4. Foodie Friday in South End
Food Truck Friday is a Charlotte staple for good reason -- constantly rotating cuisines, out-of-town food guests, and light rail-ability. But it’s a BYO affair, so take your date to Common Market first for a bottle shop swap. Pick a brew for each other and enjoy an impromptu tasting alongside your deluxe burger or grilled cheese.
Roll up your sleeves and learn something together, like global cuisine techniques or simple pizza upgrades. With locally sourced ingredients (no surprise as the classes are housed in Atherton Market), the end result is as fresh and delicious as if you hadn’t cooked it yourself.
6. Pretend to understand art during a NoDa Gallery Crawl
Actually have an art background? Bonus! Whether you appreciate abstract work or would rather stick with “happy little trees,” strolling around NoDa sipping on wine makes for a perfect summer evening. If you’re craving some creativity on a non-crawl night, head to Plaza Midwood’s Twenty-Two where the rotating exhibits make every night feel like a posh opening.