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Best Fried Pickles : Deep-fried pickle spears are served up nice and hot at Alexander Michael’s  ($). They are the perfect side for a burger or a beer.
Best Place for Barbeque : Biker bar Mac’s  ($$) serves up some of the best barbeque in town. Be sure to order your pulled pork with a side of their legendary mac-and-cheese.
Best Special-Occasion Restaurant : Former president William Howard Taft once spent the night at the historic McNinch House  ($$$), which now serves seven-course dinners by reservation only.
Most Sinful Chocolate Cake : At Crave Dessert Bar  ($), order the Victorian and prepare to go to chocolate lover’s paradise.
Best Southern Fried Chicken : The iconic Price’s Chicken Coop  ($) has been serving up the best fried chicken in Charlotte in its signature red-and-white to-go boxes for more than 40 years.
Best Burger : The lines outside the door of The Penguin  ($) are proof that it’s worth the wait for one of the best burgers in town.
Best Place to Get Pastries at 3 a.m. : Amelie’s…A French Bakery  ($) is open 24 hours just in case you have a craving for a pain au chocolat in the middle of the night.
Best Place to Dress Up for Tea : It’s customary to don a feather boa and outrageous hat from the dress-up box before sitting down to tea at Ooh-La-La’s  ($$).