South Charlotte Area - Ayrsly Town Blvd-ADVICE
Staying in this area Fri and Sat nite for a soccer tournament so we need some good options for dinner both nights. Not fancy/expensive but not crappy chain food either....Willing to drive a bit but want to keep it w/in about 15-20 min radius. HELP! not crazy about Mexican and the teen won't want Thai/Indian
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There are suggestions for the Ayrsley area and others a short drive away. Too bad about the Indian food, Saffron is very good. Sultan Kabob House is good casual Lebanese, and A Piece of Havana is decent Cuban. Joe Mommas has cheesesteaks and pizza. I noticed today they have a banner stating they're from South Jersey, if that means anything to anyone. Guess they're trying to call out to all the transplants.
Sultan Kabob House
Charlotte, NC, Charlotte, NC
A Piece of Havana
11126 S Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28273
We're attending the same tournament and live in CLT. When we play on the southwest side we always hit up A Piece of Havana for some decent Cuban. Their media noche and empanadas are pretty tasty. http://www.apieceofhavana.com/
There is a Mac's Speedshop over in the area. This is a local bbq joint with 2 locations in the Charlotte area so not really a chain - yet. Decent pulled pork, brisket, wings, slaw, hushpuppies. I like their brisket tacos and at $3/taco you can't go wrong. They have a good beer list too. You'll want to hit the Sandy Porter Rd. location - http://www.macspeedshop.com/
Slightly nicer, but certainly casual is Tria Terra in Carmel Commons shopping center. They are a tapas place that cooks up French, Italian and Spanish small plates. They have great housemade pastas, croquetas and yummy mussels. Just hop on I-485 E (towards Matthews) and get off at the Hwy 51N-Pineville Matthews Rd exit. Go about 1.5 miles or so and Carmel Commons Shopping Center will be on your right. http://triaterra.blogspot.com/2009/12/dinner-menu.html
Before you get to Tria Terra you will pass a local place called Trio on your left (pineville-matthews rd). Trio has been around for many years and is somewhat of a south charlotte/pineville institutution. Wood-fired pizzas, great salads, steaks, seafood, sandwiches - they have a little bit of everything and I would described the menu as as new-american I suppose. Not fabulous food, but good with friendly service and a cozy atmosphere. We go often after soccer games. The owners support local sports and are very friendly. www.trio-charlotte.com.
Good luck in the tournament and be sure to check out The Charlotte Eagles who play tonight!