Charlotte City Guide

2018

Charlotte, NC Official Visitors Guide

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38 Charlotte City Guide 2018 Which dish do you recommend to first-time visitors? Rotisserie chicken with a side of natural jus and house-made garlic aïoli—so simple, but so decadent. Most people think of us as a barbecue restaurant, and we are so much more than that. Our philosophy is if it can go in the rotisserie, it goes in the rotisserie. Describe City Smoke's aesthetic. City Smoke is more of a bistro-style restaurant. Casual, a little loud, lots of energy and bustle, both in the front of the house and the back of the house. And with the open kitchen and the seating at the kitchen bar, you really can feel the energy of the kitchen from your barstool. We have guests who strike up conversation with our chefs because they really are right there. What's the flavor of the modern South? e modern South is taking what we grew up on—the classics—and evolving them: fresh, herb-roasted rotisserie brisket, instead of smoking it, and elevating deviled eggs from just mayo and paprika to pickled mustard seed and candied bacon. It's also fusing cuisines. We are travelers and food lovers at heart, and we enjoy bringing the flavors from our travels into our kitchens. Which dish do you recommend to first-time visitors? Our bestseller is our hand-cut, 8-ounce filet, but my favorite thing on the menu is the dry-aged long-bone ribeye. It's a monstrous steak. What will always be on your menu? Being a steakhouse, we'll never go away from our signature steaks, but we're expanding our offering to include a new bone-in part of the menu. ese selections have a heightened, more-intense flavor profile and an overall better steak experience. We also take great pride in our seafood program. We have seafood flown in from a fish market in Boston every day. It's some of the freshest fish in Charlotte, bar none. What do you love about your South End location? We're celebrating 20 years in 2018—and these kinds of anniversaries don't come around very oen in the restaurant business. In this particular location, we've seen quite a transformation in those two decades. e neighborhood is booming, the light rail is right there and there are a ton of young people. With our new leadership team and recent renovations, we're looking forward to rejuvenating the Sullivan's brand in the Charlotte market as we reintroduce our fine-dining steakhouse experience to this clientele. CITY SMOKE Briana Cohen, General Manager and Wine Director SULLIVAN'S STEAKHOUSE Shawn Kelly, General Manager

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