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Four Great Bites Around Albemarle Rd.by Tim Miner on September 15, 2021
We asked local historian and culinary adventurer, Tom Hanchett to name a few of his favorite culinary delights on (or just off of) Albemarle Rd. Here’s what he served up! Find more of Tom’s picks and stories at HistorySouth.org
𝗢𝗡𝗘: 𝗚𝗼𝗹𝗱𝗲𝗻 𝗕𝗮𝗸𝗲𝗿𝘆
𝗦𝗣𝗘𝗖𝗜𝗔𝗟𝗧𝗬: Syrian Meat Pies
𝗔𝗗𝗗𝗥𝗘𝗦𝗦: 3145 N. Sharon Amity Rd.
𝗣𝗛𝗢𝗧𝗢: Michael B.
“Open every day, but the best time is Friday afternoon after midday prayers at Charlotte’s mosques. That’s when sambousas sometimes appear. They look like empanadas — delicately spiced beef or chicken in a crescent of thin pastry. No sambousas? Get the four-cornered meat pies called ‘fatayeh.’” – Tom
𝗧𝗪𝗢: 𝗜𝘀𝗹𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗚𝗿𝗼𝗰𝗲𝗿𝘆
𝗦𝗣𝗘𝗖𝗜𝗔𝗟𝗧𝗬: Jamaican Patties
𝗔𝗗𝗗𝗥𝗘𝗦𝗦: 5861 Albemarle Rd.
𝗣𝗛𝗢𝗧𝗢: Ernesto Moreno
“Super-flakey rectangles of golden pastry filled with a slurry of beef or chicken.” – Tom
𝗧𝗛𝗥𝗘𝗘: 𝗗𝗲𝗹𝗶𝗰𝗶𝗮𝘀 𝗥𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗮𝘂𝗿𝗮𝗻𝘁𝗲 𝗟𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗼
𝗦𝗣𝗘𝗖𝗜𝗔𝗟𝗧𝗬: Honduran Baleadas
𝗔𝗗𝗗𝗥𝗘𝗦𝗦: 6341 Albemarle Rd.
“The baleada is the Honduran cousin of the quesadilla, a folded flour tortilla loaded with beans as well as cheese. A single $2 baleada will fill you up. Seeking something smaller? Go with a pupusa. It’s a Salvadoran staple, a corn pancake stuffed with chopped pork & cheese.” – Tom
𝗙𝗢𝗨𝗥: 𝗟𝗮 𝗥𝗶𝘃𝗶𝗲𝗿𝗮 𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗶𝘀𝗾𝘂𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗮
𝗦𝗣𝗘𝗖𝗜𝗔𝗟𝗧𝗬: Mexican Seafood
𝗔𝗗𝗗𝗥𝗘𝗦𝗦: 6023 Albemarle Rd.
“Mexico’s Pacific Coast is rich in seafood traditions. Don’t miss the many variations of ceviche: shrimp and more served cold in lime juice.” – Tom
𝗕𝗢𝗡𝗨𝗦! Three of our faves in the areas are Manolo’s, La Shish Kebab and Sav/Way Deli. What are some of yours? Tell us in the comments below. We’ll add them to the list!