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Le MĂ©ridien’s Evoke Adds Distinctive Personality to Charlotte Culinary Scene

It’s no secret that Charlotte is but a small blip on the culinary radar of the southeast. This year, Charlotte got snubbed once again by the James Beard Awards, marking the 25th consecutive year that ... »

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-... »

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... »

Where to Eat on Christmas Eve in Charlotte

Where to Eat on Christmas Eve in Charlotte

Christmas is truly one of the most wonderful times of the year. We get to enjoy the magic of the season, spend quality time with our family and friends, and spread Christmas cheer to all of our loved ... »

Olive Garden to Remodel Restaurants

Olive Garden to Remodel Restaurants

Industry giant Darden Restaurants announced today the roll out of their new Olive Garden remodeling phase.  The new design features changes across the board as the restaurant tries to entice younger, ... »

Villa Antonio Closes South Blvd Location

Villa Antonio Closes South Blvd Location

Villa Antonio closed their original location on South Blvd after 27 years in business.  The Ballantyne location will remain open.  No real reason was given other than they did not want to run 2 locati... »

Checking Out Bravo! Blakeney With CLT Bloggers

Checking Out Bravo! Blakeney With CLT Bloggers

Last week Vanessa Capece with Yellow Duck Marketing invited Restaurant Traffic to join other CLT bloggers to sample the fare at the new Bravo! Cucina Italian in Blakeney. Bravo took over the space pre... »

Bravo! & Which Wich Open In Blakeney

Bravo! & Which Wich Open In Blakeney

Two new restaurants opened in the Blakeney area: Which Wich and Bravo! Cucina Italiana. Which Wich is one of the better sandwich chains on the market. Their concept allows a high level of customizatio... »

Vapiano Adds Breakfast Uptown

Vapiano Adds Breakfast Uptown

Lars Kruz has been telling us about his plan to add breakfast to the menu for close to a year now. As with any large company, it is not always easy to think outside the box. Even though breakfast is r... »

Piada, the Next Big Trend???

Piada, the Next Big Trend???

Chipotle rules the Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) scene. Their market cap is a staggering $16.4 Billion Dollars. That, my friends, is a lot of frickin’ burritos. Naturally, everyone in the game ... »

True Crafted Pizza Shakes up Stonecrest

True Crafted Pizza Shakes up Stonecrest

We kept hearing about a unique Pizza place in StoneCrest called True Crafted Pizza.  We had never made it over there since the Ballantyne area seems so far away when you live close to the Center City ... »

Stagioni Opens In Myers Park

Stagioni Opens In Myers Park

Bruce Moffit is on a roll. What started as a Northeastern relocation has evolved into a culinary stronghold in Charlotte. Barrington’s in Foxcroft was the first installment. The only complaint I... »

Bravo Cucina Italiana Coming to Blakeney

Bravo Cucina Italiana Coming to Blakeney

Sources have told Restaurant Traffic that Bravo Cucina Italiana will announce their newest location in the Blakeney Shopping Center.  We will not announce exactly where since they are back filling a c... »

Carmella’s Pizza Grill Busted My Lunch Break

Carmella’s Pizza Grill Busted My Lunch Break

I found myself around Steele Creek near South Tryon while out on my lunch break yesterday. Almost ten years ago I worked in that area while cutting my teeth selling yellow page advertising for BellSou... »

La Tagliatella Announces $1 Pizzas

La Tagliatella Announces $1 Pizzas

La Tagliatella is selling pizzas for $1 on selected dates in October for charity. October is National Pizza Month and La Tagliatella will be offering $1 pizzas from 4-7 pm on October 14th and 21st and... »

Vapiano to Start Serving Breakfast

Vapiano to Start Serving Breakfast

Vapiano in Uptown is about to start serving breakfast.  We were in there for lunch last week and we noticed the poster below on the window.  Vapiano is one of our favorite restaurants and we are excit... »

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Ilios Noche Opens in Quail Corners

Ilios Noche Opens in Quail Corners

Ilios Noche opened their 2nd location this past Sunday night to the public.  It is located in the newly renovated Quail Corners Shopping Center.  They had a private Grand Opening Celebration this past... »

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... »

La Tagliatella at the Epicenter – Sneak Peek

La Tagliatella at the Epicenter – Sneak Peek

La Tagliatella opens to the general public today.  General Manager Daniel Gibson and his staff invited Restaurant Traffic to a lunch preview and we were impressed.  La Tagliatella is a European compan... »

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