Though Charlotte is not by any means a new city, you would not be able to tell with its modern and hip urban landscape. With endless breweries, luxury high-rises, and boutique shopping, the up and coming destination is beginning to draw in a unique gastronomic scene. If you find yourself in Charlotte, make sure to try the places below:
Edison light bulbs illuminate this industrial-chic restaurant that serves authentic Italian cuisine in an upscale setting. Their pasta and pizza are not to be missed and if you are fancying a drink, they have local craft beer, wine, and cocktails. This is the perfect date night spot, but truthfully I would go for any occasion.
Serving a new take on southern cuisine, this establishment nestled in the lobby of The Dunhill Hotel offers modern but rustic classics. The restaurant embraces the seasons, using local ingredients from farms and regional suppliers. Their plates range from small and simple bites to upscale fare, making it a restaurant with something for everyone.
If you have never had soul food and Korean fusion, you are truly missing out on life. This local establishment draws large crowds that flock there for the Philly cheesesteak egg rolls and mac n cheese ramen. They also serve Korean BBQ family-style, so make sure to round-up your friends and feast.
Bill Spoon’s Barbecue
This stand-alone joint serves award-winning Eastern North Carolina style BBQ. It is the perfect place for those that want a good and hearty meal while staying under budget. They are known for their pulled pork, hush puppies, and mac and cheese. Don’t be deterred if there is a line. It is worth the wait!