If bluefin tuna was truly endangered, would it be on the Baku menu? I'm confused.
Hi Tricia, thanks for the good read.
Honduras has a lot of great food, but I can always find time to complain about a couple of things: the tacos are definitely an acquired taste…I’ve lived in Honduras for 4 years and still don’t like them. And the chismol is like pico de gallo, but without the jalapenos.
Otherwise, they make a lot of corn tortillas by hand. Those are always good. And Hondurans have their way with flavoring and marinating any chicken, meat, or pork dish that makes you believe you’re having Sunday dinner with su abuela!
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I dig this place!
Blaaaa is for blaaaannnndddd! Yuck!
Loved this restaurant! A new scene for Clt. My steak was too salty.
People need to get over this blind allegiance to their neighborhood. God forbid there be something a little bit different offered! The fact of the matter is, people don't like this restaurant because it is nothing like anything else in the area really. Besides The Liberty in Southend, real gastropubs don't really exist in Charlotte, and even that place while astoundingly delicious, has caught flack as well. Southerners like their southern food, 5 page menus with photos, and a bill no higher than 25 dollars.
This really is a restaurant styled like the pubs up north (NYC, Philly, Boston) plopped in the middle of a southern city who doesn't really like much of anything tinkered with. Short, concise menus and fresh ingredients and this place is a total hit. Nevermind what the actual building looks like, it can fit a lot of people and the rooftop is simply awesome. Beer list is large, but the actual offerings leave a bit to be desired. The food is spectacular. I highly recommend stopping by for brunch on the roof once the weather is nicer. Spend a little more money and try something different and you might be surprised.
I disagree with CLT too. You can park other places that are a really short walk away, and the food is worth it. I've had the cheese fries with oxtail gravy and the pork belly entree. The fries were really good and obviously fairly unhealthy, in a good way. The pork belly was completely perfect, and I wish I could eat it every day. Prices aren't bad, either. $40 for 2 people with an appetizer is right for this kind of food.
Sorry CLT, but I happen to like the place and don't understand the bad wrap its gotten. I never used that lot to park, so I have been parking a few blocks away on Commonwealth and walking down as I always have. I've been pleased with their bar, MOST of the food I've gotten, have found both levels to be fairly crowded the 3 times I've been there, and really enjoyed the rooftop when the weather was nice. I haven't seen a thing on the menu that I thought was overpriced, and my whiskies have always been cheap and generous actually. Frankly I think it needs to settle in to itself for a while since the interior smacks of newness, but I think it'll actually age well.
So help me out, is all the indignation from the neighborhood a result of the parking thing (which I DO think is a lame move, but of no real consequence) leading to the nitpicking of everything else about it? Or is any new establishment that is primarily new construction, not reusing an older idiosyncratic building, considered inauthentic and unwelcome in PM? Is it the clientele?
In any case, why do you expect the reviewer to take up your cause and play petty neighborhood politics instead of giving a bias-free review as she has?
If you really knew the neighborhood, you'd understand that this place is viewed as a black eye. Pay to park? Two identical levels, a menu that's all over the place and a sloppily assembled/thought-out nightclub? I gave it a chance when it initially opened, and it was empty and overpriced. I like Jack's, but this is a huge miss. We patronize small establishments who've earned their stripes, not imposing, three-story restaurants that assume they've won your business solely by showing up. Why would anyone be fiercely loyal to that model of business?
I'm so proud of you for writing this article Mrs Childress! :D
Last night 10/24/12 was my first time ever going to a Brazilian Steak House well let me tell you it was the best thing ever the sevice is beyond good the food OMG the best ever I will go back often and bring my friends THANK YOU for a spectacular evening.. Michelle Gustafson Finance MGR Scott Clarks Toyota
It was the Hotel Charlotte, not Charlotte Hotel. And its a shame it was replaced by yet another Martin Sprock restaurant-in-a-box. When will he leave Charlotte alone?
I agree, looooove the burger. It is so good!
Tricia - where on South Boulevard is Lupita's opening? Thanks!
Have eaten at both places and am glad to have them in the neighborhood. GREAT for take out too.
I was just on New Year's Day 1/1/12 with a party of 7. Service was horrible. We had to repeatedly ask for items and it would take forever to get something from the kitchen. I think we had ordered a fish congee and it took around 20 minutes to get out to us. Regarding the carts, by the time it got to where we were sitting in the back room, a lot of the good stuff was gone and they couldn't bring us any directly from the kitchen. Out of all the items we got, the only things worth going back for are the baked bbq pastry and the har gow.
I think 5 out of 7 of us would prefer to go back to Dim Sum restaurant because of the selection, service and taste.
Larry, you're crazy. The veggie burger is one of the best I've ever had, and every time I've been in, the place has been packed out. I don't think the prices are driving anyone away. Long live Fern!
I would kill for an authentic doner...the best I have had are surprisingly in Germany.
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