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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... »

Toast Cafe of Ballantyne Keeps The Crowds Coming

Toast Cafe of Ballantyne Keeps The Crowds Coming

Restaurant Traffic ventured out to Toast Cafe’s Ballantyne location this Tuesday. We heard about Toast Cafe when they only operated one location in Davidson. They received sterling reviews acros... »

Bradshaw Social House Is Ready To Rock on Rea Road

Bradshaw Social House Is Ready To Rock on Rea Road

Bradshaw Social House slipped onto the South Charlotte scene this week with a hushed opening on Wednesday for friends and family. They opened their doors to the public this Thursday and I took advanta... »

Vine American Kitchen Defies The Conlan Circle Curse

Vine American Kitchen Defies The Conlan Circle Curse

I gotta admit. When I saw a new restaurant going into the seemingly cursed space off Conlan Circle near the Gates of Ballantyne, I suspected the new owners were either gluttons for punishment or seaso... »

Friday Feature: Trattoria Antica Brings Tavern-Style Italian To Waxhaw

Friday Feature: Trattoria Antica Brings Tavern-Style Italian To Waxhaw

Our readers know we tend to focus on restaurants within the limits of Charlotte proper here at Restaurant Traffic. But when we find a winner in one of the outlying areas around Mecklenburg County we d... »

Zink American Kitchen’s Departing Shot

Zink American Kitchen’s Departing Shot

I heard rumbles Zink was on the outs a couple days before I visited the SouthPark eatery during Charlotte Restaurant Week. By now Zink’s closing is old news and they join the faithfully-departed... »

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