Charlotte, the Queen City, is hosting the 2018 NFLC from November 16-17. Those who attend NFLC in Charlotte can expect a beautiful city flaunting Southern charm and diversity at every turn. Charlotte also boasts something else we all love: good food! Charlotte is home to a variety of cuisines; from pasta to paninis, these are the top five places you can grab a bite to eat in the Queen City of Charlotte.
1. Grab A Pizza (Giant Scissors Included)
Stagioni is located roughly a mile outside of Charlotte’s inner circle, boasting Italian cuisine with a modern twist. The Charlotte Agenda labeled Stagioni #3 on it’s Top 50 Restaurants In Charlotte for its acclaimed Pepperoni & Sausage pizza. And, in addition to your tasty pie, you get a giant pair of scissors to cut your pizza however you’d like. The pizza is moderately priced around $16, but the pasta and other main course items run slightly high, around $30.
2. Catch A Coffee & Macarons
Amélie’s French Bakery & Cafe is a Charlotte staple located just a block from the Westin, known for their picturesque cuisine and colorful macarons that are pleasing to the aesthetic. Amélie’s location in the Uptown area is the largest, housing it’s production kitchen, so you can be sure whatever you decide to munch on, it’ll be the best of the best. Another interesting fact that you might not notice about the building is that its located inside of a renovated parking garage! The good food, fresh quality, and charming sense of style is sure to please!
3. Chow Down On A Crȇpe
Found inside the 7th Street Public Market on the Charlotte Rail Trail, Hazelnut’s Crȇperie is a homegrown Charlotte classic known for its legendary crȇpes. Whether you’re visiting for breakfast or dinner, Hazelnut’s has something on their menu to satisfy your cravings. They truly have something for everyone, offering vegetarian and gluten-free options, or a super sweet treat like S’mores a la Mode! With this location’s bright, airy ambience and flavorful cuisine, it’s one thing you just can’t miss out on.
4. Have A Lunch At The Hibachi
Located a block from the Westin, Red Ginger Japanese Steakhouse offers authentic Japanese cuisine with a show! Patrons at Red Ginger can expect to see a fiesty show by Hibachi chefs to prepare your dinner right before your eyes. The menu has a great variety of rolls and sushi to satisfy everyone’s finest desires!
5. Chicago Meets Charlotte
Want a taste of Chicago without going the distance? Have an authentic Chicago dog on The Green at Matt’s Chicago Dog! But the options don’t end there! You can get a variety of burgers and sandwiches on top of the endless selection of toppings for whatever you decide. It’s only a short walk from the Westin, and online ordering is available through their website for the added convenience.
Find yourself munching on the Charlotte delicacies? Then make sure to post a photo on social media with #NFLC18! The Social Media Ambassador team hopes you have a great time exploring the Queen City and creating, leading, and inspiring at NFLC in Charlotte!