Charlotte’s “City’s Best” Winners

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In-laws visiting this holiday season?  Don’t know what to do with them?  Why not take them to some of Charlotte’s best restaurants?  For the past two months, Charlotte residents (e.g. YOU) have been voting for the “Best of the Best” food, entertainment, and lifestyle options that Charlotte has to offer.  I recently had a chat with Natalie McNeal, Southeastern Regional Editor over at AOL’s City’s Best and here’s what she recommends for the holidays.

WFAEats:  Your extended family is coming to Charlotte and you’re looking for a family-friendly place to go for dinner.  Where do you take them?

City’s Best: Definitely try the winner in the best seafood category, Bonefish Grill.  It’s really tasty and affordable.  Everyone loves their Bang Bang shrimp and they have a really good snapper.  Or check out Luisa’s Brick Oven Pizzeria, winner in the best pizza category.  It’s a great place to have a family experience.  Also, Skyline Family Restaurant winner in our best family-friendly category would be a great place to take your holiday guests.

WFAEats: What if you’re out late after a day of shopping or ice skating and you need a snack?

City’s Best: I would say check out the winner of the best cheap eats category, Amelie’s French Bakery & Cafe.  A favorite treat at Amelie’s is the salted caramel brownie.  So if you have a sweet tooth, definitely check out Amelie’s.

WFAEats: For those of us who don’t have holiday guests visiting and want a nice, quiet night out with a special someone, what would you recommend?

City’s Best: The Melting Pot—take advantage of a little fondue and try something a little fun and do a little bit of bonding.

See the full list of winners and read lots of great content over here.  And give your kitchen a break!  When the family comes to town or you’ve put the finishing touches on your croquembouche, ditch the apron and enjoy a dinner out on the town.

Happy Holidays!


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