Exploring Charlotte

Posted on July 7th, 2009 by admin in Conference Blogs, Exploring Charlotte

5 Comments on “Exploring Charlotte”

  1. Catherine Johnson Catherine Johnson

    I just returned from an absolutely fabulous meal at Zink, thanks to the AASL Dining with a local librarian event. Great food (pricey but worth the splurge – I had a roast pork shank with pumpkin ravioli that was out of this world – and I’ve eaten at some pretty fabulous restaurants in my time). The atmosphere is just trendy enough to entertain without going over the top. Thanks to Gwen for taking us. Also, great company — librarians from St. Louis, Milwaukee, the Hamptons, Scotia, NY, Illinois, Maryland, and more — funny how we all have he same concerns and so much to talk about. Looking forward to the rest of the conference (P.S. I never post comments on walls or blogs but I’m breaking out in an attempt to REV up my online social networking skill, wh knows I may even stop by the Bloggers Cafe.

  2. sdandrews sdandrews

    If you’re looking for a quick, inexpensive lunch while you’re in Charlotte try the Overstreet Mall. The Overstreet Mall is a series of meandering pathways leading through office buildings and high rises and contains restaurants and shops. The Overstreet Mall stretches from the 400 block of South Tryon to the 200 block of North Tryon. It operates from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday. The Mall can be accessed through a number of buildings including the Hearst Tower, Founders Hall, The Omni Hotel, One Wachovia Center and Two Wachovia Center. You can find Showmar’s, MacDonalds, Caribou Coffee, Bistro 100, Spratt’s Kitchen and Market, Salsaritas, and the Soup Kitchen to take care of those lunch time munchies. It’s a fun place to wander and shop during the week and it’s great when the weather turns rainy.

    The EpiCentre at 210 Trade Street is a collection of shops, restaurants and entertainment that should meet anyone’s need for a diversion. This new addition to Charlotte includes a a variety of nightclubs and entertainment. Whisky River, a country and western nightclub including a mechanical bull may appeal to your wild side, while Howl at the Moon with its dueling pianos may be more your style. You can go to the movies in style at the EpiCentre Theater (be sure and call for reservations on the weekend) or show off your bowling skills at StrikeCity. Hungry, yet? There are a variety of places to have dinner or just get a snack ranging from Blackfinn; An American Saloon to Cold Stone Creamery. The EpiCentre is a short walk from the convention center and a stop on the light rail.

  3. Mary Z Mary Z

    Hello! Anyone know where I can get good vegan food near the conference?

    • sdandrews sdandrews

      I don’t know of a totally vegan restaurant but there are some “vegan friendly” places you might try. Cosmos Cafe is at 300 N. College St. and has a very diverse menu with vegetarian and vegan dishes. Brixx Wood Fired Pizza at East 6th Street has some great vegetarian options and you can ask for soy cheese at no cost. Most restaurants in Charlotte are very helpful in dealing with special requests and food allergies. Gluten free menus are often available as well. Don’t hesitate to ask.

      • Mary Z Mary Z

        Thanks! Those look good.

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