Today we had a culinary adventure. We joined Joe and Dell, our neighbors from across the street, on a dinner trip. We rode Charlotte’s light rail to Mert’s Heart and Soul. Mert’s is a soul food restaurant that features, as their web site reads, “low Country and Gullah-inspired dishes such as shrimp and grits, Charleston red rice, and award-winning macaroni and cheese.” The food was great and the staff was prompt and friendly. With a checkerboard floor, and original art and photographs on the wall, Mert’s decor has urban funk flair. We definitely will go back.
Uptown Charlotte and Mert’s Heart and Soul, it’s where we live.