20. Beast your favorite bar's trivia night by picking up the Smart-Ass Trivia Game at Paper Skyscraper.
This Charlotte institution is the gift shop of all gift shops. Owners Ron and Tim strive to bring in one-of-a-kind goods, including books, stationery, accessories for you and your home, everything you didn't know you'd need in the kitchen, and quirky board games designed to make you a better human being in all respects. Even if you don't buy anything, you'll have a blast just looking around. 330 East Blvd. 704-333-7130. www.paperskyscraper.com.
21. Say a little prayer at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral.
The annual Yiasou Greek Festival has put this cathedral on the map. Its interior boasts an impressive chandelier, columns, arched domes, stained glass, colorful frescos and golden icons. Sunday morning liturgy: 8:30 service typically offers up more English than the 10 a.m. 600 East Blvd. 704-334-4771. www.htgo.org.
22. Revitalize your taste buds at Kabob Grill.
Try a combo and pick from items like falafel, hummus, grape leaves, spinach pie and baba ghanouj dip. It's all good with Ayran, a yogurt-based drink, on the side. More proof you must eat here: Dining critic Tricia Childress gave this spot CL's Best Middle Eastern award last year. 1235 East » Continue
We dined there this week. Food was excellent. Service was downhill. I sat by myself…
Pastry chef is named Brigitte Oger. Research, people!
Pastry Chef Brigitte Oger**