Help with breakfast in Charlotte
I'll be staying at the Hilton (uptown) for a couple of days next month, and was wondering if anyone had any suggestions for a couple of good breakfast spots near the hotel. Maybe a good bakery along with someplace I can get some true southern grits?
Also, my flight doesn’t leave until 3:00PM Sunday, but I am having a heck of a time finding something to do before noon. Any suggestions?
Thanks for all the help folks! I ended up having brunch at Mert's - hands down the best shrimp & grits and fried green tomatoes on my 2-week trip!
I also had dinner at Mimosa. Very tasty, but a bit pricey...
Oh, and I also sampled the fish platter at Twin Tops in Gastonia. The fried everything was a bit much, but the experience was a blast.
I think Mimosa may also have a Sunday brunch, which would certainly be closer. Monticello at the Dunhill and Zink do too. I think Ri Ra, the Irish pub, is still doing breakfast. That would be worth checking. And Mert's does breakfast, too, I believe. If you have a car and are interested in driving away for Sunday, I've good things about the weekend brunches at Lulu on Central Avenue.
As for what to do on a Sunday morning before noon, well, what kind of thing do you want to do?
Pike's Old Fashion Soda Shop looks like they serve breakfast on the weekends.
John's on Central
The best place for breakfast if you are ever there is Big Ed's
One important thing, in most restaurants they do not salt the grits, so taste them, if they are bland, mix in a little salt and butter.
The Original Pancake House at 1300 South Bv is very close to Uptown, and I have been craving some of their pancakes since my last visit. They have some ?49er? pancakes described as "thin chewey & gooey" which are awesome.
Depending on whether or not the Panthers are in town, you should cruise some tailgate parties before heading to the airport on Sunday.