What happens when you mix sushi and burgers? Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar serves this interesting combination of Japanese and American cuisines to its adventurous patrons. A good place to experiment with food, it allows diners to mix and match dishes calling it the 'Burgushi'. Try a Deliverance Roll which contains pork wrapped in seaweed and covered with barbecue sauce or sample a Bento Box with a burger-sushi combination. An open mind is all you need as you experience two diverse cultures come together in a memorable gustatory experience.
Italian food is well-loved by all, but who serves the best authentic Italian fare? Mama Ricotta's is one strong contender for this coveted honor. The Italian soul believes in hearty meals and lavish spreads of well seasoned and mouth-watering food. Mama Ricotta certainly seems to achieve that. This eatery is a quaint little place which serves up the most genuine of Italian food. The food is created out of made-from-scratch mozzarella cheese, fresh seasonal veggies and soft breads. Drinks, to go with the food are also stocked at the bar. Mama Ricotta's also hosts private events and caters for off site occasions.
Brain child of sibling duo Bruce and Kerry Moffett, Good Food on Montford is a restaurant focusing on extensive use of local and organic products. Serving American cuisine, this tapas-inspired restaurant is known for the quality of its food. Some of their popular dishes are pork bun, pork tenderloin and lamb belly. The place has a long wine list and seasonal cocktails for one to sip on while dining. The ambiance here is mostly trendy and intimate enough for a romantic dinner.
Lebowski's Neighborhood Grill sits just on the edge of the Dilworth district, offering fairly traditional American fare with a nod towards the Coen Brothers' classic "The Big Lebowski". The main area in which this theme comes through is the laid back, friendly atmosphere at Lebowski's, locals popping in regularly for the tasty food and diverse collection of craft brews. The menu goes through the general motions of casual American grill fare, featuring a scrumptious assortment of burgers, sandwiches and salads as well as comfort food platters. One distinguishing factor in these items is the weck roll, a variation on the salty Kaiser roll. Over 70 beers are available to pair with your food, many of the tap options sourced from North Carolina breweries. A relaxed place for an informal meal, Lebowski's is a great stop for something casual.
A name to reckon with in the local dining scene, Paco's Taco & Tequila is known for its flair in preparing a delicious spread of Tex-Mex cuisine to diners. Sit back at one of the tables and savor the rich taste and medley of flavors that are a part of the tacos. The specialties include the Beef Brisket Taco and the unique Criminal Combo fajitas, suggested by the chef. Tequila serves as a befitting accompaniment adding to the liveliness of the menu. Try the huge variety of the drink (60 kinds to be precise) that is offered here. Dining outside in the patio gives you the opportunity to gaze at the local passers-by.
The Palm at Phillips Place Court keeps up the legacy of this leading steakhouse chain with its exceptional food and excellent service. The restaurant's wooden interiors give it a warm ambiance while the caricatures of sports stars and celebrities add a fun element of this celebrated eatery. Dig into their famous steaks, jumbo Nova Scotia lobsters, veal dishes and delectable seafood. Savor it with a wine of your choice from their impressive selection.
This is a popular hot-dog joint in the heart of city which every foodie would like to visit. Vic, the man behind the food stall dishes out delicious hot dogs ranging from traditional favorites, to vegan hot dogs, to gourmet selections like his Bahn You, Bahn Mi dog, PBBj dog and the Pho-Q Dog. Open between Tuesdays through Friday during lunch hours, customers from the corporate world to construction site workers, all line up for a bite of their favorite hot dog.
Akin to its name, this restaurant offers a unique twist on authentic Ethiopian delicacies. Most of the dishes here are meant to be shared and several vegetarian options are also available. Some of its dishes that have received a mention include Kitfo Quesadilla, Classic Tibs and Sambusa. This eatery aims to raise awareness about Ethiopian cuisine. The staff is hospitable and the service is impeccable which will make you revisit the restaurant soon enough.
Located within the Asian Corner Mall, Le's specialize in Banh Mi sandwiches, a specialty of Vietnam. The sandwich consist of meat placed on Banh Mi bread and is topped with cilantro, pickled carrots, cucumber and daikon. They serve many variations, but the most popular being the 'Number Six' sandwich (grilled pork Banh Mi flavored with spice). In addition to sandwiches they all sell candies, including gingers, gooseberry preserves and licorice apricots, along with beef jerky and other assorted treats. Visitors can wash down their yummy sandwiches with soft drinks. The eatery only accepts cash.
Voted as Charlotte's Best Caterer and winner of multiple awards, TIN Kitchen is a moving kitchen of delectable food. If you want to take a break from dining out without compromising on the taste and quality, TIN Kitchen can be a great option. Adorably named as Ferdinand (The Bull), Wilbur (The Pig) and Bessie (The Cow), these three trucks serve amazing street food. You can try Tacos, Sliders and Quesadillas from their menu. You can hire them for any private event as well. Taste some great food on the streets of Charlotte and decide what award would your appetite like to give them.
Ever think of just unwinding after a long day at work? Dressler's provides just that - a home away from home. The service staff is a notable feature of the restaurant, always seeking to serve better. The decor exudes a very modern and chic vibe, with well-spaced out tables and shiny glass windows. The food is as simple and hearty as one would desire after a tiring day. Salmon Carpaccio, crab cakes, pork chops, short ribs and even filet mignon are some of the dishes Dressler's has to offer. The bar is also well stocked with some nice wine pairing options. Dressler's also provides catering services and private space for events.The restaurant opens at 11 am for lunch and at 5 pm for dinner every day of the week
This quintessential North Carolina barbecue joint is known for its giant menu of Southern staples, indulgent appetizers and sides. Midwood Smokehouse serves up finger-licking good barbecue plates and platters in various sizes with creative names like 'Well-Fed' and 'Pig Out'. The platter combo deals are your best bet for trying a little bit of everything. The sandwiches are equally as good as the barbecue plates and make for a great lunch choice.