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Gluten Free in Charlotte

I had no idea they had a location down there, but I hardly ever venture down to that part of town.

In other news, the Crepe Cellar just posted on their Facebook page that their savory crepes are now gluten-free.

Dec 14, 2012
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Gluten Free in Charlotte

Has 131 Main reopened somewhere new? I went to the Brixx on East Blvd about two weeks ago; it still looked closed then.

Dec 13, 2012
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Gluten Free in Charlotte

Yeah, I forgot to mention the pizza places. Vivace's menu looks decent but I was hoping for something vegetarian-friendly as well.

It's tough to find, I know.

Dec 13, 2012
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Gluten Free in Charlotte

I'm looking for some good options. I know Fern has a number of items, and Bad Daddy's has gluten-free rolls (but, sadly, their black bean patty is NOT gluten-free-bummer for GF vegetarians), but I'd like to know what else is out there.

Dec 13, 2012
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Polish food in the Triangle

Any suggestions for Polish delis in the area? Bonus if they carry bialya and kaszanka.

Jul 09, 2012
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mexican food in charlotte?

I was sad to see the Central Ave. La Unica go. On the other hand, I quite like Carnitas Guanajuato on Albermarle these days much more. Try it!

May 29, 2012
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Breakfast Tacos in CLT?

Can anyone suggest places? The Internet only gives me Cocina Latina on Albemarle, but I gotta think there are probably some others in that area.

May 09, 2012
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A less-crowded place for Mother's Day in Charlotte

I really need some suggestions...I know it's a terrible day to decide to go out to eat but it's that combined with law school graduation. My father is a meat-and-potatoes person and not terribly receptive to fancier meals so the places I would choose are probably not going to please him (I really want Chima) and he's also stingy. Someplace in South End/Dilworth/Elizabeth would be best. The other thing is that I'm looking for some place that is serving around 4:00...an odd time.

Thanks!

May 02, 2012
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Finally - a Middle Eastern Bakery in Charlotte!

Neomonde also has a very nice sit-down restaurant in downtown Raleigh now called Sitti. Same excellent food, gorgeous space and there's alcohol available.

May 02, 2012
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Boudin Noir in Charlotte?

It's not Boudin Noir exactly, but sometimes you can get kaszanka at A&A European deli on Independence. The other Polish grocery store on South Blvd. may carry it as well.

Feb 01, 2012
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Charlotte - downtown or near Ovens for Tapas type fare?

Dandelion Market in Uptown could also be an option. Their menu is more limited than Soul, but they have some delicious cocktails.

Jan 18, 2012
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Looking for Merguez-Charlotte

If you know where I can find it, please let me know...

Jan 05, 2012
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Korean food in Charlotte

Sigh. I wish I could've made it but I'm too backlogged with work for final exams right now. Hopefully next time; I really do want to try Fern so make sure you let me know.

Dec 10, 2011
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Oh how it's fallen... [Charlotte, NC]

Poor Penguin...

I had not been there since the change and I never intended on going, but the best laid plans...oh, it's soulless now. Empty, in terms of a crowd (one waitress handling all six people) and a vibe. And the food...I'm pretty sure the chili on my burger was canned Texas Pete. The menu sections seemed to be titled after the sort of verbal diarrhea Guy Fieri spews on a regular basis (I guess they're still cashing in on his visit, which is funny since it was the old Penguin he came to see).

Disclaimer: I did not choose it-it was a friend's birthday. I've tried to explain to him, to no avail, about the changes, and that we can essentially get the old Penguin food at the Diamond. He doesn't much care about the loyalty and politics, but he did admit it was not the same and the food was not as good.

It was just sad and pathetic. And the burger was not good in the least. Who puts lettuce on a Carolina-style burger (sorry, I forgot its special name on the menu) anyway? Like I said, I had not planned on returning once the owners had their way with it, and I didn't like reneging on that. Having now been, I can assure you I won't make that mistake again.

Nov 21, 2011
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Chapel Hill Late Night Dinner

Time Out, of course.

Nov 02, 2011
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Addictive Snow Cones at Pelican's, Durham

They are the best sno-cones I've ever had, and I've been to Matsumoto's on Oahu. My sister lives close to the original in Garner and I make her go every time I visit. The sno-creme is worth every penny.

Oct 10, 2011
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My Trip to Fayetteville, NC

I'm sorry you had to go to Fayetteville in the first place.

Oct 06, 2011
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Valhalla Pub-Charlotte

Has anyone been there? Opinions?

Oct 05, 2011
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Jerusalem Middle Eastern-Charlotte

I didn't think the work was heading that far up. I know Bascom's Corner at Sharon Amity & Independence is being torn down, but this place is at the corner of SA and Albemarle.

Sep 19, 2011
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Jerusalem Middle Eastern-Charlotte

Has anyone here eaten there? Thoughts? I am still trying to find a good place that's not overly-pricey (Kebab House!) for falafel, etc. I never knew about this place until yesterday when I was heading up Sharon Amity.

Sep 18, 2011
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Best Bloody Mary in Charlotte...

What do you say my friends?

Sep 02, 2011
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Baklava in Charlotte NC

I always thought the baklava at the Landmark was delicious (not sure if it's made in-house) and it used to be a substantial piece. I haven't been in a while though.

Aug 17, 2011
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White Pies in Charlotte?

Does anyone have a recommendation for a good white-style pizza in town? Fuel and Hawthorne's versions are passable, but I miss a really good one.

Aug 08, 2011
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Bars in Ballantyne/Pineville

Suggestions? I'd prefer someplace quieter and that has a decent selection of microbrews. I don't head down to that part of town very often.

Jul 20, 2011
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Butchers in Charlotte

Anyone know where I could get a good brisket around here?

Jul 13, 2011
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Looking for specialty shopping sources in Charlotte

Ha! My girlfriend and I have been calling it the Taj Ma-Teeter for ages.

May 07, 2011
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Loco Lime in Huntersville, NC...love it or leave it?

I haven't been to the one in Huntersville, but the one on Central here in Charlotte was awful.

Apr 18, 2011
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Looking for specialty shopping sources in Charlotte

It's actually there, if you click on the name of the store on the right hand side of the article. It's not very obvious, though, to be sure.

Apr 13, 2011
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Looking for specialty shopping sources in Charlotte

Oh, and this just showed up on my Facebook feed; may be worth checking out:

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2011...

Apr 13, 2011
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Looking for specialty shopping sources in Charlotte

A&A on Independence is excellent for Russian and eastern European goods. I know they get most of their kielbasa from butcher shops in Greenpoint, Brooklyn so you know it's authentic.

Apr 13, 2011
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