May 1, 2024 - Food and Drink

Charlotte's top dishes chosen by our journalists, April 2024

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Pork chop from Sixty Vines. Photo: Laura Barrero/Axios

Our team spent a lot of time dining in South End this month. I know, I know. We've got to mix it up, y'all. But there are so many new businesses sprouting in that neighborhood.

Grilled cheese and frosé from Co-Op

"Summer-like temperatures drove me right to Co-Op for frosé earlier this month. I sampled a couple of flavors and landed on watermelon cucumber; my husband got their signature strawberry." — Brianna Crane, reporter

Go deeper: Charleston-based frosé and sandwich spot opens in South End

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Two sizable frozen drinks and the grilled cheese were around $35 with tip. Photo: Bri Crane/Axios

Burnt ends from Midwood Smokehouse

"I ordered the large plate of burnt ends, which came with two sides for $25. The portion was large enough to feed two people if you want a tasty and cheap date night meal." — Alexis Clinton, reporter.

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Burnt ends from Midwood Smokehouse in Ballantyne. Photo: Alexis Clinton/Axios

The pimento deluxe at Common Market

"They had me at pimento cheese. I savored every bit of homemade pimento cheese with bacon and tomato grilled on sourdough bread." — Ashley Mahoney, reporter

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Pimento deluxe ($9.50). Photo: Ashley Mahoney/Axios

Patatas bravas at Barcelona Wine Bar

"Do I think you can mess up creamy potatoes? No, I do not. However, these are extra incredible. Barcelona's crispy patatas come drizzled in salsa brava and garlic aioli. Enjoy at the bar with a cocktail." — Alexandria Sands, reporter

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Patatas bravas ($8) Photo: Alex Sands/Axios

The PB&Jacked protein shake from Project Lean Nation

"A fave of mine to sip during a rail trail walk, the PB&Jacked packs 42 grams of protein and tastes more like a dessert, so you won't hear me complaining. On Fridays, you can get 'em for 25% off." — McKenzie Rankin, reporter

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PB&Jacked protein shake from Project Lean Nation in South End ($10.71). Photo: McKenzie Rankin/Axios

The pork chop from Sixty Vines

"The only thing better than my meal was the service at Sixty Vines. I visited with my book club and we all felt like celebrities with the level of care and attention to detail." — Laura Barrero, editor

Go deeper: New restaurant Sixty Vines to open in South End with 60 wines on tap

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Pork chop with roasted tri-color carrots, sage brown butter, pistachio & peppadew romesco ($23). Photo: Laura Barrero/Axios

Scallops from Restaurant Constance

"When I was back in Charlotte recently, I met some girlfriends at Restaurant Constance for a treat-yourself-Tuesday dinner. We all took advantage of the $65 for three courses, a Tuesday-Wednesday deal that gets you an appetizer, entrée and dessert. I got the scallops, which were flavorful and elegant." — Katie Peralta Soloff, editor

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Photo: Katie Peralta Soloff/Axios

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