Downtown Charlotte has few choices for a daytime lunch, but City Tavern is a good choice. They have typical American fare - burgers, sandwiches, salads - and it is all serviceable. It can get packed quickly, so go early or make a reservation. It will run you about $10 - 15 for a lunch with a beverage and tip.
I went to Arpa several times for business dinners and I was less than impressed both times. The food is average, the service very spotty and once you have ordered enough food to fill you up, you have very expensive meal that is totally unmemorable.
A friend of mine referred me to Sig Samuel years ago and I have to say when I pulled up I was skeptical. The building is not much to look at, and they have an interesting organizational scheme inside, but they could not be friendlier and they are amazing at cleaning clothes. We have been going there for years, and they always remember what kind of starch my husband wants in his shirts. Great service.
My cat has been a patient of Dr Hamilton at GVS since a cancer diagnosis earlier this year. They are super nice here, and while my kitty does not enjoy going there, I feel like she is in capable hands. She was referred here over UGA. They are a specialty & emergency vet, and for the oncology, you will need a referral from your regular vet. Not sure about other chronic illnesses but you can check out their website or call.
I have been a dermatology consumer for years, and Dr K is the best! He is super friendly and I never have to wait long to see him. Their offices are nice and clean, the staff nice, and they always have the latest products and technology.
Few people love going to the dentist, but I do love going to Dr. Baumrind. He is a delight, and his staff are all so nice and kind. His new office is nice and clean. The best part of going there is the new machine where they make crowns onsite so there no waiting with a temporary crown and the fit is very precise.
Importico's/ Miss Smarty Pants is a darling store on Magazine shop, bursting at the seams with all sorts of gifts, mostly New Orleans themed. From every fleur de lis product you can think of to little shotgun house plaques, Miss Smarty Pants will not disappoint you. This block of Magazine is full of cute little stores, but Miss Smarty Pants had much more reasonably priced fare.
Giggleberries is a tiny store packed with lots of cute women's accessories. From jewelry to fleur de lis flip flops and other shoes, you'll easily find something for the special lady in your life here.
Sucre is a darling pastry shop on Magazine Street which specializes in French Macaroons. These are not the coconut macaroons you are probably used to, rather airy meringue cookie sandwiches with a flavored filling. They are wonderfully delicious and hard to find outside of Europe. A box of 8 macaroons runs $12 - but you will enjoy every penny's worth.
I have no idea who these 5 guys are but they are burger geniuses! They are cooked to perfection, juicy and delicious. They claim that there are no freezers in their restaurants, and I believe them, everything tastes fresh and yummy.