I just received my Bon Appetit today in the mail. It's the annual restaurant issue. Interestingly, not a single restaurant from Charlotte is listed in the restos from the South. Yet, there are two from Raleigh alone. I'm not hatin' on Raleigh, but just last month (i think) Southern Living declared Charlotte the "New South's Food City". So, what's up?
I know GFL and I were in agreement that Charlotte has a way to go to be considered a "food city" (hope I'm not misrepresenting you, GFL). I think we're up and coming, we're certainly gaining ground w/ Johnson & Wales now here. It's just a matter of time. And don't get me wrong, there are a lot of great restos here. If we could just get off the chain bandwagon, that'd be great.
Raleigh always beats us at everything... or so it seems. Nordstrom, Whole Foods, Saks, a loop ( heck,they even have street lights around their loop which is more than we can say for I-277), etc. Hey, at least we got Trader Joes first!