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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: Charlotte’s Perfect Night Out

Quick Post: Charlotte’s Perfect Night Out

GQ Magazine recently came out with their annual list of the nation’s best restaurants. This year, writer Alan Richman—the most decorated food writer in history—included 25 eateries on his list, ... »

Emeril’s Eatery in Uptown goes…………..BYE!

Emeril’s Eatery in Uptown goes…………..BYE!

Emeril’s Eatery and e2GO will not be going BAM! anymore.  They have announced they will close both restaurants that are located in the Duke Energy Center on April 26th.  The reason for shutterin... »

Kindred Opens to Much Fanfare in Davidson

Kindred Opens to Much Fanfare in Davidson

  Joe and Katy Kindred have finally opened their eponymously named restaurant in Davidson as of last Thursday. Chef Kindred was the Executive Chef at Rooster’s Uptown for six years, and Kat... »

Hef’s Bar & Grill is Home to the Kentucky Wildcats

Hef’s Bar & Grill is Home to the Kentucky Wildcats

Hef’s Bar and Grill will be home to the Kentucky Wildcats as they play the Mississippi Bulldogs this Wednesday night.  The game will tip off at 7 pm.  Kentucky is off to a 27-0 start and is load... »

Free Doughnuts today at Krispy Kreme

Free Doughnuts today at Krispy Kreme

Krispy Kreme is giving away free doughnuts today to celebrate their 1,000 store which is opening in Kansas City.  The first 1,000 people will get a free glazed doughnut at every store around the world... »

Happy Birthday Unknown Brewing Co.

Happy Birthday Unknown Brewing Co.

One of Restaurant Traffic’s favorite CLT breweries is gearing up for a big 1 year anniversary celebration today.  Unknown Brewery has planned quite the party and will be kicking off the festivit... »

Crown Town Snubbed Again by Beard Awards

Crown Town Snubbed Again by Beard Awards

The 2015 James Beard Award semifinalists for the best chef and restaurant awards were announced a couple days ago, and it looks like the Queen City won’t be bringing home any Beards this year. C... »

Heinz Jumps on the Sriracha Bandwagon

Heinz Jumps on the Sriracha Bandwagon

It took them awhile but Heinz has finally jumped on the Sriracha bandwagon.  The flavor comes in the upside down 14-ounce plastic squeeze bottles featuring a green and red label.  Fans can purchase th... »

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... »

Plaza Midwood Barbeque

Midwood Smokehouse Hot Off the Texas BBQ Trail

Midwood Smokehouse’s Frank Scibelli is at it again, joining forces with James Beard Award-winning food author, Robb Walsh, to bring a new twist to Midwood Smokehouse’s already impressive menu. Their n... »

Chop’t Creative Salad Company Coming to Park Road Shopping Center

Chop’t Creative Salad Company Coming to Park Road Shopping Center

Chop’t Creative Salad Company has chosen Charlotte to open their first store outside of New York and Washington D.C.  Chop’t will open in the Park Road Shopping Center in Myers Park.  The ... »

Whole Foods Coming to Uptown Charlotte

Whole Foods Coming to Uptown Charlotte

Restaurant Traffic has learned that Whole Foods will announce an Uptown location in the coming days.  Whole Foods will be part of a 5 acre development next to the Westin Hotel that will also include a... »

Bonefish Grill

Bonefish Grill Celebrates “Bang Bang” Grammy Nomination with a Bang

In honor of last night’s Grammy nomination for “Bang Bang” by Ariana Grade, Jesse J and Nicki Minaj, Bonefish Grill is celebrating all day with $5 Bang Bang Shrimp at all locations nationwide. Diners ... »

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-... »

Leaving 1900 Mexican Grill Full But Thirsty For More

Leaving 1900 Mexican Grill Full But Thirsty For More

A group of friends—who playfully refer to themselves as the Mexican food connoisseurs of Charlotte—and I ventured out last weekend to gorge on tortillas, beans and meat in varying combinations and qua... »

Quick Post: Sarah Crosland Ranks CLT’s 10 Best Tables

Quick Post: Sarah Crosland Ranks CLT’s 10 Best Tables

While diners are likely to get a great experience in any of the restaurants on The Observer food writer’s list, Sarah Crosland wrote a guide to exactly which tables will provide the maximum amou... »

Phillips Place

You’re Invited! Italian for Two – Meals Perfect for Date Night

Who: Anyone with a desire to cook What: Two-hour tasting and cooking class When: February 7 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. (approximate end time) Where: Wolfgang Puck Pizza Bar, Phillips Place How: Call 704-29... »

Bob Peters to head up the Ritz’s new Punch Room

Bob Peters to head up the Ritz’s new Punch Room

After leading the bar program at Pisces Sushi, Bob Peters is leaving this month to revamp the 15th-floor bar at the Ritz-Carlton Charlotte. The new craft cocktail bar, named the Punch Room, will be lu... »

Chicken minis

Charlotte Chick-fil-A Restaurants to Give Away Free Chick-n-Minis

Participating Chick-fil-A restaurants in the Charlotte metro area will be giving away free three-count Chick-fil-A Chick-n-Minis on Tuesday, February 3 from 6:00 to 10:30 a.m. The giveaway is availabl... »

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