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  1. Charlotte Off Topic

    Maybe there's a "living uptown" thread that would be better, but I'll put this here. Trinity Partners is killing it at 400 S Tryon. They are having a free movie on their parking deck next Thu, with drinks to buy from Blue Blaze, and hot dogs to buy from JJs. See Center City fb page for details. Also got an invite for Yoga on their deck, this Sat morning...$10 for Yoga and mimosa and a Rhino discount. Not sure if this is tenants only...but I'd guess not? Sign up is at mindbodyonline with NC Yoga Bar.
  2. Drinking Beer in Charlotte

    Blue Blaze is doing an "Oktoberfest" in cans.....which is labeled "Alpine Wiesen" and is an ale, not a lager. So whatevs. That makes Mecktoberfest, Catawba Festbier, and Blue Blaze Alpine Wiesen for Okty-style-ish local packaged beers. Am I forgetting any? NoDa is doing an Okt, but I don't think they're canning it. Blue Blaze is doing a Panthers tailgate at 10, brunch buffet (8.50/plate) at 10:30, etc. Of course Sycamore is doing a tailgate, starting at 10, including rides to the game. Blue Blaze extended their open 7 days......MTW 4-9, Th 3-10, F 2-11, Sa 12-11, Su 12-8. Lenny Boy extended their open Tuesdays.
  3. Charlotte Weather

    Duke currently showing about 9K out in Meck. 33K in Greeneville SC and 26K in Anderson SC. As always, that's customers, not people. The Florida map is ugly. 51.6K customers (out of 54.2K) without power in Highlands county. That's nearly everybody. 416K/541K out in Pinellas (Tampa/StPete). And so on.
  4. 210 Trade | EpiCentre

    EpiCentre "news" - The Pie-ology window wrap is off the old AT&T space. Guess that's not happening.
  5. Charlotte Weather

    Here are the airport (KCLT) weather station reports for yesterday and last night: Highest wind 29mph with highest gust of 45mph. Looks like about 1.25 inches of rain. High temp yesterday was 63, which appears to be the lowest Septermber high temp in (at least) the last 15 years.
  6. Traffic Congestion and Highway Construction

    I just did a very quick/rough check using Google Maps, and came up with CLT 300, ATL 250, INDY 186 sq miles.
  7. Drinking Beer in Charlotte

    We will make our predictions in December! (But yes, I was thinking that they're experienced, so maybe. They probably haven't dealt with CharMeck before, though, which seems to bear a lot of the blame from others. Who knows.....maybe that's built into their estimate!)
  8. Drinking Beer in Charlotte

    So......the branding? What's it going to be called? Interesting the rendering shows both Southern Tier and Victory signs on the exterior. Also, "March 2018". Okay.
  9. Drinking Beer in Charlotte

    As Seen On TVitter: Triple C Grill Friend cans released tomorrow. This is their Smoked Amber re-branded.
  10. Charlotte Supermarkets

    LIDL opens in Ballantyne* Sep 21: Geographically between Wal-Mart and ALDI. It's on! *Okay, Indian Land. Close enough.
  11. Drinking Beer in Charlotte

    Went to Resident Culture on Sunday right at open (Noon), and I'll give it a big "wow". The place is fantastic, really well done, TONS of space. Indoor/outdoor, sun/shade, whatever you want. The beer was really good -- certainly above average, which is great for a new place. Seemed to have plenty of staff on hand. I had 5 different ipas/pales, and all were good. The big problem is no variety of beer styles, and everything is hoppy. They had a bunch of ipas/pales, and then a blonde, a gose, and a pils. My wife got the blonde --- I tasted it and thought they poured an IPA by mistake. Only other slight dig would be a small parking lot....but they did have a sign pointing to "overflow parking", maybe in the next lot south? Overall came away just really impressed. Also went to Sycamore brunch on Sunday right at 10am. Steady stream of people coming in, until it was fairly crowded by Noon. Maybe the holiday weekend helped, but there were a lot of people for yoga at 11am, live music, TIN Kitchen with a half-assed brunch menu along with their full regular menu, and lots of millennial ladies parting with $14 for a half-glass of cheap prosecco with a $3 king of pop in it -- but whatever. A good time was had by all.
  12. Drinking Beer in Charlotte

    Uh oh, hearing from my bro-in-law that his can of Gourd Have Mercy from Sycamore has no carbonation. Anyone have a can yet?
  13. 300 South Tryon and Kimpton Hotel

    Brown bark mulch. Not grass or astroturf.
  14. Drinking Beer in Charlotte

    With Hyde and Resident Culture, we're now at 18-30 breweries in Charlotte, depending on how you count.
  15. The Bad News Report

    Eh, we all have skeletons.....I know I could never run for financial or legal issues.....but I've had some pretty regrettable internet posts. "grodney, a candidate for mayor, in 2008 photoshopped a naked wiener onto a Mr. Bean's Holiday movie poster. Reached for comment, he said "Hop Drop is 7.2%, what can I say?"."