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Charlotte NC food blog(s)

Chocolate Toe May 18, 2008 04:33 PM

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?

  1. GodfatherofLunch May 18, 2008 06:02 PM

    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
      lynnlato May 19, 2008 08:52 AM

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

      I can't stop laughing!

      1. re: lynnlato
        GodfatherofLunch May 19, 2008 09:07 AM

        Cracker Pretzel Truffle ? Whatever.

      2. re: GodfatherofLunch
        Chocolate Toe May 19, 2008 03:46 PM

        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.

      3. waitress May 19, 2008 05:28 AM

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

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        1. re: waitress
          southernitalian May 19, 2008 09:06 AM

          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. mcap May 19, 2008 09:11 AM

          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
            southernitalian May 19, 2008 09:15 AM

            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. southernitalian May 19, 2008 01:19 PM

            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
              lynnlato May 19, 2008 02:38 PM

              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. southernitalian Jun 4, 2008 01:47 PM

              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!

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                esmayer Jun 9, 2008 07:01 PM

                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/

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                  djGodbless May 4, 2011 12:21 PM

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

                  1. southernitalian Feb 8, 2012 12:58 PM



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                    1. re: southernitalian
                      lynnlato Feb 9, 2012 05:53 AM

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

                      1. re: lynnlato
                        southernitalian Feb 9, 2012 06:26 AM

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

                        1. re: southernitalian
                          MGZ Feb 9, 2012 06:36 AM

                          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
                            southernitalian Feb 9, 2012 08:40 AM


                            Then you'll definitely enjoy this one.

                            1. re: MGZ
                              lynnlato Feb 9, 2012 03:55 PM

                              "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
                                MGZ Feb 10, 2012 04:00 AM

                                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
                                  lynnlato Feb 10, 2012 12:02 PM

                                  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
                                    HungryDonkey Feb 10, 2012 01:13 PM

                                    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
                                      lynnlato Feb 10, 2012 07:21 PM

                                      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. ;-)

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