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Your Lunch Spots During the Work Week - Charlotte

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Chocolate Toe Mar 4, 2008 02:02 PM

Where in Charlotte do you HONESTLY frequent for lunch during the work week? I am not talking necessarily those nice business lunches. Where do you nab something to eat when you are in a rush, pop in to with a co-worker, etc, in the Charlotte area, near your workplace? Be it a chain, a corporate cafeteria, or mom and pop place, I'm just interested where Charlotte people go to the most during lunch time at work. I'll admit right now that our office tends to frequent Panera, Showmars (ew), Rusty's Grille, Upstate (?) Pizza.

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    peabo Mar 6, 2008 10:53 AM

    southpark area: roosters, roasting co., taqueria mexico, bill spoon's, shanghai & rusty's deli at quail corners, bedder, bedder & moore

    uptown and surrounding: spoons, penguin, nikko, tin,tin box noodles, johnny & phat burrito, common mkt., monsoon

    1. mcap Mar 6, 2008 08:50 AM

      Work from home in summers only, so here is my list:

      Mac's, Phat Burrito, Pike's, Luigi's, Parthenon Cafe, Showmar's, Moosehead, and the taco cart on corner of South & Archdale

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        sunsh9e Mar 6, 2008 06:06 AM

        In Pineville, we might take a drive to Taqueria on South. Staying a little closer to home, we hit Showmar's, Viet-Thai, Clucker's (although on recent visits the place was understaffed, underheated and undersanitized). Also, Thai House.

        1. littlegirltree Mar 5, 2008 07:28 AM

          I'm in South Charlotte, so I end up going to bedder Bedder & Moore, Azteca and Showmars. For celebratory lunches, it's Mac's or Sole'.

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            HungryGrayCat Mar 5, 2008 10:22 AM

            There is absolutely nothing within walking distance unless you count the vending machines at the Amtrak station across the street (just kidding!!!) but we occasionally go to Hawthorne for a slice or Phat Burrito or NOFO on Liz. Sometimes I grab a sandwich at Reid's. Mostly I brown bag it though.

          2. concordcourtney Mar 5, 2008 05:52 AM

            I'm on the edge of downtown so if I walk I go to: United House of Prayer on Mint, Pita Pit, Tin Tin Box and Noodles. Occasionally if there's a group of us we go to Tavern on the Tracks. If I have to be in the car during lunch I'll often swing into the Home Economist on South Blvd and get something from the deli.

            Cutter - Is Latorres affordable for lunch? Okay for dining alone at lunch?

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              Cutter Mar 4, 2008 06:18 PM

              Just Fresh, Mert's, Tin Tin Box and Noodles, Verona, Latorres

              1. southernitalian Mar 4, 2008 02:05 PM

                When I worked in Southend, we made Monsoon our unofficial cafeteria. Now I'm down in Ballantyne and have yet to find a favorite spot. It's all chainy.

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