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Charlotte: Where did u eat out at this wknd?

lynnlato Nov 29, 2008 02:54 PM

To nurse your turkey hangover, where'd you go? What were you craving? Was the restaurant packed like Big Daddy's was on Friday at lunch? That's where we went. Big mistake b/c we felt like a#% when we left. We had already overeaten on Thursday and then stuffed burgers, duck fat fries and wings on top of that - ugh. Gut plug x 10.

So where'd you go to get over turkey and leftovers?

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  1. Luvfriedokra RE: lynnlato Nov 29, 2008 07:47 PM

    Ok, I've had about 3 plates of leftovers so I had to go old school and hit Mr C's. It's over on the westside, old as the hills, and was started by the owner of Shomars(I think). It's a shack of a place but I tell you, the perch, fried shrimp, and gyros that come out of that place,mmmmmmmmm.

    1. southernitalian RE: lynnlato Nov 30, 2008 06:04 AM

      We hit Yotto for sushi for lunch yesterday before heading to the aggressively packed mall (SouthPark) where we watched throngs of people shopping and waiting in lines to buy, buy, buy. Most of the employees told us it paled in comparison to Friday. What recession?

      1. GodfatherofLunch RE: lynnlato Nov 30, 2008 07:13 AM

        Ok, I admit it. I am hooked on Thanksgiving and I am powerless to stop.
        Friday lunch - Leftover Turkey Drumstick, Stuffing, Brussels sprouts, mashed potatoes, Just popped in the microwave.
        Saturday, needed a break for lunch-Whitefish salad on a bialy and bowl of matzoh ball soup at Katz NY
        Saturday night it was Thanksgiving all over again. The turkey a little dry from reheating in the oven. The corn bread/sausage stuffing , I poured a bit of chicken stock over the top and warmed in the oven.
        The Brussels sprouts with guancaile from Grateful Growers farms and Shiitake mushrooms I warmed up on the stovetop. Somehow these two item got even better.
        Is Thanksgiving a great holiday or what?

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          Illegally Blonde RE: lynnlato Nov 30, 2008 01:20 PM

          Husband and I ordered pizza from a relatively new place--Queen City Pizza Depot. It's in the old Rudino's spot near Ed's Tavern on Park Road in Dilworth. Apparently not the same owners as Rudino's. I would highly recommend giving it a try as a neighborhood pizza place for those in the Dilworth/Sedgefield area. New York style pizza and they deliver. While the crust was a bit more chewy rather than chewy/crispy as a truly good NY pizza, it certainly beat the heck out of most of the offerings in the general vicinity. Skip the salad as its typical take-out pizza place salad with browning iceberg lettuce and few veggies.

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            GodfatherofLunch RE: Illegally Blonde Nov 30, 2008 02:38 PM

            Have you tried Luisa's Brick Oven Pizza they offer brick oven-style pizzas, a very thin crust and good toppings. I like to ask them to leave the pie in the oven an extra minute and have the crust extra crisp.

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              Illegally Blonde RE: GodfatherofLunch Dec 1, 2008 09:01 AM

              I have seen your recommendations for it in my lurking on this board . . . how far down Tryon is it? I definitely want to try it but thought it might be a little far for a neighborhood go-to last minute type of place.

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                ickymettle RE: Illegally Blonde Dec 1, 2008 09:04 AM

                Luisa's is on Montford (off of Woodlawn near Park Road Shopping Center), not Tryon. It's excellent.

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                Illegally Blonde RE: GodfatherofLunch Dec 1, 2008 01:59 PM

                Hmmm . . . it would be helpful if I could read . . . Luisa's when I was thinking Luigi's on Tryon. Well. I will have to give Luisa's a try. That's definitely close enough to me to be worth it. I will report back when I get a chance to visit.

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              ickymettle RE: lynnlato Nov 30, 2008 04:53 PM

              For lunch on Friday, I hit up Crisp and had their sandwich special of the day-- a bbq pork tenderloin sandwich with pepper jack cheese and grilled onions. It was very good, but not the best sandwich I've had there. Then that night, I went to Hef's and got the Smokin' Blonde (one of my favorite sandwiches in town) with fries. The Smokin' Blonde is turkey, bacon, cucumbers, mozzarella, and italian dressing served n a warm croissant. Saturday night, I had a late after-movie dinner at Sushi 101. Today I had brunch at Nolia. It was good- I had the dish with smoked salmon mixed into scrambled eggs over a potato cake. And I capped the weekend off with a takeout dinner from 88 China Bistro (which will also serve as tomorrow night's dinner)-- duck with veggies, stir fried okra and pan fried pork dumplings. Mmmmm.

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                lynnlato RE: ickymettle Dec 1, 2008 02:27 AM

                Geesh ickymettle, you weren't messin' around were ya? That sandwich you had at Hef's, what a contradiction eh? Italian French fusion? LOL

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                  GodfatherofLunch RE: ickymettle Dec 1, 2008 12:22 PM

                  I'm a big fan of 88 China Bistro as well. I love the duck with leeks served with Mu Shu pancakes.
                  A bit of hoisin sauce , roll it up and a great dish

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                  caviar_and_chitlins RE: lynnlato Nov 30, 2008 06:19 PM

                  Last week I had a German visitor in tow, and introduced him to the southern wonders of BBQ at Mac's Speed Shop, and then a nice bourbon on a half glass of rocks after dinner.

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                    lynnlato RE: caviar_and_chitlins Dec 1, 2008 02:28 AM

                    So, what did "German visitor" think of southern bbq? What'd you have at Mac's? :)

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                      caviar_and_chitlins RE: lynnlato Dec 1, 2008 03:42 PM

                      He loved it! We both had the "St. Louis" ribs. He'd formerly been only to a chain BBQ place (better left unmentioned), so I thought he needed some real smoked Q. I was impressed with how pink and smokey the meat was, and impressed that he almost finished the whole rack.

                      I had double collards as sides! I dont' recall what he had, but I made him try the collards, which he described as something vaguely German.

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                        lynnlato RE: caviar_and_chitlins Dec 1, 2008 05:04 PM

                        LOL! I am duly impressed that The German loved the 'cue. Very cool. Glad y'all had a good time.

                        I haven't yet had their collards. I'll have to give 'em a go next time I'm there.

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                      HungryGrayCat RE: caviar_and_chitlins Dec 1, 2008 11:27 AM

                      Oh yeah, I had that too. The bourbon, I mean.

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                      HungryGrayCat RE: lynnlato Dec 1, 2008 11:26 AM

                      I had a big ol' bowl of Texas chili from Lupie's. It really hit the spot.

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                        lynnlato RE: HungryGrayCat Dec 1, 2008 12:38 PM

                        Ooooh, chili sounds good too. GFL recommends their chili also!

                        I'm making turkey mulligatawny for dinner tonight. Use up what's left of the turkey and turn it into something w/ far away flavors. :)

                      2. mcap RE: lynnlato Dec 1, 2008 12:00 PM

                        I had to go light(er) after stuffing myself for a couple days... went to Saigon Palace for some pho

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                          lynnlato RE: mcap Dec 1, 2008 12:38 PM

                          THAT sounds good too. With as cold as it's been and w/ as much as I've eaten, soup just sounds so good.

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