beignets from Fig Tree

Beignets from Fig Tree are among our favorite pleasures.
Beignets from Fig Tree are among our favorite pleasures … The restaurant is in the historic Elisabeth area near Uptown Charlotte … our recommendation is to enjoy wine, appetizers, and desert at the bar … These beignets are so good that if you google “beignets from Fig Tree” there are 11,000 results.

This photo was taken 1601 East 7th Street. Following is a link to the Fig Tree restaurant.

theme day is upside down

Theme day, upside down chairs
Theme day is upside down this month .. literally and figuratively. Our literal contribution is this photo of chairs turned upside down so the floor can be moped. Check out yesterday’s post to see my figurative interpretation. Actually, I found this theme difficult because there are not many things upside down in my life (smile).

Follow this link to enjoy interpretations of the theme from around the world … July 2015 Gallery – Upside Down.

This photo was taken at one of the restaurants on East Boulevard in historic Dilworth near uptown Charlotte.

couple enjoying the view

A couple enjoying the view of Uptown Charlotte
Recently I took this photo of a couple enjoying the view of Uptown Charlotte. I thought they made a good follow-up to the bridal photo shoot shared yesterday. Better yet I’ll will an eye out for a family with children or a mature couple holding hands as they stroll. There are all sorts of follow-up photos for a bridal photo shoot (smile).

This photo was taken at the Fahrenheit rooftop lounge at 222 South Caldwell Street in Uptown Charlotte.

fire pit at Fahrenheit rooftop lounge

The fire pit at Fahrenheit rooftop lounge in Uptown Charlotte
On a recent evening out I took this photo of a fire pit at Fahrenheit rooftop lounge. Interestingly the fire pit is enjoyable even in May however I suspect they will have to turn them off by June or July.

This photo was taken at 222 S Caldwell Street. Following is a link to the website for Chef Rocco Whale at the Fahrenheit. His website says he also has made the 2011 list of best food trucks in the nation. The website also says the Fahrenheit food truck is available for your party. Connie asked if they will park on the roof (smile).

futo buta ramen restaurant

A photo of a futo .. actually the futo buta ramen restaurant  in the South End near Uptown Charlotte
This a photo of a futo … actually the futo buta ramen restaurant soon to open in the South End next to the Bland Station on the Light Rail … I took the photo because I liked the play on words … however we also plan to try the restaurant … their Facebook page says … Everything Plus Noodles!

Note that they have a really nice outdoor patio with lantern lighting.

Bernardins Fine Dinning

Bernardins Fine Dinning in Uptown Charlotte
When we want a great meal or a conversation with good friends we choose Bernardins Fine Dinning which is on the ground level of the Ratcliffe condos. Interestingly the restaurant is in the historic Ratcliffe Flowers building. When the condos were built they moved the flower shop across the street, build the 10 story condo complex while leaving a spot for the flower shop, then after construction was complete they moved the flower shop back into place. Very cool way to preserve and incorporate the original architecture. Over time the building housed a restaurant called Ratcliffe on the Green and then later Bernardins (pronounced Bernard-ins).

The photo was taken at 435 South Tyron. Also, here is a link to the Bernardins website.