Taste of Charlotte

Taste of Charlotte is an annual event where local restaurants (and other vendors) set up tents all along a street in Uptown. It lasts three days and attracts a variety of restaurants.

Being that Nate and I are getting a little foodie, we definitely had to go!

To get food at the festival, you have to buy a container of “Taste of Charlotte” coins. Each restaurant offers three menu items, ranging from 1 to 3 coins in price. (I assume that at the end of the festival, the restaurants turn in their coins to get money, but I don’t know that for sure.)

They were really neat little coins!

The festival takes up 4 city blocks and has a lot of restaurants. When we first walked in, we were blown away with how much there was going on! We ended up walking down the whole length of the street just to see what was around before we started spending any of our coins (or appetites!) This was a really great choice because I think the best thing we had the whole day was the first thing we had.

Our first stop was Brazz Steakhouse and Carvery, which is a new Brazilian Steakhouse in Charlotte. We each had a serving of bacon wrapped filet mignon with a spicy chimichurri sauce. It was exactly as amazing as it sounds. We can’t wait to go eat at the actual restaurant! We’re planning to go in a couple weeks as a celebration of our first Friday as an actual 2-income-family (aka, my first pay check) which coincides with our halfway point of couch-to-5k.

As we meandered back down the festival, we had some fried pickles from Carolina Ale House, a mini cupcake from Polka Dot Bake Shop, nachos from Salsarita’s, a brisket slider and mac ‘n cheese from Sauceman’s and we each got some ice cream (Nate from Dip ‘n Dots, me from Cold Stone.)

We left feeling completely stuffed and very statisfied! It was a great time!

Down the street at the entrance to Taste of Charlotte

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