Dilworth was established as Charlotte’s first suburb in 1891. Running through the neighborhood was the electric streetcar, which developer Edward Dilworth Latta’s company, Charlotte Consolidated Construction Company, introduced to the city.
As Latta pushed the suburb’s expansion, upper-class houses rose on South Boulevard and East Boulevard, Latta Park was named on the east edge of the street grid and municipal fairgrounds stretched at the end of the trolley line on East Boulevard.
Today, Dilworth consists of a charming mix of apartments, eclectic houses, a bustling dining scene and clusters of boutique shops adjacent to higher-energy South End and Uptown.
Here’s what you should eat, drink and do in Charlotte’s original suburb
This is the place to get cozy with conversation and fresh, home-style dishes for lunch and dinner. Dig into Ribboned Tuscan Kale Salad, Fig, Goat Cheese & Brie Flatbread, a Hot Pastrami & Cheddar Burger and more.
Pro tip: You can frequently find the concept’s creator, Fran Scibelli, in her own restaurant. Say hello.
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