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Best Vietnamese in Charlotte?

Will be visiting Charlotte this week and looking for cheap, hole-in-the-wall Vietnamese. Any favorites out there? Many thanks in advance.

Jun 30, 2013
NJ Plainsman in Southeast

Around Lakes Winnipesaukee/ Winnisquam

Thanks very much for your tips!

Jun 24, 2013
NJ Plainsman in Northern New England

Around Lakes Winnipesaukee/ Winnisquam

Son and daughter-in-law will be honeymooning on Winnisquam, and I'd like to recommend some good places to chow down. Any suggestions greatly appreciated!

Jun 19, 2013
NJ Plainsman in Northern New England

Tuscaloosa AL week

Finishing up a week in Tuscaloosa moving my son in for school. Lived in NC for 30 years so know BBQ. Best meals have been fantastic BBQ at Big John's just south of Tuscaloosa in Moundville. To me, better than Golden Rule, which we stopped at in Irondale, after reading the reviews here, on the way in, and as good a BBQ as any I've ever eaten. Just a shack that smells of burning hardwood in the parking lot. Also terrific meat and 3 at City Cafe in Northport, just across the river. Their chicken fried steak with white gravy, and fried green tomatoes were about the best I can remember. Surprisingly BAD meal at Pepito's Mexican . How this place can stay in business is beyond me. But, overall very impressed with the culture, ambiance, and food of Tuscaloosa thus far. Roll Tide!

Aug 18, 2011
NJ Plainsman in Central South

Best Jersey Diners (Lots good eats, little $)

We did sit in the part with the mounted fish on the wall. For me, true diner feel must involve the long "rail car" look, preferably with some stainless steel and neon on the outside, with an absence of interior separate rooms and chandeliers. When I drove up to Mastoris I felt like I was going into a Holiday Inn. Don't get me wrong-- still a great eat, and if I lived anywhere near I would go back often.

Aug 23, 2010
NJ Plainsman in New Jersey

Best Jersey Diners (Lots good eats, little $)

On a recent visit to my old state I sampled Alexis in Denville, Mastoris in Bordentown, and Brookside in Whippany/Hanover. All 3 were great, butmy favorite was Brookside for "diner feel", food quality, selection, and cost. Mastoris was top notch in quality (the free cheese danish at breakfast were unreal) and selection, but fell short in feel and cost (is it really a diner anymore?). Alexis has the feel, the quality and selection, but was a little pricy compared to my favorite, Brookside. Brookside's quality for our dishes beat Alexis slightly, has the best feel of the 3, equal selection (variety), and tied with Mastoris for quality. The cost was significantly the best of the 3. Wanted to hit Tick-Tock and Summit but never made them this trip.

Aug 22, 2010
NJ Plainsman in New Jersey

Best diners in NJ

On a recent visit to my old state I sampled Alexis in Denville, Mastoris in Bordentown, and Brookside in Whippany/Hanover. All 3 were great, butmy favorite was Brookside for "diner feel", food quality, selection, and cost. Mastoris was top notch in quality (the free cheese danish at breakfast were unreal) and selection, but fell short in feel and cost (is it really a diner anymore?). Alexis has the feel, the quality and selection, but was a little pricy compared to my favorite, Brookside. Brookside's quality for our dishes beat Alexis slightly, has the best feel of the 3, equal selection (variety), and tied with Mastoris for quality. The cost was significantly the best of the 3. Wanted to hit Tick-Tock and Summit but never made them this trip.

Aug 22, 2010
NJ Plainsman in New Jersey