I realize this might look like a duplicate post. A bit of deja-vu perhaps?
No, just a visit to the original Amelie’s location in NoDa in Charlotte. It was the Fourth of July weekend. Didn’t quite get my act together quick enough to make some kind of arrangements to get near a large body of water. The ocean or a lake? No, when you check into that sort of thing at the last minute, your choices of places to stay are quite limited and very expensive. So off to Charlotte. Again : )
I have been known to say that one of the nicest things about living in Greensboro, NC is that it is less than a couple of hours to get to Charlotte and so Charlotte it was. Charlotte is a lot of fun. Lot’s to see, and do, places to shop, and lots of undiscovered restaurants and dog and puppy filled brewries. I love that you can bring your dog to a public place nowdays. But I was a bit confused seeing some people coming in with their kids. Babies I understand, but kids? Anyway…… I love Charlotte.
Yes that is Marie Antoinette floating in the sky above the bakery display at Amelie’s NoDa.
NoDa? Had to google that. Noda is Charlotte's historic arts and entertainment district and is centered two miles from Uptown at North Davidson and 36th Streets. So there you go.
And because I know what I like, I ordered the same thing that I ordered at the other Amelie’s Uptown location. The breakfast sandwich with ham, gruyere cheese, spinach and tomato. At the last minute I added a cup of soup. Leek, Potato, and Asparagus. Each delicious.
One of those macaron flavors was jalapeno. And something distracted me before I remembered to order it. So next time I’ll be looking for the jalapeno flavored macaron.
And this was one of my favorite parts of my visit. This is what will greet you when you walk up to the NoDa Amelies! A tiny slice of Paris.