Lang Van is your next best bet when you can’t get to Vietnam and you’re craving Vietnamese food. Located in Eastland and not looking fancy from the outside, you (and your tastebuds!) will be pleasantly surprised upon entering the building. It was packed on the night we went (and I’ve heard this is common), so… Read More When you can’t get to Vietnam…
NoDa quickly became the spot to find craft beer after NoDa, Birdsong and Heist set up shop. Birdsong found it’s fame with it’s jalapeno pale ale, which is offered at bars and restaurants around the city. Birdsong has a laid back atmosphere with it’s open porch area for sitting and inside which is small but… Read More Birdsong Brewing
Nikko has been one of my favorite sushi places since arriving in Charlotte. As long as you don’t go on Friday nights, you can have a pretty peaceful dinner. On Fridays, it gets a little rowdy with tambourines, club music and lights. We went for dinner on a Sunday and the place was practically empty. Normally, I… Read More Nikko Nom Nom Nom
Olde Mecklenburg Brewery is famed for their german style brauhaus and brews. Just last weekend, they opened their new facility which is about a gazillion times as big (and beautiful) as the old warehouse style brewery. Sticking to their traditional German style beers and not adding in jalapeños, peaches or thyme like some of our other… Read More A night in the Biergarten!
Decked out in denim and sunflowers (my husband in a Nirvana shirt and ripped jeans, my friend in flannel) we ventured out for Discovery Place’s Science on the Rocks (#SOTR) night last Friday. The theme this week was 90’s Throwback and was complete with 90’s music, plenty of flannel and even 90’s trivia (think Friends,… Read More 90’s Night!
The USNWC or Whitewater Center is one of Charlotteans favorite spots to visit. Whether you’re looking for trails, flatwater kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, a zip line or rafting, you can find it here. Even if you’re not into adventurous activities, you can sit on the lawn and listen to music on Thursday nights during their… Read More Thrill seekers unite!
On Sunday, we were starving and couldn’t decide where to eat. So after driving through NoDa, Elizabeth, and Uptown, we landed on Plaza Midwood and Pint Central (thanks, Yelp!). We had browsed the menu before going in and decided we would share some tapas. The beer list is overwhelming in a good way. Lots of… Read More A central location for pints
Sunday, we chose to go bowling at Park Lanes instead of spending the day in the heat. This was my first time inside the bowling alley and I was surprised at the modern decor! I was also surprised at how expensive it is to bowl. For 2 games and 2 pair of shoes, it was… Read More Roll Ten
Friends lovers everywhere will rejoice in the naming of this quaint NoDa coffee shop. I’m pretty sure Phoebe Buffay has never stepped foot in Smelly Cat, but if she did, she would pull out her guitar and start singing in the corner. Just across from Neighborhood Theatre, you can find a seat outside of this adorable local… Read More Smelly Cat, Smelly Cat
On Wednesdays, runners gather outside of NoDa Brewing with a goal of completing 1, 3 or 5 miles before swallowing a couple pints of craft beer and enjoying dinner from a visiting food truck. I get asked often if it’s just for “serious runners?” And it’s not. I am not a “serious runner.” I am… Read More In the Club