Shoppers all over Charlotte are rejoicing in the fact that they no longer have to go to Concord Mills to get deals, now that the Charlotte Premium Outlets are open just outside of Steele Creek. While the outlets aren’t quite as large as Concord Mills, they offer an openess and feel that cannot be matched… Read More Shop til you drop!
Looking for a little soul in Charlotte? You can find it right in the heart of Plaza Midwood, at Soul Gastrolounge. The restaurant is upstairs and has an indoor/outdoor seating option. They don’t take reservations so going on the weekends may land you with a lengthy wait time (it’s INCREDIBLY popular) or you may be… Read More I’ve got Soul but I’m not a soldier
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
Passion8 has been one of my favorite restaurants in Charlotte for the past several years. While the outside may lead you to believe it’s not fancy (an old brothel), the inside will surprise you with an intimate setting, creative dishes and a farm-to-table experience. While technically in Fort Mill, I would consider this one of… Read More Passion8 Bistro
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!
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
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
A few years ago, we had the opportunity to move to Atlanta and my husband was excited for the music scene. But for a small city (I will not call it “Mini-Atlanta”), Charlotte has a pretty good music scene. The Fillmore offers an intimate setting, and the outdoor pavilion at the NC Music Factory is great for… Read More Music to my Ears
Charlotte celebrates “Queen’s Feast” twice a year, once in January and once in July. We always try to visit at least one new restaurant and usually visit a favorite, too. This year, we tried 5Church‘s sister restaurant, Nan & Byron’s. Having eaten at 5Church several times, and enjoyed it, we expected good things from Nan… Read More The best PB&J in town