Last week-end found me greatly anticipating a trip to Corkbuzz Wine Studio in Charlotte. They have another location in New York City so needless to say, I had great expectations! I made a reservation on Open Table and arrived on time. The bar was full but most tables were open. They wanted to give a table right in front of the door. I was told by the hostess they were overbooked but she would check. She found a better table and we were greeted by our server. He was friendly and told us they were doing well with only 3 servers……uh oh! They do offer 35 wines by the glass and over 150 bottles along with appetizers and main courses. The wine was good but the food was lacking. The cheese and meat platter was good but the ribeye was greatly lacking in flavor and was greatly overpriced. Service was slow and we left not feeling overly impressed. So we headed down Fairview to one of my Charlotte favorites, Foxcroft Wine Co. The staff is so friendly so we had their world famous donuts which are not to be missed! Last stop of the night was Petite Philipe on Selwyn which is always on point! Excellent staff with great wine selections.
Lastly, for those of you who live in Charlotte, make sure to seek out Joe’s Doughs. This young guy is making world class donuts and sells them at Charlotte Daily Press a couple of times a month. Always a line and they sell out in about 40 minutes but so worth it! Also, follow Hex Coffee who are also doing pop ups in Charlotte. They make stellar coffee and homemade waffles!
Have a great week! xo