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July 22, 2022
Where Chefs Eat: Fahrenheit’s Dave Feimster
The Fahrenheit chef brunches at Hello, Sailor every other week
Folks in the restaurant industry know good food, so we want to know where they eat when they’re not cooking. In this series, we ask a local chef, bartender, restaurateur, or food artisan to share their favorite restaurants in town and what they order there.
Dave Feimster keeps busy as director of operations at popular Uptown rooftop restaurant Fahrenheit, as well as culinary director at South End spot PARA. Yet he knows dining out is critical to success in the business. Though he lives in Huntersville, you can find him dining across the city. Here are his favorite spots around Charlotte.
Seasonal pasta and small plates in a warm atmosphere
Dave’s order: “I love their milk bread and pasta,” he says. “You can tell from my belly.”
Dave’s order: Heirloom tomato BLT
“Every other Sunday you can find me at Hello Sailor for brunch,” Feimster says.
Futo Buta, South End
Little Mama’s, SouthPark
Dave’s order: Varies. “Being from Jersey everybody is Italian on Sunday.”
Halal Food Cart, Uptown
A food cart at Trade and Tryon that’s expanded to a restaurant off Independence Blvd.
Dave’s order: Lamb gyro. “It makes me feel like I’m back at home in NYC,” he says.
Cook your own proteins at this traditional Korean barbecue spot
Dave’s order: Wagyu Beef Platter.