Plaza Midwood To Host New Outdoor Urban Market


The Plaza-Midwood community is to be host to a new Urban Market every Saturday during the Month of  December.   The Urban Market will feature local artists, artisans and performers. The weekly event will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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          Midwood Market in Charlotte NC

Here is a list of participating businesses:

**Legion Brewing ** Okra ** Gumbo: The Store ** Moxie Mercantile                 Common Market ** Whiskey Warehouse ** Vizionz ** Boris & Natasha           Stash Pad ** The Diamond ** Petra’s ** 1213 Studio ** House Of Africa
City Supply Co. ** The Pizza Peel Plaza Midwood **  Zada Jane’s **
Ace Custom Tattoo  ** The Workman’s Friend ** High Life Smoke USA
Social Status ** Buffalo Exchange ** Charlotte Tattoo Company
Nova*s Bakery ** FUEL Pizza ** CLTCH ** 1510 Antiques and Consignments
Century Vintage/ Patchwerk Playhaus ** Reggae Central ** Soul Gastrolounge
Snug Harbor ** The Peculiar Rabbit – A Jackalopes Restaurant
Two Scoops Creamery ** Midwood Pies **Armada Skate Shop **Open Door Studios ** Midwood Guitar Studio



Delicious Second Helping Now Served In East Charlotte

There are quite a few new restaurants and cafes popping up along the Central Avenue, East Charlotte corridor.   The Second Helping Carry Out and Catering Kitchen, located at 2903-C  Central Ave., brings a wonderful combination of delicious “eats” and  special connections to the local community.

Family style meals is the specialty being shared each week at Second Helping.  The menu is chocked full of  southern favorites like shrimp and grits, fried chicken, meat loaf and cornbread. And don’t forget they offer vegetarian entrees too!!  The homestyle, made from scratch, vegetarian sides include collard greens, southern cooked greenbeans and lots more. To round out  the amazing meals provided at this shop, Second Helping has now partnered with Neet’s Sweets to  offer incredible desserts.  Now that’s a truly yummy duo!!

Customers can come by Second Helping  Monday thru Friday 11a -2p or 4:30 – 7p  to pick up their meal. Pre-ordered  meals can  be delivered to one of three Charlotte locations. Second Helping also offers catering services to  community residents and organizations.   Their catering service include Box Lunches, Buffet spreads and Custom Event options.  And no matter how you have your “second helping” served it will be prepared by caring hands!!

Desserts by Neet Sweets

The delicious meals prepared at Second Helping are not the only special offerings of this amazing kitchen. The Second Helping mission is to offer  supportive employment opportunities to women working to create new futures after incarceration.  These ladies are working together to  provide”Food for the Soul” as they say and build a beautiful future.

To find out what’s on the menu today, order a meal or share a donation  please visit Second Be sure to join them on FaceBook for updates and news about the Second Helping Kitchen.

East Charlotte Residents Speak On Studio Charlotte at Central Avenue Location

Great to see East Charlotte Residents speaking out about their thoughts regarding this proposal for the old Eastland Mall property   What is your view?  What do you think should happen with this property.  One thing is for sure is MUST change… SOON!!


Diners Drive-Ins and Dives – East Charlotte Style

I just came across these two videos from the Food Network show Diners Drive-Ins and Dives.  It is one of my favorites to watch and I was really thrilled to see these two East Charlotte restaurants showcased by Guy Fieri!!   Have you visited either of these two places…what is your favorite item on the menu??   Jake’s Good Eats is located on Albermarle Rd and Landmark Restaurant Diner is over on Central Ave. East Charlotte has a wonderful range of places to get a great meal… What are your favorites??   I would love to feature them here!!

Jakes Good Eats
LandMark Restaurant Diner