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
|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! :)
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.
|View looking out from the pub|
|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?
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