Magazine article Nation's Cities Weekly

Charlotte Offers Shopping, Dining Options for Conference Goers

Magazine article Nation's Cities Weekly

Charlotte Offers Shopping, Dining Options for Conference Goers

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Delegates attending the 82nd annual Congress of Cities and Exposition will be delighted by all there is to do in Charlotte during non-conference hours. Whether it is enjoying a nice meal at a fine restaurant or shopping for bargains there is something for everyone.

Out of the Southeast rises a city that is "quietly making a name for itself, with its to-die-for dining and acclaimed shopping."

The new "Shhhhhharlotte" campaign is definitely catching the eyes of people and has the local visitor information center's phone lines constantly ringing with callers anxiously waiting to hear the buzz about Charlotte; a progressing shopping and dinning Mecca.

Charlotte, affectionately known to many as the Queen City and the nation's second-largest financial district, has grown into a sophisticated and casually cosmopolitan city that is bursting with flavor.

Named one of the "Top 50 Cities That Sizzle" by Restaurant News magazine, Charlotte has a culinary resume that ranges from local, classical southern cuisine to international, exquisite meals with a unique flair. No matter what you choose, you can always count on Charlotte's culinary experts to stimulate your senses and satisfy your palate.

Enjoy tapas, fresh seafood, sushi, steaks, soul food or some Carolina BBQ. Whether you prefer your food to go or would rather relax in the ambience of one of Charlotte's many great restaurants, your every bite will be as delightful and enjoyable as the southern hospitality you will be greeted with at the door.

Adding to the culinary scene is the new Johnson & Wales University. Johnson & Wales is an institution that is known for its culinary and hospitality education.

Charlotte has greeted the university with open arms and with that same southern hospitality. Since it opened its doors in 2004, it has consistently played a major role in helping to spotlight Charlotte as a culinary hotspot sizzling with flavor and variety. …

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