I headed to Cafe Monte again today for brunch. The cafe is located near South Park mall and serves up some of the best food in the city. I went with the French Country Breakfast which includes; eggs, bacon, wheat toast, and skillet potatoes. If you haven't been to Cafe Monte, you should go. I've written about the place before, and I really enjoy it. It is extremely popular and there will definitely be a wait time. However, they turn tables fairly quickly and you can always post up at the bar for a beer, mimosa, bloody mary, etc..
I am three sheets to the wind...working on hoisting my fourth. Anyways, we have had some great submissions for the "best ass contest" and I'd like to thank the readership. Admittedly, I was going to post this earlier but I was too busy chugging pints of Copper (a very good beer if you haven't tried it) at Kennedy Pub off 7th street. So, without further delay...here are your submission. Read more to Continue.
Rosa Acosta...how I love thee. If you haven't seen the below video of her stretching...you should. You're welcome.
Inside the Charlotte Plaza you'll find the Carolina Ale House. This Uptown location is a decent spot to catch a game and grab a beer. I happened to swing by during CIAA weekend. What exactly did that mean for me? Well, for one, I couldn't drink my beer out of a glass because they only served drinks in plastic cups (I asked the waitress about this and she said they didn't have enough glasses...but I believe it was because people had started stealing them). Secondly, the place was quite crowded, which I hate. Read More to Continue.
Uptown Charlotte plays host to the world's largest pub-crawl each year. I have no idea if this is the world's largest pub-crawl...but the organizers claim it is...so it must be true. Anyways, I woke up around 10am, (2hrs before I normally would on a Saturday) and started drinking. The temperature was rising quickly outside as I stepped out onto my balcony. A smart man would have drank a few glasses of water in order to prepare himself for 12hrs of straight boozing...but I am not that smart. Unfortunately, it would not be long before I paid for my lack of intelligence. Read More to Continue.
Curious about my March Madness NCAA bracket? No? Why the fuck not...it is only the greatest thing ever. Actually not really. I've got Cincy going to the Finals and losing to Kentucky. I have N.C.State pulling a few upsets and Duke flaming out in the second round. I signed up for the Charlotte Observer's million-dollar bracket challenge but awoke this morning to find I was already eliminated from winning any prizes. You have to get every game correct for the million...needless to say, I got slaughtered in last nights games. Below are my stats as of Friday morning:
Hello. Finally it is fucking Friday. Not that I really give a damn, but it is just seems like the city has more life on Fridays so I tend to be partial to this particular day of the week. I've eaten some decent meals in the past week so I thought it might be time to drop a food bomb on you. Rather serendipitously, I found an article today, pertaining to food, in the Charlotte Observer. It got me thinking about some of the best meals I’ve had here in the Queen City. I haven’t tried many of the items they featured in their 2012 Tournament of Food, so I decided I’d list out my favorites to date. Read More to Continue.
I have visually raped Uptown Charlotte for years through my camera lens. Today was no different. I decided I'd take a walk and view the CIAA festivities. For those of you unfamiliar with the CIAA, it stands for the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association and they have held their conference basketball tournament in Charlotte for the past seven years. The economic impact on the city is immense. In 2011, the CIAA tournament generated over $44 million dollars for the city of Charlotte. This year, that number is expected to double by some. Read More to Continue.
I have long been considering purchasing a food truck. Charlotte already has a few, but not nearly enough. I’ve been driving around lately and seen numerous spots that I could park my big ol’ sonuvabitch and sling some burgers and dogs. I will not divulge the places I believe will reap the most profit, but you have to assume there are some construction sites, office complexes, and high traffic street corners begging for a cheap, greasy meal to come rolling their way.
As previously state, I won’t tell you my personal high value target spots…in case any of you bastards decide to take my idea…but I will tell you a few that could make you a buck or two. Read More to Continue.