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.
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.
Fiamma Restaurant is an Italian eatery tucked away in the polished streets of Uptown Charlotte, serving as the perfect destination for romantic occasions and little celebrations. Fiamma is one of the more popular Italian restaurants in the neighborhood. The ambiance is reminiscent of a quaint European trattoria. The ambiance is cozily warm aided by dim lighting and comfortable seating. The bar's wine selection is extensive and one of the most sophisticated ones. The service effectively complements its reputation.
A slice of New Orleans has come all the way to North Carolina. But hey, so what if you don't have the Mardi Gras, you will be treated to live jazz every night of the week! The barbecue shrimp, Cajun popcorn, red beans and rice, crawfish scampi, all will make your tummy happy. By the way, it has been voted as the best Cajun restaurant in Charlotte.
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.
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.
A low-key, no-frills joint, Bang Bang Burgers focuses on producing some of the highest quality artisanal burgers. The menu is displayed at a counter where you can place your order and relish it at one of the tables in the cozy space. The crowd-pullers here are the incredible patties made from Black Angus beef sourced from a famous butcher. They are served with a variety of house-made toppings that enhance the natural flavor of the meat and hand cut fries. The Guacamole Burger which has a patty topped with guacamole and grilled corn salsa is a must-try. So are the Fried Sweet Potato Brie Burger and the Pimento Burger. Apart from burgers, they also serve sandwiches and draft beers.
Satisfy your taste buds with delicious Mexican cuisine at Sabor Latin Street Grill, this is one of the six restaurants of the chain located in the United States. Their traditional food dishes include tacos, nachos and quesadillas which are prepared using the finest ingredients. Complement your meals with cocktails like Mucho Sabor Margarite, Paloma and Cuban Mojito. They also have a kids menu like dishes like Taco Americano and Chicken Tenders. Do not miss their dessert like Churros and Guava Empanada.
If barbecue makes you drool, then Midwood Smokehouse is among the best choices in town. Blending the BBQ techniques of Texas and The Carolinas, the meats are smoked on hickory wood that's been already burning for 24 hours. The result is crumbly, smoky delicious meaty goodness. Dig into their dishes like Carolina pork, Saint Louis style pork ribs and beef brisket. You can also have these in sandwiches and combo platters.