Food, Racing & More
A True "Racer" Joint...
McCann's is a Mooresville underdog story. Tommy McCann, a second generation racer, started this place out of a small trailer. It has now become THE spot for race teams that operate at or near the Mooresville Dragway complex.
9360 W Nc Highway 152, Mooresville, NC
Sunday Brunch? YESSSSSSS
This NoDa area cajun place has the best Sunday Brunch
Boudreaux's Louisiana Kitchen
501 E 36th St
Best Fried Chicken in Charlotte?
Chime in on our facebook page and let us know. We say it's at Price's Chicken Coop at the south edge of Uptown Charlotte. The little brick building serves take-out only customers, and lots of them!
Price's Chicken Coop
1614 Camden Road
Charlotte, NC 28203
Good local greek eats near the track...
Gateway to Athens
360 Exchange Street NW - George W Liles Parkway Concord, NC
As Local as Local Gets In K-Town
Southern Meat and Three Heaven can be found in Kannapolis, NC. If you are looking for a quick place, nothing fancy, this is your place. Straight up Home Cookin'. Real good Sausage Gravy Biscuits for Breakfast.
1870 South Main Street
Local Spot Where the Beer is COLLLDDDD
A local hangout that has been around forever. No place around has better cold beer. They serve good little pizza's (bar-style) wtih fresh ingredients. Good food and cheap too! It's a local hangout for our pal Mike Herman, Jr.
Stag N' Doe
1770 Highway 29 S
China Grove, NC
The Racer's Bakery
Racer Eric Coomes has opened a local bakery that has in a short time become a local favorite in Harrisburg. Granny Mac's is just a few minutes away from the track too! Check it out!
Granny Mac's Bake Shop
5040 Hwy 49 S
The Hall of Fame
It's the coolest race destination in Charlotte and a must see for anyone visiting the area. If you haven't been, you are missing something truly special. click here
Our Matthew Dillner is the mayor of this brilliant food find. So close to the track you can taste it! If you don't like Rosario's, you don't like NY pizza. This family owned joint has one of the best slices in NC. Sneaky menu too that includes great italian dishes and surprisingly tasty calamari. Caprese slice or Grandma slice is a must. The new Bruscetta slick has become as favorite as well as the sausage and pepper special slice. The Large Panini's are made with their homemade bread. NASCAR Teams freqent this slice of heaven. If you don't go to this place during Charlotte Race Weeks, I feel bad for you!
5303 Poplar Tent Road, Concord, NC
The Speakeasy Alehouse
This is MD's favorite new food find in the historic downtown part of Concord. It's hidden away, but sometimes hidden finds are the best. Don't go to this bar and grill expecting typical bar and grill foods. Most of the menu items that chef/owner Adam Lewis dishes up have unique culinary twists that make the Speakeasy a true original.
MD's Favs: Try the BBQ Rootbeer Empanadas. Yeah, they are basically smokey BBQ Donuts! Amazing. Also the Hop-Along Cassidy, a burger w/ Red Pepper Relish balanced w/ a slice of cream cheese. Also the Bacon-wrapped Veal Meatloaf over mashed potatoes served open-faced and smothered in gravy. Foodgasm!
9 Union Street North, Concord, NC
Cabo Fish Taco
A fun great hipster joint in Charlotte that has a menue exploding with creativity. Word of mouth has made this place a cult favorite with area foodies. Everything is good, but of course, try the fish tacos. Try the Tavarua Tuna Tacos... an unusual spicy/sweet asian twist in this baja eatery.
3201 North Davidson Street, Charlotte, NC
This is my favorite Barbecue place in the Charlotte area. It's not your typical Carolina Style BBQ. It offers tastes of different regions. I love their brisket. They put concentration on their smoke... something a lot of area bbq joints dont do anymore.
1401 Central Avenue Charlotte, NC 28205
There is no question that this is one of the best TRUE NY places in NC. Great bagels are the foundation of this Huntersville Hot Spot. The Bagel Sandwiches, piled high with delicious cold-cuts, are another reason they keep coming back. Breakfast or lunch, it's a must!
9815 Sam Furr Road
Huntersville, NC 28078
This homestyle cookin' gem is a hidden find. Minutes outside of Uptown Charlotte, the plain exterior hosts a cute, inviting atmosphere inside that warms you as much as their famed Chicken n Dumplins. The Cajun Meatloaf is another favorite.
1220 Thomas Ave
Fine dining in a casual setting in popular Birkdale Village. Red Rocks is very popular in the racing scene and known as one of the best places to eat in the area. The dishes are named after racing and local sports personalities. The question is... when will MD get a dish named after him? It's a must!
8712 Lindholm Drive, Huntersville, NC
Fan of the ol' Penguin? Well, after a management change, this restaurant is the REAL Penguin now. A hipster joint that does it all. Try a burger with their homemade pimento cheese. Menu features classics and eclectic options too!
1901 Commonwealth Ave, Charlotte, NC
Ciro's Italian Restaurant
Great Italian restaurant in the University area of Charlotte. Paolo, the owner, often walks around playing his accordian. It's a favorite of Jack Roush and the place of Jack's first meeting with Greg Biffle. 8927 J M Keynes Drive, Charlotte, NC
Concord Family Restaurant
This is a great food find! In this old Triangle shaped building sits one of the best dive-finds in NC. Concord Diner, as it is referred to by many locals, is a breakfast paradise (offered 24/7. The lunches and dinners are great too. The place is run by two brothers from NY, Gus and Pete. From Challah Bread French Toast, Pastrami sandwiches, to Ya-Ya's deserts... it gets big-ups on the yum-scale!
921 Concord Parkway North , Concord, NC
If you are visiting the NASCAR Hall of Fame and don't eat lunch here, it is a sin. Great Southern cooking, served cafateria style.
300 S Brevard St # 4, , Charlotte, NC
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