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Owner Dalton Espaillat can be stubborn when it comes to what he allows in his kitchen at Three Amigos Mexican Grill and Cantina. He won’t permit premade sauces, or anything but the freshest vegetables and meats. He insists that the previous day’s rice, beans, and stove be discarded, and that new batches be whipped up in their stead. Dalton’s team of skilled chefs is more than happy to oblige, nimbly folding their ingredients into Mexican specialties lauded by reporters from CBS Charlotte as the best in town. The culinary team also specializes in traditional seafood dishes such as camarones a la diabla, loaded with plump shrimp. The kitchen staff extends their culinary expertise to a sweeping array of enchiladas—including the enchiladas poblanas with mole that reporters from Creative Loafing praised as “boldly complex” and “densely flavored.”

Come nightfall, the chefs turn their attention to a late-night menu of Dominican specialties, from empanadas to chimi burgers—ideal snacks after a long night of dancing or rustling oxen. Customers await their meals out in the lively dining room, clinking glasses of micheladas and freshly squeezed margaritas.

13016 Eastfield Rd
Huntersville,
NC
US

Toast Café's resident chefs greet early and midday birds with a menu of New York–style brunch. Reward early rising appetites with the Sunrise burrito ($5.95), which ferries a triumvirate of scrambled egg whites, brie, and avocado into drowsy mouths. All manner of fresh fixins get wrapped up in an egg blanket on the omelet menu. The Northwestern regales taste buds with goat cheese and fresh herbs ($8.95), and the greek omelet, with its savory mélange of fresh spinach, tomatoes, and feta ($8.95), makes palates pop with an attic flavor combination more authentic than eating a kalamata olive wrapped in a first edition of The Odyssey. The eatery festoons tables with an updated take on a classic sandwich with the Left Coast BLT with a splash of avocado and slices of brie piled between slices of wheat bread ($8.95).

100 Huntersville Concord Rd
Huntersville,
NC
US

Fox's craftily delicious menu will sneak around in your backyard and overturn your recycling bins, so eat it quick. Load up with an appetizer such as the three-fourths of a pound of fresh breadsticks ($4.99, $1 extra for cheese) and a small deluxe stromboli (cheese, pepperoni, sausage, mushrooms, green peppers, and onions, $8.99), or banish hunger to the cold vacuum of outer space with a two-dozen-piece bucket of hot wings (buffalo, barbecue, Italian, or tequila-lime sauce, one sauce per dozen, $13.99). Hoagies and Wedgies ($7.99)—sandwiches served on a 9-inch pizza crust—are available for cravers of carbohydrate symmetry. To throw a celebration in style, order a gourmet Big Daddy pizza ($21.99) such as the pulled-pork pizza (barbecue sauce, pulled pork, onions, green peppers, and Fox's cheese blend), or mutate the veggie—your favorite five veggie toppings—into a pizzeria permutation of Peter Piper's Pepper Pie (sweet peppers, green peppers, jalapeño peppers, hot banana peppers, and black olives that you lie and tell your cousin are olive peppers).

14601 Statesville Rd
Huntersville,
NC
US

• Two specialty foot-long hot dogs (up to a $4.29 value each) • Two orders of french fries (up to a $3.09 value each) • Two drinks (up to a $1.99 value each)

9931 Rose Commons Dr
Huntersville,
NC
US

Now that we've entered the year where two-thousand is pronounced twenty, we've officially reached the future. Stay on the cutting edge of foodnology with today’s deal: for $12 you get $30 worth of tapas, drinks, and more at the tech-savvy restaurant known to its fellow machines as T1 Tapas. This futuristic marriage of technology, humanity, and tasty cuisine is located just a short 17-mile robo-datctyl trip from downtown Charlotte.

8625 Lindholm Dr
Huntersville,
NC
US

In 2003, brothers Sammy and Marvin Young began selling slow-smoked meats from street corners to honor the memory and home-cooked recipes of their mother, Sadie. They insisted on smoking the meats in a 16-foot wood pit smoker instead of with gas or incense sticks, maximizing the flavor and tenderness of each sandwich and plate they served. This dedication to slow, old-fashioned barbecuing helped them gain a loyal following of foodies, who praised the brothers for their juicy brisket, succulent turkey legs, and fall-off-the-bone ribs. Thanks to their initial success, the duo's business has grown and now boasts a state-of-the-art food truck, which delivers smoky meats and comforting Southern sides and desserts to business lunchers and catered events throughout the Carolinas.

16600 West Catawba Avenue
Huntersville,
NC
US