CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV)- Restaurant scene. It was not long ago that you probably wouldn't put those two words together when you thought of Charlotte. But lately that's exactly what it's becoming known for..
Non-chain restaurants have been popping up everywhere and drawing some crowds.
Take a drive through Elizabeth, Plaza Midwood or South End and the neighborhoods all have one thing in common: a growing culinary scene.
It's why Patrick Whelan and his two partners chose to open their newest restaurant in South End. Nan and Byron's had it grand opening Thursday night.
"It's like a no-brainer," he said. "South End is the fastest growing area in Charlotte right now."
Whelan says their goal when it comes to dining out is different from the big, well-known chains.