Excited about Eating by Ernie Hiers

This edition of Excited about Eating takes us to Queen City Q in downtown Charlotte, a short walk from the Time Warner Cable Arena, home of the Charlotte Hornets

Across-the-street view
Dora here. My first Hornets game ever! Too bad they lost that night. 🙂 
Time Warner Cable Arena

This BBQ joint/sports bar serves all of our BBQ favorites, burgers, tacos and more. During our visit, most visitors were sporting their Hornets gear while filling up before the game. 

We opted to try a few menu items and share: Brunswick stew, hush puppies and honey butter, and Carolina Classic Nachos.

Hush Puppies and Honey Butter Appetizer

I never pass up Brunswick stew when it’s on the menu, and I am glad I did not pass on this one. This stew was outstanding, with just the right mix of meat and vegetables and a flavor that kept me going back for more. I think next time we visit I could make my whole meal on this Brunswick stew. 

Brunswick Stew

Dora here. Hmm. I hear you, but I’m quite sure on our next visit, you won’t be able to resist the lure of the Que. 🙂

The Carolina Classic Nachos was loaded with three types of meat (pulled pork, smoked chicken and brisket), lettuce, tomato and chips. 

Carolina Classic Nachos

I have nachos at many places, but these nachos have to rank in the top two or three. What separated these nachos from the others had to be the white queso, with just the right amount of kick and mixed well with the different meat combination. In addition, the serving portion is huge. Both of us ate on it, and still weren’t able to finish. 

Dora here. Huge and delish! I love chili nachos, but the chili version tends to be heavy, so I appreciated the lighter variation. The chips didn’t taste overly salty while I ate them, but I could’ve downed a gallon of iced tea after dinner. 

Service was quick and friendly, even jammed with people. 

We rate this restaurant 5 forks out of 5 for a friendly restaurant serving outstanding food.

Any Hornets fans out there? Make some noise!

Queen City Q Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

7 thoughts on “Excited about Eating by Ernie Hiers

  1. I follow whatever sports hubby likes, usually, because that's what's on TV. But I'm a huge sports fan anyway. NASCAR, football, basketball, even hockey, minus the fighting. Not so much baseball or golf. Sorry, I know you're a golfer, right? 🙂


  2. Ha ha…no apology necessary, Dora. Yes, I do play golf. If you're not a golfer, it's probably one of the most boring sports to watch on TV…well, that and baseball. 🙂
    The next time the Hornets are on TV, I'll check it out, Ernie, you might be right.
    Have a great Saturday!


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