Friday, April 26, 2013

Happy Friday!

TGIF everyone! Hope you all had great weeks! Last night, my bestie Jimmy arrived in Charlotte to visit me from Boston. We met during college in Boston and have been best friends ever since! He has a crazy job and always works weekends so it is hard to plan trips to see each other. He was supposed to go to NYC to meet up with me last weekend, but all the craziness and lock down in Boston prevented that so he booked a flight to come see me :) 

cutie on the patio
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Apart from our media company that I work for, my dad also owns a restaurant group. We have 14 Mexican restaurants in the surrounding Atlanta suburbs (Frontera Mex-Mex Grill), a fine dining steakhouse in Alpharetta, GA (Pampas Steakhouse), and an Italian restaurant in Duluth, GA. We have been working on opening our Italian concept, Luciano's Ristorante, in Charlotte for over a year and we FINALLY open on Monday!!! I am beyond thrilled to have it here and I cannot wait eat there as much as possible. The one in GA is less than a mile from my house and we always end up picking up dinner or going in for a quick bite. I love Luciano's because it is not a typical restaurant - we have TOP NOTCH food and service and best of all - at a great price! Our Charlotte location is located on 1910 South Blvd (where La Paz used to be) - in front of Sullivan's steakhouse. We had a little private family there last night, it was divine. SO EXCITED!! :) 

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Naty making the flat bread
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amazing salads and wine 
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cheating with pizza ahhh - so good though!
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We have a preview dinner for friends and family tonight - cannot wait! Tomorrow, I will probably be going to brunch and hanging out with Jimmy and then Sunday we have our first Cinco de Mayo event of three (working all day)! Have a great weekend everyone!!! :)


  1. this is awesome!!! looks delicious!

  2. Oh that pizza looks absolutely delicious!

  3. That pizza looks so good! Congrats on the opening..have a fun weekend!

  4. You are so VIP! :) Yummmmmy pizza!

  5. How cool that your family owns that! :)

  6. That food looks DELISH!! And paired with wine makes it perfecto!

    Have fun with your friend, he's adorable! :)

  7. TIME OUT! I had no idea your family owned Frontera!!! Only my FAVORITE Mexico restaurant! NO JOKE! My husband and I drive down from Flowery Branch to Suwnaee once a week to eat! Its THE place for our family get togethers, always! I grew up in Lilburn and went to Parkview and it was and still is "our" spot!! That's so crazy! NOTHING beats a Crazy Taco!

  8. That pizza looks amazing!! I hope you've had a great weekend with everyone Pam!!


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