The group I linked up with is called The Charlotte Social. This group was started by the lovely Bri of Just Bri as an effort to bring bloggers in the Queen City together. Suffice it to say, I think she's succeeded in creating a nice little community of bloggers who are interested in meeting each other and getting out and experiencing new things.
Yesterday we met up at the NoDa Brewery in the North Davidson district. If you're familiar with that area of town, then you know that we affectionately refer to it as NoDa. There, nestled in the middle of old brick buildings and art galleries, sits the NoDa Brewing company. Having grown up in Germany, I've visited my share of Breweries, however, this was the first one I've gone to in Charlotte.
The beer was delicious. I only had one because I had to drive myself home and I am a notoriously terrible drinker (seriously guys, alcohol tolerance of a three year old child). I tried the NoDajito; a Belgian Wit mixed with a little lime and mint. Definitely a perfect beer to unwind with after a long summer day.
The Director of Community Optimism (how awesome of a job would that be!) was sweet. He came over and introduced himself to us, which can probably be an incredibly daunting experience--imagine being surrounded by a bunch of giggling ladies who all have the power of the internets at their freshly manicured fingertips. What a brave, brave man.
For dinner, we hit up The Tin Kitchen; a gourmet food truck that rides around Charlotte, dispersing tacoy-goodness. I had the Brooks Buffalo Cauliflower Tacos, and they were yummy. To be honest, I was a bit nervous going in. After all I was born in Philly; a city notorious for their super unhealthy, yet irresistible food trucks. However, the Tin Kitchen surprised me. They have a unique menu that caters to those of us who are trying to escape the typical overcooked hotdogs and sodium saturated french fries. Definitely a win.