Two new tastes to try in University City

Jul 12, 2017 | Business Growth

Tasty TuesdaysTwo of our summer interns, Michyla Greene and Shima Elbashir, recently visited two new restaurants as our treat.

Of course there is no such thing as a free lunch (a great lesson to learn sooner rather than later, right?).

We asked our interns to take notes and write brief reviews of their experiences for our next newsletter.

Here is Michyla’s report of  Bánh Mì Brothers, and Shima’s and Michyla’s take on Lazeez Mediterranean Grill.


Bánh Mì Brothers

By Michyla Greene

Bánh Mì Brothers is a new restaurant in the Grande Promenade shopping center that specializes in the Banh Mi (hence the name), an iconic Vietnamese sandwich, in addition to other Vietnamese favorites.

I decided to give the “Vietnamese burger” a shot with the Grilled Chicken Banh Mi, which was delivered relatively quickly in a basket.

On top of a lightly toasted roll lie mayo and tender cubes of juicy chicken, topped with pickled daikon, carrots, cucumber and cilantro for an added crunch.

Upon my first bite, I discovered that the array of textures and flavors meshed very nicely and that the chicken was seasoned to perfection. Drizzled with a little Sriracha sauce to taste, this sandwich was both satisfying and delicious.

The restaurant atmosphere was welcoming, too, with its pleasant employees and upbeat music.

Learn more about Bánh Mì Brothers


Lazeez Mediterranean Grill

Lazeez Mediterranean GrillBy Shima Elbashir and Michyla Greene

Tired of eating at the same old chain restaurants? Wanting to try something different? Lazeez Mediterranean Grill is the perfect place to explore new dishes at a convenient price!

Lazeez specializes in Middle Eastern cuisine and offers many popular dishes of the region.

On a recent visit, the waitress provided the menu right after we entered and gave plenty of time for us to make our order.

As an appetizer, she gave us chips and a special sauce. The chips were very light and crisp, and the salsa was filled with many different vegetables and spices.

For our main course, we had Chicken Shawarma: a pita-bread wrap that contains grilled chicken, mayo, hummus and an assortment of vegetables. We also ordered a side a French fries for an added American flare.

The meal as a whole was a myriad of flavors and was very filling!The Shawarma was very tasty, seasoned well and well presented.

The service was incredible, the environment was very peaceful, and the staff was attentive, friendly, and welcoming.

10/10 would recommend!!!


Learn more about Lazeez Mediterranean Grill


Receive Up to Date News

Receive Economic Development News

View Past Newsletters

View Post by Category

Press Releases

Meet Jordan Harris

This month, UCP welcomed Jordan Harris as the Director of Community Development and Outreach. With over a decade of community relations experience in various roles, most recently serving as the associate director of community relations at UNC Charlotte. In her new...

We’re Back…with a Vision!

University City Vision Plan – Connecting: People. Places. Nature. The growth and development being realized in University City is nothing short of transformational.  Major investments in transportation and mobility infrastructure, thousands of new rooftops, new...

University City launches Barton Creek Greenway Native Meadow

By Azania Herron University City Partners, University of North Carolina at Charlotte Botanical Gardens and North Carolina Native Plant Society have partnered to install Barton Creek Greenway Native Meadows, a community native plant project in University City. On April...

New Farmers Market to open Oct. 3 at University Place

University City Partners announces the opening of University City Farmers Market on Oct. 3 around the lake at The Shoppes at University Place. Shoppers will find fresh local produce, food preparation programs and live entertainment. Open every Saturday in October The...

University City Wine Fest to Offer Socially Distanced Activities

New This Year: Wine on the Water and a Boutique Dining Experience.  Greystar University City Wine Fest will return this fall at multiple locations around the lake and boardwalk at Shoppes at University Place. The fourth annual festival will take place from September...

Where Will They Play?

We need more parks now – YOU CAN HELP A crisis caused by Charlotte’s explosive growth and government inaction threatens one of the most important assets of every truly livable city – public parks.   A recent nationwide study revealed that Charlotte has the least...