Rudino’s Pizza & Grinders
One Bite And We GOTCHA!
All you can eat Pizza Buffet & Drink
Monday-Friday 11:00 – 1:30
Monday-Friday 11:00 – 1:30
Food trucks are great for Charlotte! They stimulate culinary innovation, draw tourist, provide jobs, and contribute revenue to the city. They offer a valuable service and help energize the streets, and are important part of the social fabric of the city. I started this petition, would you support them by signing it.
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About Uptown Lunch,
Charlotte’s # 1 Foodie Bulletin
From the Founder: George Cardona
So here’s the deal… if you live in Charlotte, NC , then you know how big Charlotte, NC really is. And when it comes to food it’s impossible to now off every place in Charlotte, NC and its surrounding areas. This site will hopefully be a place for you to find the gems in a sea of duds, wherever it is your work or live
Founded in 2010, Uptown Lunch did not get the ball rolling up until the spring of 2012. I had a huge set back due to a hip replacement. I’ve fully recovered and I’m pursuing my dream. To build a hub where the food and beverage industry can promote their businesses
Uptown Lunch , is not exclusively covering the food and beverage industry in Uptown Charlotte.
We’re reaching out to the Charlotte market and metro area’s.
All in all we hope that Uptown Lunch will be a useful resource for all of you who are looking for some adventures in urban lunching, dinning or just simply treat yourself to something new.
So step away from work, or treat yourself on your days off , and discover what Charlotte, NC has to offer!
Comments and recommendations are always welcomed!
Founder of Uptown Lunch
You know what craft beer is, and you probably like it. Ours is all American and you can even try some from our beer engine.
So what’s with the “beer food”? Just the easiest way of explaining our menu. It’s all food that tastes great with beer – things like raw oysters, homemade hot dogs & sausage, kraut, peel & eat shrimp, chips/dips and desserts – all made in house.
Besides our “beer food” – there’s still more to love. TVs for the game, a bar to just chill and growlers for your table. Show up sometime, we’ll be here.
Looking for Cinnamon Roast, New England Roast, American Roast, City Roast, Vienna Roast, French Roast, Italian Roast, Spanish Roast, Smelly Cat Coffee House offers all these great personalities.
This coffeehouse is warm, eclectic, equipped to meet your caffeine want/need; a loose tea selection that warrants a nod of approval; Chai lattes, Hot Chocolate, Caramel Apple Cider you wish you ordered a large instead of a small, and wine. Need we say more.
Join us morning, noon, or night.
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The semi-annual Queen’s Feast: Charlotte Restaurant Week® will make its Winter 2012 outing from Friday, January 20, through Sunday, January 29.
Charlotte Restaurant Week is a metro-area promotion during which numerous upscale restaurants offer a three-course (or more) dinner for $30 per person (not including tax and gratuity). Restaurants represented in the promotion stretch across many neighborhoods of Charlotte and around the area to Matthews; the Lake Norman area of both northern Mecklenburg and Iredell counties; Concord in Cabarrus County; Belmont in Gaston County; and Fort Mill, SC.
Reservations are strongly recommended; reservation links and contact information for all participating restaurants can be found on the event website
Following a gluten-free diet during the holiday season can be stressful and daunting. Almonds, in their various forms, are the ideal solution to elevate the flavor and texture in gluten-free recipes without sacrificing taste.
“Staying gluten-free during the holiday season can be challenging, but with almonds, navigating the dinner table is simple,” says John Csukor, chef and CEO of KOR Food Innovation. “Almonds are a safe and delicious choice that enhances any sensory experience without limit.”
Naturally gluten-free and versatile, almonds offer a wide range of gluten-free solutions that bring a balance of interesting flavors and unique texture to a whole host of recipes without the worry that those with gluten sensitivities face during the holidays.
While gluten-free living requires planning and preparation, it also encourages the exciting discovery of new foods and flavors. So rethink some of your favorite recipes – from entrees to desserts – and substitute ingredients with various almond forms to add flavor, crunch and sophistication to dishes.
For example, you can inspire guests this holiday season with an Almond Sacher Torte that will tempt them to begin dinner with dessert instead.
For more recipes and information, visit www.AlmondBoard.com/glutenfree.
Yield 1 single or split double layer 10-inch frosted cake
Notes, Tips & Suggestions
Chef Tip: Lightly brush cake with your favorite liquor before icing. This allows the cake to stay moist longer, and adds a little extra flavor.
Almond Board of California
The holidays are a season of sharing – sharing memories, sharing recipes and sharing the holiday spirit by making and giving homemade cookies. This year, the baking pros at McCormick are collaborating with cookie-sharing expert Kim Ima, owner of New York City’s The Treats Truck and author of the new “The Treats Truck Baking Book,” to make sure flavorful cookies are at the top of everyone’s gift list.
“Making and sharing cookies can really be a gift from the heart,” says Ima. “That’s what ‘The Treats Truck’ is all about – sharing a little of myself through my fresh-baked treats. It really is one of the greatest ways to connect with people.”
McCormick and Ima share some simple tips for making holiday cookies extra-special:
To capture the magic of holiday cookie-baking virtually, McCormick is helping bakers share their own delicious gifts from the heart in “The Big Cookie Share” at www.Facebook.com/McCormickSpice. After choosing a signature cookie recipe and customizing it with their own flavor twists, McCormick fans will receive an e-cookie to share with Facebook friends – complete with a frosted holiday message – and the accompanying recipe to bake up a batch at home.
Makes 6 dozen or 24 (3 cookie) servings
Notes, Tips & Suggestions
Test Kitchen Tip: Mix 1/4 cup flour and 1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar to use for dusting surface.
8 to 10 minutes per batch
When it comes to celebrations, there’s no season quite like the holiday season.
The celebration experts from Wilton share party tips and irresistible recipes to help create a fabulous cocktail buffet complete with all the trimmings.
“It looks like it would take lots of time and effort, but it really doesn’t,” says Nancy Siler, Vice President of Consumer Affairs at Wilton. “We’ve worked out all the details to make it easy, elegant and delicious.”
Siler suggests setting up a beverage station so guests can serve themselves, or recruit a friend to help prepare and serve your signature cocktails – sugar-rimmed Cheery Cranberry Mojitos and colorful All Aglow Melon-tinis that twinkle with sparkle gel. And for a warm beverage choice, offer rich, thick hot chocolate garnished with frosty snowmen, peppermint curls or chocolate candy-coated marshmallows.
“When it comes to the food, a mix of savory and sweet is a must,” Siler adds. “Tree-shaped Merry Mushroom Bites and tiny Savory Southwest Donuts piped with avocado to resemble a wreath will wow both the eye and the palate. For another unexpected twist on tradition, stack peppery spritz crackers in a clear glass canister.”
And for the sweets, beautifully decorated snowflake shaped holiday butter cookies are displayed on stacked pedestal plates alongside a bowl of truffles adorned with festive candy drizzles and luminescent pearl dust. Both treats make a fitting finale – and can be made in advance.
See step-by-step instructions for Mint Chocolate Chip Truffles, Chocolate Raspberry Chip Truffles and Snowflake Shortbread Cut-Out Cookies on www.wilton.com.
For more holiday recipe and decorating ideas, visit www.wilton.com.
Makes about 7 dozen crackers
Makes 24 bites
Makes about 36 mini donuts
Makes 1 cocktail
Makes 1 cocktail
Makes about 4 servings