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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 ... »

Local Farm to Table is Worth the Short Drive

Local Farm to Table is Worth the Short Drive

Belmont? Where’s Belmont? Well, it’s not as far as you might think – just under 20 minutes actually. That’s less time than it takes from South Park to Uptown most days! The journey was worth it. I hav... »

Rusty Bucket Restaurant & Tavern Opening in Southpark

Rusty Bucket Restaurant & Tavern Opening in Southpark

Ohio-based Rusty Bucket will open in the Sharon Square development in Southpark in the summer.  Restaurant Traffic’s David Tschirhart and Adam Williams represented Rusty Bucket in their day jobs... »

Taco Bell to Introduce Fritos Tacos

Taco Bell to Introduce Fritos Tacos

Taco Bell is about to introduce a Fritos Taco similar to the wildly popular Doritos Tacos Locos brand. In an investor presentation last Thursday, the fast food company revealed a slide called “Innovat... »

McDonald’s to Try Custom Burgers

McDonald’s to Try Custom Burgers

McDonald’s is testing a Build-Your-Burger platform that lets customers create their own meals.  You would use a touchscreen kiosk and order your burger any way you want it.  You choose the numbe... »

The Mayobird

The Mayobird

If you are in the mood for a cozy spot to escape to during your lunch break, Mayobird is the place to go.  Located on East Blvd. (next to its sister restaurant, The Summit Room), Mayobird is chicken s... »

My Big Fat Greek Lunch at Akropolis Kafé

My Big Fat Greek Lunch at Akropolis Kafé

Greek food has always been a personal favorite of mine. I worked at Athens Greek Restaurant in Charleston while attending college back in the 90’s. It’s still there today and is always a stop at the t... »

Dogwood Southern (white linen) Table

Dogwood Southern (white linen) Table

If you are looking for a place for a more upscale lunch, you might consider the Dogwood Southern Table.  With white tablecloths, a farm to table menu and a crackling fireplace this is not just an ever... »

Cookies for Kids Cancer Today at BlackHawk

Cookies for Kids Cancer Today at BlackHawk

The 7th annual Cookies for Kids Cancer event takes place today at Blackhawk Hardware in the Park Road Shopping Center.  The event runs from 9-6.  This is a great event so please do not let the rain ke... »

Restaurant Traffic

Leroy Fox: A Foxy New Menu

Leroy Fox made quite a splash in the Cotswold food scene when they opened in early 2012. Judging by a decent crowd this past Monday night, I’d say little has changed. After a year and half in Charlott... »

Little Spoon Test Kitchen Tonight

Little Spoon Test Kitchen Tonight

Popular Myers Park eatery Little Spoon will be open tonight from 6 to 10 p.m. for their Test Kitchen.  Little Spoon is usually open only for breakfast and lunch.  They do their test kitchen every mont... »

OMB Named Top Brewery Tour in the US

OMB Named Top Brewery Tour in the US

Charlotte’s own Olde Mecklenburg Brewery was named as having the best brewery tour in the United States by the newspaper USA Today.  There are more than 3000 breweries currently operating in the... »

UFC Gyms Bring the Octagon to Charlotte

UFC Gyms Bring the Octagon to Charlotte

Relax you don’t have to get in the cage with some tattooed muscle bound guy with cauliflower ears.  UFC Gym is all about the workout not the fighting.  With one UFC Gym location recently opening... »

Bakersfield on East Blvd.

Bakersfield on East Blvd.

Earlier this week I spent my lunch break checking out one of the newest additions to East Blvd., Bakersfield.  I have heard great things and the restaurant looks so inviting when you drive by so I was... »

Del Frisco’s Hosts Toys for Tots

Del Frisco’s Hosts Toys for Tots

Del Frisco’s is hosting their 5th annual cocktail party for Toys for Tots this Monday, December 1st from 4:30 pm till 10 pm.  The band Acoustic Soul will perform and they will serve complimentar... »

Crazy for the Flip’n Chicken

Crazy for the Flip’n Chicken

Chickens everywhere, take cover. According to the National Chicken Council, Americans are geared up and expected to eat 1.25 Billion chicken wings (or 100-million pounds) this Super Bowl. With so much... »

Breakfast With Santa at Southpark Brio

Breakfast With Santa at Southpark Brio

Santa Claus is going to show up at the Brio Tuscan Grille in the Piedmont Town Center in Southpark.  Santa will attend a special breakfast on Saturday, December 13th from 8:30 am to 10 am.  Reservatio... »

Taco Bell adds Strawberry Starburst Freeze

Taco Bell adds Strawberry Starburst Freeze

If you want to drink candy Taco Bell has come up with a way.  The fast-food giant has introduced the Strawberry Starburst Freeze which will be a limited time only offering.  The drink comes in either ... »

Tropical Smoothie Opens 400th Store

Tropical Smoothie Opens 400th Store

Tropical Smoothie Café opened its 400th location. Exclusive Brief: 0Tropical Smoothie Café, known for its better-for-you food and smoothies with a tropical twist, has opened its 400... »

Burger King Runs Out of Chicken Nuggets

Burger King Runs Out of Chicken Nuggets

No not really, but the 10 pack of chicken nuggets for $1.49 has seriously put a hit on the Burger King nugget supply.  Not to mention they were using it as a loss leader to get customers in the door. ... »

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