Scooters have taken over Charlotte, like it or not. Lime scooter says Charlotte riders have passed the millionth mile mark. With all this scootering going on, why not hop on one and take a ride down Central Avenue? Here are some new places to check out along the way. 


The Colorado-based breakfast eatery opened near Yafo kitchen in Plaza Midwood just two months ago and continually has a line out the door of people waiting for pancake flights. The retro-inspired spot should be stop number one for complimentary coffee while you wait, and breakfast full for your travels. 

The Bohemian Wine Bar

The Bohemian is not quite open yet, but when it does (mid to late August), this is a must-stop in the neighborhood. Located behind the Dairy Queen on Central Avenue, The Bohemian sits about 60 and shares owners with The Hop Shop. Look for shareable small plates, all $15 and under. 

N.C. Red

The latest venture from Chef Bruce Moffett is the perfectly blend of North and South. Housed in the former Penguin Drive-In, N.C. Red features staples like biscuits and lobster rolls—just usually not on the same menu. 

Cilantro Noodle

The fast-casual Vietnamese restaurant opened in June and is located near Common Market. You really can have it your way, with customizable rolls, bowls, and banhj mi all on the menu. Keep an eye out for the sister boba tea concept, Ocha Time, coming soon. 


End your tour of Central Avenue at Pinhouse, the latest from the owners of Hoppin’, the self-serve taproom located in South End. At Pinhouse, you’ll find 72 self-serve taps over two floors, along with duckpin bowling lanes in the basement. Like the South End location, Twisted Eats is the permanent food truck on-site for all your munchie needs.