Welcome to Charlotte, North Carolina! Home to banking, the NASCAR Hall of Fame and good eats. It’s the city that has a little bit of everything, all served up with some good ol’ Southern hospitality. If you are a newcomer to the Queen City, we’ve compiled a list of helpful sites to get you acclimated to your new home.
Dining at CSL
Although there is no cafeteria on campus, there are food vendors that come each week.
Restaurants Near CSL
Freedom Drive: Cookout, Showmars, McDonald’s, Taco Bell, Captain D’s
Wilkinson Blvd: Burger King, Subway (located inside Wal-Mart), Starbucks
West Charlotte is slowly but surely offering its residents with more dining opportunities. If you want to expand your culinary boundaries outside of the traditional fast food, may we suggest Savor, Open Kitchen, and Pinky’s.
Savor is a cozy spot where you can find blue plate specials served hot and fast, refreshing strawberry lemonade and freshly baked goodies.
Open Kitchen is all things Italian, calling West Morehead home for more than 50 years.
Pinky’s is the offspring of the Penguin which is projected to open later this year. No doubt patrons will come to find a similar menu featuring burgers, hot dogs and fries.
Restaurants 5-10 miles from CSL:
Morehead Street: Dilworth Neighborhood Grill, Frankie’s, Art’s BBQ, Morehead Street Tavern
East Blvd: Big Daddy’s, Just Fresh, Showmars, Brixx, Cantina 1511, Kabob Grill, Roly Poly, Outback, Carolina Smoothies, Starbucks, Caribou, 300 East, Moe’s Southwest Grill, Dikadee’s Deli, Bruegger’s Bagels
Kings Blvd: Mama Ricotta’s, Wok Express, Target, Maharani Indian, Arby’s, Subway, Trader Joe’s, Wendy’s
South Blvd: Fuel Pizza, Chipotle, Five Guys, Noodle & Co., Owen’s Bagels, Carrabba’s, Nikko, Sub Station, Laurel Market South, Einstein Bagels
Gateway Village: Bojangles, Subway, Pie Town, Quizno’s, Donatos Pizza, Cedar Street Tavern
Fun things to do in and around Charlotte
Sporting Events: Panthers Football
Concerts at Time Warner Cable Arena, Ovens Auditorium (By the way, did you know this is where Graduation 2009 was held?), Bojangles Coliseum, Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Performances and Plays at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center
Epicentre: Howl at the Moon, Wild Wing Café, BlackFinn, Mez, Cold Stone Creamery, Whiskey River, Bowling, Movies, Pizza, Suite, Chinese, Smoothie King, Fudgery, IndoChine Grill, PJ’s Coffee, Alive After Five
Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden
Hiking at Crowders Mountain
White Water Rafting Center
For those who are pinching their pennies, www.charlotteonthecheap.com highlights a wide variety of deals, ranging from food, to fashion to cultural events (many of them kid-friendly) all at irresistible deals.
Other sites to check out:
Shopping in and around Charlotte
South Park Mall
Carolina Place Mall
Concord Mills Mall
Need any more helpful tips? Just ask any one of our staff. We will be glad to point you in the right direction!