good eats

One of my favorite things about reading blogs is seeing where people eat. I have become such a foodie recently! When I go out of town, one of the most important things to me is finding cool, local, delicious restaurants.  So I thought I'd share some of my favorite Charlotte restaurants for you!

one. Soul Gastrolounge: Words can't begin to describe my love for this place.  I have been going here for years. And it never lets me down.  I can get a great glass of bubble (served in a vase) for $6 and eat anything from short ribs to fried goat cheese to sushi.  There is something for everyone! And the atmosphere can't be beat. It is so unique, edgy and fun. My favorite items: fried goat cheese, dirty south nachos, pork belly tacos with watermelon, sushi fondu roll.  And if you go for Sunday brunch, you HAVE to try the mac'n'cheese! 

two. 5Church: This is probably my favorite downtown (uptown) restaurants! I have loved every meal from here and the place has such a cool vibe.  Very different than lots of the other restaurants in Charlotte. It is a great excuse to get dressed up and ready for a "night on the town" even if you are really just going to get a drink/dinner.  The bacon pizza and lamb burger are two of my personal favs.  And if you're lucky, you may spot a celebrity here.   


three. Cowfish: I don't go here as much as I'd like due to the crazy waits.  But I think it is a must try for out-of-towners! I know that I can always take a group here because of the diverse menu.  I love the Miss Moffit's roll and the Birkdale roll.  The "What's Shakin' Tuna Bacon" is also pretty amazing!

Bento Box

four. Nolen Kitchen: This is an easy choice for a dinner out.  I love this place for girls nights! Tuesday's they have half-priced bottles of wine and always lots of yummy salads and apps to share.  I really like when I get to sit outside on the patio.  I love ordering the house made dips and pimento goat cheese grits.

five. Leroy Fox: This is my Sunday afternoon choice.  They have bottomless mimosas (and if you're lucky they'll give you mostly champs!) and great pretzel bites.  You must try the pretzel bites!! If you go for lunch, I really like the Fried Chicken Salad. 

images from Leroyfox.com

I know I'm forgetting some other favorite places, but I'll share those another day! What are your favs and why?


  1. Cowfish is the BEST!! Nolen Kitchen, also amazing. I want to try Soul- heard so many good things!

  2. What a perfect recap! I was at 5Church this weekend - also a huge fan of Leroy Fox and Nolen!

  3. I still haven't made it to cowfish but I've heard great things! I really need to try it out!