We eat at the Ashbury because they have great food. That and we like their bar.
But today there was an extra treat of art by Fonda Doerre. Personally I was very impress with her paintings of barns.
This photo was taken at 235 North Tryon. Following is a link to the Ashbury Restaurant website. Following is a link to an article about Chef Matthew Krenz winning Chef of the Year award. The best in the state.
Also, following is a link to Fonda Doerre’s website.
We went out on Cinco De Mayo and quickly realized the crowds were too thick. So we came back today for brunch and we the only patrons 😉
Actually, although they serve brunch, the Hot Taco is more of a bar scene for those that enjoy a crowd.
This photo was taken at 200 East Bland in the South End. Following is a link to the Hot Taco website.
Our preference is to enjoy the Dandelion Market on Sunday afternoons when the bar is quite. However for those in search of a crowd the time to go is Friday or Saturday night. They also have a big crowd at brunch. Maybe because if the Bloody Mary bar 😉
This photo was taken at 118 West 5th Street in Uptown Charlotte. Following is a link to the Dandelion Market website. Be sure and check out the menu. They offer “everything at the Market” for $295
On Saint Patrick’s day there were lines of people in green. This photo shows a line of hungry people at the Halal Food Cart.
There were also lines, at the entrance of every bar. Thirsty people in green 😉
This photo was taken at the intersection of Trade and Tryon.
This was a quick snap in the Latta Arcade. It is a good place to grab lunch. Also, the old photos on the wall are enjoyable. However, the most enjoyable aspect is found at the end the arcade … it opens on to an open air pavilion which is lined with bars.
This photo was taken at 320 South Tryon.
Today was overcast and rainy. A stay inside sort of day. So for our outing we strolled through the Overstreet Mall to Amalie’s.
From the photo, you can see that Amalie’s is fun and eclectic.
As regulars we recommend Amalie’s for the atmosphere, wine, food, and for their baguettes. Oh, and their pastries a very good too.
Amalie’s French Baker is at 380 South College.
Seriously, this is the line to order at Johnny Burrito in Uptown Charlotte. And the line is just as long every day of the week.
Their tag line is Putting the Heat on the Street. And they have been named Charlotte’s BEST Burrito by everyone!
Johnny Burrito is at 301 South Tryon suite 55
We highly recommend beignets at the Fig Tree Restaurant near Uptown Charlotte.
They have great food but our preference is to sit at the bar, enjoy appetizers with a bottle of wine, and top it off with a beignet.
The Fig Tree is at 1601 E. 7th.
PS: Mark is the bartender.
Last night, we enjoyed a meal at Que Onda Tacos and Tequila. The food and drinks were very good. In addition, I especially enjoyed the art. The artist is Rosalia Torres-Weiner
These photos were taken at 333 West Trade Street in Uptown Charlotte. Following is a link to the Que Onda website.
We enjoyed drinks, appetizers, good company, and an outstanding views at the Fahrenheit rooftop lounge in Uptown Charlotte.
This photo was taken at 222 South Caldwell Street. Following is a link to the Fahrenheit Restaurant.