One of my faaaavorite restaurants since day one in Charlotte is Paco’s Tacos & Tequila. The chips. The salsa (green and red.) The guac. The tacos. And… the margs. While I typically can only handle one margarita (sugar overload), it’s hard to resist just the one at Paco’s. They’re refreshing, easy to drink, and full… Continue reading Margarita 101 at Paco’s Tacos
I’m on a seafood kick lately, and I am LOVING IT. Growing up in South Carolina and having an avid fisherman as a father, I love everything that comes from the water. Sooo shame on me for JUST now paying a visit to The Waterman, a seafood joint and raw bar in South End. I… Continue reading Sea What’s Up at The Waterman
An oldie but goodie and SouthPark favorite, Upstream has been consistently delicious every time I’ve visited (the first being back in 2015 for my birthday). New Executive Chef Sam Diminich brings no exceptions. Chef Diminich has 18 years of experience in the biz and grew up in his family’s Italian restaurant in Myrtle Beach, SC.… Continue reading New Chef Brings Pacific Rim Influence to Upstream
One of very favorite things about “food blogging” in Charlotte is the people I meet. Yes, I obviously LOVE to eat and enjoy sharing my experiences with anyone who will listen, but there is a less-talked-about side (but equally important) to this whole thing. And that’s the people. Here’s a little about a group of… Continue reading Celebrating National Culinary Arts Month with CCSC
Y’all! I’ve teamed up with Evoke, the restaurant inside Le Meridien, to give away a sweet Valentine’s Day date. You can enter to win a one-night stay at the hotel plus dinner for two at Evoke. ❤️ I had the pleasure of eating at Evoke last night, and it was such a great experience. I’ve… Continue reading Enter to win this Valentine’s Day Giveaway!
Update [7/10/18]: Tavolo is now closed. 😦 Last week, I joined the Charlotte Food Bloggers at Tavolo for a little pizza-making action. This was my first visit to this uptown Italian kitchen, and I quickly learned that I’d been saying the name all wrong. Tavolo is pronounced “Tah-vah-lo” which means “table” in Italian. Definitely didn’t… Continue reading Pizza-Making at Tavolo
Y’all, I love Mediterranean food so much. It comes from my Greek/Italian/Lebanese background, and I can’t get enough. But as much as I love it, it’s not something I eat super often in Charlotte. Probably just a lack of effort on my part. But I found a spot in South CLT that revived my craving for this… Continue reading Zeitouni: Old World Mediterranean in South Charlotte