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Breakfast in Charlottte

Original Pancake House has great coffee and good food. It is a chain but a quality chain. If you go, make sure to order the french press coffee, it is worth the extra $$$.

May 10, 2011
anthonys in Southeast

Raleigh area - candidates for Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives

I became skeptical of the show after I saw the spots he chose in Richmond, VA. Especially the Village Cafe; only VCU college students go there and they do not consider the place a gem. I simply has run of the mill bar food, nothing outstanding.

For a fairly small city, Richmond has a great culinary scene and for those two places to be chosen, it tells me that the producers do not spend the time to do the necessary research before visiting a town.

Feb 25, 2011
anthonys in Southeast

Best Restaurants in Birmingham?

I'm traveling to Birmingham with a few friends in April and I'm looking for restaurant recommendations.

I'll be there for 2-3 days so I'm looking for good breakfast and lunch spots as well as a top shelf restaurant for dinner one night.

Jan 31, 2011
anthonys in Central South

Kalu Asian Kitchen in Charlotte

I've read good things and Chef Emperor's resume is rather impressive. Has anyone had the chance to eat there and, if so, what is the verdict?

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Asian Kitchen
3627 Pelham Rd, Greenville, SC 29615

Nov 15, 2010
anthonys in Southeast

Lebanese in Charlotte?

Sorry to hear that Aladdin's is closed. I do support restaurants in the area that I like but being Lebanese, I cook 95% of the Lebanese food I eat. Since I would not invite ostrakos to my house for dinner, I was simply suggesting a place where I have eaten passable Lebanese food in Charlotte.

Nov 15, 2010
anthonys in Southeast

New flavor combinations you really enjoy

I know this is old but just in case someone is currently reviewing.... Vanilla panna cotta, basil syrup, and strawberries is a great combination. The dish is also visually stunning. You can make it look like a caprese salad becuase of the red/green/white combination.

Jun 10, 2010
anthonys in General Topics

Jake's Good Eats- Charlotte, NC

Has anyone eaten here? Is it worth the drive up 485?

May 28, 2010
anthonys in Southeast

Lebanese in Charlotte?

I have to disagree with the other posters when they mention Kabob Grill as the best in Charlotte. The food is OK but it is overpriced and there are not that many choices on the menu. If you are looking for authentic Lebanese food at good prices, drive to Matthews and eat at Aladdin's Eatery. In addition to the standard fare such as kibbe, falaffel, and tabouli- they have choices you would expect to come from your mother/grandmother's kitchen, such as:

Fatayer
Lentil Soup
Loubie
Mujadra

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Kabob Grill
1235 East Blvd Ste G, Charlotte, NC 28203

Aladdin's Eatery
7900 Stevens Mill Rd Ste G, Matthews, NC 28104

May 28, 2010
anthonys in Southeast

In a rut - need suggestions for a new joint to try (Charlotte)

Good Food on Montford is my favorite new restaurant. "Tapas" style food but not necessarily Spanish influenced. Very good and as another previous poster mentioned, a James Beard nominee.

Soul Gastrolounge is another very good restaurant as well. It is over in the plaza midwood area on Central so it might be a little out of the way for you but the food is good and the atomsphere is funky/hip.

I also agree with another comment that Cafe Monty is worth a try.

Not a new restaurant by any means but Barrington's in the South Park area is probably my favorite restaurant in Charlotte. Sounds like you have not been out in awhile so the menu must have changed since the last time you ate there (if ever).

May 28, 2010
anthonys in Southeast

Places to Eat Hilton Head, SC???

Thank you both for the recommendations! Sorry Capercat, I had to pick one post to reply to but both responses are appreciated.

May 21, 2010
anthonys in Southeast

Places to Eat Hilton Head, SC???

Looking for good places to eat when in Hilton Head, SC.

Looking for some family friendly lunch and dinner spots- bringing a 5 year old and a 2 year old. Also, would like to find one or two places for an adults only nice dinner. Any suggestions are welcome.

May 20, 2010
anthonys in Southeast

Vivace in Charlotte? How good is it?

Vivace was a huge dissapointment. Menu looks great and the original location in Raleigh got rave reviews. The apps were just OK but the main courses were terrible. I honestly had the worst rendition of Amatriciana sauce I have ever tasted. I usually give restaurants 2 visits before I write them off but I don't know that I can excuse that sauce and spend the money for a second trip!

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Vivace
4209 Lassiter Mill Road, Raleigh, NC 27609

May 11, 2010
anthonys in Southeast