This morning on Charlotte Talks, local food writers joined host Mike Collins to give us the latest news in Charlotte’s restaurant scene. Our discussion covered everything from favorite local beer and cocktail joints to ethnic eateries and old standbys to the just-announced new location of Asheville favorite Tupelo Honey Café. We’ve compiled a list of restaurants mentioned by our panelists Helen Schwab, Tricia Childress and Heidi Billotto, and you can revisit their discussion here.
Plate Share - Mobile app that allows you to "round-up" your restaurant bill and donate those proceeds to a local food bank.
Muddy River Distillery - Rum Distillery in Belmont
Haunt Bar – Pop-up Bar, classic cocktail bar (coming soon)
Soul Gastrolounge - Classic cocktails and more in Plaza Midwood
The Liberty – Gastropub in Charlotte's South End
Lumiere – Upscale French Cuisine in Myers Park (to open Sept/Oct)
CB Italia - Italian (pizzas, etc.) in Myers Park (to open Sept/Oct)
Le’s Sandwich & Café – Vietnamese banh mi sandwiches in Asian Corner Mall at North Tryon and Sugar Creek.
Kabob House – Iranian/Persian cuisine on Independence Blvd, has a hookah lounge.
Bonterra - Upscale dining with new bar bites menu in Charlotte's South End
American Café and Lounge - In Fort Mill near Carowinds. (In the Clarion hotel.)
Nom Nom Burgers – Asian fusion burgers on Park and Woodlawn.
Tupelo Honey Café (The Asheville favorite is coming soon to Charlotte's South End in the old Pewter Rose spot)
Café 100 - they remember your name and what you like! (a listener favorite in Huntersville)
Café Bliss (Waxhaw) - Mediterranean/Lebanese in Waxhaw
Pure Pizza - Farm to Fork pizza, the offer gluten free pizzas in the 7th Street public market in uptown
Dolce Ristorante - Gluten free pasta
Central Coffee Co. - Gluten free zucchini bread on Central in Plaza Midwood
Great Harvest Bread - Gluten free breads (several locations)
Wolfgang Puck Pizza Bar - In SouthPark.
Sushi Guru - Sushi in SouthPark
Zebra (SouthPark) - wine tasting menu and more
Machu Picchu - Peruvian food in Pineville
A Taste of Europe - Polish food, pierogies on Monroe Road in Matthews
Passion 8 Bistro - Opening a second restaurant in Elizabeth
Viva Chicken - Peruvian chicken in Elizabeth
Good Bottle Co. - Craft beer bottle shop on South Blvd.
Kebab Je Rotisserie and Grill - Lebanese in Matthews