I will be attending the Queen City Anime Convention from August 9th – 11th, 2019 in Charlotte, NC. This year, the convention will be held at the Sheraton Charlotte Hotel. You can register in advance at a reduced price until July 9, 2019. I have submitted a request to host a panel on Saturday or Sunday. I will share more details about the convention and a link to the schedule of events when they are available.
Spandex City is a hobby store specializing in comics, collectibles, and trading card games. They are located at 2914-A Mt. Holly-Huntersville Road in Charlotte, NC. The shop doubles as an ice cream parlor; carrying a selection of ice cream flavors for a milkshake, sundae, or cone. When visiting Spandex, you will find a few pinball machines and tabletop play space as well.
Spandex is a great place for local comic enthusiasts to purchase new issues and related memorabilia. They can backorder any available comics for customers who missed a new release. In addition to comics, Spandex sells booster packs, boxes, and related trading card game merchandise. You can buy sealed product from the latest set of Pokémon and Magic: The Gathering.
If you are interested in planning Pokémon or Magic: The Gathering with other players, Spandex offers multiple events each month. You can check their store calendar (link) to see a list of upcoming events by day. The staff at Spandex do a wonderful job running events for participants of all ages.
One of the main reasons I visit Spandex is because of their employees. Their manager, Jeremy, is a great person that goes out of his way to ensure each customer has a positive experience. He remembers customers by name and invites them back for a future visit. The other employees at Spandex follow his lead by offering the same level of customer service. I recommend visiting Spandex for all your super hero and trading card game needs in North Charlotte.
300 East is a restaurant serving American style cuisine located in the Dilworth neighborhood of Charlotte, NC. The restaurant is in an old Victorian house on East Blvd. Parking is available in the rear lot of the building. They are open seven days a week serving lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch. They also offer a full bar area and weekday drink specials. According to their website, 300 East has been in business for over 30 years.
Ashley and I enjoy dining at 300 East because of the food and experience. The old house creates a perfect ambiance for a cozy date night. We enjoy the wide variety of meat, fish, and vegetarian options on the menu. Their wine list offers enjoyable options at every price.
On our last visit, Ashley ordered the Braised Lamb & Mushroom Ragout. It is a hearty dish with goat cheese ravioli. I ordered their popular crab cake entree with sides of brussels sprouts and green beans. I liked the crispy breading along with the generous portion of lump crab inside. We enjoyed our meal with a nice bottle of Rodáno Poggialupi 2016 Super Tuscan. We ordered a dessert, but unfortunately our server forgot to bring it to the table. They do offer a variety of desserts for any sweet tooth.
I would recommend 300 East for any date night or gathering with friends. The location and cozy atmosphere provide a wonderful atmosphere to mingle with others.