South End/Dil­worth

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In­dian. The beauty of this his­toric Dil­worth bun­ga­low com­ple­ments this restau­rant’s in­no­va­tive, health­ful In­dian haute cuisine. Ex­pect ex­quis­ite plates and strong, de­li­cious fla­vors. L and D (daily). www. cop­per­restau­ 311 East Blvd., 704.333.0063. Map 1 C6


Medit­er­an­nean. Pro­pri­etor Gior­gio Bakat­sias (also, a 2014 James Beard semi­fi­nal­ist for Out­stand­ing Restau­ra­teur) runs this place that puts em­pha­sis on “fresh from the farm” food in its wood-fired shared plates. The menu is all-en­com­pass­ing, run­ning the gamut from Spanish oc­to­pus to Scot­tish sal­mon. Don’t over­look the in­trigu­ing cock­tails like the Fig with bour­bon, OJ and thyme. See? Its name may say “Kid,” but its pre­sen­ta­tions are any­thing but rudi­men­tary. L and D (daily). www.face­ 1608 East Blvd., 704.208.4148.


Raw. Of­fer­ing raw, ve­gan food for break­fast and lunch, this little gem is known for its “lu­nasagna,” a raw ver­sion of lasagna made with zuc­chini noo­dles, sun-dried to­mato sauce, mush­rooms and a raw ve­gan cashew-basil cheese. The veg­gie burger (served warm) is a good place to start if you’re new to ve­gan food. B and L (daily), D (M-Sa). www. lu­nasliv­ingk­ 2000 South Blvd., 704.333.0008. Map 1 C6


Ital­ian. This fam­ily-style Ital­ian restau­rant serves tra­di­tional dishes from Naples. Think braised beef ag­nolotti, zuppa di mare or piz­zas like the Sal­s­ic­cia with onions, Ital­ian sausage and Gor­gonzola. L (M-Sa), D (daily), brunch (Su).­cianosi­ 1910 South Blvd., 980.833.1484. Map 1 B6


Greek. A Greek de­light that could make you for­get you aren’t next to the Aegean Sea, this South End cafe is pop­u­lar among Greek en­thu­si­asts and new­com­ers, alike. Or­ganic cof­fee, bougatsa and more are on the menu. Open Tu-F 7 am-9 pm, Sa 8:30 am-9 pm, Su 10 am-7 pm. www.moc­co­ 4004 South Blvd., 980.207.0508.


Ja­panese/Sushi. A South­ern ap­proach to Asian cuisine means din­ers get tra­di­tional Ja­panese fla­vors and sushi rolls as well as fu­sions like spicy se­same pork belly and sashimi tacos. D (daily). 2000 South Blvd., 704.594.1922.


New South­ern. It’s not of­ten that an epiphany at the peak of Mount Kil­i­man­jaro can lead to one of the hottest restau­rants in Char­lotte. But, The Sum­mit Room is proof that it can hap­pen. A farm­house dé­cor and South­ern-in­spired menu com­bine to cre­ate one of the most unique din­ing ex­pe­ri­ences in the Char­lotte area. At the cen­ter of it all are the seven sum­mits them­selves—seven spe­cialty cock­tails named af­ter some of the high­est moun­tain peaks in the world. D (M-Sa). www.the­sum­ 1531 East Blvd., 980.237.2227. Map 2 C6


South­ern. This Asheville-based eatery, known for its invit­ing at­mos­phere and farm-to­fork New South cuisine, has made its way to South End. For a sta­ple, try

the South­ern-fried-chicken BLT—a crispy, hor­mone-free chicken, ap­ple cider ba­con, di­jon­naise, let­tuce and to­mato—with a req­ui­site side of fried okra. L and D (daily), brunch (Sa-Su). www.tu­pelo­hon­ey­ lo­ca­tion/char­lotte. 1820 South Blvd., 980.225.9175. Map 1 C6

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