any killer restaurants or places i should check out?
my 2 best friends and i (we're 24), as well as my 2 brothers (early 30s), are going to visit my parents in NC... they live in Mooresville, about 20 minutes north of Charlotte proper.
my parents haven't "explored" Charlotte, so we're thinking this will be a great oppurtunity to introduce them to the city and take them out for a "night on the town."
they are pretty liberal (immigrated from NY), and can enjoy a cocktail or two. my father is generally a meat & potatoes man, but he also likes italian (chicken parmigiana exclusively), mexican & chinese (as long as it involves SPICY chicken, and rice).
we want somewhere "fun", not "fancy".
any suggestions? maybe on lake norman? i dunno.....