Recommendations in North Charlotte.
I will be attending a one-week seminar at a hotel on West WTHarris Boulevard and I am looking for Chowhound recommendatons not too long a drive from there.
My price range is probably $35 or less. I don't drink so a cocktail bar or expansive wine list is not important to me. I am not looking for local barbecue places, ( l live in eastern North Carolina and have enough of that here). Ethnic eats, say German, Hungarian, Caribbean, Thai, Vietnamese, CAmbodian, Russian, or any great locally-owned place with terrific food.
This trip is right after Memorial Day so I have time to plan this out.
If you are on one of the hotels near I-85, your best "ethnic eats" options in the immediate area are Thai House, Pho Real (Vietnamese), & Caribbean Hut. All of them are very good.
Thai House's Pad Thai has a citrusy spin that is great; I'm also a huge fan of their Pineapple Fried Rice. Pho Real's vermicelli/broken rice dishes are light, but filling. Caribbean Hut's food is great, they've been in the same shopping center for years and lunch is usually packed. They're also one of the few places where the jerk chicken isn't too-hot-to-consume.
Can you define "not too long a drive"? Most of the ethnic in that area is Indian, although there are other options. Here is a previous post with some good information on the area:
If you are willing to drive 15 minutes or so it opens up many more opportunities in areas like Uptown, NODA and Plaza Midwood. If you search on here using those neighborhood names, you'll find lots of recs.