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Famous Toastery – Charlotte, NC

Famous Toastery – Charlotte, NC

Famous Toastery – 2400 Park Road, Charlotte NC 28203 We were out and about in Charlotte and decided to stop by the Famous Toastery for a bite to eat.  They have claim on Best Breakfast and Brunch for over a decade.  We felt it would be great to bring the Banter along and share our experience.  The Famous Toastery was founded in 2005 right here in Huntersville NC by Brian Bruchill and Robert Maynard.  Started in … Read entire article »

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Charlotte Banter Adventure – Lake Norman Quarry on a Snow Day!

Charlotte Banter Adventure – Lake Norman Quarry on a Snow Day!

Written by The Adventurer Sunday Football has come to a close. Winter doldrums setting in. Not.  Can’t happen. Won’t happen. What do the great outdoors of Greater Charlotte and the regional Carolinas have to offer? What can the true adventurer at heart do with himself and brag about it at the nine to fiver the next day? What can the adventurer accomplish that few men have gone before? What few have done.  What few have seen. More importantly, what … Read entire article »

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Out and About: Super G International Market /Charlotte NC

Out and About: Super G International Market /Charlotte NC

Target:  Super G International Market Location:  7323 E Independence Blvd, Charlotte NC 28227 What’s There:  This is the place to go shopping for those hard to find unique ingredients when you are cooking International recipes or you are bored and want to check out something different.   One of the 2013 new year’s resolutions we had made this year was to experiment with different cuisines. We didn’t know what type of cuisines we wanted to experiment with. Just something … Read entire article »

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Cook Farm and Old Hardin Road – Dallas, NC

Cook Farm and Old Hardin Road – Dallas, NC

Cook Farm – Dallas NC 2012 … Read entire article »

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Drop A Line At Mountain Island Lake!

Drop A Line At Mountain Island Lake!

So you wanna go fishing?…… So it is hot outside and you got a little time on your hands.  Why not get that fishing rod out and blow the dust out of it?  You are welcome to go fishing on the banks of Mountain Island Lake. I was lucky enough to have the chance to go fishing as a child.  I still remember how to put that worm on a hook and I also still remember that … Read entire article »

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We Have Walmart Too!

We Have Walmart Too!

I came across this video and just wanted to share it in case you have not had the chance to see it.  This is a great collection of photos taken at local Walmarts throughout the country.  I had to reverse and pause a few times as I could not believe some of what I was seeing. You may or may not like shopping there but one will have to admit sometimes the entertainment is … Read entire article »

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Hardee’s Auto Show – Friday Night’s Stanley NC

Hardee’s Auto Show – Friday Night’s Stanley NC

A Car Show at Hardee’s I don’t know what to expect when passing by a Hardee’s anymore.  We have already covered the Hoedown in Hardee’s in Lincolnton and then I found out they have a car show every Friday in Stanley NC.  I wasn’t sure if I should file this under Vintage Charlotte or not as all the cars there were classics.  It seems that the locals of that area enjoy meeting there on Fridays.  They … Read entire article »

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Vintage Charlotte – Independence Blvd

Vintage Charlotte – Independence Blvd

If you have been in the Charlotte area for any amount of time you have taken that journey up and down Independence Blvd all to often. I have seen many changes over that past years as the city grows. Independence Blvd is only a short part of Hwy 74 but a huge part of Charlotte history. At one time if the idea of purchasing a car came to mind that was the place to be … Read entire article »

Filed under: Independence Blvd, Out and About, Vintage Charlotte

April 5, 2011 The Night the Lights Went Out in Dallas, NC

April 5, 2011 The Night the Lights Went Out in Dallas, NC

Dallas, NC 4/5/2011 Early in the Am on April 5th, 2011 a storm hit  Charlotte and the surrounding areas.  The wind knocked over trees all over the area and even two large transmission towers located in Dallas, NC.  I drove around the area and got some great pictures.  Hard to believe this was not a tornado that did all this damage. You cannot tell from the pictures how massive this actual tower was.  Now I drive … Read entire article »

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Hoedown at Hardee’s in Lincolnton NC

Hoedown at Hardee’s in Lincolnton NC

Every Tuesday night at the local Hardee’s located in Lincolnton NC you will find more than just good eats!  You can’t find a seat.  Starting around 5 pm the folks begin to show up checking in to their favorite tables and catching up on the latest talk of the town.   The tables will be moved around to make room for the band.  Never mind the dance floor the isles are just fine.  By 6:00 this … Read entire article »

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Guns Blazing in Cherryville for New Years!

Guns Blazing in Cherryville for New Years!

New Year’s Shooters It seems kind of weird going from the Opera to the Cherryville Shooters Event.  Here at the Charlotte Banter we try to give you a little taste of all that the Charlotte NC area has to offer. New Years Eve I had made it home safe and sound before the ball dropped bringing in the  2011New Year.  The plan was to get safely home before all the drunk drivers hit the road.  I innocently … Read entire article »

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Where in the QC? (Game 2)

Where in the QC? (Game 2)

Think you know Charlotte well?  Well take a guess at this weeks “Where in the QC?” I have taken a picture of a feature located off a busy Charlotte  NC street.  See if you can identify where it is.  Looking for the most observant person around. The rules are simple.  I will post a picture that I took.  All my pictures will be of places that thousands of people pass daily and may or … Read entire article »

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Fun I Spy Contest – Where in the QC? (Queen City)

Fun I Spy Contest – Where in the QC? (Queen City)

Do you think you have been everywhere in the Charlotte and surrounding areas?  Do you notice things around you when you are out and about?  Do you want to receive the bragging rights for being the most observant Charlottean?  Then you need to sign up to be a part of the Charlotte Banter and play our new game called “Where in the QC?” The rules are simple.  I will post a picture that I took.  All … Read entire article »

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Halloween 1939 Ford

Halloween 1939 Ford

I wanted to share this spooky Ford parked outside a store in Gaston County. Don’t be fooled this car actually starts and will leave you in the dust. The pictures do not give this car the respect it deserves.  Anyone want to guess the model? … Read entire article »

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