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Charlotte, NC Official Visitors Guide

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Page 36 of 89 35 FLAVORS FROM AFAR At the Queen City's many international restaurants, talented chefs treat diners to authentic family recipes. Head to Venezuela with Arepas Grill, and enjoy Peruvian fare from Machu Picchu (the ceviche is a must). For tropical spice, check out Caribbean Hut, featured on the Cooking Channel's "Eden Eats" for dishes like jerk chicken and goat curry. Off Independence Boulevard is a cluster of can't-miss African restaurants. Explore Nigerian dishes like Jollof rice at The Cooking Pot, experience Ethiopian tibs fit-fit at Red Sea Bar & Restaurant and savor dishes like doro wat at East African Cuisine. For Middle Eastern cuisine, La Shish Kebob's chicken shawarma and South Park's YAFO Kitchen's sustainable fare are customer favorites. In Matthews, PePeRo serves traditional Korean dishes and has a full authentic market. Or opt to go Chinese dumpling hunting and seek out The Dumpling Lady food truck. Those craving pho can find the traditional Vietnamese soup along South Boulevard with stops at Vietnam Grille and Saigon Palace. Then wrap up with a banh mi sandwich from Crispy Bánh Mì. Paul Verica's storied career culminated at Heritage Food & Drink with farm-to-table dishes like duck breast with chard, zucchini, blackberries and lavender. Taste what's next for the James Beard Foundation Award semifinalist with his move to Elizabeth. A final nod goes to Jim Noble of Noble Food and Pursuits. At e King's Kitchen, proceeds from the nonprofit restaurant's Southern-inspired dishes go toward feeding the hungry. Or taste the smoke in wood-fired fare like the duck breast or Heritage Farms pork chops at Rooster's Wood-Fired Kitchen (Uptown and South Park). 1 Milk Bread at Kindred 2 Price's Chicken Coop 3 Shai Fargian of YAFO Kitchen 4 The King's Kitchen 5 Matthew Krenz of The Asbury 6 Qian Zhang of The Dumpling Lady 5 6

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