 14th, 2014

If you have been on any social media site this week I’m sure that you have seen countless people participating in the Ice Bucket Challenge.  If not, the Ice Bucket Challenge was created with the... »

The Summit Room

The Summit Room

I have been eagerly waiting to try out The Summit Room and I finally got the chance to dine there last week!  I had heard great things and read reviews online and overall experience exceeded my expect... »

Chicken Salad Chick Opens Today in Carmel Commons

Chicken Salad Chick Opens Today in Carmel Commons

The Chicken Salad Chick opens their first Charlotte location today in the Carmel Commons Shopping Center.  CSC is a full service deli but their specialty is Chicken Salad.  They serve 15 varieties of ... »

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 ... »

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