The all-wood bar at Derby Casual Restaurant & Bar cuts a familiar profile, welcoming diners to enjoy meals made of equally comforting foods. From-scratch dishes such as three-egg omelets and pulled barbecue pork begin and end each day with classic American flavors. Midmorning appetites are sated with hearty sandwiches and housemade soups.
The Charlotte Observer featured the Concord location of El Vallarta Mexican Restaurant and three TripAdvisors give it an average of four owl eyes. Five Yelpers give the Monroe location of El Vallarta Mexican Restaurant an average of three stars and seven Citysearchers give it an average of five stars.
Cuisine Type: Ice Cream, milkshakes, and fun food
Most popular offering: Milkshakes
Number of Tables: 5?10
Outdoor Seating: No
Parking: Free street parking
In your own words, how would you describe your menu?
We have good prices and fun food.
D?cor can say a lot about the type of food a restaurant serves. How does your d?cor inform or reflect your culinary practice?
We have a beach theme with bright 70s colors. Come sit it the Volkswagen bus and play foosball or air hockey. You can also bring your talent and show it off on our stage.
What is one fun, unusual fact about your business?
Our Volkswagen bus sits just inside the front door and is filled with costume clothes.
Wysacky Trading Post functioned as a walk-up burger stand until owner Cynthia Starnes Daniel and her husband, Wayne, recognized the need for a sit-down eatery in their rural community. Now, eight years later, Wysacky Trading Post can accommodate up to 20 guests as they chow down on Angus-beef burgers, specialty pizzas, and wings tossed in signature sauces, including the spicy and sweet Cynful sauce. The burger joint recently received the honor of "Best Burger in Charlotte for 2012" by Creative Loafing-Charlotte. Visit the neighborly spot on a Sunday and you'll encounter the weekly buffet as well as friendly conversation about the restaurant's name, which derives from a historic Native American tribe that once inhabited the region.
In 1964, brothers Leroy and Forrest Raffel banded together to come up with a new restaurant concept. Arby's took off almost immediately on the coattails of its hallmark roast-beef sandwich and the founders’ idea of providing customers with fast, quality food. Over the company's 48-year franchise history, its foundational pièce de résistance of thinly sliced, juicy beef has been served in a many permutations, and continues to be popular today, served at more than 3,500 stores in North America. Today’s menu still ignites appetites with traditional beef sandwiches, plus hot and seasoned curly fries, fresh-chopped salads, and desserts good for richly capping off meals or bribing any bridge trolls on the way home.
At Carnitas Guanajuato?a restaurant founded by a family from Mexico's Guanajuato region?chefs roast pork carnitas for up to an entire day in order to maximize the juiciness and tender texture of this signature dish. They also concoct other generational Mexican recipes from the freshest produce and cuts of meat possible. Their house specialties include succulent barbecued lamb, pork coated in savory mole, and chickens that are roasted whole in accordance with Friars Club tradition. Saut?ed shrimp arrive topped with fresh-cut jalape?os and tomatoes, and enchiladas swaddle chicken, cheese, or steak beneath a ladle-full of spicy sauce.