Little Serow is a hidden gem in Dupont Circle!
One of the only places in Charlotte to get German food and get immersed in German vibes!
Halcyon is a modern American restaurant located inside the Mint Museum in Uptown Charlotte
Midnight diner is located in Southend and is open 24/7. What else is needed to satisfy late night hunger?
The Cork and Cask is a mixture of a wine bar and pub with lots to offer in Cornelius!
Landmark is a Diner famous for its desserts!
Three Amigos is a Mexican restaurant that has now spread around the QC!
Although tucked away in Matthews Hef’s delivers when it comes to sports bar atmosphere and food.
Sabor Latin Street Grill is a small restaurant in the Elizabeth neighborhood featuring a variety of tacos, burritos, and local beers.
Sunflour is a great little cafe with lot’s of character in the Elizabeth area.
Ruru’s Tacos & Tequila is a restaurant located in a gorgeous building in one of the neighborhood close to Uptown!
The Improper Pig takes a Southern staple like BBQ and totally remixes it. We went in search on whether this was a good remix or a not so good one!
Smiley’s is a BBQ restaurant in Lexington, NC, one of the top places for BBQ in the US!
If you Cajun food is a favorite of yours then Cajun Yard Dog is worth checking out for its Étouffée and Jambalaya!
Futo Buta is an exciting new restaurant serving Japanese ramen and Izakaya in the South End!
Luna’s Living Kitchen is a vegetarian restaurant that shows that eating vegetables doesn’t mean sacrificing flavor, texture, or visually appealing food!
Siji Minfu is a local restaurant hidden away from the tourist traps in one of the fascinating alley ways in Beijing, China!
A Piece of Havana is located in the Steele Creek area and it’s possibly one of the few restaurants I know serving up Cuban dishes in Charlotte.
The Wooden Vine is a cozy wine bar hiding in plain sight in Uptown Charlotte!
Located in Matthews Taste of Europe is a unique place serving some tasty pierogi!
Red Ginger is a Japanese restaurant in Uptown Charlotte serving sushi, hibachi, and other familiar entrees!
Tucked away in Park Road Shopping Center is Situl Indian Restaurant. It won’t only satisfy your Indian food cravings but you can experience Nepali dishes as well.
The Asbury is a modern Southern restaurant finding it’s home at the Dunhill Hotel in Uptown Charlotte!
Evoke is located at Le Meridien hotel in uptown Charlotte. Although labeled as a steakhouse we discovered it has a wide array of seafood dishes as well!
If you are looking for Southern food it might be that you find a strong contender in Savor Cafe!
Verde is a Mexican and Latin Fusion restaurant in the Huntersville area offering familiar dishes with a spin!
300 East is located in a quaint little house in the Dilworth area. The food that you will find inside is truly magical!
Customshop is a fine dining Italian restaurant in the Elizabeth neighborhood!
La’Wan’s is one of the few places in Charlotte where you can go to get your soul food fix!
Imperial Sandwich Co. is one of the QC’s food trucks with a varied selection of sandwiches!
1900 Mexican Grill is a Tex-Mex restaurant in the heart of Elizabeth. In some ways it is impressive and in others it leaves you desiring for a little more!
Mily & Lalo is a Peruvian restaurant on the East part of Charlotte featuring a friendly atmosphere and delicious Peruvian dishes!
Deep Sea Seafood Market not only sells seafood but also serves a variety of fish and seafood inspired dishes!
Crepes? Enough said!
Bang Bang Burger caters to one crowd…burger lovers! Wether you are into meat or veggies you are likely to find something that will grab your attention at this Elizabeth area restaurant.
Intermezzo Pizzeria is a little restaurant full of charm in the outskirts of Uptown Charlotte!
With two locations CharBar is a good place to go grab some drinks and watch a game.
Cuisine Malaya is a restaurant serving Malaysian, sushi, and other Asian favorite in the Elizabeth area.
Tucked away in Cotswold is Leroy Fox – a casual restaurant that serves tasty American dishes!
El Bohio Tipico is a little caribbean restaurant with a heavy Dominican influence in the East part of the QC!
Hidden within the glitz of many South Park establishments is Sushi Guru…a small restaurant serving great sushi!
John Burrito is a hidden gem located in the College Street shops in uptown Charlotte!
Pike’s – a soda shop in South End that is certainly worth the visit!
Thai 1st is a thai restaurant is the Blakeney Shopping center that may just have the best Pad Prik in town in my humble opinion!
The New South Kitchen and Bar takes an updated approach to classic Southern dishes without leaving the farm-to-table movement too far behind!
Alexander Michael’s is a tavern hidden in a quiet residential street in Uptown Charlotte!
A farm to table donut shop? Move over standard glazed donuts. There’s a new kid in town!
Ming Fu is a restaurant in Matthews, NC serving the sushi and familiar Chinese dishes
116 Espresso and Wine bar is a locally owned cafe and wine bar in Columbia, SC with charm.
The Royal Cafe & Creperie is a quaint cafe in the heart of downtown Matthews serving delicious sweet and savory crepes!
Dim Sum Chinese Restaurant might just be the only place in Charlotte with an authentic Chinese food menu!
Another of Charlotte’s very own that was featured in the Food Network. I can say I am glad they were!
3 Trade Food & Wine is one of the newer additions to the uptown food scene serving pasta, burgers, salads, flatbreads, sushi, and various meat entrees
If there is one thing about NY it’s bagels and Poppy’s Bagels & More seem to have just that!
If you venture you to Matthews you will find The Jerusalem Cafe. A small restaurant offering all types of Middle Eastern dishes.
Nestled in the Arboretum is The Charlotte Cafe. A small restaurant doing a little bit of everything.
Pisces is a sushi bar and lounge in the Metropolitan complex close to Uptown Charlotte boasting all you can eat sushi for lunch!
Persis…a hidden gem serving authentic Indian cuisine in Ballantyne.
Krazy Fish is a colorful little restaurant in the Plaza Midwood area serving an array of soul food, seafood, and tacos
The Summit Room might be one of the new kids in town but if you go check it out you’ll see you are in for a treat!
Looking for a great brunch with a perfect cup of coffee? Head on over to Joule!
Pint Central is a bar/restaurant serving delicious tapas in Plaza Midwood!
Located in the South Park area Yama is a sushi restaurant that promises you to have some of the freshest sushi in town!
Small but inviting, Centro in downtown Raleigh has a lot to offer to all those Mexican food aficionados out there!
Georges Brasserie is a French restaurant in the South Park area reminiscent of the large sidewalk cafes in Paris!
In the middle of 5 points Columbia is Pawleys Front Porch, a burgers lover hideaway!
Casa Rita’s is the fairly new Tex-Mex restaurant in Matthews and there are some things that they are getting right!
Bonterra is a fine dining restaurant housed in a building with a colorful and interesting history!
Doan’s is one of those little restaurants that dot S. Blvd with delicious Vietnamese food!
E2 is a Chef’s Emeril restaurant with just enough delicious drink and dessert options to tempt you to go!
Fahrenheit is one of Charlotte’s newest rooftop restaurant offering gorgeous views and delicious food!
If you are looking for a great patio to go to during the summer then Philosopher’s Stone is a great place, although when it comes to service we might have some different opinions!
Baku is a Japanese restaurant in South Park that specilizes in the robata style of cooking!
You will never know it by the name but Oakwood Cafe is an excellent Argentinian and Cuban restaurant in the RTP area!
Don’t judge a book by it’s cover…or a Vietnamese restaurant from the outside. Ben Than is a living proof of that!
An unexpected event led to going to DiPrato’s in Columbia for brunch. And now that I’ve been there I can’t wait to go back for more!
Bistro La Bon is one of those little gems in the Plaza Midwood area serving a mix of European fare.
Cosmos Cafe is located both in Uptown Charlotte and Ballantyne. You might know it for it’s dancing but we recently tried it to see how its food fared!
Jack Beagles is a bar and restaurant in the NoDa area and on Fridays and Saturdays they serve their full menu until the wee hours of the night. That in itself should be a selling point!
The Original Pancake House serves traditional breakfast food staples and attracts larger crowds than what you may think of!
Dressler’s is a restaurant in the Metropolitan complex close to uptown offering upscale modern American dining
Located in the 5 points section of downtown Columbia Drip Coffee is a cool coffee shop with a lot of appeal!
Kebab-Je is a Mediterranean restaurant in Matthews that is excelling at offering delicious food!
Thai House is a restaurant located in South Charlotte (and Gastonia) featuring delicious fresh dishes!
Recently opened LC21 in Matthews attempts to reunite most of the Latin American cuisine under one roof. Their attempt at times exceeds expectations and at times leaves something to be desired.
The Pit is an upscale BBQ joint in the warehouse district in the downtown Raleigh area.
Influenced by the mixture of seafood and TexMex Cabo Fish Taco offers the city some popular Baja dishes!
Nikko is an upscale sushi and Japanese restaurant in the South End.
Nestled in Uptown what Malabar does is bring a little bit of Spain into Charlotte
Jade Asian Fusion Sushi Bar is an upscale sushi restaurant in the Ballentyne area.
Dans Le Noir, a unique dining experience in the dark!
Looking for BBQ? Mac’s certainly gives any other BBQ place a run for its money!
Rudy’s is an little Italian restaurant with atmosphere and friendly service in South Charlotte.
Tucked away in the Plaza Midwood section of Charlotte this restaurant offers any person that’s vegetarian or vegan plenty of dishes to choose from!
A Charlotte staple that serves up some very tasty Greek food options!
This tex-mex chain has set up shop in the South Park area…but is it worth your time?
Farm Burger is a burger restaurant that with a focus on serving fresh and locally sourced meals!
If what you are looking for is Thai dining at a trendy place then Basil could be worth a look!
We visited La Paz once for its sangria. This time it was time to see if the food fared as well as the sangria did!
Read about this little restaurant located in the historical center of Aix-en-Provence, a town in the south of France
5Church is restaurant in Uptown Charlotte offering familiar dishes with a modern twist.
Planeta Tierra is a seafood restaurant located in the town of Montañita. Whether planning a trip to Ecuador or just randomly searching for places to visit read about this restaurant and Ecuador’s Sun Route (La Ruta del Sol).
I think there’s a lot to be said about a restaurant that was featured in Diner, Drive Ins, and Dives. So if you haven’t checked out Dish yet then you have to go give it a try!
Woodland’s is a restaurant that vegetarians and Indian food aficionados will appreciate very much!
Good Food on Montford is a restaurant serving food in the tapas style. Have you been yet?
New Zealand Cafe, mainly known for their sushi but with interesting entree options as well!
If pizza is your thing then you have to give Luisa’s Brick Oven Pizzeria a try!
The Noble Pig is a popular sandwich shop in Austin, Tx. Their unique combinations and other offerings would make a loyal follower even out of the pickiest eater!
An Italian/Spanish fusion cuisine, specialty cocktails, and good pizza are some of the offerings you will find at La Tagliatella, the Epicentre’s newest resident.
From what was the site of an old Volkswagon repair shop to what is now an eclectic restaurant with a wide ranging menu, Pinky’s is the place to go to and try at least once!
Zeitouni is a mediterranean oasis in South Charlotte. This small restaurant features lebanese cuisine and it is sure to keep you coming back for more!
The Iron Cactus is a tex-mex restaurant in the middle of the busy downtown Austin 6th street strip.
Hidden in The Vista area of Columbia, SC is the restaurant Motor Supply Company Bistro. If you want to go somewhere different where the menu changes daily then you need to pay this place a visit!
Block & Grinder doesn’t only prepare food based on a “farm to table” culinary concept but they also have an in house butcher shop. Certainly a restaurant to visit not only for the food but also for the cocktails!
Atlanta has an ever food truck scene than Charlotte! Check out my experience with Grilldabeast on a recent visit.
Bahn Thai is one of the newer Thai restaurants in Charlotte. And if their Thai selection is not enough they also have a delicious sushi bar and some Japanese selections!
A new BBQ restaurant in Matthews? I found myself tempted to go but how did it really fare when it was actually time to try the food…
If you haven’t had the Local Dip sandwich at Local Loaf then I don’t know what you are waiting for!
Thai Orchid is a small restaurant hidden away in the Strawberry Hill complex. However, it is no secret that they serve awesome Pad Thai and other traditional Thai dishes!
A non profit restaurant with great food. What is stopping you from going!?
Jack Mackerel’s Island Grill is an island gettaway in Kure Beach, NC. The restaurant is located by the boardwalk and features seafood, chicken, steak, and burger dishes. Drinks are aplenty too!
It’s hard to convince this girl that there can be any Italian food this side of the states that compares to the food in Italy…but Aria’s Tuscan Grill has been able to lure me back in!
Can you find great burgers at a cafe? I think that at The Southern Gourmet I just may have!
Cafe Monte is a restaurant and bakery in the South Park area. Their selections ranges from brunch, to lunch, dinner, and a delicious bakery selection!
Koishi…a hidden gem in the middle of Cotswold. If you love sushi this is a place you need to go to and try!
Heist Brewery is a brewpub housed in a old building full of character. They are known for their brunch, brews, and small plates!
A cajun restaurant in Charlotte? Yes, please!
It’s a donut. It’s a croissant. No, it is the one and only Cronut! Read the perspective of a fellow foodie friend after she got her hands on the most talked about pastry of the Summer!
The Roasting Company is a restaurant serving rotisserie chicken with a mix of Southern and Latin inspired sides. It’s location makes it convenient for a quick food stop or an affordable meal before a night out in Montford.
A new Peruvian rotisserie style restaurant is in town. But let’s see how Viva Chicken fared off in the sandwich department.
Bangkok Ocha is a thai restaurant in a shopping strip in South Charlotte. Read on and decide yourself whether a visit would be worth you time!
Come along as we attempt to find good sangria in the QC!
Cakes, cookies, smoothies, and other goodies, oh my!
Bida Manda is a restaurant in Raleigh featuring Laotian cuisine. Laos has a diverse culinary background including influences from China, Vietnam, Thailand, and even France!
Gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches? Go to Food Truck Fridays at Southend and give Papi Queso a try! Their range of offerings will have a little bit of something for everyone.
This delicious frozen treat has made is way to Charlotte! Check out this food cart for hundreds of delicious flavors.
Grilled shrimp and rare seared tuna are only some of the exquisite delicacies you will be able to savor at this restaurant that also boasts amazing views!
With a clock full of 5’s and a statement that says “It’s always 5 o’clock in Paradise” once you walk in to Upstairs Bar and Grill you know you will be in for a treat!
The Fish Fry at Bight Park in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos, is the perfect combination of food, drinks, and fun! An event that should not be missed.
Another great food truck find. The Roaming Fork offers a varying menu of sandwiches, tacos, and incredible sides, especially the fries!
Our adventurous and (gluttonous) spirits took us to Blowing Rock for the Blue Ridge Food & Wine Festival. This festival takes places in the charming town of Blowing Rock!
Lang Van is a Vietnamese restaurant tucked away in an unexpected part of town. With over 150 items on the menu this place is definitely worth a visit!
Punta Cana is a Caribbean restaurant specializing in Dominican cuisine. You will find traditional dishes as well as a small selection of desserts and cakes found in the sunny island of the Dominican Republic.
Don’t let a menu intimidate your taste buds! Visit The Cowfish for some awesome eclectic dishes
Soul Gastrolounge is a restaurant in the Plaza Midwood area that serves tapas, sushi, and delicious cocktails in a cozy, yet elegant, setting that is perfect for outings with friends, dates, or any sort of casual event.
Don’t have a sweet tooth? Don’t worry, I’m sure Mike’s Ice Cream might just change your mind!
Paleta…a traditional Mexican ice pop that will have you asking for more…especially when it is made with nutella!
Cupcake Delirium is a magical food truck. Nuff said!
We decided to try the rodizo style Brazilian steakhouse Amor de Brazil. Read our review to see if this type of restaurant might just be up your alley!
Have you ever thought of tofu as the perfect filing to a burrito? Well at Phat Burrito it’s the tofu what makes the burrito a shinning star.
Located in downtown Charleston this bar/restaurant venue seems like your happy hour go to place!
Charleston is a widely renowned city for its food scene. The Sesame Burgers and Beer nachos surely passed the test!
A small unassuming Vietnamese restaurant in a strip in South Blvd that will introduce you to some unique flavors of the Vietnamese cuisine. We had a mixed experience after our visit but we invite you try on your own and judge for yourself!
Midwood Smokehouse is touted by many as the best BBQ in Charlotte with such strong recommendations we just had to try it!