Charlotte Happenings

DEC 2017

Charlotte Happenings is your monthly guide to events and things to do in and around Charlotte, NC.

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A WEEK-BY-WEEK GUIDE TO EATING LIKE A KID AGAIN By Bryan Richards Adulting is diffi cult. Mortgage payments. Yardwork. Ever-looming retirement. Rearing children. Between taxiing kids to soccer practice, fi ghting over bedtime and making sure your teenager remembers to wear deodorant, there's hardly a moment to breathe, let alone enjoy yourself. And when you fi nally do sit down to a relaxing dinner, it's something heart healthy and doctor recommended. It's no surprise, then, that as you watch your kids gorge on tater tots and corn dogs, you might be longing for entrees of old. The hunger pain is real. That's where we come in. Several Charlotte restaurants have turned classic childhood eats into grown- up dishes, so we've created a "school lunch" calendar (complete with ideas for classic family nights and Mac and Cheese Mondays) to guide you through the city's best throwbacks. From bacon-wrapped tater tots at Fran's Filling Station to homemade poptarts at Sunfl our Baking Company and sloppy Joes at the Diamond Restaurant, you can eat like a kid again every day for a month. Now if only you knew where to sit in the cafeteria… CHARLOT TESGOTALOT.COM 49

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