From foie gras to fried pickles, Charlotte’s eager to tempt your taste buds. The region may be known for stick-to-your-ribs sustenance with staples like pimento cheese, barbecue, and just about anything deep fried or dripping with butter, but Charlotte’s ready to challenge even the most discriminating palette. Visitors will find worldly culinary creations that crisscross the globe ranging from tangy tapas to perfect pad thai to satisfying sushi. Not to mention farm-to fork eateries practiced in the art of slow food or enough steakhouses to exhaust even the most enthusiastic carnivore. In addition, Johnson and Wales University, a school known for churning out masters of the menu, has added some well-seasoned creativity to the foodie scene since its arrival.