Now that we have been vaccinated, we have chosen Tuesday night as date night. In addition we try to frequent locally owned restaurants which offer outdoor dinning. Last night we enjoyed the patio at 300 East which is one of our favorites. Connie had Salmon and I enjoyed a shrimp panini sandwich.
The Flower Child is one of our favorite restaurants however, because of the pandemic, it has been a year since we have eaten there. Fortunately they are still in business and now that we have received our vaccine shots we plan to enjoy a meal on their patio. Afterwards we may even relax in a yellow chair.
Another popular restaurant is Rudy Sunshine which brings “Big Easy” twist on breakfast and brunch classics. As the photo shows Rudy Sunshine is located at 332 West Bland Street in the Southend of Charlotte. They are proud of their address :)
Zoom in, on the photo, and you will see there is a line out of the door. Their website explains that for safety customers must wait outside until their table is ready. And the tables are spaced six feet apart. In addition, they have a large covered patio with additional outdoor seating.
Today’s photo shows an outdoor brunch at Lincoln Street Kitchen & Cocktails. This scene can be found in the Southend of Charlotte. The weather is still a little cool so a fire pit would be nice. As the weather continues to improve, brunch on the roof would be interesting.
Today’s photo continues photographic play contrasting shadows and light. In the foreground, in shadow, we find the Valhalla Bub and Eatery and the Latta Pavilion. In the background, in light, is One Wells Fargo Center.
This photo shows the outdoor seating at the Asbury restaurant. On Sunday we enjoyed brunch at the Asbury and the meal was great as always. In my opinion the Asbury is the best restaurant in Charlotte. And based on their awards others agree as well.
Personally, I think you can identify great restaurants when they share the chefs name. At the Asbury, Mike Long is the executive chef and Miranda Brown is the pastry chef.
Our preference is to enjoy the Dandelion Market on Sunday afternoons when the bar is quite. However for those in search of a crowd the time to go is Friday or Saturday night. They also have a big crowd at brunch. Maybe because if the Bloody Mary bar ;)