Reviews

Boone’s Bar-B-Que Kitchen Rolls Over The Competition

Boone’s Bar-B-Que Kitchen Rolls Over The Competition

Who knew the best barbecue in Charlotte comes from a food truck? A couple weeks back one of my Restaurant Traffic counterparts, Adam Williams, posted a picture on our Instagram and Twitter feed of Dan... »

Saving The Best For Last At The Flying Biscuit Cafe

Saving The Best For Last At The Flying Biscuit Cafe

When it comes to breakfast, I find myself returning time and time again to The Flying Biscuit Cafe. Flying Biscuit is a restaurant concept with two locations here in Charlotte (Stonecrest and Park Roa... »

Road Trippin’ North Of Chicago: Milwalky Trace

Road Trippin’ North Of Chicago: Milwalky Trace

In my other life, I get to travel outside NC from time to time. Hustling from customer to customer is busy work and I stay vigilant for local joints with full parking lots. The Google Maps and Yelp ap... »

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... »

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... »

Luna’s Living Kitchen Makes It Easy Being Green

Luna’s Living Kitchen Makes It Easy Being Green

A chalkboard above the little open kitchen at Luna’s Living Kitchen reads “We believe that Living Food is a labor of love, that health, beauty, & art can be served on a plate. We belie... »

Pizza Peel Opens to a Packed Crowd in Plaza Midwood

Pizza Peel Opens to a Packed Crowd in Plaza Midwood

Living within walking distance from Plaza Midwood makes the Pizza Peel opening significant for me. I love the Cotswold location but I like to stay within the Elizabeth/Plaza Midwood bubble if I am goi... »

Nan & Byron’s Changes Brunch in South End

Nan & Byron’s Changes Brunch in South End

Brunch is one of the highlights of the weekend. It is a chance to relax with friends and family and/or have a little hair of the dog that bit ya bloody Mary style. South End is becoming a brunch desti... »

7th Street Public Market In Photos

7th Street Public Market In Photos

Here is a photo essay on 7th Street Public Market. We hope the photos get your curiosity going and encourage you to come visit the market and try out the offerings and fare from the different vendors.... »

Rollin’ Uptown With Bonsai Fusion

Rollin’ Uptown With Bonsai Fusion

When it comes to sushi, I’ve found nigiri and maki lovers are quick to offer their favorite restaurants with fierce opinions. I’ve listened to numerous well-traveled eaters with brave appe... »

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 ... »

Charlotte Dreams Of Sushi

Charlotte Dreams Of Sushi

Last week I was a good boy and finished all my chores early. This left me with some free time to finally watch Jiro Dreams of Sushi on Netflix. The film documents the history and habits of 85-year-old... »

Second Helping Serving Food For The Soul on Central Ave.

Second Helping Serving Food For The Soul on Central Ave.

Second Helping has a mission that runs deeper than serving Meatloaf and mashed potatoes. At the heart, they are giving women a second chance to rebuild their lives. I know we typically try to send you... »

Wolfgang Puck Pizza Bar Rounds Out Phillips Place

Wolfgang Puck Pizza Bar Rounds Out Phillips Place

My in-laws came to Charlotte over the holidays and as per usual, they wanted to take Lil’ Mama and me out for dinner. They love to travel and try new restaurants so we decided to try someplace n... »

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... »

Turning Vietnamese, Pt. II: Le’s Sandwiches & Cafe

Turning Vietnamese, Pt. II: Le’s Sandwiches & Cafe

At the end of November I met Nikki Wolfe from Yelp Charlotte. Given we both love to eat and love to write about eating, we got along well. About halfway through the evening   our conversation turned t... »

Turning Vietnamese, Pt. I: Saigon Palace

Turning Vietnamese, Pt. I: Saigon Palace

I need to confess that I’m guilty of visiting Saigon Palace on South Blvd and ordering a bowl of pho, likely a chicken variety or the beef combo, over 20 consecutive times. I’ve ordered it... »

A Wonderful Evening At e2 With Buffalo Trace Distillery

A Wonderful Evening At e2 With Buffalo Trace Distillery

“The word whiskey, which is a lovely word, comes from the Gaelic Uisce beatha which means Water of Life,” so say the Clancy Brothers before launching into the ballad Tim Finnegan’s W... »

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... »

Cowfish Dishes Up Sushi & Burgers With A Side Of Surrealism

Cowfish Dishes Up Sushi & Burgers With A Side Of Surrealism

Can’t say I was surprised when we arrived at the Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar after sunset last Wednesday evening and the room stood at an hour and forty-five minute wait. I believe when I first vis... »

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