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Central North Carolina Restaurants

Mert's Heart and Soul

  • 214 N. College St. Map It
  • Uptown
  • Fodor's Choice

Updated 10/23/2014

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Business executives and arts patrons make their way to Mert's—named for Myrtle, a favorite customer with a sunny disposition. Owners James and Renee Bezzelle serve large portions of lowcountry- and Gullah staples, such as fried chicken with greens, macaroni and cheese, corn bread, shrimp-and-salmon omelets, and red beans and rice. Buckwheat and sweet-potato pancakes draw a weekend brunch crowd.

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214 N. College St., Charlotte, North Carolina, 28202, United States

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Updated 10/23/2014


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Jan 7, 2010

Mert's Heart and Soul Review

Mert's Heart and Soul -- Formerly GA on Tryon -- is well known for it's southern-style homemade cornbread made from scratch. As far as entree's, I prefer the red beans and rice with smoked turkey sausage, and greens and mac and cheese as the sides. The restaurant is located on Charlotte's Longest-Running Daily City Tour by Queen City Tours and Travel.

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