**This is just my opinion since I moved to Charlotte 5 years ago. There are so many other great places to tag and I'll continue to add to this list - I’d love to know your favorites!
👇Let me know what your favorites are and if you have any suggestions! 👇
✰ Indaco Charlotte serves Italian cuisine by executive chef Matthew Hoang. Wood-fired pizzas, hand-crafted pastas, housemade salami and cured sausages fill the restaurant’s menu which can be enjoyed family-style or a la carte.
✰ Merchant & Trade is a rooftop lounge with custom-designed playlists, expertly crafted cocktails and delicious bar snacks that create a relaxed and welcoming vibe.
🍽 RESTAURANT: Angeline's Charlotte
✰ Angeline’s offers a modern, Italian-influenced menu in the form of house-made pastas, wood-fired pizzas and simple yet flavorful small plates in an energetic and comforting environment.
🥃CHILL BAR: The Cotton Room Charlotte
✰ The Cotton Room at Belfast Mill has combined history with a modern touch and feel of an uptown speakeasy, boasting an ever-rotating, inspired cocktail menu.
🥗LUNCH: Rhino Market & Deli
✰ Rhino Market & Deli is a neighborhood market and deli that fulfills the various needs of urban foragers.
🍇 AÇAÍ BOWLS: Frutta Bowls
✰ Frutta Bowls sets itself apart by their commitment to providing healthy, delicious food, but also by their involvement in the communities surrounding each location.
🍝ITALIAN: Mama Ricotta's
✰ Mama Ricotta's has a regional Italian menu and seeks out the finest and freshest ingredients from across the globe, and holds the highest standards for our homemade mozzarella, sausage, breads, and desserts.
🍱ASIAN: Yamazaru Sushi & Sake
✰ Yamazaru is a stylish restaurant offering a Japanese menu of noodles, ramen & sushi plus cocktails, sake & beer.
🇯🇵HIBACHI: Hasaki Grill & Sushi
✰ Hasaki prepares a variety of specialty sushi rolls & Asian-fusion fare in a relaxed space.
🌮MEXICAN: Three Amigos
✰ The Three Amigos is a cozy Mexican eatery & cantina offering an array of classic dishes & combos in a cheerful setting.
✰ The Dunavant's signature steak dinner deal featuring bottomless fries and either soup or salad has made the steak dinner approachable and affordable.
✰ 5Church Charlotte serves New American cuisine served in a casual yet refined atmosphere. Cutting edge design, stellar service, and world class food by Chef Partner & Top Chef Alum Jamie Lynch are all to be expected.
🍸ROOFTOP BAR: Nuvole Rooftop TwentyTwo
✰ 22 stories into the skyline, you'll find Charlotte's highest indoor-outdoor rooftop lounge offering craft cocktails, small plates & panoramic views of the Queen city.
🥂ROOFTOP DINNER: Fahrenheit Restaurant Charlotte
✰ Fahrenheit has asian-accented New American plates served in a cool 21st-floor space with a patio & fire pits.
✰ Inspired by an era of time that’s long past, the underground space at The Cellar at Duckworth's, built originally in 1912, naturally has a speakeasy, prohibition-era feel with its original brick walls and exposed ceiling joists.
✰ Dot Dot Dot is an upscale speakeasy with a classic feel serving craft liquors & cocktails plus curated bites.
✰ BackStage Lounge, your neighborhood speakeasy, is a modern take on the traditional concept with an intimate, romantically elevated vibe.
🍪 COOKIES: Tiff's Treats Cookie Delivery
✰ Tiff's Treats delivers warm, fresh cookies to happy customers everywhere.
✰ Queen City Grounds is a specialty coffee bar with an in-house small batch roaster, breakfast, lunch & dinner, local art and handmade goods.
✰ Undercurrent Coffee is a cafe and coffee education lab located in the heart of Plaza Midwood serving thoughtful, local, handcrafted goodness to our neighbors.
🍦 ICE CREAM: Two Scoops Creamery
✰ Two Scoops Creamery is locally owned by three best friends whose recipes are all family secrets that make them unique to Two Scoops Creamery.
🇫🇷 CRÊPERIE: Crepe Cellar
✰ The Crepe Cellar offers sweet & savory crêpes, bistro bites, French-press coffee & European beers in a cozy, chill setting.