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The King's Kitchen is a restaurant in Charlotte which provides employment to locals and donates all of the proceeds to charity. This restaurant is the brainchild of Chef Jim Noble and features his signature New Local Southern Cuisine, which includes soups, salads, sandwiches and everything comforting to the Southern soul. Their bakery products are well known and extensively popular as well. The restaurant's casual ambiance is perfect for large groups.
This uptown takeout kitchen supplies the working people of Charlotte's Center City with all the southern-fried soul food they can eat. Choose from staples like blackened pork chops, salmon cakes, or a plate of fried chicken. Mert's also features a selection of "Low Country favorites" like shrimp and grits, fried catfish, and soft shell crab on a hoagie bun. Eating on the run? Opt for a Po' Boy sandwich of shrimp or fish. See website for full menu and online ordering.
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.
Inspired by the hometown of Chef Bruce Moffett, the owner of Barrington's, the restaurant offers a laid-back and bistro-style dining experience to its patrons. Its menu is seasonally-inspired and features a vast array of wholesome dishes that are prepared using locally-sourced, organic ingredients. Among their most popular delicacies are the Oyster Po Boy, Pan Seared Scallops and the Handmade Parmesan Gnocchi. Along with these, their Warm Seasonal Fruit Cobbler and the 'Catch Of The Day' meals are also all known to be extremely impressive. An exciting variety of regional wines and brews are available at the bar if you wish to pair them with your orders.
Gallery Restaurant gets its name from the exquisite art exhibits from the nearby Shain Gallery which are displayed here. Located at the They Ballantyne Hotel, this restaurant is known for its contemporary spin on local cuisine. Diners can try out dishes like Roasted Fall Squash Soup, Sea Scallop, Maple Leaf Duck Breast, Cerevana Elk Tenderloin, and finish off the meal with scrumptious desserts like Caramel Panna Cotta and Chocolate Graham Cracker Ice Cream. A number of premium spirits and wines are also available to sip on along with the food. The ambiance at the restaurant is elegant with dark furniture, glossy wood floor and beautiful, framed paintings on the walls. All in all, this is a great place for a special date or a business meeting.