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$1 Dollar Tacos at Tijuana Flats

$1 Dollar Tacos at Tijuana Flats

Tijuana Flats will offer $1 tacos today to the first 100 people who show up at their East Blvd. location.  They are celebrating making it to 100,000 Facebook fans.  The first 100 fans at each location... »

Hot Head Burritos Closes in Cornelius

Hot Head Burritos Closes in Cornelius

Hot Head Burritos has closed in their only Charlotte location at The Shops at the Fresh Market in Cornelius.  No reason was given but not enough sales doomed them.  Hot Head is a quick service Mexican... »

Bakersfield OTR Coming to East Blvd.

Bakersfield OTR Coming to East Blvd.

The East Blvd mystery has finally been solved.  The former Longboard’s location will be back filled by Bakersfield OTR which is a restaurant originally out of Cincinnati, Ohio.  Bakersfield feat... »

Chipotle Announces New Menu Item

Chipotle Announces New Menu Item

Chipotle Mexican Grill has announced that they will add their first new menu item in over 20 years.  The ultra popular restaurant chain will add Sofritas, which is a meatless protein, to its menu.  Th... »

Another Trip Back To Cantina 1511

Another Trip Back To Cantina 1511

Since the Dilworth location opened 10 years ago, Cantina 1511 has remained a frequent fallback for me when I’m in the mood for Mexican food. Both the East Boulevard and second location in StoneC... »

Tijuana Flats on East Blvd. First Look

Tijuana Flats on East Blvd. First Look

Tijuana Flats is about to make their long anticipated return to the Queen City.  Matthew Livingston with Tijuana Flats was nice enough to invite the whole Restaurant Traffic crew to the pre-opening ev... »

Longboards Taps Out

Longboards Taps Out

  Longboards Tap & Taco is the first casualty of the Mexican restaurant wars on East Blvd.  They shut the doors this past week even before newcomer Tijuana Flats even opened.  What went wrong... »

It’s National Taco Day!

It’s National Taco Day!

Hey, everybody else gets a Holiday so why not the humble Taco?  That is right today is National Taco Day!  Americans ate 4.5 billion Tacos last year so we love our Tacos.  The word Taco kind of means ... »

Moe’s Going to Carmel Village

Moe’s Going to Carmel Village

OK, we can admit when we screw up.  We reported that Orlando based Tijuana Flats was going to go into Carmel Village a couple of weeks back.  We were wrong.  We now know that Moe’s Southwest Gri... »

Chuy’s Charlotte First Look

Chuy’s Charlotte First Look

Long awaited Chuy’s is opening tomorrow at 11 am.  They held their VIP night on Monday and Restaurant Traffic was lucky enough to get on the invite list.  Our thanks go out to Keely Simerville o... »

Chuy’s Pushes Back Opening in Southpark

Chuy’s Pushes Back Opening in Southpark

For those of you that had made plans tomorrow to be one of the first to try Chuy’s in Southpark we have some bad news.  Sources tell us the Austin based restaurant has pushed back their Grand Op... »

Wet Cinco De Mayo Hits Charlotte

Wet Cinco De Mayo Hits Charlotte

The forecast calls for rain all day long but that should not stop the numerous Cinco De Mayo celebrations scheduled for around Charlotte.  What do you think the sombrero is for with that wide brim?   ... »

Maverick Rock Taco Hosts Cinco de Mayo Party

Maverick Rock Taco Hosts Cinco de Mayo Party

Restaurant Traffic caught up with Xenia Hospitality Group’s Mark Pasko to see how things were going.  Mark told us they have started construction on the second Ilios Noche in the Quail Corner... »

Longboards Postpones Lunch Service

Longboards Postpones Lunch Service

Just heard from the gang at Longboards and after a busy opening weekend they have decided to stop and take a breath and push lunch service down the road.  They are excited about the response they have... »

Longboards Tap & Taco Opens to the Public

Longboards Tap & Taco Opens to the Public

Restaurant Traffic was lucky enough to be invited to the Friends and Family Event this past Wednesday night at Longboards Tap & Taco.  These events are fun and lets the staff “practice”... »

Longboards Tap & Taco on East Blvd.- First Look

Longboards Tap & Taco on East Blvd.- First Look

Restaurant Traffic caught up with Longboards Tap & Taco Operating Partner Eric Pliner this week in his new restaurant on East Blvd.  That is Eric above.  Eric and his crew have done a great job in... »

Chuy’s Announces Opening Date

Chuy’s Announces Opening Date

One of the most anticipated restaurant openings in recent Charlotte history announced they would be opening in June.  Chuy’s is under construction in the former Zink space in the Southpark Mall.... »

Longboard’s Tap & Taco to Open on East Blvd

Longboard’s Tap & Taco to Open on East Blvd

Local Restauranteur Eric Pliner has finally found a place for his Longboard’s Tap & Taco restaurant to land.  Longboard’s is going to fill the former Sutton House (Picasso’s) sit... »

Hot Head Burritos Set Up Shop in Cornelius

Hot Head Burritos Set Up Shop in Cornelius

Saw this new Burrito shop when I was up North last week.  Hot Head Burritos is a chain that started in Ohio and has since gone to Kentucky, Indiana, Pennsylvania and now Cornelius, North Carolina.  Ho... »

Restaurant Traffic Enjoys Lunch at El Camino

Restaurant Traffic Enjoys Lunch at El Camino

Restaurant Traffic stopped by El Camino this past Wednesday for a quick bite to eat and owner Andy Henson sat down with us.  Andy also owns Angry Ale’s next door.  That is the Chicken FajitaR... »

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