Official Charlotte Thread

Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by southside, May 22, 2010.

  1. Joe Louis

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    We have a lot of new restaurants opening, anything in particular you're looking for? Uptown is kind of a wasteland these days, but you can rail/Uber easily to some good spots in NoDa/SouthEnd/Plaza-Midwood. EpiCentre was a big retail complex but a bunch of bars just shutdown recently, probably one of the worst hit facilities by the pandemic ...
     
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  2. Pelican

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    Nah I don't have anything in mind really. I'm gonna do some digging later this week. That seafood place that Upton^2 posted is pretty intriguing.
     
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  3. Joe Louis

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    I like the Waterman a lot in SouthEnd too if you'd like a raw bar option, great roof top patio with excellent views. And yes grats on the secks :thumb:
     
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  4. Upton^2

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    It’s very good and is walkable from where you’re staying. My favorite “nicer” place in uptown and their cocktails are really good. Also lots of solid bars next to it to get a drink before or after dinner
     
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  5. Paddy Murphy

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    Kimpton rooftop if the weather is nice. Grand Bohemian bar is swank too. Both under 3 blocks from Fin and Fino.
     
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  6. momux

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    Kimpton is awesome, but definitely high end. I paid $16 a beer there (not including tax/tip).
     
  7. Upton^2

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    Wtf did u order
     
  8. momux

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    Hop drop.
     
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  9. construxboy

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    More like Wallet Drop
     
  10. Joe Louis

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    New rooftop bar at GrandBo was cool as well. Also Petty Thieves Brewing has finally opened in North End near the Music Factory. They've been highly anticipated for the last few years but lease agreements kept falling through ...
     
  11. Louis Holth

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    That's criminal.
     
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  12. momux

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    Was there with my wife and another couple. Collectively we had six drinks and the total bill all in was something like $140. It was insane.

    I’ve only been back on occasions when a corporate tab is picking it up.
     
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  13. TC

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    I am amused thinking about if some cig-smoking Carolinian who just visited NASCAR hall of fame stumbled in there
     
  14. Pelican

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    Anyone know anything about a place called Fahrenheit? It's apparently like a five-minute walk from where we are staying.
     
  15. Tobias

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    yeah i grabbed a drink there the other day. i can't speak for their food but it is an amazing view
     
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  16. construxboy

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    Same. Just have had (pricey) drinks but a fantastic view.
     
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  17. Upton^2

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    I’ve eaten there a couple times. Food is fine but you’re going for the view/setup. Make sure you get the ahi nachos if you go tho
     
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  18. Joe Louis

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    find it to be pretty overrated food wise, even for Charlotte, NC :twocents:
     
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  19. Tobias

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    he isn’t going for the food. it’s strictly views and vibes
     
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  20. Pelican

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    Yeah I'm looking for good food and solid vibes or whatever. I love seafood but we've scratched Fin & Fino since she's not all that into it. I've still got a month to figure it out.
     
  21. Joe Louis

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    it is closing time soon btw so i'd check yelp before heading any where ...
     
  22. hensleya

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    Family and I moved out to Indian land in august. I’ve been in Charlotte since 2009 and she’s a third generation Charlottean. It feels weird driving into the city now... like another world even though our house is only 11 miles south of where we were near South Park.

    that said, I love Indian Land.
     
  23. Paddy Murphy

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    Thank me later and get the Uber to Barcelona (tapas) or Superica (Mexican) in South End or Noble Smoke (BBQ) in Freemore West. These will serve you well. Downtown dining has died this year.
     
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  24. Joe Louis

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    go to Lew's before Noble Smoke IMVHO TIFWIW :twocents:
     
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  25. Paddy Murphy

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    Agree to disagree IMO.
     
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  26. Pelican

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    So several places are only doing carry-out and a few aren’t even open on Mondays. Ended up making reservations at a place called Dressler’s. I’m sure it’ll be fine.
     
  27. Ray McKigney

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    I’ve only been there because of a work Christmas dinner and then I had a gift certificate another time.

    It is adequate, but certainly overpriced for what it is. Not trying to be Debbie downer. You’re dead set on staying in the downtown area for dinner?
     
  28. Pelican

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    Not really. Can always Uber somewhere. I basically googled best restaurants in Charlotte and checked out some of them to see what kind of food they had. Several were temporarily closed, some are only doing carryout, and others aren't open on Monday--which is the day we'll be there.
     
  29. Aaron Nevilles Pet Tick

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    Is Goodyear House open? Thought that was a pretty cool spot. Definitely a bit more interesting than Dresslers, which is a pretty good dinner.
     
  30. Tobias

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    is dd peckers open again

    wanted to grab some wings last time i was in town and they were closed
     
  31. Pelican

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    Closed on Mondays.
     
  32. Pelican

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    I love wings but trying to do something a little nicer than that.
     
  33. Ray McKigney

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    I’d recommend checking out Good Food on Montford, if you don’t mind a 10 minute Uber ride.

    http://www.goodfoodonmontford.com/

    If that doesn’t do it for you, there’s a great Italian place called Stagioni owned by the same restaurant group that I really like.

    http://www.stagioniclt.com/

    If your feeling really frisky, I’d go to The Fig Tree. It’s expensive, but it is worth it imo.

    http://charlottefigtree.com/
     
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  34. electronic

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    It is
     
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  35. Tobias

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    ended up hitting up the great TLC instead

    now i want one of those two for dinner but i am an hour away
     
  36. Pelican

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    I’ve honestly never done the whole tapas thing before. Good Food looks intriguing.
     
  37. pez

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    check the new executive order before you make too many plans.
     
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  38. Ray McKigney

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    those sticky buns are delightful my friend
     
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  39. construxboy

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    Not sure if you heard, but the 10pm "curfew" starts on Friday. If you're still here for the weekend, go out early. Alcohol service stops at 9pm.
     
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  40. Pelican

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    I don't even see them on the menu tbh. Probably gonna change our reservation to this place though.
     
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  41. Ray McKigney

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    Larry’s Buns under the “Land” portion of the menu. Also, you should get desert regardless, but if they have this banana pudding ice cream sandwich between warm sugar cookies, with mini malt balls, you have no choice but to order that.
     
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  42. TC

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    Wait what the fuck
     
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  43. Pelican

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    lol I thought you meant like cinnamon rolls or something. made a reservation. looking forward to it.
     
  44. Tobias

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    it isnt fancy, but i really like the brazwells buffalo chicken sandwich. try to stop whenever i am in town. good place to watch a game
     
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  45. Ray McKigney

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    :shrug:
     
  46. Ray McKigney

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    Brazwells has very solid bar food. Was a regular spot when I lived over in that area. The Buffalo chicken and the California chicken sandwich are great.
     
  47. Tobias

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    they used to do wednesday sports trivia with mac and the rest of the 610 morning crew. would go with some buddies and get concert tickets and have some drinks and food. was always a good time

    mac liked us and gave us like 4 free tickets to a stevie wonder show.
     
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  48. Ray McKigney

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    that’s solid af. I am never rewarded for my patronage.
     
  49. Pelican

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    Thanks again for the tips. Unfortunately wasn’t able to go to that Good Food place due to time constraints, so we ended up eating at Tupelo Honey uptown. Nothing fancy but I actually liked the food and they had some good drinks.

    I also got engaged. So that was neat.
     
  50. construxboy

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    Congrats man!
     
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