Cards at the BELK BOWL - Where to Eat and What to Do in Charlotte! [Food & Dining]

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Here are some of the highlights of Uptown (but not just Epicentre):

 
All the big chain restaurants are here, places like Sullivan’s Steak House, Capital Grill, McCormick and Schmick’s.  
 
Best Hang Out Watering Hole:
Whiskey River – Come on, it features tiny baby corn dogs, Dale Jr. Chicken Tenders and Dirty Mo’s Cheese Sticks.  Some other places to try: 
  • Cosmos
  • Black Finn Saloon
  • Bar Charlotte
  • Dixie’s Tavern
  • Hooligan’s
  • Connolly’s on Fifth
Best Italian in Uptown:
  • Luce - $17-26 per entrée, a couple of recommendations:  Chitarra, $17, fresh spaghetti, fresh tomatoes, garlic & basil.  Also try Mare, $25, linguini, lobster, scallops, shrimp, calamari, clams, mussels & cherry tomato
Another Must Sample:
  • Mert’s Heart and Soul Restaurant - Southern Soul Food.  The food is really good, but the “nanner pudding” (banana pudding) is amazing!!!

Gotta Dance Location:
  • Music Factory – music venue with restaurants
 
Touristy Sites in Uptown:
  • The NASCAR Hall of Fame - exactly what you'd expect, it's in Uptown Charlotte
  • Discovery Place Museum - Mummy exhibit going on Uptown
  • Lavine Museum of Art for the New South
  • Mint Museum of Art - near Uptown