CHARLOTTE, NC – We truly enjoyed visiting Black restaurants throughout North Carolina but finding good brunch spots proved challenging. Thankfully, we reached out to our social media followers who came through by directing us to Uptown Yolk located at the corner of Catherine and, 1220 S Tryon St, Winnifred St #500, Charlotte, NC 28203.
We had a great experience, starting with their WWIII, a Belgian Waffle and Three Springer Mountain Farms Chicken Wings. The Belgian waffle was simply delectable in every way with its light and fluffy texture, crisp exterior, and subtle sweetness. The buttery and holiday-like spice added to the flavor made it an even more enjoyable and indulgent experience. The well-seasoned chicken was fried hard, yet tender. The syrup was not the cheap stuff and served as the perfect unifier to pour over the chicken and waffle for a tasty combo! I thoroughly enjoyed this and gave it a 5 out of 5.
Next up was the Daubenspeck, a French toast with dulce de leche and maple whipped cream. The texture of the French toast was soft and tender on the inside with a slightly crispy exterior. The bite was on point with the moist and custardy center. But once you made your way to the center of the bread, it was a little too soggy. The caramel-like sweetness from the dulce de leche combined with the natural sweetness of maple syrup, created an imbalance of sweet that could be broken up with an undertow flavor or even a texture change to get your mind off all the sugar. My nephew enjoyed it, but I found it too rich, blaring with sugary homogony. Super sweetness aside, it was in no way terrible, so I gave it a 3.5 out of 5.
Following the French toast, we enjoyed A Bird in the Hand, by far one of the best chicken sandwiches I’ve had in the entire state. The combination of the seasoned chicken, homemade pickles, charred jalapeno aioli, lettuce, and tomato created a well-balanced and flavorful sandwich that danced between savory, tangy, creamy, and fresh with a hint of spice from the jalapenos on what I suspected to be a locally baked bun. If you visit this restaurant, do not miss this delicious sandwich. I gave this a solid 5 out of 5!
On the side we had TN Fries, some of the best diced potatoes I’ve had on the road. These heavenly spuds were tossed in the chef’s house made Tennessee seasoning blend, exuding a sweet and smoky baby back ribs flavor profile. Solid 5 out of 5!
Last and not least was the delicious egg white omelet that I created with their meats and veggies. Chef created a new reference point for me, and I will certainly be back for another great experience. If you’re looking for a solid brunch spot with great and versatile selections while not sacrificing the soul, then this spot accomplishes that. You can reach them at (704) 526-0494 or visit their website, uptownyolk.com.