Wine Fest Recovery Brunch

Come out to the Famous Toastary to aid your recovering from the Wine Festival! A special Wine Fest menu will be provided. More information provided on website
UCity dining hot bites

UCity dining hot bites

Getting hungry? Chew on this! Three UCity restaurants make the list of popular dining spots, says online reservation service nowait.com. The new wrap restaurant Wrapway gets great reviews on Nextdoor.com. Check out these new places near the URP: Bachi at Cochran Commons and Peno Mediterranean Grill at The Arbors. Nowait.com customers like these UCity restaurants Nowait.com makes its bread and butter helping hungry diners get reservations. Recently, local online news site CharlotteFive.com used nowait.com to compile a list of favorite places to eat among its customers. Three University City restaurants in and near University Place made the list: Next-door neighbors Famous Toastery and Boardwalk Billy’s, which overlook the lake at University Place; and Seafood Connection, which recently parked its longtime food truck to open up a permanent home overlooking Harris Boulevard near I-85. See the full report.   Wrapway getting top marks University City users of neighborhood news website Nextdoor.com have been posting positive mini-reviews of Wrapway, a Mediterranean fast-casual restaurant located near campus at 10221 University City Blvd. Wrapway opened a few months ago and offers authentic wraps plus raw, vegan and vegetarian dishes. Among the recent comments: I just tried them for the first time. Absolutely delicious. This place is yummy! The customer service is amazing! Keep seeing it pop up on Nextdoor so I finally went. Great taste. (They) let me sample the options before buying. Check them out. Wrapway is also earning praise on Yelp and Facebook. Visit wrapway.us and learn more.   Try these new restaurants in Mallard Creek near URP Looking for someplace new for lunch or dinner near University Research Park? Here...
Famous Toastery finds newest home at University Place

Famous Toastery finds newest home at University Place

Famous Toastery, a popular regional chain of breakfast-lunch restaurants, will launch its newest location next week beside the lake bridge at the Shoppes at University Place. Franchise owners Patrick and Charlotte McManaman are greeting the community in a big way – by helping sponsor the free Spring Concert Series, 6-9 pm each Thursday in April next to their restaurant. The University Place restaurant is Famous Toastery’s eighth in the Charlotte metro region and 11th overall in the Carolinas and Florida. Another dozen locations are coming soon, the company website says. Famous Toastery began 10 years ago as Toast Cafe when friends Brian Burchill and Robert Maynard launched their first restaurant in a converted house in downtown Huntersville. The partners soon expanded to three locations offering a fun atmosphere and fresh-made dishes like portabella mushroom benedict and avocado omelets. The operation evolved into a franchise system in 2013 and revised its name to Famous Toastery to differentiate the breakfast/brunch brand as it expands nationally. From patrons to owners Patrick McManaman says he and Charlotte, a physician, discovered the restaurant shortly after moving to Cornelius six years ago from California. “When you move to a new place you spend a lot of time searching for your new favorite places to eat,” he said. “We ate at the Toastery in Davidson, and we just liked it.” About the time that Famous Toastery launched its franchise system, the McManamans were exploring their own interest in possibly buying a franchise restaurant, Patrick says. “I happened to be eating there one morning and saw a placard on the table, ‘Be a part of the Toastery...