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Monday, March 13, 2023

Monday Links

Happy Monday!

BookTok has given me so much over the last year and a half! I've read many a book from it and I recommend it.

This book about Marjorie Post looks interesting!

Would love to see some of these famous writers' homes — especially Jane Austen and Edith Wharton.

I'm not sure I would like cherry cardamom cream buns but they sure look pretty.

I was making a cocktail for Jennifer Hosten and stumbled across the movie Misbehaviour that I haven't heard of — it's going on my watch list!

Charlotte followers: Pizza Baby sounds like it'll be delicious, the Pink Boots Society is so cool, love seeing the neon signs of Charlotte compiled, Batchmaker is one of my favorite spots in the city, new restaurant coming to Plaza,

How a food editor redefined her complicated relationship with food.

A local's guide to Brevard, North Carolina — adding on my must-visit list!

12 books to read for Women's History Month.

Things to watch in March — I loved the first season of Perry Mason!

Why you should learn about the CROWN Act.

I had never heard of the Armed Services Editions, but it's fascinating to know how books got people through such horrific periods of time and created life-long readers.

So jealous of this Jeep Grand Wagoneer!

I am not the biggest fan of Cheerwine...but I kinda want to go to the festival?

Do I want to go to Copenhagen now? Yes!

An epic North Carolina waterfall tour that is going on my list of things to do this summer.

Inside the early days of J.Crew.

Some women-owned businesses to check out this month (and every month).

50 ways to romanticize your life this spring — some of these are on my to do list as well.

North by Northwest is one of my favorites, is the real star Cary Grant's suit?

Thursday, March 2, 2023

UPDATED: Charlotte Black-Owned Restaurants

Charlotte has a ton of incredible Black-owned restaurants and I highly recommend you try them all, throughout the year. Below is an updated list as well as some photos of the incredible meals I've had at some of these incredible eateries.

1051 S. Mint
7th Restaurant & Lounge

Abugida Ethiopian

African Kitchen Restaurant
Anntony’s Caribbean Cafe
Another?! Food Truck
Archive CLT

August June Desserts
Babe Cave
Bedder, Bedder & Moore

Bird Pizzeria

Burney's Sweets & More

Cake Affect

Caribbean Hut
Cheesecake Carousel
Chicken Box
Cloud Southend
Cosmic Cookie Bakery

Cupcake Queen

Cuzzo’s Cuisine

Day & Night Exotic Cereal Bar

Derita Dairy Bar & Grill

Detour Coffee Bar
Evoke Coffee
Frozen Kups

Hip Hop Smoothies

Hot Box Next Level Kitchen
Jazzy Cheesecakes

Jimmy Pearls
JINYA Ramen Bar

Juice Box Charlotte
King of Foods, Inc.
Krustaceans Seafood
La’Wan’s Soul Food Restaurant
Leah & Louise
Lulu’s Express Fry House
Mama Gee’s
Members Only
Mert's Heart & Soul
Mr. Seafood
Ms. DiDi’s Caribbean Kitchen
Nacho Average Truck
Nana Morrison’s Soul Food
Nick and Mike Bar & Grill
Novelty House
Original Chicken & Ribs

Popbar Charlotte
Quidley’s Delight

Renaldo’s Culinary Experience
Romeo’s Vegan Burgers

Round the Way Eatery

Serving The Culture
Smallcakes Utopia

Smoked Catering Co.
Soul Central
STATS Restaurant & Bar
Sub-One Hoagie House
Sweet Creations Of Charlotte
Taste Buds Popcorn — Concord

Tattooz & Booz
The Cocktailery
The Nappy Chef
The Pauline Tea-Bar Apothecary
The People’s Market

Two Scoops Creamery
Ty's Wings & Tings Restaurant

Uncle D’s Southern Donuts
Urban Sweets
Ve-Go Food Truck
Weathered Souls Brewing Co.
West End Fresh Seafood Market
What the Fries

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Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Charlotte Women-Owned Restaurants

Happy Women's History Month! To celebrate this year I'm going to be eating at as many women-owned restaurants as I can around the Queen City. While the world is improving these women are still against the odds as women and as small business owners, so go out and support! Let me know your Charlotte favorites.
1501 South Mint
22 Street Kitchen
300 East
Abugida Ethiopian Cafe & Restaurant
Ace of Spuds
African Kitchen Restaurant & Bar
Anntony's Caribbean Cafe
Archive CLT
Aria Tuscan Grill
Artisan’s Palate
Baleada Bar & Grill
Batch House
Bitty and Beau's
Bleu Barn NC
Brown Bag Seafood Co.
Bulgogi Box
Buttermilk Sky Pie Shop
Buzz City Bar & Grill
Carolina Family Restaurant
Charbar No. 7
Cheat's Cheesesteak Parlor
Chef Alyssa’s Kitchen
Craft Tasting Room
Crave Dessert Bar
Davidson Wine Co.
Day & Night Exotic Cereal Bar
Deejai Thai Restaurant
Deli St. Charlotte
Ed's Tavern
El Puro Cuban Restaurant
Emmy Square Pizza
Enat Ethiopian Restaurant
Everest Bistro
Fat Cat Burgers + Bakeshop
Fern, Flavors from the Garden
Forty 8 Hundred Caribbean
From Philly to Charlit
Geno D's Pizza
Golden Cow Creamery
Growlers Pourhouse
Hello, Sailor
Hot Plate Eatery
Irie Nation Restaurant & Bar
It's Poppin! Gourmet Kettle Corn
Jamie’s Cakes & Classes
Jazzy’s Cheesecakes
Just Fresh
Kopper Kettle
La Fiesta Grande
Lang Van
Leah & Louise
Let's Meat Korean BBQ
Lincoln Street Kitchen + Cocktails
Lincoln's Haberdashery
Lucy's Bakery Cafe
Magdalena's Taqueria
MarlieQ's Carribean Queen Food Truck
Mert's Heart & Soul
Mochica Rotisserie Chicken
Mogogo Eatery
Nana's Fastfood & Seafood
Nicole's Good Eats & Sweets
Nikko Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar
Nile Ethiopian Restaurant
NoDa Brewing
Open Rice Metropolitan
Orrman's Cheese Shop
Papi Queso
Papi’s Puerto Rican Cuisine
Pilot Brewing
Pisces Sushi
Poplar Tapas Wine & Spirits
Queen Sheba Ethiopian Restaurant
Reigning Doughnuts
Ruby Sunshine
Saffron Indian Cuisine
Salud Cerveceria
Sanctuary Bistro
Sandwich Club
Seoul Food Meat Co.
Smelly Cat Coffeehouse & Roastery
SOGO Social House
Starlight on 22nd
Summit Seltzer
Sweet Spot Studio
Sycamore Brewing
Tacos Bar
Thai House
The Cocktailery
The Dumpling Lady
The Green Room
The Nappy Chef
The Pauline Tea-Bar Apothecary
Unwind Tea and Coffee
Urban Sweets Co.
VBGB Beer Hall and Garden
Village Juice & Kitchen
Volo Ristorante
Wentworth & Fenn
WestEnd Tavern
YUME Ramen Sushi & Bar

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