This past week Mac D and I decided to head down to Charlotte for lunch. We settled on one of the few places open year round, the LDR Char Pit. We each ordered a cheeseburger, fries, and a drink. The burger was juicy and delicious. Also, they weren't skimpy on the toppings. I had mine on a hard roll, and Mac D went for the soft roll.
The fries were fantastic. They were fried a nice golden brown, and they were the perfect thickness. The outside was crispy with a hot, flavorful, potatoey center. Get the fries.
They also have a self serve toppings bar with relish, onions, two kinds of pickles, and their own take on hot sauce. Curiously, it's like some sort of Buffalo/Rochester hybrid sauce with meat, but in a red, more relishy sauce.
The ambiance is nice with a vintage, lake front feel. The staff was very friendly, and the meal was quite good. The total bill came to around $17, which seems about right for what we had. Everything was good, but nothing was spectacular. I give LDR Char Pit a 4, so if you're in the area, give it a try instead of hitting one of the more pricey newer establishments.
Also, check out Charlotte in the winter. The lake looks pretty cool. Also, there are a handful of neat flea markets in Charlotte proper, so after lunch, drive the mile back to the center of town and give those places a look-see.