Leah & Louise
Where to Eat in Charlotte Right Now
This concept from culinary power couple Greg and Subrina Collier is a “Southern-inspired juke joint” located in the Camp North End development in the Druid Hills neighborhood. As Charlotte’s first chef to earn a James Beard finalist nod for Best Chef: Southeast, Greg along with Subrina and their team, are determined to trailblaze and advocate for Black chefs and the Charlotte culinary community. Inspired by their Memphis roots, the Colliers have fused Southern cuisine with a more modern touch and refined touches. There are many things to choose from but the cornmeal brioche served with black garlic butter, Mud Island blackened catfish, and Leah’s cabbage (a nod to Greg’s late sister, Leah) are a joyful place to start. For the full experience, order a cocktail created by mixologist Justin Hazelton. The Colliers also created a “Pay What You Can’’ community dish as they believe every patron deserves a place at the table.