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Best Restaurants Near The Pride Charlotte Festival

August 13, 2012 6:00 AM

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Whether it’s before or after Pride 2012, you are bound to get hungry at some point. Visit these local restaurants for great food and drink specials when that time comes. Whether looking for breakfast, brunch, dinner or late-night snacks, these Uptown Charlotte picks have you covered.

 Best Restaurants Near The Pride Charlotte Festival

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300 East
300 E Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28203
(704) 332-6507

For an upscale brunch or dinner in the Dilworth community, 300 East is ready to serve. The restaurant provides specialties such as a crab cake benedict ($14) or prosciutto and melon pizza ($12) in a historic renovated home. Chef Kristine Schmidt also provides seasonal delights such as butternut squash soup with gorgonzola and balsamic chicken over summer panzanella. Sunday drink specials include mimosas and half-priced bottles of wine. Parking is available in the Street Car Station lot behind the restaurant or along the street. Sunday brunch hours run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Amelie’s French Bakery (Uptown)
300 S Tryon St
Charlotte, NC 28202
(704) 376-1782

Amelie’s originally made its appearance in the NoDa district. Due to the popularity of its daily baked goods and European-style coffee, Amelie’s opened a second location in Uptown. Grab a quick bite to eat and a latte on your way to Pride. With croissants for only $3 and breakfast sandwiches (made with fresh baguettes) under $5, you don’t want to miss this stop. It is open on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

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Mimosa Grill
327 S Tryon St
Charlotte, NC 28202
(704) 343-0700

If you are looking for a “fill me up” before attending the festival on Sunday, Mimosa Grill has the goods. For $20 per person, the Sunday Brunch Buffet features many tasty treats from organic scrambled eggs to a cast-iron cobbler for dessert. Mimosa’s also offers half-priced bottles of wine on Sundays to accompany your brunch. If you miss brunch, come to dinner for pecan-crusted trout and hickory-grilled steaks. For a Southern twist on a global dish, visit Mimosa before or after Pride. Sunday brunch hours are 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. and dinner hours are 5 p.m. until 9 p.m.

 Best Restaurants Near The Pride Charlotte Festival

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Phil’s New York Deli & Tavern
105 E 5th St
Charlotte, NC 28202
(704) 347-0035

For a sandwich and fries served late night until 2 a.m., check out Phil’s New York Deli & Tavern. Build your own sandwich with a side of sweet potato fries or try the appetizer sampler for your choice of two items. Most dishes are under $10 so you can really explore your options without emptying your wallet. With its Uptown location, grab a companion and stroll over as you leave Pride on Saturday or Sunday night. Share an appetizer and hit the dance floor at this spot.

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Tavern on the Tracks
1411 S Tryon St
Charlotte, NC 28203
(704) 372-0782

For a menu served until bar close (2 a.m.), take a ride to Tavern on the Tracks. Daily drink specials, including $4 shots, accompany the late-night menu for after-hours fun and affordability. If you can’t decide what to eat, try the Tavern sampler which includes ribs, toasted ravioli and wings for under $12. Located in the South End, Tavern has been home to sports fans since 2002. Parking is limited, but it is conveniently located close to the light rail (Bland Street station) for those who responsibly decide to drink and not drive.

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Kate Heaton has literally lived up to her college mascot the Soaring Seahawk, as a flight attendant and graduate of UNC Wilmington, with a degree in Sociology and Communication Studies. When she is not soaring above clouds or at her base assignment in Roanoke, she resides in her hometown of Charlotte. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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