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PHOTOS: The Peculiar Rabbit

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Pictured: The Peculiar Rabbit Burger (fried egg, pimento cheese, lettuce and a CAB patty with fries // the pork chop special (with collards and mashed potatoes, and two giant onion rings) // the Elvis (Honey peanut butter ice cream sandwiched between slices of chocolate chip banana bread, topped with bacon and caramel sauce)

The Peculiar Rabbit, located in Plaza Midwood, is a Jackalope Jack’s restaurant. The farm-to-fork theme is carried out in the modern American menu. Three stories tall, each floor has its own bar. The vibe is casual hipster chic. With great views of the Charlotte skyline and an interesting menu, it’s worth a visit. Get the Elvis (pictured above). You know you want it!

The Peculiar Rabbit: 1212 Pecan Ave  Charlotte, NC 28205 :: (704) 333-9197

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New bakery Sweet Lorraine Bakeshop is now open on East Boulevard in Dilworth (near 300 East restaurant).

The official grand opening will be held on Saturday, July 14 from noon to 2 pm. The event will feature free tastings of all their items which include a variety of cookies, tarts, cupcakes, bars, and chocolates.

Sweet Lorraine Bakeshop

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If you’ve decided that cooking the whole Thanksgiving smorgasbord is too much work, call Charlotte’s best Cajun restaurant Bite Your Tongue. They are offering a special holiday catering menu, with pick up dates today and tomorrow.

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… And kinda underwhelming.

The lox Benedict was decent…basic smoked salmon and poached egg on an English muffin. No frills. $9.something.

Next time I’ll try the pancakes or French toast, which come in a lot of different flavor varieties.

There was a 30 min wait at noon this Sunday.( I’d recommend you spend that time shopping next door at Tuesday morning.)

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Located on central avenue, across the street from Bistro la Bon, Fern is now open and serving vegetarian fare. Brought to you by the folks of something classic, who also run Halcyon, Fern is an intimate place with a woodsy, natural feel. A mason jar chandelier is the centerpiece of the one-room dining area. Eating at the small restaurant is like eating in a forest with dim lighting, fern and spider plants lining one wall and wicker lawn chairs.

The white asparagus bruschetta is flavorful, but too pricy for what you are served. The app comes with only two pieces of bruschetta-topped toasts and costs $8.

My white bean and tofu burger ($10) was good in flavor as well, but contained an unpleasant gritty sand-like texture. Perhaps the lettuce wasn’t washed? The quinoa salad side was surprisingly tasty.

The vegan chocolate and mousse cake ($8) tasted too good to be vegan, but they said it was. Rich and almost fudgy, the cake was served with soaked cherries, and frosted with a dark, creamy chocolate frosting.

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