AMELIE’S FRENCH BAKERY—
Bakery. This inviting lounge and bakery is open 24 hours (NoDa location), which means you’ve got time to savor everything on the authentic, indulgent menu, including savory tartines, flaky pastries, fresh squeezed juices, precious petit fours and the infamous salted caramel brownies. Hours vary by location. www.ameliesfrenchbakery.com. 2424 N. Davidson St., 704.376.1781 Map 1 D5; 380 S. College St., 704.899.0088. Map 2 F5; 7715 Pineville Matthews Road, 704.376.1782.
CABO FISH TACO—
Mexican. This NoDa “Baja Seagrill” serves its title dish in addition to tasty quesadillas, burritos and salads in a fun, surf-themed atmosphere. Great margaritas and an eclectic crowd. L and D (daily). www. cabofishtaco.com. 3201 N. Davidson St., 704.332.8868. Map 1 D5
Southern. Honoring the traditions of this Southern mill town, Haberdish offers up potluck-style dining with plenty of classic sides like okra and grits. It boasts the “best fried chicken in town” and serves up craft cocktails at the bar. D (Tu-Su). www. haberdish.com. 3106 N. Davidson St., 704.817.1084.
REVOLUTION ALE HOUSE—
Pizza. The thin crusts here are piled high with toppings like aged Gouda, organically raised pork and white truffle oil. Don’t forget about the burgers, wraps, salads, wings and more on the menu. L (Th-Su), D (daily). www.revolutionalehouse.com. 3228 N. Davidson St., 704.333.4440. Map 1 D5