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It started raining as soon as I got to Kickstand Burgers-N-Bar (@kickstandCLT) in Charlotte, so any idea I had of eating out on the patio was over with, but the inside was bright and inviting, if a little noisy, with plenty of college football on the TV screens. The burgers were really good as well, but Charlotte seems to be a city where really good burgers are everywhere. Altogether a fun experience. 

Zada Jane’s Corner Cafe is Charlotte’s newest breakfast restaurant, and it has already been voted one of the best breakfast places in the south by Southern Living magazine. I didn’t get to try it for myself, but it seems popular. 

Lunchbox Records (@lunchboxrecords) is Charlotte’s place for alternative records. They have an extensive section for local bands, and plenty of used vinyl in all genres. It’s definitely worth a visit when you’re in town. 

The old classic signs have been replaced, but this Dairy Queen in Charlotte’s Plaza-Midwood neighborhood must still be one of the oldest in the country, 10/06/12

The original location of Charlotte’s Fuel Pizza (@fuel_pizza) in Plaza-Midwood is appropriately located in a converted gas station. 

This pair of drums was in the window of Reggae Central, a Jamaican clothing and music shop in Charlotte’s Plaza-Midwood district. Directly next door was Mama’s Caribbean Cafe.