Here are all of those reviews you were dying to read.

Written by on July 10, 2012 in Asheville, NC, Charlotte, NC - 10 Comments

So. You may have noticed I haven’t posted any of my highly entertaining and relevant restaurant reviews in a while. That would be because:

1.I’m woefully behind. Woefully.

2. I’m not gonna lie. I’m a little tired of writing about food. So I took a break.

3. If asked, I couldn’t tell you what in the name of sweet Darius Rucker I’ve been doing this summer besides going to blog conferences, but I know the days have been long, hotter than blazes and filled with a lot of this:

As I am wont to do, I have procrastinated and hemmed and hawed until there was an actual deadline, and because the lovely ladies at Clever Girls Collective said it was time, I finally wrote and posted eight reviews over on in the past three days.

I eat pressure for lunch. Or breakfast. Or a midnight snack as it may be currently.

Click here to see all of my reviews on There are reviews on Tupelo Honey Cafe, Bask on Seaboard, Blue, The Bistro at Childress Vineyard, Mez, 300 East, BlackFinn American Saloon, and Malabar. Some of those restaurants are participating in Charlotte Restaurant Week, so the reviews may be helpful in the selection process. Please let me know in the comments if you have any opinions on them, even though we all know I’m the only who will be right. It is my blog, after all. (Sassy mouth in full effect. It is late and I’m tired.)

I wrote this post as part of my participation in an exclusive Clever Girls Collective program. All opinions are my own.




10 Comments on "Here are all of those reviews you were dying to read."

  1. Karen July 11, 2012 at 11:41 am · Reply


    • Tricia July 11, 2012 at 12:34 pm · Reply

      I know. I wrote them and then got onto Pinterest. It was a miracle I didn’t go on some crazy food binge after that.

  2. Jenny o. July 11, 2012 at 8:38 pm · Reply

    Totally agree on the Blue review. Great food, great atmosphere, but overpriced. I don’t mind spending that much for a meal, but it better knock my socks off. I remember liking what I ate at Blue a lot, but I couldn’t tell you what I ordered. Other restaurants with that price point have had food that was all-caps-MEMORABLE, like Upstream and Carpe Diem. blue was cool, but I doubt I’d go again…

    • Tricia July 12, 2012 at 9:26 am · Reply

      For the price point it should have been better. Or it should have been less expensive. Thanks for commenting, sweet JennyO.

  3. Suzanne July 22, 2012 at 11:20 pm · Reply

    Out of all those North Carolina restaurants, I’ve actually eaten at Tupelo Honey. We were checking out North and South Carolina last summer when we happened upon the annual street fair in Asheville (name suddenly escapes me) and decided to eat at Tupelo instead of street food after reviewing Yelp.

    It did not disappoint! I went all southern and had shrimp and grits. I can’t remember what everyone else ordered (but I know it was all good) and the biscuits they brought to our table were to die for! Yum!

    I hope to return to NC soon and check out some of the other places you reviewed!

    So glad we finally got to meet at Type A! Have fun at Blogher. Next year I’ll be there!

    • Tricia July 23, 2012 at 8:27 am · Reply

      Are you talking about Belle Chere? I have never been up for that, but I hear it is a lot of fun. I’m hoping to get back down to your neck of the woods sooner than later. I miss all of the yummy food in Austin.

      Next year let’s make a date for dinner at BlogHer!

  4. Suzanne July 23, 2012 at 9:56 am · Reply


    Are you seriously thinking about going to Blogher Food in Austin next year, because the $300 ticket price had me wavering. AND I’M NOT A FOOOD BLOGGER! (But definitely a food lover, and amateur photographer) so thought I could definitely get benefit out of it. I hear tickets sell out quickly so was contemplating getting one. And if you came I would pick you up at the airport so no worries about transportation.

    Also – I will look for red plastic lips because I hear they are the rage!

    • Tricia July 23, 2012 at 1:33 pm · Reply

      I was actually just thinking of trying to come to Austin sometime this winter for a weekend. Austin in June sounds pretty steamy, and it would also be tough to get to BlogHer Food and Type-A if it in June again, which I’m assuming it will be.

      My husband has never been to Austin, and I haven’t been back since I graduated in ’99, so I’m overdue. If I can make it happen, I will definitely let you know. Thanks so much for the offer to pick me up at the airport.

      Those lips made me so pretty I think I want to get mine done now.

  5. Suzanne July 23, 2012 at 1:41 pm · Reply

    It definitely is steamy in June, so the winter is definitely a better time to come. Unless you come next spring (March or April) when the bluebonnets start to spring forth. This year’s wildflower season was amazing and almost made last year’s horrific drought something I was willing to forgive and forget.

    I will start compiling a list of restaurants for you to check out and definitely my favorite food trailers!

    • Tricia July 23, 2012 at 3:12 pm · Reply

      You are the best! Thank you, Suzanne! When I lived there I loved Chuy’s, Romeo’s and Magnolia Grille. I’m sure lots of other new things have popped up there since then, though!

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