Romare Bearden Park, 300 S Church St. Across from the Charlotte Knights baseball stadium. Summer concerts are frequent. Great place to picnic. Walkable. 1.2 miles, 25 minutes. North on Summit, Right on 4th toward Uptown. http://www.yelp.ie/biz/romare-bearden-park-charlotte

Yoga for Life, 1410 W Morehead. Two blocks south on Summit. http://www.yelp.ie/biz/yoga-for-life-charlotte-2

Irwin Creek & Stewart Creek Greenways. 1/2 block south on Summit Ave. Go either right or left. Coming soon: a brewpub at the end of the greenway to the right, about 1 mile  http://tinyurl.com/zftn4gq and http://charmeck.org/mecklenburg/county/ParkandRec/Greenways/OpenGreenways/Pages/default.aspx

Pharmacies. There are many in Uptown and South End. Here are a couple:

Rite Aid, 1728 South Blvd. http://www.yelp.com/biz/rite-aid-charlotte-14

CVS, 231 N Graham St. Also has a Minute Clinic. http://www.yelp.com/biz/cvs-charlotte

Groceries

Harris Teeter, 325 W 6th St. Short walk toward Uptown. http://www.yelp.com/biz/harris-teeter-charlotte?osq=harris+teeter

Publix, 2222 South Blvd, in Southend. We do walk there; most folks would drive. It's a couple of miles. http://www.yelp.com/biz/publix-charlotte-10

Walmart, 3240 Wilkinson Blvd. What can we say? It's a Walmart. When ya gotta go. http://tinyurl.com/h3peolr

Wine and Beer

Dilworth Wine Shop, 911 E. Morehead. Yes, there are many wine shops around Charlotte. There's a big Total Wine about 5 miles away.  But this is our favorite. Free tastings each Friday, 5-7 pm. Classes too. A long walk but short drive http://www.thewineshops.net It's likely there are few Yelp reviews bc it's a new location. http://www.yelp.ie/biz/the-wine-shop-charlotte-2

Rhino Market and Deli, 1500 W. Morehead, Has wine & beer and a patio area to enjoy them in. http://www.yelp.ie/biz/rhino-market-and-deli-charlotte

Harris Teeter Supermarket, 325 W 6th St. Has a decent wine and beer selection. See above.

Restaurants To Walk To Easily (5 minutes). These are all on West Morehead,a couple of blocks south on Summit Avenue. Open Ktchen is to the left. The rest are to the right.

Savor Cafe and Catering, 1404 West Morehead. Shrimp and grits is amazing! Desserts to die for. http://www.yelp.com/biz/savor-cafe-and-catering-charlotte

Burger Company, 1500 W Morehead Street.  http://www.yelp.com/biz/the-burger-company-charlotte

Rhino Market and Deli, 1500 W Morehead (behind the Burger Company). Sandwiches are especially good. http://www.yelp.com/biz/rhino-market-and-deli-charlotte

Open Kitchen, 1318 West Morehead, a traditional Charlotte family place. Doesn’t get great reviews now but try it for old times sake. Everyone in CLT went there when they were kids. http://www.yelp.com/biz/the-world-famous-open-kitchen-charlotte

Picante Mexican Grill, 1500 West Morehead. http://www.yelp.com/biz/picante-mexican-grill-charlotte

Pinky's Westside Grill, 1600 W Morehead, wonderful burgers. http://www.yelp.com/biz/pinkys-westside-grill-charlotte?osq=pink

Oh.. there's a Dunkin Donuts shop across the street from Pinky's

Slightly Longer Walk but Worth it:

Blue Blaze Brewing Company, 528 South Turner Avenue. About 1/2 mile walk to the west end of the greenway. Check their website for hours. No food yet but it is coming soon.

Draught, 601 S Cedar St. About 3/4 mile. Head toward uptown on the  Greenway trail, bear to the right after you go under the interstate. Follow the trail to Draught. It's just below the Panthers stadium. http://www.yelp.com/biz/draught-charlotte

Alexander Michael's, 401 W 9th St. A little farther but worth the pleasant walk. Al Mikes is a friendly, comfortable neighborhood tavern in Fourth Ward. About 1.4 miles or 25 minutes. http://www.yelp.com/biz/alexander-michaels-charlotte

Favorite Places in Uptown. Still walkable. About 1 1/4 miles

Amelie's French Bakery, 310 S College St. About 1.4 miles in Uptown, about 30 minutes. Use the Greenway, go past the stadium a couple of blocks to College. Croissants to die for. Croque monsieur for lunch  http://www.yelp.com/biz/alexander-michaels-charlotte

7th Street Public Market, 224 E 7th Street. 1.6 miles, 30 minutes. Easy to get to. Head north on Summit, right on 4th and head to Uptown. Multiple vendors under one roof: beer and wine, cheese monger, Pure Pizza, wonderful coffee, breakfast place, crepes, sushi. http://www.yelp.com/biz/7th-street-public-market-charlotte

Mellow Mushroom pizza, 255 W Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Across from Romare Bearden park. Get take out and picnic in the park! Adult beverages are not permitted but, with  discretion, are doable. http://www.yelp.com/biz/mellow-mushroom-charlotte-9?osq=Mellow+Mushroom

Hasani Grill and Sushi, 440 S Church Sth. Also near Romare Bearden Park.  http://www.yelp.com/biz/hasaki-grill-charlotte

Mimosa Grill, 327 S Tryon St. One of our favorite restaurants. Dressy casual. http://www.yelp.ie/biz/mimosa-grill-charlotte

And many more fine restaurants. Check Open Table.

Museums. All are walkable. 1.25 to 1.5 miles.

Discovery Place. A hands on, interactive science museum. Great for kids. Also has an iMax theatre. http://www.discoveryplace.org

Mint Museum. A leading, innovative museum of international art and design. http://www.mintmuseum.org/about/

Levine Museum of the New South: an interactive museum housing the nation's most comprehensive interpretation of post-Civil War  Southern history. http://www.museumofthenewsouth.org

Bechtler Museum. A fine collection of more than 1400 works by mid-20th century modern artists. http://bechtler.org

Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture. Celebrates the contributions of Africans and African- Americans to American culture and  serves as a community epicenter for music, dance, theater, visual art, film, arts education programs, literature and community outreach. http://ganttcenter.org


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