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sakeandgin Feb 8, 2014 10:20 PM

Will be in town 3 nights. We are from Boston and will spend a Saturday night at a wedding. Looking for suggestions for oysters, seafood, charcuterie in house cured and any CLT favorites that are southern specific

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  1. carolinadawg RE: sakeandgin Feb 9, 2014 04:34 AM

    Will you have a car, or are you strictly looking for options within walking distance of the Westin?

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      sakeandgin RE: carolinadawg Feb 9, 2014 08:10 AM

      Still deciding if car is necessary. Thanks

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        sakeandgin RE: carolinadawg Mar 17, 2014 08:26 PM

        Yes final plan includes car will be there next friday

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          lynnlato RE: sakeandgin Mar 18, 2014 05:22 AM

          We just had some great oysters at Georges Brasserie last weekend. They had a nice variety of east and west coast options including some NC and VA varieties. You will need the car to get to George's from The Westin.

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            billyjack RE: lynnlato Mar 19, 2014 02:17 PM

            I've always been impressed by the oysters at Georges. Its one of the few places worth the price. They usually have something from NC and various others from both coasts. I like to order an assortment.

            I was going to suggest a few places downtown but they're the same as Lynnlato stated below. The Asbury, 5Church, maybe also Dandelion Market and Halcyon.

            If you're getting a car, spring for a GPS if you don't have one.

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              lynnlato RE: billyjack Mar 19, 2014 07:12 PM

              Billyjack, I agree on the oysters @ Georges. I love their bar area too. And they have an amazing happy hour menu during the week - great prices!

              I'm curious, have you been to The Asbury? I haven't gotten there yet and haven't heard anything as of yet. Fingers crossed it's a hit.

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                billyjack RE: lynnlato May 2, 2014 08:08 AM

                Late reply, haven't signed on in a while. I still have not made it to the Asbury but some of my family has and it sounds like a hit!

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                  lynnlato RE: billyjack May 2, 2014 10:46 AM

                  No worries. I had friends go recently and they enjoyed it well enough. Thanks!

      2. lynnlato RE: sakeandgin Feb 10, 2014 03:26 PM

        Good oysters and seafood aren't plentiful in Charlotte, I'm sorry to say, and probably least of all downtown near where you will be staying.

        Georges Brasserie in the Southpark area has a nice selection of oysters and some fish dishes, nothing really local, if that's what you're looking for.

        Customshop is a short cab ride for you and has great cheeses, charcuterie and I pretty much love their entire menu. They always have a lovely crudo dish and they often get in NC/SC fish. http://customshopfood.com/menu.html

        5Church would also meet your food requests, minus the oysters. http://5church.com/ (this is downtown).

        We have a new restaurant downtown (adjacent to The Dunhill Hotel) called The Asbury that I haven't yet been to but seems to meet all of your needs - southern inspired menu, oysters, house-cured charcuterie, etc. http://www.theasbury.com/

        I'm sure others will chime in. Enjoy your visit!

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          sakeandgin RE: lynnlato Feb 10, 2014 07:55 PM

          Have flown through CLT many times but never the opp to visit so looking forward to it. Very nice menus and thanks for the time taken. I love a devilled egg and see them also. Will report back first week of April. Many Thanks

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            carolinadawg RE: sakeandgin Apr 7, 2014 07:50 PM

            Any report back?

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