May 4, 2023 - Food and Drink

7 dishes our team loves right now

The Sleeping Beauty roll at Konnichiwa in Dilworth. Photo: Danielle Chemtob/Axios

During April, our team leaned into our favorite comfort foods — some healthier than others.

Here are 7 of the best dishes we ate this month, listed in no particular order.

The chicken avocado wrap from The People’s Market in Elizabeth

I’ve probably said this before, but People’s Market is one of my favorite places to park and do work for a few hours.” — Katie Peralta Soloff, editor

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The People’s Market chicken avocado wrap — a filling and flavorful wrap stuffed with Cajun grilled chicken, applewood bacon, pepper-jack cheese, honey mustard, avocado, lettuce and pico ($10.99). Photo: Katie Peralta Soloff/Axios

The Sleeping Beauty roll at Konnichiwa in Dilworth

“You wouldn’t expect strawberries on sushi, but it adds to the perfect combination of sweet and savory. I literally dream about this roll, and Konnichiwa serves up some of the best sushi in the area in my opinion. Definitely don’t sleep on their bento box lunch specials either.” — Danielle Chemtob, reporter 

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The Sleeping Beauty roll at Konnichiwa in Dilworth
The Sleeping Beauty roll ($15) — Danielle Chemtob/Axios

The potato chip nachos from Billy Jack’s Shack in NoDa

“I had a dilemma at Billy Jack’s Shack this month. Too many menu items that sounded too good. I shared the potato chip nachos, loaded with pork and mac n cheese ($11), plus two mix-and-match sliders with tots ($10). I also dug into my friend’s fried mac nuggs ($7), which I can attest are tasty as well. We left full and pleased with the price.” — Alexandria Sands, reporter 

Potato chip nachos, loaded with pork and mac n cheese ($11), mix-and-match sliders with tots ($10). Photo: Alex Sands/Axios

The Dilworth Scandal from the grill at Common Market in Oakwald

“The original Dilworth Scandal comes with turkey, bacon, provolone, onions and their housemade firecracker sauce on ciabatta. My friend and I decided to share, and after some intense debate, we swapped the ciabatta for a wrap and added tomato and spinach. The staff was nice enough to split it in two for us, and it made the perfect amount of food for a light lunch. It paired deliciously with a Lenny Boy kombucha, too.” — McKenzie Rankin, reporter 

The Cobb salad from Pasta & Provisions in historic Wilmore

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Dilworth Scandal from the grill at Common Market in Oakwald — $11.00 (plus $1 to add tomato and spinach). Photo: McKenzie Rankin/Axios

“This salad is my go-to whenever I’ve just returned from a trip and haven’t had a chance to go grocery shopping yet. It’s hearty, reliable and darn delicious. Just look at those massive pieces of bacon.”  — Ashley Mahoney, reporter

The cobb salad from Pasta and Provisions ($13). Photo: Ashley Mahoney/Axios

Earth & Sea Roll from Saku in Uptown

“I’ve tried multiple items on the menu but the Earth & Sea roll has me in a chokehold. I can’t go there without ordering that. It’s a great light food option that’s packed with flavor and freshness. Plus, it’s a great option if you like slightly cooked sushi.” — Alexis Clinton/Axios

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Earth & Sea Roll ($25) — tempura lobster, asparagus, avocado, cucumber, topped seared filet mignon, spicy aioli, bbq sauce, scallions, tobiko. Photo: Alexis Clinton/Axios

Go deeper: New sushi restaurant Saku now open in Uptown

Doughnuts from Suarez Bakery on Park Road

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If you’re wondering why the doughnuts spell out “CHAR’OTTE” instead of “CHARLOTTE,” watch this Instagram reel. Photo: Laura Barrero/Axios

The Axios Charlotte team hit a huge milestone in April — 300K followers on Instagram. To celebrate, we ordered a box of custom doughnuts from Suarez Bakery and gave away a $300 gift card to one lucky Axios Charlotte newsletter subscriber.

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