Midnight Diner Charlotte NC

Photo courtesy of Midnight Diners Facebook page

Every year I have to go to Charlotte, NC for a MRI on my back. While we are there, I always try to find a new restaurant to try out. My Appointment time was earlier this year, so when we got finished it was not breakfast time and not quite dinner time either. At any rate, since we was in between we decided to grab some brunch! We found a cool little place right in the middle of Uptown Charlotte called The Midnight Diner. I absolutely love these old diners cars and we just had to try it out. Continue reading “Midnight Diner Charlotte NC”

Mac’s Speed Shop | Matthews, NC

This week the wife and I had a few hours to spend to our self. What do you do when you have a date night with your wife? You go look at houses right? Well that is what we do anyways. We were looking for ideas to get our creative juices flowing for our upcoming house build. Somehow, we ended up in Matthews NC. We quickly searched for local restaurants and came across Macs Speed shop. I have heard good things before about Macs Speed Shop, so we decided to give it a try. Continue reading “Mac’s Speed Shop | Matthews, NC”

The Cheesecake Factory Charlotte NC

Go for the Cheesecake but stay for the yummy food at The Cheesecake Factory!

My wife and I have been trying to eat at The Cheesecake Factory in Charlotte, NC for years. Every time we would try, there would be a long wait. I am not talking about an hour wait, no we are talking about a two-hour wait. I was thinking, this place must be good. Continue reading “The Cheesecake Factory Charlotte NC”

The Loose Moose Cottage Concord NC

Great Wolf Lodge Concord, NC

Fancy buffet dining inside Great Wolf Lodge at The Loose Moose Cottage

I have, to be honest with you, I am not a big fan of buffets. Especially the franchise restaurants you go to like Golden Corral and Ryan’s, yeah not a fan of those. Most of the time the food is bland, and taste like it all came out of a can. What I am a fan of, though, is buffets at little country restaurants. The quality is better and the place is usually cleaner. Now on a recent overnight stay at Great Wolf Lodge (Click link for that post) in Concord, NC, we ate at a buffet restaurant. This is the review of The Loose Moose Cottage in Concord, NC. Continue reading “The Loose Moose Cottage Concord NC”

Park Place Restaurant Pineville, NC

Park Place Restaurant Pineville, NC

American, Greek-inspired comfort food at Park Place Restaurant.

A few months ago I was out with my family and we were in search of a place to eat for dinner. What we wanted was something quick and cheap, so we decided on Showmars in Pineville, NC. Meanwhile, we passed right by a diner that looked like a local establishment. It looked like a place I would love to try. That place was Park Place Restaurant in Pineville, NC. Continue reading “Park Place Restaurant Pineville, NC”

7 Must-Try Restaurants in Waynesville, NC

Clyde's Dinner decorated for fall
Clyde’s dinner in Waynesville, NC decorated for fall

If you are in Waynesville, NC these are 7 Must-Try Restaurants

I have stated many times that Western North Carolina is one of my favorite places to visit. There is something about that part of the Smoky Mountains that has a special place in my heart. It could be the childhood memories that I have experienced there. Or like a close friend of mine said when talking about a restaurant we both have been going to since childhood and now the food has gone down,”It is not really about the food for me anymore but about the atmosphere and tradition.” Either way, food and places we visit as a child hold special places in people’s heart. It is a way of connecting those memories with the past. Even if the food or place is not as good, you still like to visit it for the memories. Each time I have visited Maggie Valley, NC, we also visited nearby Waynesville. Waynesville is similar in style to Asheville, NC, but on a smaller scale. There are many really cool and unique shops located in downtown Waynesville. There just as many awesome restaurants throughout the town too. This is my list of 7 Must-Try Restaurants in Waynesville, NC. Continue reading “7 Must-Try Restaurants in Waynesville, NC”

Clyde’s Dinner Waynesville, NC

Clyde’s Dinner, where the home folks eat

Clyde's Restaurant where the home folks eat
Where the Home Folks Eat

This week we stopped by a restaurant in Waynesville, NC. According to the menu located in the restaurant, this is “where the home folks eat. These are the places we love going to. Clyde’s Dinner looked like an awesome place to try out and they made us feel like home folks too. Continue reading “Clyde’s Dinner Waynesville, NC”