Looking to add add some restauants to your foodie travels? Look no further than Charlotte, NC’s Leah & Louise. I grew up on listening to “Brown liquor music” and have always wanting to experience a modern juke joint. If you feel the same, , the latest concept from James Beard-nominated Chef Greg Collier and business partner/wife Subrina Collier should be on your must visit list. The menu features modern interpretations of Southern classics that honor Mississippi river valley foodways (Memphis, Jackson, Mississippi and New Orleans).
As a lover of classic southern decor, this restaurant definitely delivers. From beautiful cafe chairs paired with vintage and antique pieces accented by eclectic lighting, Leah & Louise pays the perfect design homage to Juke Joint style and architecture.
The exposed brick and high ceilings paired with fringe-lined seating, remind me of the pieces of furniture in my grandmother’s home and match perfectly with the restaurant theme.
With locally sourced food on the menu, this place is the perfect place to explore Mississippi valley heritage and culture through food.
Beyond the restaurant, this duo has developed a Harlem-Renaissance inspired food festival, Bayhaven Food & Wine Festival, taking place this fall. Be sure to add it to your travel list as well,