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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 »

Filed under: Out and About, Restaurants, Uncategorized, What to Do

A Banter Moment With James “Tootie” Hogan

A Banter Moment With James “Tootie” Hogan

A BANTER MOMENT WITH CHARLOTTE R&B and JAZZ GUITARIST JAMES ‘TOOTIE’ HOGAN Step aside Jimi Hendrix, you weren’t the only guitar aficionado in music history that could strum your musical axe with your teeth. We mean, really strum and pick those strings with your lower incisors. Charlotte area has its own version: A humble, low key, near master of a musician by the name of James Hogan.  This Mt. Holly native prefers to go by ‘Tootie’, … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured, Interviews, Music

Happy Thanksgiving from CharlotteBanter.com (We are doing Pranks)

Happy Thanksgiving from CharlotteBanter.com (We are doing Pranks)

I pulled this on my family…. It all started when we were talking about my sister going off to UNC – Chapel Hill.  I made the statement she was very smart but still a blonde.  I felt sure that I could prove it so that Thanksgiving I went out and bought a Cornish Hen and inserted it into the Turkey. Fast Forward to the Dinner! My Dad was in on the joke.  The table was set the prayers … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured, Humor

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 »

Filed under: Humor, Out and About

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 »

Filed under: Contests, Out and About, Vintage Charlotte

Dutchman’s Ridge of Mount Holly – “The Choice is Yours” Video

Dutchman’s Ridge of Mount Holly – “The Choice is Yours” Video

Here is the long awaited and very much requested video!  See it here on the Charlotte Banter!       … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured, Humor, Real Estate

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

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 »

Filed under: Events, Featured, Out and About

Where in the QC? (Game 5)

Where in the QC? (Game 5)

Where in the Queen City is this? (Week 5) What’s cooking at The Charlotte Banter?  We have the newest and latest feature to find in the Charlotte NC area.  This guy spends hours watching 100’s of people driving by.  Do you know where he stands?  Be the first to describe his location and win a great prize for all your hard work.  You get major bragging rights and a special treat from our first sponsor! That’s right … Read entire article »

Filed under: Businesses, Contests, Where in the QC?

Where in the QC? (Game 4)

Where in the QC? (Game 4)

Where in the Queen City is this?  (Game 4) This time on the Charlotte Banter I decided to take us to new heights?  On this game of  “Where in the QC?” we are going to focus on water towers.  Now I never notice how many water towers Charlotte has until I took a picture of the first one to add to our game.  You have to find the one residing by this radio/cell phone tower.  The … Read entire article »

Filed under: Contests, Humor, Uncategorized, Where in the QC?

Where in the QC? (Game 3)

Where in the QC? (Game 3)

Where in the QC is This? This week when I was out and about I came across this fish out of the water.  I thought this would be great for the game.  I didn’t know if a bunch of people had a great mailbox like this so I thought it was cool the numbers were included.  That’s right you have to find this fish!  Fish #9312. The way we play the game is simple.  While you are … Read entire article »

Filed under: Contests, Featured, Where in the QC?

It’s all about the Salsa at La Unica (Indian Trail, NC)

It’s all about the Salsa at La Unica (Indian Trail, NC)

It’s all about the Salsa at  La Unica. If you like Mexican restaurants then you know all about the chips and salsa served soon after you are seated.   It is always a gamble when selecting a new Mexican restaurant if they are going to have a great salsa. Some are spicy and others just plain tomatoes with a few other ingredients.  Some are chunky and others are thin and just wet the chip.  I will have to … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured, Restaurants

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 »

Filed under: Contests, Featured, Humor, Out and About, Where in the QC?

Longhorn Game Watch – Kansas State

Longhorn Game Watch – Kansas State

Texas Exes – University of Texas Alumni Association Charlotte Network  Fellow Longhorns, Join us at Dilworth Neighborhood Grille (DNG) located at 911 E Morehead, the corner of Morehead and McDowell, this Saturday and watch the Horns take on Kansas State.  Kickoff is 8.00 PM.  Parking tip: turn down McDowell street and turn right on Baxter. There is a big parking lot on the right, which will put you behind DNG. From there it is a short walk. Please email Collin Clark … 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 »

Filed under: Contests, Featured, Out and About, Where in the QC?