Ballantyne Magazine

FALL 2016

Ballantyne Magazine covers news, events, real estate, restaurants, shopping, health, schools and business in the upscale Ballantyne Area of Charlotte, NC.

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A nna R ohde Y uan President of Helen Adams International Realty NC/SC Realtor/Broker International Real Estate Advisor 980. 226. 6626 Anna@Hairealty.com www.annarohdeyuan.com Quality Assured Real Estate Service around the world Buying, Selling, and Relocating! In Ballantyne, Carolinas, and Beyond • US • UK • Germany • China • Japan • South Korea • Singapore • Taiwan 15235-J John J Delaney Drive Charlotte, NC 28277 on Short, Lexington's oldest white- tablecloth establishment, famous for its bourbon selection and rooftop patio. Coles 735 Main, an upscale but casual dining spot, and County Club, specializing in smoked meats, are other popular dine-ins. Nothing gets more local with food, though, than burgoo, a spicy stew concocted of chicken and who knows what else. Baker jokes that Keeneland sometimes refers to it as "what didn't make it around the track." Instead, he suggests trying beer cheese. "We're pretty wild about it," he says, explaining the cheese is infused with flat beer and spices and turned into a spread or dip. He personally goes for the Beer Cheese Burger at Lynagh's Irish Pub. Another local favorite worth sampling is Ale-8-One, an unusual caffeinated ginger ale and citrus-blend soda with a kick that Baker insists most locals find addictive. "It can be safely said that Lexington likes to have a good time and offers some of the most beautiful backdrops in the country," Baker observes. "The people are also genuinely nice and friendly." BALLANTYNE | escape Top chef Quita Michel poses at her Windy Corner Market restaurant. Photo by Magnus Lindvquist, courtesy of VisitLEX 92 BALLANTYNE MAGAZINE FALL 2016

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