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Re: “A Mexican-Cuban Goes Home to an Authentic Meal

Ok, you're probably new at this. But next time, if you're going to spend about 75% of the article telling readers how much of an expert you are at a particular cuisine, could you say something a little more specific about the food than it's "impeccable," "perfect," "delightful," etc.?
Tell us why it's all those things. Give us some kind of insight into the flavors, the types of spices and seasonings used, the kinds of flavor combinations that make it so impeccable. We don't need to be told that tacos have lettuce, tomato and ground beef. In fact, why would you order tacos in the first place? We've all had tacos.
Order something else, something that might set the restaurant apart from others, something local Latinos might order. Then tell us how it's presented. Then tell us what it tastes like, what makes it different or unique, why it might be good or bad, what kind of cooking techniques might have been used. Give us more detail.
Thanks.

Posted by VC on 09/20/2017 at 10:47 AM

Re: “Three Questions For Penny Craver, co-founder of Dish

Hateliars is full of it Penny is a wonderful person. I've known her since she managed the Milestone

Posted by Tom Montefusco on 08/24/2017 at 5:42 PM

Re: “Popular Chinese Restaurant Ma Ma Wok Goes All-Veg

This sounds like a good place! Thanks for the review!

Posted by Vicky Blackwell on 08/13/2017 at 8:27 PM

Re: “Popular Chinese Restaurant Ma Ma Wok Goes All-Veg

Awesome! I was so excited to hear this news! Can't wait to check it out.

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Posted by Maddie Langley Segal on 08/11/2017 at 4:59 PM

Re: “The Mad Greek Family Is All Smiles After 25 Years

This reads like a smile.

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Posted by Melissa Rustemov on 07/26/2017 at 11:49 AM

Re: “Have Your Vegan Cake and Read It, Too, at The Greener Apple

Thanks for writing about this lovely gem of a place in Charlotte! Lee is great and so is her store!

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Posted by Maddie Langley Segal on 07/05/2017 at 5:28 PM

Re: “Have Your Vegan Cake and Read It, Too, at The Greener Apple

Wow! I'm sold on this place! Can't wait to visit!

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Posted by Rob Altemare on 07/05/2017 at 2:51 PM

Re: “CL's Resident Vegan Writer Dishes Out Suggestions on Finding Compromise

This is an excellent, informative article!

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Posted by Vicky Blackwell on 07/04/2017 at 12:57 PM

Re: “Sly and simple: Leroy Fox

Tonight I ordered take out. When I went to pick up the person be hind the bar, Ryan handed me a bag of food that was not my order. When I got home I realized Ryan had given me the wrong food. So I called the restaurant and told the lady that answered that they had given me the wrong food. The manager Luke gets on the phone and immediately tells me that I had grabbed the wrong bag. I tell him that I did not grab anything that Luke handed me the wrong order. Then Luke proceeds to say he wants to make it right. So I am thinking at least he is being descent about it. Well I get to the restaurant and Ryan literally grabs the bag from me and gets the correct bag and shoves it into my hands without saying one word. I am like so shocked at his rudeness. I go to the other end of the bar and ask another server about who the manager is. He points out Luke. So I approach Luke and tell him my experience I have just described and I say what the f... and he says you have cussed so I cannot help you.
This restaurant will not make it. I intend on making this ridiculous experience as public as possible. I am a general contractor and have many clients that own restaurants and they would never support such poor customer service. Jenny

Posted by jchampion10@gmail.com on 06/30/2017 at 10:31 PM

Re: “R.I.C's Market will be the first of its kind in Charlotte

The former president of Trader Joe's is doing this in Boston
There is another group with a store up and running in Philadelphia, and in the Dakotas
Also one starting in Waco Texas
Charlotte needs this bad on the Westside, I hope they make it

Posted by Danny Hall on 06/09/2017 at 6:06 PM

Re: “Where to find Sabrett Onions in Sauce

where in broward county, florida can I buy it? Does Walmart carry it?

Posted by noreenberlin on 05/18/2017 at 10:10 AM

Re: “Rock and Rye knocks colds out

As a child I had asthma and bronchitis all the time and when it was really bad my mom would heat up rock and rye until it was really hot and would pour it into a shot glass and make me drink it. I would cry and it would burn going down but it would loosen up all the yucky flemm. Even now and then I buy a bottle of R&R and think about mom.

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Posted by Cynna Kirkland on 05/13/2017 at 8:49 PM

Re: “Chef Donnie Simmons Looks to Create a Culinary Scene From Scratch in Monroe

It is great that another talented chef is coming to Monroe, but Monroe natives know Chef Matt Sganga at Stone Table paved the way for new entries into the downtown food scene.

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Posted by Amanda Wynkoop on 05/11/2017 at 10:04 PM

Re: “Woodlands Offers Indian Vegan and Vegetarian in East Charlotte Strip Mall

In fact, Jason, I am one of those people who lives right near Woodlands. If you are one of those people, too, then we're neighbors! :)
I'm sorry my discussion of the location came off to you as kvetching; actually, I was letting the vast majority of Charlotteans (not just people who live uptown) who don't live in my area of East Charlotte know that although Woodlands may be farther away than most restaurants, the food is worth the drive. Clearly, that's not an issue for me (I can walk to Woodlands), but for those folks who live in almost any other area of Charlotte, it *is* an issue.
But you're absolutely right: I could have spent more space describing the food.
Thanks for writing.

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Posted by Mark Kemp (CL editor) on 05/08/2017 at 9:32 AM

Re: “Woodlands Offers Indian Vegan and Vegetarian in East Charlotte Strip Mall

Woodlands is indeed a fantastic restaurant. However, not everybody in Charlotte lives in the uptown area. In fact, a lot of folks live right near Woodlands. Perhaps the author could have done less kvetching about the location & used those two paragraphs to instead talk about the food.

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Posted by Jason Teeter on 05/06/2017 at 11:11 AM

Re: “Why do the black shows on the Food Network suck ass?

The Neely's?? What a display of pure manure. So much crap to pile on there mediocre recipes. I did love Aaron McCargo & had high hopes for him but if FN wanted him, they would have worked him in anywhere. I was excited with Eddie, they didn't do anything to glorify his assesets or smile, How Sunny Anderson is still on FN is shocking to me. Her recipes are from a $1 store cookbook. Her personality flips & flops depending on the guest. She is fake to me. Does anyone else notice that when Marcella is gone that Katie doesn't really like Sunny. ..The men play the go between. I do know ya'll are hating on Katie to much.. she is the real deal..Cute as a bug & beautiful..She's a country girl & pure as gold..Back off my Katie!!

Posted by Chocolatebobbie on 04/13/2017 at 11:31 PM

Re: “Three Questions for Deacon Ovall of Tavolo Restaurant

Great job Deacon so very proud of you!!!

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Posted by Crystal Uselton Maze on 04/06/2017 at 7:04 AM

Re: “Rock and Rye knocks colds out

just got a bottle of this i've been sick for two weeks i was told to take a medicine cap full its pretty stout but i was told it will knock it out of you! Great natural form of medicine!

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Posted by Mindy Winstead on 03/22/2017 at 2:08 PM

Re: “Deep sea dining

The best has always been the Carolina Fish Market in Ballantyne, but "city" publications always forget about Ballantyne..

Posted by TommyG on 03/13/2017 at 10:10 AM

Re: “Gwen Square of Mae's Creole Kitchen Spices Up the Food Truck Scene

My favorite food truck in Charlotte!!!

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Posted by JJ on 03/09/2017 at 6:27 PM

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