On April 1 I'm taking my husband to Charlotte for a concert - he knows we are going there but doesn't know why. We have tickets to Belt Theatre @ Blumenthal for 7:30 pm. We will get there early afternoon - go to Farmers Market (off 77 near Tyvola) load up on Asian produce, drive around - go to an early dinner. I have been warned about driving near Blumenthal for an event - especially for someone who doesn't know that part of town at all.
So - My plan is to eat somewhere ethnic along South Blvd, park the car at one of the stops along South Blvd and ride to CTC and back afterwards. Sound OK? Safe to park? Tyvola? Woodlawn? Scaleybark?
I'd appreciate suggestions/warnings from Chowhounds about great places to eat in that area - tickets were expensive so I'm looking for cheaper/affordable ($40 or less for 2). Love all southasian/indian/
latin american/ food - or russia or german or irish. Just no chains or mediocre 'bistro' stuff. and normally prefer small scale over white table cloth. Doan's Viet? Che Gaucho on Old Pineville??
I figure eating and relaxing about 5 - ride to theatre - have a beer near-by, suggestions and then be very very happy: Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell and (still can't believe it) Richard Thmpson. Its my V-day present to mi esposa of 35+ years.
can y'all help with the details? many thanks