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recommendations for sushi and cocktails in charlotte

Might consider Cuisine Malaya on Elizabeth. The sushi is good, the staff are friendly, not too noisy even on a weekend night, and plenty of room for your party.

Aug 17, 2009
RobiePC in General South Archive

Bánh mì in Charlotte

Looking for a great bánh mì in the Charlotte area. Bánh mì is a Vietnamese sandwich made from a french baguette stuffed with thinly sliced pickled carrots and daikon, onions, cucumbers, cilantro, jalapeño peppers and meat or tofu. Other popular bánh mì fillings include roasted or grilled pork, Vietnamese ham, paté, mayonnaise, chicken, and head cheese. Most banh mi sandwiches contain a Vietnamese mayonnaise-like spread that is a mixture of egg yolk, cooking oil/butter, and sometimes spices. The best bánh mì I ever had was at Cafe BT in Tampa, FL. It was a perfect baguette, crunchy on the outside and soft in the middle, filled lots of fresh herbs.

Mar 13, 2009
RobiePC in General South Archive

10 Best Southern Hotdogs?

Skins are very tasty. All the way, SC style with MCO (mustard, chili, onions). Only wish they grilled them instead of boiling them--would have made them even better.

Nov 19, 2008
RobiePC in Southeast


I love the Slaw at Pat James Full Moon Bar-B-Que ( in Birmingham, Alabama. I still fondly remember it, even though I have not eaten there in 10 years or so. Though I am a southern man, born and raised in Birmingham, I do not enjoy the mayonnaise dressing largely associated with southern slaw (at least in Bama). The Full Moon slaw is a sweet and tangy vinegar based slaw. The acidity of this type of slaw pairs perfectly with the fatty (and delicious) pork BBQ served at Pat James.

Nov 07, 2008
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La Unica, Charlotte. My New Salsa Addiction.

I live close to La Unica, and stop by there for tacos de lengua a couple times a month with my two young kids, usually on the nights my wife is stuck at work. She does not particularly like the ambiance. The whole family enjoys going to Las Margaritas on Independence. Their salsa is this fairly light version with cabbage, quite delicious and worth the trip by itself. The menu at Las Margaritas is for the most part standard Tex-Mex fair, but they also have, like some Chinese restaurants, a second menu. This menu for the Hispanics is in Spanish, but with helpful pictures. The clientele is usually fairly evenly split between locals and Hispanics, always a good sign.
My latest taste discovery occurred at small, hole in the wall, tacos joint on Monroe, just past the fish camp place and before McAlpine Creek Park. I think it is called Tacos Mexicos, or something close to that. Their lengua was good, but their tacos de tripa was amazing. I talked with the hombre behind the counter, and he said it is by far their most popular taco. The tripe apparently has to be marinated over night, then cooked just before serving. I think it was one of the best tacos I have ever had north of the border.

Oct 29, 2008
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