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Quaint Inland Watery Experience!
In my position I assisted many types of personalities and their endeavors to include the owner of the now famous Uptown Charlotte eatery Mert′s Heart and Soul, and the start-up of the Dell Curry Foundation; father of future NBA Hall of Famer and four-time champion and two-time league MVP Wardell Stephen "Steph" Curry II. The most bizarre interaction that I experienced was when a uniformed CMPD officer came in to discuss the start-up of a new enterprise selling light bars. Those are the emergency lights on top of marked police cruisers. I did my job by advising him on the best way to get that business off the ground but in the back of my head I was hoping that they would change their mind as this was right about the time that some looney toon was masquerading around the area stopping unsuspecting women at night under false pretenses. Yikes!
This eatery is nestled along the largest lake in the two Carolina′s - Lake Norman was created in 1963 by Duke Power Company (1924; formerly known as the Southern Power Company ), today known as Duke Energy . It feeds off the Catawba River and its original purpose was to provide hydroelectricity to the growing Charlotte area as well as recreation. The lake is 34 miles long with over 520 miles of shoreline and today houses a steam as well as a nuclear power plant. It is named in honor of Mr. Norman Atwater Cocke, a Virginia native, who served as president of the power company from 1947 to his retirement in 1959. His former home as well as the Duke Mansion are located in the Myers Park community and are part of the QCT Charlotte Daily City Toursm - Charlotte′s Longest-Running Daily City Tour.
We both agreed on their Spinach Artichoke Dip for an appetizer which came with Pita Bread and was up in about 10 minutes. While waiting I headed to the men's restroom which was very clean and well attended. I also got a chance to check out their indoor dining room area which was decorated with very chic linen tablecloths and fancy wood furniture. The dress code was family casual (per their website) but I would have felt a bit underdressed with my shorts and polo shirt inside this eatery.
The pita bread was soft and very flavorful, and the dip was perfectly prepared, not too watery, or stiff, with all the ingredients in perfect sync. My old boss ordered their romaine lettuce salad and one of their pasta entree's while I ordered their lamb sandwich which was the special of the day and came with fries. Both orders came with their delicious pita bread and were up before we finish our appetizer. She stated that her order was good, and my lamb sandwich was scrumpdillyicious and very tender; the fries were prepared to perfection -- golden brown and crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. My old boss also suggested that I could cook it at home, and I suggested that it was not in my culinary wheelhouse. The total bill came to $64.95 with drink and taxes. Not bad for a business lunch, right?
All in all, this was a great inland watery experience with excellent service and tasty menu items. It was also nice to see my old boss after all these years. I am not sure if and when I will be back because of its quaint location along Lake Norman which is many miles away from the Charlotte area. In addition, although from Miami, I am not a fan of water!
The North Harbor Club is located at 100 North Harbor Place, Davidson, NC 28036, their phone number is (704) 896-5559, and website is https://northharborclub.com/. Tell them that Trend Magazine Onlinetm sent you!