I love sushi. I always liked sushi but fell more in love with it when I lived in England. Every corner was some style of oriental food and sushi was always the easiest to agree on. However most of my friends and family do not like sushi like I do so when I told my boyfriend that I was going to Cowfish he turned up his nose. So I took my best friend instead.
Cowfish is a sushi and burgers in one. It is located right in the middle of Southpark right infront of the mall. Cowfish infuses traditional sushi and burger items to create one of a kind menu items. Their goal is to be the best sushi and burger in town. In doing so, they mix and match all combinations to ensure you find something right from you, whether it is traditional or unconventional in style.
From the moment we walked in it was an experience. Our waitress was so nice and helpful. The menu was a little overwhelming because they had so many great options, but that’s ok. I told her a few things we wanted to try and she gave us some ideas. We felt she knew better than we did so we went with it.
My friend had never tried edamame before so we stared with an appetizer of it. There were a handful of others we wanted to try, like the Crab Rangoon dip and blackened tuna nachos, but we wanted to leave room for the sushi we were drooling for.
The first roll we decided to try was the blackened tuna roll from the fusion specialties portion of the menu. It was lump crabcake mix and cream cheese (YUM!) coated in tempura flakes then topped with seared blackened tuna, avocado salsa and a jalapeno. I get pretty iffy when it comes to the fresh fish from a bad experience but I trusted her decision, plus I love anything crab and cream cheese! This was my favorite roll of the two. It was so fresh, delicious, and melt in my mouth GOOD!
The second roll we tried was one of their ‘burgushi’ which is a combination of burger and sushi. We tried the taste explosion roll which included season natural Angus ground beef, Applewood bacon, jalapenos, spicy mayo on the inside, coated in tempura flakes and topped with a Roma tomato and pepper jack cheese. It was baked then drizzled with cashew cilantro pesto. I do not know what we were expecting but it was not this enjoyable burger in a roll sensation that we were tasting. It really blew my mind on how much the burgushi kept its flavor just like a burger would have been.
Oh, and the house white wine was great. I usually do not get the house wines because they end up bitter, sour, too dry or too sweet. I saw the house Chardonnay had pear flavors and figured I would give it a try. I would never have guessed it would have been a house Chardonnay in a blind tasting. if you like Chardonnay you need to give this one a try. It was a favorite for me, that’s for sure.
We left raving of the service, full from the food and completely blown away. I have heard so many great things about Cowfish but never made the trip to Southpark to try it. I am so glad I did and we decided to go back with a group last weekend, including the skeptical boyfriend of mine who wanted to try the Angus burgushi! We all loved each dish we received, the spiked shakes and the house wine, both red and white.
SOCIAL MEDIA AND DIRECTIONS
If you're like me, you were sad in 2013 when North Carolina announced it's last ever tax free weekend. I remember working at Northlake Mall when it first opened and everyone dreaded Tax Free Weekend. But then again, we all looked forward to shopping the deals before anyone else.
Simon Malls found a solution for all of us shopping lovers with "Better than Tax Free" weekend. This sale event will help shoppers get their school shopping done in one place. They have three locations in North Carolina and two right here in Charlotte; Concord Mills and Carolina Premium Outlet.
This weekend only you'll be able to take part in the second annual "Better than Tax Free" weekend at both shopping centers. Shoppers can enjoy an additional 15 percent off or more on already discounted merchandise from many popular retailers offering summer or back-to-school fashions.
I'll be headed to Carolina Premium Outlets for the first time this weekend to check out these specials. I hope to see you there!
Welcome! I haven't formally introduced myself but I've been playing a bit with social media for a while now for Real Housewives of Charlotte. So I figured before we started our awesome website launch this month I would introduce myself on a post instead of just the about me section.
I'm Kristen. I'm 26 and I have an awesome Kindergartener that loves to gain the attention of anyone who will look his way. This spring I was introduced to Andrea, the brains behind Northern Virginia Housewives, and part of her team about coming on board for Charlotte. It took some time and planning but I am glad I took the leap.
I love Charlotte. I was born and raised in Mooresville and although I left home for a while, it did not take long for me to come back. I love sports but only to watch them. I was never coordinated enough to play anything but I could spend every weekend in Death Valley and at Bank of America Stadium. I enjoy the lake and water and hope to one day live on Lake Norman where I can view those beautiful sunsets everyday. I love to travel and visit anything that has history behind it. I have an unhealthy obsession with the Royal Family. I'd like to think that was because of my time in England however it started well before. However my love for wine did begin during my time in Europe so there is that..
Starting this month we'll have a blast of new information shared. Tons of reviews are lined up with some of my favorite places and a few new ones. Charlotte is a big city and there are so many places to go and see, so let me know of some of your favorites so I can share them with everyone!
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