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Old 01-26-2012, 09:27 AM   #1
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Journey to the Land of the Panthers

Hi all. I'm taking a M-F business trip to Charlotte next week and staying in the northeast part of Charlotte, close to UNC-Charlotte.

Will be sure to pack some Saints gear for the evenings . Do you know of any restaurants or attractions in Charlotte than cannot be missed?
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Old 01-26-2012, 10:37 AM   #2
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The Nascar HOF was a pretty cool place even though I don't care for the sport - luckily I caved in when a friend of mine insisted I went along with him - it's close to where the Panthers play.

No restaurant comes to mind which was above what you normally get from a standard restaurant.
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Old 01-26-2012, 10:39 AM   #3
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I have an account there and have been there several times over the last few months...and I haven't found anything to write home about. If you find out...let me know, because I will be going back.
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Old 01-26-2012, 10:52 AM   #4
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There is a British pub/eatery I went to last time, very good food. Can't remember the name of it but should not be hard to find, when I did a search it was the only one to come up. Stay away from a Nascar theme restaurant, again I can't remember the name but it's probably the only one in town. The food was bad and the service was closely behind. There is also a transit system that's fairly new you can use. If you get some free time there is a free (use to be) university green house with tons of unique and interesting plants. I highly recommend it and it was open in the winter when I went.
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Old 01-26-2012, 04:07 PM   #5
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Hi all. I'm taking a M-F business trip to Charlotte next week and staying in the northeast part of Charlotte, close to UNC-Charlotte.

Will be sure to pack some Saints gear for the evenings . Do you know of any restaurants or attractions in Charlotte than cannot be missed?

IBM or Wachovia/Wells Fargo?

There isn't really much around there.. mostly generic stuff you see everywhere, other than The Flying Saucer. A whole lot of beers on tap, pretty decent finger food, and girls wearing plaid mini-skirts with knee-high socks, for feeling really, really old and pervy

There's also a Dave & Busters close by.

I'd point you to some BBQ joints, but BBQ in Charlotte blows
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Old 01-27-2012, 05:30 AM   #6
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Charlotte is a very nice area despite its dirty football team. The cant miss spot IMHO is The Cowfish it merges a sushi joint and a burger bar. The BAr B Qushi is awesome, as well as the spicy tuna sandwich. I also recommend ending the meal with a spiked milkshake.
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Old 01-27-2012, 11:53 AM   #7
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Do like I do wear your Saints gear when ever you can. I go to the Outter Banks every year and do that. LOL Its fun you'll see.
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Old 01-27-2012, 12:35 PM   #8
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My twin lived in Charlotte when they started the team and has always been fond of them. I don't remember all the restaurants but we always enjoyed going out.(lots of women) The Panthers are in our division so I say screw 'em.
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Old 01-27-2012, 08:38 PM   #9
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but we always enjoyed going out.(lots of women) The Panthers are in our division so I say screw 'em.
the panthers or the women?
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Old 01-27-2012, 09:14 PM   #10
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Hi all. I'm taking a M-F business trip to Charlotte next week and staying in the northeast part of Charlotte, close to UNC-Charlotte.

Will be sure to pack some Saints gear for the evenings . Do you know of any restaurants or attractions in Charlotte than cannot be missed?
There is plenty to do in the area where you are, but its mostly college stuff. IF you get a chance go to the Plaza Midwood area and check out The Penguin and have a few microbrew beers at the Common Market. I lived there a while back, and thats where I lived. I loved the area.
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