I got the steak and that was soo good! The steak was cooked to medium and not the best steak I've ever had but pretty darn good. What I will say is that the overall platter with the mashed potatoes and green beans were cooked to perfection making the plate overall 5 stars worthy!The only thing that I thought was even better was the salmon! My friend got it and I tried a little bit and I thought it was legit a flavor explosion! It was a perfect blend with the sides and I never even knew you could ask to cook your salmon a certain way like a steak. 100% recommend and that def stole the show. My other friend got the chicken and it was still very good and he seemed to enjoy it!For dessert, I got the tres leches cake which had such careful craftsmanship in making the dessert I was so impressed with the presentation. The monitor was perfect and it wasn't too sweet and was a great way to end the meal! My other friends got the pumpkin cheesecake.Read full story
Capishe Real Italian Kitchen
Capishe is an amazing find in Charlotte! My friend and I were lucky, because we got here a little earlier than the dinner rush so we didn't have any wait. It was quickly filling up as we got here. I was actually craving a salad and my friend is always craving pizza so we got to try both. I got their chargrilled chicken salad and it was fresh and the meat was flavorful. I still had room for a slice of pizza and I loved how airy, crispy, and not-too-saucy their pizza is. Their pepperoni were very crispy too so this was a great find!Read full story
Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams
Decided to try the new Snowflake flavor, along with my fave Jeni's flavor, Brown Butter Almond Brittle (THE Best!), on their amazing homemade waffle cone. Guess I should have looked at the description more carefully 'cuz I'm not a big fan of mint flavor, but that's what Snowflake flavor was about. Despite not being a fan of mint, Snowflake flavor was still surprisingly good. Still, think I'll stick with my other fave flavors next time.Just glad that the ice cream is fairly cheap here...just 5 bucks for 2 scoops (only 6 bucks for 3 scoops!). I got lucky in that the line wasn't so bad this time around.Read full story
Bang Bang Burgers
I tried their bang bang burger and it was BANG! The patty was juicy and meaty along with the lettuce, tomatoes, and onion, happiness in one bite. It was a proper hamburger. They also seasoned it well because I feel like it didn't need the bang bang sauce. But don't get me wrong, the sauce was delicious. Just personally, I think this is a burger that can stand on its own. So I like that they put the sauce on the side instead of on the burger. I do wish the fries were crisper. They were pretty soft that day.I don't live here so it may be a while before I return, but if I'm in Charlotte and looking for a burger again I'll be sure to stop by here.Read full story
Jasmine Grill is my favorite go to meal when I don't wanna spend a whole lot on food and I don't want to cook which is often lol. I don't know what the white creamy paste/sauce is but get extra of it and thank me later! It's delicious on the chicken kebobs and the yellow rice which is what I normally get. my wife normally gets the shrimp and it is also delicious! Also try the hummus, Baba ghanoush, and any of the salads. The dressing that comes on the salad makes it so tasty and I not typically a big salad person! Truly this spot never misses for a quick not so bad for your health meal so be sure to check them out if you haven't!!Read full story
The Fig Tree Restaurant
The foccaccia with roasted garlic and olive oil was an auspicious start. We followed it with the burrata with strawberry salsa which was plated beautifully with thoughtfully graduated sized puddles of balsamic, balsamic pearls and toasted pistachios. I think the only real criticism i can make of this meal is that the portion of the burrata itself was on the small size. However it was refreshing and definitely whet our appetites. Our entrees included a side salad which was a nice touch. Both the garden and ceasar preparations were very nice- not too salty as ceasar can sometimes be. Our main courses were both perfection. I ordered the NC trout with roasted tomatoes, artichokes, capers and asparagus because I've never had trout before and I'm always interested to try locally sourced ingredients. The dish knocked my socks off! The trout was cooked perfectly with a delicate flavor accented with the sweet and savory tomatoes, meaty artichoke hearts, crispy pancetta and sharp tangy capers. Absolutely lovely summer dish.he blackberry chevre cheesecake we ordered was nothing short of heavenly and it would have been a mistake not to save room for it. The texture of the cheesecake itself was gorgeously smooth and slick with a subtle goaty tang. You could tell it was made with goat cheese but it was not at all overpowering. It was a generous square.Read full story
Was in the area and needed a quick lunch on Saturday that wasn't fast food. I love Mediterranean so decided to try Yafo. There were so many options and combinations of things to get. I love spanakopita but have only had it the traditional way so I decided to give the chicken spanakopita a try. It was hot and fresh and extremely flavorful. The feta was rich and tasty. The Tzatziki sauce was also very good as a dip for the pita. Choosing a side was hard but I went with the Brussel sprouts and am happy I did. They are fresh and grilled perfectly. I like that they are grilled without a lot of extra add ins because the plain grill flavor is great. The staff was fast and efficient and everyone was nice and friendly especially while I looked over the menu to decide what I wanted.Read full story
In the mood for Cajun, I convinced my spouse that they had more than Cajun. So we made the trip through the downtown. Upon arrival there is both free street parking across the street, and valet parking that is based of tips. I would recommend that you make reservations because this restaurant stays very busy. Upon entering we were quickly greeted by a friendly staff and given the option of indoor or outdoor seating. Now the food was seasoned very well and everything tasted amazing. The price is on the high side but the portions are big enough for 2 people to eat off 1 plate. My spouse and I decided to order our own entrees, because it was first time and we wanted to try everything. Unfortunately we were to full to try their desert menu, so we'll have to do it next time. Yes, that does mean that we will return for another dining experience. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who would like excellent service and excellent food.Read full story
Sea Level NC
Terrific late dinner on a busy Saturday night. We were seated quickly at one of the shared high bars. All the staff were friendly and helpful--and moving a top speed all night long, still with smiles!Corn fritter appetizer with chipotle aioli--wow, these were so good! Great corn flavor, corn niblets, crispy and not greasy--yum!Shrimp po'boys--and they do not skimp on the shrimp! Not-too-spicy Cajun aioliCouldn't resist trying the new-to-the-menu bread pudding. Very good taste, soft center and crispy top. Good mellow flavor with little zips of cranberry. Ask for their house-made vanilla bean ice cream on the side!Our first time here, but not our last!Read full story
This was my first experience at Duck Donuts and hopefully not my last! I went with the Maple Bacon, but it was a tough choice! The donut was perfection--warm and crisp on the outside with a soft and moist center. The icing is a great consistency and perfectly sweet. I was amazed at how quickly my donut was ready, given that it was made to order. They do have a couple of tables/ chairs outside though if you can't wait to eat your donuts! Parking is manageable! The place is really far and that's an issue for me. If it was closeby, i would be living here!Read full story
Not Just Coffee - 7th Street
I love me some coffee, everywhere I visit, I look for the best coffee places, so I can get a nice, rich latte. That's my drink. A nice compliment to the offerings of 7th Street station, Not Just Coffee offers an array of drinks from a typical cup of joe, cold brew or hot, to seasonal latte's and hard to find chai's. I typically do not drink coffee after a certain time of day but if I find myself in 7th Street Station then I often find myself buying a cup and saving it for the next day, though not as good the next day its still better than anything I have at home. The staff is quick to take your order and just a quick getting your drink made. I rarely have to wait more than two or three minutes for my drink, even when it's busy.Read full story
Sabor Latin Street Grill
Sabor is a great local spot for quick Tex Mex style food. It's affordable, usually quick, extremely filling, and fairly priced. Oh, and they have booze, which is super important to me. The quesabirria tacos were AMAZING!! The braised beef was tender, seasoned and perfect. The nachos were another favorite of mine along with the elote! SO GOOD! As you can see I loved everything I ordered here. Except the empanada. I think the dough is crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside but the fruit it is filled in I didn't like that much. But I would get another empanada but a savory one instead. This place is a HIT!Read full story
Good Food on Montford
Wow, okay, Good Food, you truly lived up to the hype. My husband and I finally , finally made it to Good Food. Cozy inside area and the service was great. Plenty of wines to choose from as well as beer and cocktails. The food is family/tapas style which I love because you get to try a variety of foods. We went with the Korean beef, mussels and the garganelli pasta. All were SOO GOOD! Love going to a place where everything is top notch. The sauce around the mussels was good enough to eat by itself (we got extra bread to dip in there) and the beef & pasta were so good. Definitely cant wait to go back!Read full story
Pinky's Westside Grill
Pinky's is an amazing restaurant for many different reasons! The staff is attentive yet chill and not too in your face, the restaurant itself is cozy, alternative, and like no other, and it prides itself in being a local's favorite restaurant. The menu was full of delicious sounding options but eventually we settled Greg's Pickles, the White Trash Burger and the Pinky Dog. Greg's Pickles are the best fried pickles I've ever had and the ranch they were served with is also the best ranch I've ever had. I would seriously buy Pinky's homemade ranch dressing if they bottled it. The White Trash burger had provolone, fried pickles and a spicy ranch dressing on it. I also liked the spicy ranch dressing a lot. It had a little bit of a kick but was completely manageable. The Pinky Dog was great too and it featured pimento cheese and chili. I just feel like its hard to go wrong with Pimento cheese. Pinky's has great staff! From the hostess to the servers everyone was so friendly and attentive. It was also nice that the manager came by to check in on us.Overall, a great casual dining experience!Read full story
Skyview Dentistry – I don’t mind being at dentistry for Netflix and chill treatment!
Skyview Dentistry is the best in town. I needed a quick visit for some tooth pain I've been having and they got me in right away. The staff was super friendly and professional. The office is very beautiful, comfortable and has a warm touch. State of the art equipment along with Netflix to watch to ease your mind. It seems that they stay on top of the latest in dentistry which is incredibly important.The doc here and the staff were very kind and helpful in handling not only my tooth pain but also some other non-urgent dental questions. Glad to have found a great dentist in Charlotte!Read full story
Bad Daddy's Burger Bar – Burger isn’t a cheat meal, its my favorite all time comfort food!
One of the best burger joints in Charlotte, Bad Daddy's on East Blvd serves up an positively mouthwatering menu of patties cooked to perfection and topped with some of the tastiest grub you can imagine. You can create your own burger or you can choose from some of their really cool options. One thing about this place is you can eat inside and outside. We chose outside in the beautiful Charlotte weather. Ordered a juicy impossible burger with mac & cheese on it. The cheese was melted like secretions right on the burger. I mean the mac & cheese was actually cooked. My lettuce is not white but green. My onions are fresh, & my bunz are soft. I had my fry's dipped in the bad daddy's sauce on the side & good grief this burger combination was amazing & filling. Can’t wait to be back and try all of them!Read full story
Once Upon A Child – Buying kiddies clothes for half the price is a mum’s dream!
This was my first experience with once upon a child, my experience here was amazing. Once Upon A Child always has a large selection of kids clothing. They have great deals and a lot of toys in excellent condition, as well as clothes. I bought most of my little one's pajamas at this store. PJs are something that can be so expensive new, the footie ones run about $3-4 here. I found some nice button ups and pants for my sons and a couple of shirts were on clearance so they were half off so that made me even happier! Things change quickly, so it's worth going back often. Plus, the prices are great! The store looked well maintained and the staff was busy but friendly. I asked several questions while I was there but the only downside is the store can get a bit messy when its crowded!Read full story
Papi Queso – Grilled cheese sandwiches aren’t cliché here!
Papi Queso has perfected the Grilled Cheese sandwich!! I will admit I was very skeptical because anybody can make a grilled cheese but it's definitely worth a try. Everything about this sandwich is both elevated and cozy at the same time. I tried the Mac and Cheese Sandwich, and it was heavenly. The bread is toasted to perfection, and the cheese was oozy and warm in the center. The menu offers a bunch of different grilled cheeses with fillings like mushroom, pork, etc. We also got the one with mushroom and it was amazingly delicious. Plus you can just get Mac and Cheese or tomato soup if you'd like. They even have bar areas and the vibe is very relaxed. The staff at Papi Queso were friendly and patient while I decided which sandwich I wanted and answered all my questions. Parking can somewhat be an issue during peak times, but there is plenty, you just may have to walk a little bit.Read full story
Therapy Hair Salon and Spa – A good hair cut makes sense when you are at the right salon!
I go to a salon maybe once a year and when I went to Therapy salon for the first time, I went in for a simple cut and some light balayage and I walked out happy with the final look. I often find it difficult to communicate what I want with my hair because I don't ever seem to know the right words or terminology but throughout the process, my stylist was communicative and let me ramble on to make sure we were saying the same thing. Even during the coloring, I was concerned about something and she took the time to talk through it again with me and redo - which I really appreciated! If you're looking for a new salon in Charlotte, this is definitely the place for you. You can't go wrong with such talented & kind stylists.True team effort on this hair style.Read full story
SADU Body Piercing & Modifications – Wouldn’t mind getting back here for more piercings!
I'm so impressed with the quality, professionalism, and friendliness of this piercing studio! The staff members at the front are so sweet and helpful. They were great at answering all my questions and suggesting options so I didn't feel overwhelmed by the choices. They talked me through all my options for piercings and jewelry and were so excited to help me decide on my new piercings! My piercer took her time with me to get the perfect placements and to attain a perfect piercing and I’m so happy with them. On day 3 now and I’ve had NO pain at all after the initial piercings! Absolutely lovely experience and I’ll definitely be back to get more piercings here in the future! I am very grateful that the original piercer knew their limits and wasn't afraid to let us know. It was a professional, clean and educational experience.Read full story