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    Editor's Note: This story is unlocked for everyone to read courtesy of the CRVA, our partner in nourishing culinary exploration for residents and visitors of the Queen City.

    December 10, 2021

    Where Chefs Eat: The Artisan’s Palate’s Christa Csoka

    This culinary queen utilizers her taste buds in every cuisine 

    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 waiter to share their favorite restaurants in town and what they order there. This week, we interview Christa Csoka, chef and owner of The Artisan’s Palate in NoDa. With years of culinary experience, Csoka can never turn down a classic wine and cheese combination. 

    Lang Van, East Charlotte
    A simple eatery offering noodles, soup, and authentic Vietnamese dishes
    Christa’s order: Pho dac biet loaded with cilantro, mint, and basil 

    Pho from Lang Van, a Vietnamese restaurant in east Charlotte. Kristen Wile/UP

    Ormann’s Cheese Shop, Uptown
    An artisan cheese shop in The Market at 7th Street with a robust selection of local and regional cheeses
    Christa’s order: Ooey gooey cheese on top of roasted potatoes and a baguette, available on Raclette Night each Thursday
    Pro tip: Get a bottle of wine from fellow market vendor Assorted Table Wine Shoppe to go with the cheese 

    Yume, South End
    An upscale Japanese restaurant specializing in ramen, nigiri, and select sushi rolls
    Christa’s order: Start with pork gyoza or agedashi tofu and edamame, and then ask the sushi chefs for the best of the day

    Stagioni, South Park
    A high-end eatery and bar featuring classic Italian dishes that change with the seasons
    Christa’s order: Linguine with shrimp and bottarga

    Growlers Pourhouse, NoDa
    A laid-back pub with bar bites and a wide selection of cocktails and drafts
    Christa’s order: Wings, popcorn, and a few dozen oysters  

    More from this series:

    Duke Bread’s Adam Duke
    Counter-‘s Sam Hart
    Community Matters Cafe’s Ashley Anna Tuttle

    Your Farms, Your Table’s Sam Diminich
    Para’s Alex Verica

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