It struck me as funny that Jeff Elder made a list of Charlotte’s best coffee shops for his social media blog … old meets new in the social networking world … BTW, I like Amelie’s!

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I’m an independent social media consultant again — after a year in corporate America leading social media for a Fortune 50 company. That means Charlotte’s coffee shops are some of my places of business once more. (Along with my home office in Dilworth and the places where I consult.) So I’ve been running through my list of favorite Charlotte coffee shops. (I wish I could call them cafes, but not all really are. What is this, Paris?) These are my Top 10. I fully anticipate a heated debate. Free refills on the arguments.

via Jeff Elder on social media: 10 Best Coffee Shops in Charlotte.

 

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Restaurants to try in 2011 … thanks Helen for a list!

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Now, for 2011, I’m anticipating:

The much-rumored filling of several available spaces, including (but hardly limited to) uptown and the north, plus bursts of activity in south Charlotte. For example, if leases go through, look for:

Delta’s to go into the former G.W. Fins space on North Tryon Street, opening in June with a live-music supper club kind of vibe (R&B and jazz) and a menu duplicating the New Jersey original, with Cajun and other Southern fare.

AZN Restaurant, spun from a Florida original by the folks who also have Silk in Atlanta, to go into a new spot in Piedmont Town Center; it’s a Chinese-Japanese-Thai-Korean-Vietnamese-sushi concept.

The Diamond. This home cooking spot in Plaza Midwood, the revamping of a Charlotte classic, is slated to open this month, I’m told. It might. I – along with a legion of others, if one looks at Facebook – am ready!

And, it follows logically, the Penguin: It will be fascinating to see what happens when this storied landmark burger-etc. place reopens under new management, as it is slated to do Saturday. Those who followed the neighborhood-classic throwdown know that emotions run high about these last two places and that loyalties are at stake, not just foodstuffs.

Barbecue from longtime Charlotte restaurateur Frank Scibelli in Plaza Midwood – and though chef Jim Noble has his hands full between his Rooster’s and King’s Kitchen, I’m going to continue to keep an eye on his love of barbecue and where that might go.

via Charlotte’s best new restaurants of 2010 – CharlotteObserver.com.