Excited about Eating by Ernie Hiers

This edition of Excited about Eating takes us to Valhalla Pub & Eatery located on historical Brevard Court in Uptown Charlotte. Just a few blocks from Bank of America stadium and Time Warner Cable Arena, this cobblestone courtyard boasts pubs, restaurants, and retail stores in an open-air atmosphere.

Intimate rustic interior
Dora here. The eclectic menu, including a few Scandinavian dishes like meatballs, lured us to this intimate corner pub. That, and it was just a few blocks to walk from the Charlotte Convention Center, where we were around lunchtime. Once we got here, choosing a single menu item was tough. And check out this view from inside! :)
View looking out from the pub
The Odin’s Pretzel Bites were topped with melted cheese and garlic, and served with ranch dipping sauce. A variation from typical pretzels, these bites were great and reminded me of garlic knots that you would get at a pizza joint. 
Odin's Pretzel Bites
Dora here. Not me. I took the first bite, and...hmmm. But they grew on me. I would've preferred a jazzy mustard dipping sauce over the ranch. To me, the ranch really didn't add flavor, so I stopped dipping.

I chose the Freya’s Fish ‘n Chips, Guinness-battered haddock fillets served with my favorite, Tater Tots. The fish was crispy on the outside, light and tender on the inside, and full of flavor. The meal included two large fillets that I could not finish by myself. 
Freya's Fish & Tater Tots, huge portions!


Dora here. Some of the best fish I've ever tasted! And yes, I was more than happy to help Ernie finish. :)

I'm a sucker for sandwiches with fruit, any entree actually, especially Granny Smith apples. Add cheddar cheese, bacon, lingonberry aioli, and a heaping portion of turkey, and I was all over The Laghertha’s Turkey Sandwich. Huge, so Ernie had to help me with mine. Fair's fair, right? 
The Laghertha’s Turkey Sandwich
About the only downer for me was the lack of Sweet n Low. So, if you crave a particular brand of sweetener for your tea, bring your own. :)

We rate the restaurant 4 forks out of 5 for a family friendly restaurant serving great food.

What about you? What draws you in to try new restaurants?

Valhalla Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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Fiction Faith & Foodies: Excited about Eating by Ernie Hiers

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Excited about Eating by Ernie Hiers

This edition of Excited about Eating takes us to Valhalla Pub & Eatery located on historical Brevard Court in Uptown Charlotte. Just a few blocks from Bank of America stadium and Time Warner Cable Arena, this cobblestone courtyard boasts pubs, restaurants, and retail stores in an open-air atmosphere.

Intimate rustic interior
Dora here. The eclectic menu, including a few Scandinavian dishes like meatballs, lured us to this intimate corner pub. That, and it was just a few blocks to walk from the Charlotte Convention Center, where we were around lunchtime. Once we got here, choosing a single menu item was tough. And check out this view from inside! :)
View looking out from the pub
The Odin’s Pretzel Bites were topped with melted cheese and garlic, and served with ranch dipping sauce. A variation from typical pretzels, these bites were great and reminded me of garlic knots that you would get at a pizza joint. 
Odin's Pretzel Bites
Dora here. Not me. I took the first bite, and...hmmm. But they grew on me. I would've preferred a jazzy mustard dipping sauce over the ranch. To me, the ranch really didn't add flavor, so I stopped dipping.

I chose the Freya’s Fish ‘n Chips, Guinness-battered haddock fillets served with my favorite, Tater Tots. The fish was crispy on the outside, light and tender on the inside, and full of flavor. The meal included two large fillets that I could not finish by myself. 
Freya's Fish & Tater Tots, huge portions!


Dora here. Some of the best fish I've ever tasted! And yes, I was more than happy to help Ernie finish. :)

I'm a sucker for sandwiches with fruit, any entree actually, especially Granny Smith apples. Add cheddar cheese, bacon, lingonberry aioli, and a heaping portion of turkey, and I was all over The Laghertha’s Turkey Sandwich. Huge, so Ernie had to help me with mine. Fair's fair, right? 
The Laghertha’s Turkey Sandwich
About the only downer for me was the lack of Sweet n Low. So, if you crave a particular brand of sweetener for your tea, bring your own. :)

We rate the restaurant 4 forks out of 5 for a family friendly restaurant serving great food.

What about you? What draws you in to try new restaurants?

Valhalla Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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9 Comments:

At February 13, 2016 at 11:38 AM , Blogger Jill Weatherholt said...

You asked, "What draws you in to try new restaurants?" Your blog posts do! That fish looks delicious...and such big filets too! Yum!

 
At February 13, 2016 at 1:33 PM , Blogger Dora Hiers said...

Thanks, Jill. Glad to hear that. We're having a blast exploring new restaurants and new foods. Hope you're staying warm this weekend. Brrrr!

 
At February 15, 2016 at 8:48 AM , Blogger Tanya Hanson said...

Not only is the outside of this place inviting and charming but...both of the entrees have my mouth watering. Cheddar and apple just btought me happy memories of a sandwich I had in Vermont on a great trip, and fish I chips is one of my favorites any time! Wish I lived close enough to eat here! xox. Yummy stuff.

 
At February 15, 2016 at 11:32 AM , Blogger Ernie Hiers said...

Thanks Jill and we love reviewing restaurants.

 
At February 15, 2016 at 11:33 AM , Blogger Ernie Hiers said...

Thanks Tanya, Maybe you guys can visit this area and try some of our favorite restaurants.

 
At February 15, 2016 at 12:22 PM , Blogger Dora Hiers said...

Ditto Ernie's comment. <3

 
At February 15, 2016 at 6:22 PM , Blogger Gail Johnson said...

I would try all of it. Sounds wonderful.

 
At February 15, 2016 at 8:59 PM , Blogger Dora Hiers said...

Yay! Glad we featured some dishes that excite you, Gail! :)

 
At February 18, 2016 at 8:31 AM , Blogger Ernie Hiers said...

Thanks Gail, glad they all looked so good to you.

 

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