The Soul of the
Queen City

Enjoy Southern comfort food at Mert’s Heart & Soul, indulge in seasoned crab legs at Seafood Connection or snack on specialty popcorn at It’s Poppin! Gourmet Kettle Korn. After feasting, take in the rich history of Charlotte’s historic Brooklyn neighborhood at the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture.


Breakfast at Ms. Elsie's Caribbean Bed & Breakfast

Wake up to the sound of Caribbean steel drums inside this beloved bed and breakfast. One of the fabulous amenities that’s offered includes a three-course Caribbean breakfast served alongside fresh herbal teas.


PopBar - Photography by Jamey Price
Shopping & Lunch in Plaza Midwood

Start with lunch at Mama’s Caribbean Grill & Bar for an authentic Jamaican meal before heading across the street to Social Status, a coffee shop and boutique sneaker store filled with friendly faces and unique finds.

Explore NoDa

In nearby NoDa, grab a build-your-own gelato popsicle at PopBar or a drink at Roy’s Kitchen & Patio then browse at Curio, Craft & Conjure for jewelry, crystals and more at this unique shop.


Live it Up at Stats Restaurant & Bar

This restaurant and bar is one of the hottest spots for locals and visitors alike to hang out and have a drink. Weekly events include NFL watch parties, live music and social mixers.