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    YAFO

    A fast-casual Middle Eastern street food concept, Yafo Kitchen holds the same high culinary standards and approachable price points Charlotte food enthusiasts have come to expect from Frank Scibelli’s other restaurants. The first YAFO opened in 2016, filling a long-standing void in local Mediterranean street food. The restaurant and multicultural menu brings an elevated feel to fast-casual food through authentic, daily-made breads, spreads and juices. The experience features vegetarian and vegan-friendly menu options, hormone-free selections, shawarma-spiced rotisserie chicken, hummus made from organic chickpeas and homemade items like pickled vegetables and hot mezze sides.

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    Giddy Goat Coffee Roasters

    In-House Coffee Roasting, Home of CHAR-LATTE, Local Breakfast Burrito’s, Fresh Cafe Pastries, Beer & Wine Lounge, Rooftop Patio, Healthy Lunch Wraps, Togo Salad Bowls, Daily Espresso Specials, Bike Friendly Coffee Shop.

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    Abugida Ethiopian Cafe & Restaurant

    Abugida Ethiopian Cafe & Restaurant based in Charlotte, NC specialize in delicious and reasonably priced Ethiopian cuisine, including our house specialties and other customer favorites. Our cuisine entrees are served in a relaxed and welcoming setting that you and your friends and family are sure to enjoy. Whether you are in the mood to indulge in something new or just want to enjoy some old favorites, we promise that our inventive menu and attentive service will leave you truly satisfied. No matter what your occasion calls for or your appetite demands, the friendly staff promise to make your next dining experience a pleasant one. Come and see why we are the best Ethiopian cuisine in Charlotte, NC .

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    Resident Culture

    Beers Brewed With Neighborhood Funk At Resident Culture, we brew what we like to drink – hop forward IPAs and pale ales, lagers, barrel aged beers, and wild and spontaneously fermented ales. We work with local partners whenever possible to help grow and support our community of artists, creatives, and farmers in Charlotte and throughout the Carolinas.

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    Novas Bakery

    The Nova*s Bakery story begins when the Novakovic family made the decision to permanently leave their home and loved ones and move to the United States in search of a brighter future for them and their young children. Originally from Belgrade Serbia, Vlado and Sladjana Novakovic first settled in Boston MA where they both quickly earned management positions in a small local bakery. Atracted by the charm of starting their own business and seeking warmer weather, the Novakovics originally planned to relocate to the “Sunshine” state of Florida. It was only after a friend living in Charlotte complained that there were no good local bakeries in the city that the Novakovics decided to make Charlotte their new home. In October 1996 they hung A tiny Read more [...]

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    Moo & Brew

    BURGERS & BEER It’s pretty simple. We’re a burger joint with a passion for great beer and good times. We love rock and roll, backyard BBQs and good people. We are the perfect spot to eat, drink, unwind or throw down. Moo & Brew combines our love of it all in an awesome neighborhood joint. Come grab a burger, raise your glass and high five your neighbors. This is the place you’ve been waiting for.

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    Hop Shop

    Good beer will get you far, but the right environment is everything. That’s why we’ve created a coffee shop for beer in one of Charlotte’s funkiest neighborhoods. Bring your book, your friends, your dog (bring all three) and come hang out. We’re your local craft beer haven. Grab and go or stay and play. It’s up to you.

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    NC Red

    Take a road trip down the East Coast, between northeastern shore food and southeastern staples, where Golden Age Americana is steeped in lobster rolls, hoppin’ John, and fried food wrapped in checkered paper. Order a cold Narragansett and buckle up.

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    Zada Jane’s Corner Cafe

    ***Starting in January 2018, we will be CLOSED for dinner for the winter months beginning now. We do apologize for in the inconvenience!*** Breakfast is our forte as we serve it all day. Our lunch menu focuses on soups, salads, and sandwiches. Even better, our menu is half vegetarian and half meaty. Yes, ye nay sayers, we are doing it right by having, count ‘em, two separate grills for the meats and veggies. Imagine the aromas of fresh coffee, baked goods, and fine vittles. Located in the heart of Plaza Midwood in Charlotte, North Carolina sits a quaint little turquoise-painted building with a shuffleboard court out front. Zada Jane’s has been in the area around a decade or so (as of this year) and remains Read more [...]

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    Soul Gastrolounge

    Soul is a tapas lounge serving a variety of small plates, sushi, and cocktails. After 10pm every evening one of our local DJs spins everything from classic R&B and soul, from shoegaze to house. We also offer patio dining with a great view of uptown Charlotte.

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    The Diamond Restaurant

    Originally the Diamond Soda Grill, our snug brick diner on Commonwealth was conceived in 1945 by founders Flonnie and W.A. James. Mrs. James was the beating heart of the Diamond, a Marshville, NC native who loved to cook & serve and had a personality for hospitality. “We had people who came and ate with us every day,” said son Ralph. “My mother made it a point to learn everyone who came by name. It was just like one big, happy family.” Twin brothers Ralph and Robert took over the restaurant in 1964, displaying the James family flair for success. “My mom taught us how to cook and how to plan a menu,” James said. “We kept her influence in the restaurant & tried to keep Read more [...]

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    Undercurrent Coffee

    For as long as we’ve known coffee, we’ve loved it. This beverage, and the places and people that brewed it, colored the landscape of our lives for decades. The coffee shops we frequented had a unique way of bringing a familiar kind of comfort into the daily hustle of our lives, and it is that same respite we’d like to offer to our neighbors. A place to sit and relax, meet and discuss, taste and explore. We are proud of our neighborhood and the partnerships we’ve created with Undercurrent, and we are honored to serve you. Thank you, neighbors.

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    The Roasting Company

    Since our opening in May 1991, The Roasting Company (RoCo) has strived to offer food that is both nutritious and affordable, but more importantly, cuisine that is flavorful.

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    Coaltrane’s Char Grill

    Coaltrane’s Char Grill is a South American inspired rotisserie and char grill, with a focus on healthy. Offering local, antibiotic and hormone free chicken, and locally made chorizo. We cook everything in house, from scratch, and #neverfry.

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    Pizza Peel

    The Pizza Peels & Tap Room opened its fist location in Cotswold in the Spring of 2008 and its second location in Plaza Midwood in the Winter of 2014 under the Ownership of Will Bigham. His vision: A place to come enjoy unique food and beer with a relaxing and comfortable setting where everyone is welcome. Mr. Bigham has developed a truly unique menu from pizza and wings, to fish tacos, ribs, and five layer cakes for dessert. From the beginning it has been our goal to create the best pizza crust in town, one that is chewy on the inside yet crunchy on the outside. Before we pile on our gourmet toppings we use a combination of extra virgin olive oil, fresh yeast, molasses, Read more [...]

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    Legion Brewing

    Well, the taps are open! We are excited to be a part of Plaza Midwood and the greater Charlotte region and look forward to making new friends. Thanks for checking in. Sustainability. Besides offering great beer, Legion Brewing is committed to minimizing our environmental impact.  Initially, we concentrated on reusing as many materials as possible during renovation and construction.  Now that we’re operational, we are committed to minimizing production-related waste.  We are proud of our record to date. Here are some examples… Taproom Furnishings: Our building, which formerly housed the Brodt Music Company, had a drop ceiling made from beautiful, hundred-year-old white pine boards.  We took down the ceiling to open up space in the brew house and repurposed this wood to furnish our Taproom.  Read more [...]

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    Dish

    Dish is a disarmingly unpretentious kind of joint you immediately warm to as though it were your mama’s or grandma’s kitchen. The menu is one you can afford with food you grew up on. Best of all, if you are lucky enough to live in this neighborhood, Dish is a place you can walk to, and walk into knowing you will see people you know.

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    Workman’s Friend

    “When things go wrong and will not come right, Though you do the best you can, When life looks black as the hour of night – A pint of plain is your only man.”

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    Rita’s Italian Ice & Frozen Custard – Plaza Midwood

    We can’t imagine a more appropriate setting for the Rita’s story to begin than the sweltering hot summer of 1984. It was then that Bob Tumolo, a former Philadelphia firefighter, started selling Italian Ice from a small porch window in Bensalem, PA. Bob and his mother, Elizabeth, created their own Italian Ice recipe, which they made fresh each day and quickly perfected the flavors and consistency of the frozen treat, adding chunks of fresh fruit to some of the flavors. With the modest goal of earning a little extra income, he named the business after his wife, RITA! Today, Rita’s continues to grow, expand, and spread happiness everywhere it goes. Still made fresh every day with real fruit. Still refreshing. Still fun. Still delicious. Just Read more [...]

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    Pour Taproom Charlotte

    Experience Pour Taproom Charlotte A Beer & Wine festival every day of the week! Come enjoy a unique experience at our 118 tap self-pour taproom where you can taste from our large wall of taps, featuring a wide selection of curated local and regional craft beers, wines and ciders. No prepaying, just open a tab and you’re good to go.

  • The Common Market

    When Blake Barnes started The Common Market in the Plaza Midwood neighborhood of Charlotte in 2002, his big idea was to supply the neighborhood with urban convenience, a modern twist on general stores of the past. The market evolved into so much more. He added a deli… then a bar… then the inevitable happened. A place filled with old friends, and a destination to find new ones. Chuck Barger was a regular at the Plaza Midwood store. Over coffee one morning with Blake, Chuck mentioned opening another store. So in 2008 they decided to become business partners and expand the uncommon experience to South End—creating another loyal neighborhood mainstay. Your neighborhood living room—a place to call your own. We offer your morning coffee plus three Read more [...]

  • Pint Central

    Eccentric styled tapas and sandwiches. 34 drafts, over 40 bottled beers and a selection of specialty craft bottles. Cocktails and wine available as well. Our focus is having great food to match our amazing beer selection, not to mention the awesome staff.

  • Petra’s Bar

    Petra’s is a great hybrid bar that is welcoming and comfortable for everyone. Whether you want to watch the show in the main bar, have a conversation with friends in one of our three areas, or just enjoy some great weather on our remarkable patio.

  • The Workman’s Friend

    The Workman’s Friend is a poem by the Irish writer Brian O’Nolan, under the pen name Flann O’Brien. It is an ode to Guinness Stout, and how a pint of “plain” will always be there to provide a welcome respite from life’s troubles. At the Workman’s Friend we not only take our name from this poem, but also our philosophy. We are an oasis from the grind of daily life, an authentic Irish pub where our guests can relax and feel at home. A place where you will only be a stranger once, where the service is genuine, the drinks are cold, and the food is hearty and delicious. Each of us on the staff strives to deliver on our promise to truly be the Read more [...]