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Charlotte NC food blog(s)

I just happened to come across this site which seems to be pretty new - http://www.charlottefoodblog.com. Who knows - it may be one of you! Anyway didn't know if any of you Charlotte readers had seen it. ARe there any other Charlotte-related food blogs?

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  1. Yeah, Well I looked at this blog. I did not get very far. I saw postings about Bojangles, Craker or Pretzel? , Subway and Olive Garden. To put it mildly I don't ever need to see this Blog again. If this is your thing by all means enjoy.

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    1. re: GodfatherofLunch

      I admire your restraint, GFL. but which is it... a cracker or a pretzel?

      I can't stop laughing!

      1. re: GodfatherofLunch

        HA! Your posting made me laugh. the REASON i didn't say anything to begin with is I didn't know if it (the blog) belonged to someone on here. I was trying not to offend. While I do LOVE bojangles, I was wondering why someone with a Charlotte food blog was writing about chains.

      2. I thought GFof L was a little abrupt, then I looked at the blog. :)

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        1. re: waitress

          It's the sorriest thing I ever read. The funny thing about it is that it is relatively well-written. It's the content that bums me out. Poor guy.

        2. Have you read the food choices in that blog, even at non-chains?

          Someone has a date with angioplasty in the future....

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          1. re: mcap

            Evidently someone named Amanda didn't like the pretzel cracker and blogged about it. I definitely need to see what Amber had to say. Speaking of Charlotte blog's, isn't GFL due for an update?

          2. Okay, all kidding and self-righteousness aside, there really aren't any Charlotte food blogs that can be found thru google. GFL had one for a while but he doesn't seem to be keeping up with it. Google keeps going to the one chocolate toe found which, if you look at it, is linked to the website of a CPA in Tega Cay who also happens to like to write about everything he eats. There's another one but it's aimed more at growing organic vegetables. Other than that, pretty slim pickings.

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            1. re: southernitalian

              FYI, there is The Charlotte Culinary Club on Facebook. They occasionally will send out questions to members like "What is your favorite Italian resto?" But the questions have been sent out rather sporaticly lately.

            2. Evidently he visited McCormick and Schmick's and wrote a very nice review! Who knows? Maybe he read (or participated in?) this snooty thread. He seems like a really nice guy. I'd love to talk about food with him!

              1. I just started a food blog with two friends in Nashville, TN (I recently moved to Charlotte). We're home cooks sharing what we love to do and exploring what our regions have to offer. Check us out at: http://kitchenconfit.wordpress.com/

                1. www.steakcritic.com/prime-comments.php This is mostly about steak and where to get a good one at in Charlotte

                    1. re: southernitalian

                      Oh, well hey, a new blog - yay! What are your impressions, SI?

                      1. re: lynnlato

                        Not sure. I haven't really read it yet. You?

                        1. re: southernitalian

                          Don't waste too much of your time. It's one of those points on the internet that makes you wonder whether the government should have relinquished its sole control. Perhaps blogs of that ilk will provide a good source of case study materials for future psychology students - at least that would justify their existence.

                            1. re: MGZ

                              "It's one of those points on the internet that makes you wonder whether the government should have relinquished its sole control."

                              HAA!!! Oh yea, MGZ will LOVE Lake Norman Foodie. LOL

                              1. re: lynnlato

                                Wow! That really is . . . um . . . something? Perhaps even an all-time classic. To think, a publication actually paid him(?) to write. (I'll refrain from any sort of Northeast elitist condescension about what passes for "professional" writers in the South.)

                                I have to admit, though, I think I like foodiefresh "better." It's sort of like reading your dopey, self-indulgent, older sister's diary. You can laugh and share it with your friends since everyone knows what a bitch she is.* On the other hand, picking on lakenormanfoodie feels somehow wrong - like making fun of a mentally handicapped neighbor.

                                Nevertheless, thanks for the links. Perhaps I will consult them directly when preparing for my next visit.

                                *I particularly like how she feels it necessary to note how many bites of something she has tasted.

                                1. re: MGZ

                                  HA!!! Wow, MGZ, your snark would meld so well with ours. You must join us for lunch sometime. Southernitalian, HungryDonkey and few other local CHers get together occasionally. Let us know when you're in town and need lunch pals.

                                  We too found it "interesting" that she noted how many bites she had. Then there were the pre-workout body photos. Hmm...

                                  1. re: lynnlato

                                    These two blogs alone + emails to SI and LL have eaten up a good portion of my work productivity in the past 2 days.

                                    So that we don't get the Denver Boot put on this thread, are there any new "good" Charlotte blogs? (Although personally, I don't trust blog reviews anyway until I can determine if the blogger and I have similar taste. Just like CH I guess.)

                                    1. re: HungryDonkey

                                      HD, such the diplomat. Umm, new blogs in CLT, yea, I don't know of any. Hell, we can't wrangle up many CHers let alone bloggers. ;-)