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January 2016

Alexander Michael’s: Where everybody knows your name

This Fourth Ward fixture has been Charlotte's neighborhood bar for more than 30 years. By Page Leggett When I was working Uptown in my early, post-college years and craved a beer after work, I had to walk a few miles. Uphill. Sometimes barefoot and in oppressive summer heat — or in the middle of [...]

December 2015

50 Best Restaurants in Charlotte

HERE IT IS, THE WHAT IT IS. Savor it, because the waitress is almost certain to ask how it was. Where it is, is where it’s always been—Alexander Michael’s, or Al Mike’s, a 33-year-old restaurant in Fourth Ward that occupies a building that’s been here since 1897. That’s right, this is one we didn’t tear [...]

June 2012

Alexander Michael’s has that rare sparkle hardly found in a gem

Completely by accident, I was driving on 9th Street in Charlotte, NC and for 2 seconds I spotted what looked like a restaurant on the corner of 9th and N. Pine Street. At that moment, I couldn’t stop but was immediately struck by the homey quaintness that briefly caught my eye. I didn’t know the [...]