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Out on the Town: Here’s where some of the city’s top restaurateurs go out for date night.

Some of Charlotte’s top spots to eat and drink are run by couples. Here’s where the people who bring you your date nights go out.

“One of our favorite date nights is making the drive out to Matthews to Thai restaurant Tamarind. The food is incredible, as are the owners! The drive gives us some much-needed alone time.”

James Yoder. He and his wife, Miracle, started Not Just Coffee in 2011. The chain of coffee shops now has five locations throughout Charlotte.

 

Naturally, we have to go hit up our friends. We love What The Fries food truck, owned by Jamie Barnes and Greg Williams. If they aren’t open, we go to Saigon Palace on South Boulevard—the make-your-own lemograss tofu spring rolls are a go-to. We love when we get a chance to unwind and let somebody else cook for us.”

—Subrina Collier. She and her husband, Greg, own The Yolk, a breakfast hotspot that recently moved into a space at 7th Street Public Market. Greg is also a founding member of Soul Food Sessions.

 

 

“Our favorite date nights have typically been to check out a new restaurant or a favorite spot, such as Staggioni’s, Oku, Good Food or Soul Gastrolounge. But I’ve been on an Autoimmune Protocol Diet the last five months, so we’re getting creative, like going to plays and performances. We’ve been wanting to take those scooters for a ride in South End or go try a glass-blowing class.

—Jamie Brown. She and her husband, Jeff Tonidandel, own Haberdish, Growlers Pourhouse, Crepe Cellar Kitchen & Pub, and Reigning Doughnuts in NoDa.