Barns on display

We eat at the Ashbury because they have great food. That and we like their bar.

But today there was an extra treat of art by Fonda Doerre. Personally I was very impress with her paintings of barns.

This photo was taken at 235 North Tryon. Following is a link to the Ashbury Restaurant website. Following is a link to an article about Chef Matthew Krenz winning Chef of the Year award. The best in the state.

Also, following is a link to Fonda Doerre’s website.

Dandelion Market

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 ;)

This photo was taken at 118 West 5th Street in Uptown Charlotte. Following is a link to the Dandelion Market website. Be sure and check out the menu. They offer “everything at the Market” for $295

Amelie’s French Bakery

Today was overcast and rainy. A stay inside sort of day. So for our outing we strolled through the Overstreet Mall to Amalie’s.

From the photo, you can see that Amalie’s is fun and eclectic.

As regulars we recommend Amalie’s for the atmosphere, wine, food, and for their baguettes. Oh, and their pastries a very good too.

Amalie’s French Baker is at 380 South College.

good morning special

The good morning special at Dean and Deluca in Uptown Charlotte
The good morning special at Dean and Deluca in Uptown Charlotte was French Toast and bacon. And the gentleman behind the sign skillfully and graciously prepares our breakfast every Saturday. We always order bagel sandwiches but the special was very appealing. But what caught my eye was the #goodmorning hashtag (smile).

This photo was taken at 201 South Tryon Street. Following is a link to the Dean and Deluca website.

beignets from Fig Tree

Beignets from Fig Tree are among our favorite pleasures.
Beignets from Fig Tree are among our favorite pleasures … The restaurant is in the historic Elisabeth area near Uptown Charlotte … our recommendation is to enjoy wine, appetizers, and desert at the bar … These beignets are so good that if you google “beignets from Fig Tree” there are 11,000 results.

This photo was taken 1601 East 7th Street. Following is a link to the Fig Tree restaurant.

theme day is upside down

Theme day, upside down chairs
Theme day is upside down this month .. literally and figuratively. Our literal contribution is this photo of chairs turned upside down so the floor can be moped. Check out yesterday’s post to see my figurative interpretation. Actually, I found this theme difficult because there are not many things upside down in my life (smile).

Follow this link to enjoy interpretations of the theme from around the world … July 2015 Gallery – Upside Down.

This photo was taken at one of the restaurants on East Boulevard in historic Dilworth near uptown Charlotte.