Where Charlotte Chefs Eat

Ever wonder where the talented chef from your favorite restaurant goes to satisfy his post-work culinary cravings? We chatted with the executive chefs from five fan favorites about where they like to unwind and dig in after a long day.
Chris Edwards
Chef Trey Wilson of Customshop orders from Cuisine Malaya three to five times a week.

Chef Bruce Moffett

Barrington’s Restaurant

Favorite place to eat after work: Cyros Sushi and Sake Bar, 6601 Morrison Blvd., 704-900-7141
Why it’s his go-to: Cyros has great sushi, it’s near work and has a relaxing atmosphere. It’s nice to unwind with a beer and a plate of assorted rolls.
What he orders: The Trio of Wasabi Roll, the Avante Garde and the Hamachi Jalapeno 

Chef Cory Sharpe


Favorite place to eat after work: East Boulevard Bar and Grill, 1315 East Blvd., 704-332-2414
Why it’s his go-to: I worked with Frank [Deal], the owner, years ago, and I like to support his business. I also enjoy the roll-up doors that let the fresh air in.
What he orders: The Grilled Chicken Sandwich on whole wheat with lettuce, tomato, onion, and spicy mustard 

Chef Ben Miles

BLT Steak

Favorite place to eat after work: Mac’s Speed Shop, 2511 South Blvd., 704-522-6227
Why it’s his go-to: After work, all I’m looking for is comfort food and good beer; they have both.
What he orders: The Pulled Pork BBQ Platter with macaroni and cheese, baked beans, and a Dogfish 90-Minute IPA 

Chef Trey Wilson


Favorite place to eat after work: Cuisine Malaya, 1411 Elizabeth Ave., 704-372-0766
Why it’s his go-to: We order from there three to five times a week, so I’ve formed a great relationship with the owner. I also live in the neighborhood, and I like to support neighborhood spots.                                                                                                                                 What he orders: The Curry Laksa and Tom Yum Soup 

Chef Ivan Rodriguez

Basil Thai

Favorite place to eat after work: Sushi 101, 1730 East Woodlawn Rd., 704-672-0990                                                                                    Why it’s his go-to: I love the Hamachi.                                                                                                                                                           What he orders: The Hamachi (obviously)

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