For @ali_sewalt - welcome! As a natural-born Charlottean, I like to consider myself knowledgable about the restaurant scene. Here are some of my favorite places - and there are so many new places that I have yet to try. I hope my fellow QC List Appers will chime in with their faves as well!
  1. Cookout
    The Oreo milkshakes are life changing. Also, good drunk food. Open late.
  2. Amelie's
    24/7 French bakery in NoDa. Hip place to work/study during the day, have a game night with friends, or go on a date. Must try the chocolate croissant!
  3. Pinky's Westside Grill
    So good. Owned by @amieshmamie 's brother in law(?) Don't forget to snap pics in the photo booth!
  4. Tapas 51
    Diamond in the rough. I've yet to try something I don't like and they make the best mojito in town.
  5. The Flying Biscuit
    Pretty sure they put crack in their biscuits. They serve regular food, but I always end up ordering breakfast.
  6. Vitner's
    Wine, craft beer, and fantastic flatbreads. Has kind of a coffee shop vibe - it's not uncommon for people to bring their laptops, have a glass of wine, and get some work done.
  7. Brazwell's
    Go on Monday for half price wings and $2 well drinks
  8. Cajun Queen
    Live jazz band every night. My favorite is the shrimp scampi.
  9. The Crepe Cellar
    Also in NoDa. Get the Queen City Crepe!
  10. Mr. K's Ice Cream
    Soft serve heaven.
  11. The Famous Toastery (formerly known as Toast Cafe)
    Great for weekend brunch.
  12. The King's Kitchen
    Amazing Southern food with a purpose. Chef Noble is well-known in the Charlotte area, and The King's Kitchen is his nonprofit restaurant.
  13. Mama Ricotta's
    A favorite for birthdays, anniversaries, and other family celebrations. Penne alla vodka is da 💣here.
  14. Bakersfield
    A1 sangria and queso. Meet up with friends after work and try a bunch of different tacos!
  15. Food Truck Friday
    Gotta go at least once! Papi Queso and Two Chicks and a Truck are personal faves.
  16. Cabo fish taco
    Suggested by   @kelseyanne137