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Hello Tuesday. It's Katie.

We expect to follow 100+ new restaurant openings in Charlotte this year. That's a lot to keep up with and by default becomes the bulk of our food and drink coverage.

But then there are all those already established neighborhood favorites that are hardly off the radar for loyal fans but aren't necessarily generating the same widespread buzz with VIP previews and PR campaigns.

Today we're looking at 9 such spots that are quietly killing it in their respective neighborhoods — from a popular seafood market on Freedom Drive to a quaint wine bar in a historic Fourth Ward home.

Dedicated regulars already know what's up, but you might just find something new to you.

Agenda story: The most underrated restaurant in 9 Charlotte neighborhoods (https://www.charlotteagenda.com/123423/underrated-charlotte-restaurants/)

VITALS
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Weather: 70. Sunny. 0% chance of rain.
Stat: 1500+. Number of people interested in OMB's Louisiana Spring Fest (https://www.facebook.com/events/380229532445586/) this weekend.
Do: Head to OMB for Yoga on Tap, the city's biggest brewery yoga class. Your $8 admission includes a beer or soda. Details (https://www.yogaontap.com/) .
Charlottean: Sterling Scott (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sterlingjscott/) , director of marketing at Stratifyd and founder/CEO of Instimate, for bringing his new scheduling-focused dating app to market (https://www.charlotteagenda.com/123165/instimate-dating-app-charlotte-nc/) .

Happy birthday to Charlotte Agenda member (https://www.charlotteagenda.com/members/) Dennis Marsoun.

ORIGINALS
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LendingTree's HQ would give Pineville a huge boost [Dunn] (https://www.charlotteagenda.com/123651/lendingtree-headquarters-pineville/)
The mortgage shopping company has talked about moving from Ballantyne to SouthPark but is growing too fast to fit there — kind of like your suburban friends with kids. Now they're eyeing Pineville's historic Cone Mill, a 30-acre property dating back to 1890.

What to expect a Barcelona Wine Bar, a Spanish-inspired tapas bar coming to South End [Arnold] (https://www.charlotteagenda.com/122361/barcelona-wine-bar-south-end-menu-tapas-location/)
An Atlanta local fills us in on the trendy, Euro-chic restaurant's extensive wine program (featuring 400+ bottles), must-try jamón (sliced right off the leg) and authentic paella (the pièce de résistance).

40,000 people are expected to attend this weekend’s Tuck Fest at the Whitewater Center. Here’s what to know. [Moore] (https://www.charlotteagenda.com/123636/whitewater-center-tuck-fest-2018/)
The annual 4-day adventure festival features competitions, demos, clinics and live music. Admission and viewing is free but you'll have to pay to participate. Yes, you can bring your dog.

TALKING POINTS
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Shake Shack Charlotte opens Thursday, April 26 at 11 a.m. [Agenda/Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/p/BhpHvJPlyFH/?taken-by=charlotteagenda) ]. This is not a drill. The first 100 people in line at the highly-anticipated burger chain at Park Road Shopping Center will receive a limited-edition Shake Shack x 704 Shop hat.

Jeni's will be handing out free ice cream at this weekend's Girl Tribe Pop Up. The 3-day event (https://www.google.com/url?hl=en&q=https://www.charlotteagenda.com/120855/jenis-splendid-ice-creams-charlotte-nc-south-end/&source=gmail&ust=1523988626392000&usg=AFQjCNG0V-kdcpQblYEtoR9fKKl24QFiZg) features shopping, food and hands-on experiences from more than 100 women-owned businesses, including Jeni's, an Ohio-based creamery opening a South End scoop shop this summer (https://www.google.com/url?hl=en&q=https://www.charlotteagenda.com/120855/jenis-splendid-ice-creams-charlotte-nc-south-end/&source=gmail&ust=1523988626392000&usg=AFQjCNG0V-kdcpQblYEtoR9fKKl24QFiZg) . Like I needed another excuse to go.

Food Network is filming at Moo & Brew today [Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/p/BhpOVE4ge1e/?taken-by=mooandbrew) ]. Stop by around 11 a.m. for your chance to be part of the feature.

Bidding starts at $1.5 million today for NFL player's 15,454-square-foot home near Quail Hollow [Martin/CBJ (https://www.bizjournals.com/charlotte/news/2018/04/16/nfl-players-south-charlotte-mansion-set-for.html) ]. Houston Texans cornerback Jonathan Joseph, a Charlotte-area native, had originally planned to retire in the home, which was previously listed at $5 million. The auction (https://interluxe.com/property/detail/250) opens today at 9 a.m. on Interluxe, a Charlotte-based luxury real estate marketplace.

Allegiant Air, which offers flights as low as $42 out of Concord, got hammered on 60 Minutes for safety concerns [Kroft/60 Minutes (https://www.cbsnews.com/news/allegiant-air-the-budget-airline-flying-under-the-radar/) ]. A review of service difficulty reports submitted to the FAA from January to October 2016 found more than 100 serious mechanical complications — from aborted takeoffs to mid-air engine failures. I'll continue to roll the dice for cheap flights to Florida.

Catch Tax Day deals around town today. Get a free sausage biscuit at Hardee's until 10 a.m. and 1/2 off all alcohol at BLT Steak. Almost makes up for that check I sent the IRS.

#PARTNERNEWS
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Criswell & Criswell Plastic Surgery: Major pro tip – Criswell is offering $300 off (http://bit.ly/2EgG0Bt) HaloPro laser treatments (one of the procedures used in our first hand review (https://www.charlotteagenda.com/106304/got-two-lasers-face-beauty-price-pain-payoff/) ) throughout April. Call 704.424.5050 for more deets.

Northwood Ravin: Live the Plaza Midwood life at The Village at Commonwealth (http://bit.ly/2EbWnQf) . As if the location wasn't reason enough, you'll be blown away by the stunning design, saltwater pool and resident garden plots. See their walk up, rowhouse and apartment floorplans here (http://bit.ly/2Dkvahh) .

Morningstar Marinas: When it comes to boat storage, Morningstar Marinas (http://bit.ly/2GjhSRb) has you covered with storage solutions, maintenance services and community events. Just add water.

The Treehouse at Queen's Cup: Join the best party at Queen's Cup by snagging a ticket to The Treehouse on April 28. The $125 all-inclusive badge (http://bit.ly/2I8FBEo) provides race transportation, all your food and drink, plus games and a great location to enjoy the races. Ages 21-35, space is limited.

THE CLASSIFIEDS Post here. (https://www.charlotteagenda.com/classifieds/)
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JOBS
Major Gifts Manager (http://bit.ly/2HiZGKp) at Humane Society of Charlotte.
Marketing Specialist (http://bit.ly/2HuGUgQ) at Cushman & Wakefield.
Human Resources Manager (http://bit.ly/2vkNmED) at The Waggle Company.
Operations Support Data Analyst (http://bit.ly/2EPVJYo) at The Foundation for the Carolinas.

EVENTS
4/18. Axios Wine Dinner (http://bit.ly/2Hhmrfi) at The Pump House / Treat yourself to 5 courses of perfectly paired dishes and wine / $75++.

HOMES
Ashbrook. Chic home (http://bit.ly/2jNnhoB) with a large fenced backyard / 4bd,2ba / $479,000

Huntersville. Apartments at Holly Crest (http://bit.ly/2CJWPbi) , featuring modern luxury with a neighborhood feel / 2-3bd / Call for pricing.

Still hungry? See more jobs (https://www.charlotteagenda.com/jobs/) , events (https://www.charlotteagenda.com/events/) , homes (https://www.charlotteagenda.com/homes-apts/) .
TODAY'S PHOTO
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Poplar Street Cafe, a charming tapas and wine bar in Fourth Ward's historic Morrison House, is a highly underrated Uptown destination.
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My husband and I test rode $2,500 electric bikes at Uptown Cycles (http://uptowncyclescharlotte.com/) over the weekend and now all other cycling is like flying coach to me. I've tasted first class and can't afford it. Help.

- Katie

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