Hey, if you're here next week, I might volunteer to drive you to one. Or at least, to the UHOP.
How about this: if anybody buys my book, I'll come back here to write the next one and I'll eat at any 20 Charlotte restaurants you pick for me.
Carolina Fish Camps
Posted 02 March 2004 - 02:03 PM
Posted 02 March 2004 - 04:34 PM
Posted 03 March 2004 - 07:57 PM
I noticed from the picture that the restaurant even has electricity .
No! No! Stop, typing fingers! Don't reply to this thread. Don't get sucked into the vortex of another wasted debate on New Yorkers and their Southern stereotypes! Get away from that keyboard before you point out that Steve is at Lake Wylie, not Siberia, surrounded by the mega-bucks mansions of Tega Cay. Don't type in a suggestion that Charlotte, a rapidly growing urban area located less than 30 minutes from his "remote cabin," is a city filled with both the expected traditional Southern restaurants and fine dining and shopping worthy of any city its size, as well as sizable ethnic populations from Hmong to Peruvian.
Stop, fingers! You don't have time to get into this debate. Just tell Steve it's nice that he's found a fish camp, once a traditional and valued part of Southern life but now endangered. Type that you're glad he's enjoying his stay.
By the way - we still have some real fish camps in and around the Jacksonville area. The ones I've been to always get good write-ups - but I didn't care for them (don't think any of them has changed its cooking oil for at least a decade). Robyn
Posted 04 March 2004 - 03:03 PM
Too tough? Robyn
And lots of conch salad. (Which, I must admit, I always found terribly disappointing.)
Posted 12 March 2004 - 01:15 PM
If you haven't been to the Landmark Restaurant and Diner on Central Avenue in Charlotte, you're missing some of the finest food in town. Portions are awesome, prices are more than fair, and the quality is unbelievable at the price. I can't say that their steaks are the greatest, but just about everything else is unbelievably wonderful.
One of the original three Greek brothers who own the place is the baker. Fresh pastries and challah bread are prepared in the basement bakery several times a week. Their "Big Chocolate Cake" is not to be missed, especially if you're a chocoholic.
When you go in, ask for either of the cousins, Angelo or Angelo (no, really!) and tell them Keith sent you. If you go on Thursday through Sunday evenings, ask for Prakash's section. I've been eating there since I came to town in 1991, and would highly recommend it to anyone (HoddyMoo included!)