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Charlotte Dining Worth Fall-ing For

By: The Local Palate

It’s fall in Charlotte and that can only mean one thing—expertly crafted comfort food. From all corners of the city, chefs are bringing out those warm, inviting flavors reminiscent of a day of crisp autumn air followed by fireside meals. There’s no better way to enjoy the flavors of fall than to indulge in a progressive dinner—from charcuterie to caramel—that allows you to take in the abounding delicacies in Charlotte.

Priding themselves on plentiful boards for a variety of tastes, Babe & Butcher artfully builds charcuterie plates. They blend an array of colorful accouterments ranging from meat and cheese to dried and fresh fruits. Located at historic Camp North End, this spot lets you take your chosen assortment with you as you enjoy a fall-menu cocktail from Black Moth Bars in the Boileryard district.

No foodie journey of Charlotte would be complete without a stop at Suffolk Punch, where wood tones and hanging plants create a beautiful and cozy atmosphere. It sets a perfect scene for enjoying a warm and inviting bowl of lobster mac-n-cheese. Cavatappi pasta is covered in a beer cheese cream sauce with buttered bits of lobster claw and knuckle, creating this perfectly delectable favorite.

After your satisfying meal, take a short drive to Sugar Creek Brewing for their award-winning Belgian Dubbel brewed by master cicerone Joe Vogelbacher. On the palate of this award-winning beverage, alluring aromas of plum and raisin meet flavors dark chocolate and cherry and a lingering caramel undertone on the finish.

For your final course, settle in at Amelie’s French Bakery for a quintessential Charlotte treat: the beloved salted caramel brownie. Gooey, slightly salted caramel sits atop decadent dark chocolate, creating perfectly complementing flavors for a sophisticated take on this dessert favorite. Enjoy alongside a masala chai latte or a creamy hot chocolate, made with house-made dark chocolate syrup, prepared to perfection to round out a fantastic final course.

Autumn exists only a short while, and the time is right to spend it falling for Queen City cuisine.

Start planning your trip at charlottesgotalot.com.

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