Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Best way to experience a new city

This past weekend I was super lucky to have two of my good friends in town to visit. Meghan and Karen arrived around 2pm on Friday and were excited about seeing Charlotte for the first time.

The best (and only way in my opinion) to experience a new city is by trying different restaurants.

Our first stop was happy hour on Friday to a new spot in our neighborhood, the Peculiar Rabbit.



The view from their roof top is incredible. We all chose small plates from the menu to try a bit of everything.



I stuck with a local Natty Greene's beer, the Buckshot Amber Ale, and tried the "Devils on Horseback." Both the beer and food were awesome.

The following day the girls and I headed to Owl's Eye Winery, in nearby Shelby, for some wine tastings.









The wine was delicious and I left with 2 bottles of their red wine. We had such a great time.

For dinner I took the girls to "Soul Gastrolounge" which is also located in my neighborhood. We sampled a few dishes and loved the pork belly tacos and sushi. For dessert I insisted we order the salted caramel and buttered popcorn cupcake.



It was heavenly. I could've eaten five or six more.

Breakfast the next day was enjoyed at Amelie's (sorry no pictures ... I was too busy inhaling my croissant and cup of French press coffee).

I highly recommend doing a food tour if ever visiting a new city.

I even managed to run off some of the calories on Saturday and did a slow walk/jog with Karen and Mason. We knocked out almost 2.25 miles and felt better about all of the over indulging :)

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