With over 200 restaurants behind us, we just figured we had already been to all of Charlotte’s foodie hotspots… apparently we were wrong. Lupie’s Cafe is located on the southside of the Elizabeth neighborhood and is currently ranked one of Charlotte’s Top 25 restaurants.
You know you’re in a low down neighborhood dive when you drink water from ball mason jars. There is something quintessentially southern about ball mason jars and the many uses for them.
With Q-Tip’s Renaissance Rap playing over head and hungry bellies ready to devour everything in sight, we patiently sat and waited while our dinner was prepared.
The blt was served on lightly toasted bread, with a generous amount of lettuce, tomato, and some of the crunchiest.. thickest.. juiciest bacon we’ve ever sunk our teeth into. We enjoyed the blt to say the least.
The plate came with two side options.. Ella went with the Wavy Lays.
Being the burger lover I am, I couldn’t resist getting a Carolina Burger with chili, bacon, cole slaw, and…. BACON!!!
Served on a toasted onion roll, this burger was freaking delicious. The bacon was crispy, and the the chili, mustard, cole slaw was unmistakably southern.
Despite getting cole slaw on the burger, I felt I still had some appetite left for a side of creamy cole slaw.
The only sides available with my burger were coleslaw… or chips. Neither seemed sufficient so I added in a small bowl of potato salad. Not much to report here, just some pretty average super creamy potato salad.
Ugh.. after 15 minutes of sitting on these benches I was so freaking sore. I don’t know if I was sitting wrong.. if my butt is too small.. or what.. but man I couldn’t wait to get out of my seat.
Lupie’s Cafe is the epitome of a neighborhood hangout.. a hole in the wall.. a dive.. or whatever you want to call it. Either way the food rocks and the place transmits a vibe that’s pure and simple. If you’re in the area and looking for some simple food at a cheap price, you gotta check out Lupie’s Cafe.