Six of the coziest meals our team had in November, plus Miami Heat’s Jimmy Butler’s local coffee order
Two of our journalists and Miami Heat basketball star Jimmy Butler have one thing in common — an affinity for good coffee.
Driving the news: Butler was here for the In-Season Tournament game a few weeks ago against the Hornets. He scored a season-high 32 points to beat the Hornets 111-105.
- While in Charlotte, he stopped by HEX in Camp North End, Night Swim and Alexander Mike’s for dinner before the Hornets game.
Our team and Butler both have been loving HEX. Here are six of the best dishes we ate this month, listed in no particular order.
The ‘nola and yogurt from HEX
One thing about me, I’m gonna order a yogurt bowl. And I’m a big fan of HEX’s. This one has sweet taro yogurt, lots of granola and apples for the seasonal fruit. Protein, carbs, fats (and a light dusting of matcha for fun) — we love to see it! I pair it with an iced latte to balance out the sweetness. — McKenzie Rankin, reporter
Truffle yasai from Menya Daruma
After two weeks of being sick, I needed a little soup for the soul. I was intrigued by a truffle, vegetarian ramen option, and while it was tasty and perfect while I was feeling under the weather, I’d probably opt for the pork option next time. I’m a carnivore. — Ashley Mahoney, reporter
The Lobster King Roll from New Zealand Cafe
I went to New Zealand Cafe for lunch because I wanted a light meal the day after Thanksgiving. It’s one of my favorite spots for the fresh taste and price. I ordered the Lobster King Roll ($16.95) and the Crazy Roll ($8.75). — Alexis Clinton, reporter
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The Karaage Bowl from Silverlake Ramen
I stopped into Silverlake Ramen for a quick bite after a trip to Skiptown. I got the regular-sized Karaage Bowl ($8.75). It’s fried chicken over rice, coated in flavorful teriyaki and spicy aioli. Quick, filling and yummy. — Alexandria Sands, reporter
The avocado tartine and the rice porridge from HEX
We recently stopped into HEX Coffee at Camp North End to work remotely and grab breakfast. My husband and I shared the avocado tartine and the rice porridge — which is rice, pork belly, charred cabbage, fried egg and togarashi for $12. Cozy and rich for a cold morning. — Katie Peralta Soloff, editor
The tagliolini cacio e pepe from Good Food on Montford
The dishes at Good Food on Montford are meant to be shared. Of the six dishes I tried, it’s hard to pick a favorite. The pasta (available in half or whole servings) stands out, but so does the Korean beef ($17), as does the Amy’s bread ($6). Needless to say, I’ll be back for more. — Laura Barrero, editor
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