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119 W 56th St, New York, NY 10019, USA
One of the best-kept secrets in NYC (secret from tourists, that is) is the Burger Joint. The entrance is almost completely hidden behind floor-to-ceiling, Oz-like velvet curtains in the lobby of the upscale Le Parker Meridien hotel. The Burger...
271 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10014, USA
I have eaten a lot of pizza in my time, but Kesté is different. It's been been firing up serious, foodie-level delicious pizza on Bleecker Street since 2009. Owner Roberto Caporuscio was born and raised outside Naples, Italy, where he...
18 Cornelia St #1, New York, NY 10014, USA
Authentic, savory, seasonal Provencal bistro dishes. Warm and welcoming service from familiar faces. A cozy atmosphere in a jewel box of a dining room. These are the reasons why I have come back to Le Gigot again and again over the years. The...
240 Sullivan St, New York, NY 10012, USA
Third Rail Coffee. A simple black coffee never tasted so good. Literally stumbled into it after I got caught in a sudden thunderstorm and ran for cover. The tiny space encourages eavesdropping and the glass front invites people watching, but I...
9 E 13th St, New York, NY 10003, USA
Joe is reliable coffee choice where the product is excellent and the service isn't snooty. The company prides itself on hospitality, is owned by a local family, and provides a much-needed dose of caffeine after a long day wandering through the...
84 Stanton St, New York, NY 10002, USA
The menu at the Meatball Shop is a food lover’s playground. Laminated front and back, your server will hand you the menu and a dry erase marker to make your selections. Choose from balls like classic beef, spicy pork, chicken, vegetable or special...
649 Washington St, New York, NY 10014, USA
Malatesta is one of the best Italian restaurants in New York: when it comes to the quality of the food and the value, it cannot be beat. It sits on the corner of Washington and Christopher Streets in the West Village, and during but winter months,...
126 Rivington St, New York, NY 10002, USA
There are no lines wrapping around the corner of Rivington Street waiting for entrance to this Lower East Side Gem. It doesn't have the hype of Carlos' Bake Shop in Hoboken, featured on TLC's Cake Boss, and it didn't get fame as the neighborhood...
512 Brandywine Rd, Charlotte, NC 28209, USA
A building that used to house a dry cleaner was transformed into a restaurant that is quickly becoming a go-to spot for al fresco dining in Charlotte. RockSalt's large patio overlooks Sugar Creek and has a seating capacity of 100. Its name hints...
1817 Central Ave, Charlotte, NC 28205, USA
The Light Factory, situated in Uptown Charlotte, is one of only four museums for photography and film in the United States. The Light Factory's mission is to promote the power of image via informing, challenging, and stimulating audiences through...
1000 North Carolina Music Factory Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28206, USA
The NC Music Factory is the place for music, comedy, drinks, and dining. The Comedy Zone and The Fillmore showcase some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry. When catching a show, save some time for a drink and dinner. Beverages are...
224 E 7th St, Charlotte, NC 28202, USA
7th Street Public Market is in the space once occupied by Reid's Market. Wine, beer, sushi, meat, seafood, wild game, produce, pastries, sandwiches, coffee, pizza, cheese, sweets, etc. I took this photo on a weekday morning. As the day progresses...
2424 N Davidson St #102, Charlotte, NC 28205, USA
Local bakery and cafe Amélie's will satisfy your caffeine cravings and tempt your sweet tooth. The main North Davidson Street location, open 24/7/365, welcomes customers with a wide display of sweets, such as salted caramel brownies, rainbow hued...
150 N College St, Charlotte, NC 28202, USA
Once I land on a favorite dish at a restaurant, I order it repeatedly on subsequent visits. Rooster’s is no exception—I usually go with the spit-fire roasted natural quarter chicken with a side of yukon puree. It is browned and crispy on the...
1419 East Blvd a, Charlotte, NC 28203, USA
I never knew being stuffed could be so guilt-free. If you are looking for a delicious, healthy, satisfying way to increase your veggie intake, Fern is a marvelous option. You will get all the essentials like beans, rice, greens, vegetables. And...
2820 Selwyn Ave #160, Charlotte, NC 28209, USA
Petit Philippe offers some of the finest wines from U.S. and European wine regions, incredibly delectable chocolates made in-house, and a hip, relaxing atmosphere. Grab some wine and chocolate to go, or sit and pass the time in relaxed, European...
1235 East Blvd B, Charlotte, NC 28203, USA
Dilworth Coffee is one of the few shops in town that roasts their own beans. While the drinks alone are great, the friendly baristas and communal energy contribute to your desire to support this local business. You'll find some of the best...
128 E Park Ave ste b, Charlotte, NC 28203, USA
Lark & Key Gallery is unusual, walking the line between a more traditional art gallery and a boutique focused on crafts. The focus is on visual design, from the prints and paintings to jewelry to the elaborately hand-painted pottery & ceramics.
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