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In CLT, Chabad is the only Minyan, and it has daily Shacharis that's called for 6:30AM but practically doesn't start till 6:40AM. Mincha/Maariv is at Shkia. It's a 5 minute drive from there to Gleiberman's, the only Kosher grocery/restaurant in town. It's open every night, and closes around 7:30PM (at least this was in April before Pesach), which worked out well for getting some dinner and then going to Mincha/Maariv. Food was surprisingly reasonably priced for being out of town and was on the whole very good. You'll need to be patient with ordering and getting food unless you feel comfortable getting up and finding the waiter in the grocery and pushing things along, etc (which didn't seem to bother them). For $25, they delivered a week's worth of lunch meals pre-wrapped for oven warming to the hotel I was staying at for work. Jeff Gleiberman is a sweetheart who really tries hard to keep his store afloat and genuinely seems like he's doing it to help the community and guests. - @Yehuda
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Re: North Carolina Master Thread
« Reply #30 on: June 02, 2016, 09:51:26 AM »
@@Yehuda how long were you in CLT for? What's the story with minyanim? gleibermans?
Mon-Thurs 2 weeks in a row.

Chabad is the only Minyan, and it has daily Shacharis that's called for 6:30 but practically doesn't start till 6:40. Mincha/Maariv is at Shkia. It's a 5 minute drive from there to Gleiberman's, the only Kosher grocery/restaurant. It's open every night, and closed around 7:30 (at least this was in April before Pesach), which worked out well for getting some dinner and then going to Mincha/Maariv. Food was surprisingly reasonably priced for being out of town and was on the whole very good. As others have mentioned, you'll need to be patient with ordering and getting food unless you feel comfortable getting up and finding the waiter in the grocery and pushing things along, etc. For $25, they delivered a week's worth of lunch meals pre-wrapped for oven warming to the hotel I was staying at for work. Jeff Gleiberman is a sweetheart who really tries hard to keep his store afloat and genuinely seems like he's doing it to help the community and guests.

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Re: North Carolina Master Thread
« Reply #31 on: June 14, 2016, 11:48:30 PM »
Mon-Thurs 2 weeks in a row.

Chabad is the only Minyan, and it has daily Shacharis that's called for 6:30 but practically doesn't start till 6:40. Mincha/Maariv is at Shkia. It's a 5 minute drive from there to Gleiberman's, the only Kosher grocery/restaurant. It's open every night, and closed around 7:30 (at least this was in April before Pesach), which worked out well for getting some dinner and then going to Mincha/Maariv. Food was surprisingly reasonably priced for being out of town and was on the whole very good. As others have mentioned, you'll need to be patient with ordering and getting food unless you feel comfortable getting up and finding the waiter in the grocery and pushing things along, etc. For $25, they delivered a week's worth of lunch meals pre-wrapped for oven warming to the hotel I was staying at for work. Jeff Gleiberman is a sweetheart who really tries hard to keep his store afloat and genuinely seems like he's doing it to help the community and guests.

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Planning a trip to NC next week. Heard Jeff Gleiberman is super nice as well. Looking at the menu though it seems a lot more expensive then you are describing it to be. Admittedly I'm sourcing from trip advisor because their domain expired for the website.

Also do you know if Chabad sets up for lodging for Fri/Sat night? Tying to keep costs to a minimum. 

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Re: North Carolina Master Thread
« Reply #32 on: June 15, 2016, 11:05:59 AM »
Planning a trip to NC next week. Heard Jeff Gleiberman is super nice as well. Looking at the menu though it seems a lot more expensive then you are describing it to be. Admittedly I'm sourcing from trip advisor because their domain expired for the website.

Also do you know if Chabad sets up for lodging for Fri/Sat night? Tying to keep costs to a minimum.
Mains with sides came out to $15-22 a meal. Add a drink and tax+tip and you're about $25-30 a meal. I think that's reasonable.

Not sure about Shabbos, sorry. You can try contacting them.


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Re: North Carolina Master Thread
« Reply #33 on: June 16, 2016, 04:17:59 AM »
Mains with sides came out to $15-22 a meal. Add a drink and tax+tip and you're about $25-30 a meal. I think that's reasonable.

Not sure about Shabbos, sorry. You can try contacting them.

My bad, I read your post wrong. Saw it as $25 for a weeks worth of meals, not per meal. Hence the confusion. Not a problem I will look into Chabad and Shabbat.com

Thanks for the help. Big fan of your Kauai and Denver trip reports. Keep up the good work =D. Might take a trip to Den in Aug/Sep, found your tips to be very helpful.

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Re: North Carolina Master Thread
« Reply #34 on: June 16, 2016, 10:07:19 AM »
My bad, I read your post wrong. Saw it as $25 for a weeks worth of meals, not per meal. Hence the confusion. Not a problem I will look into Chabad and Shabbat.com

Thanks for the help. Big fan of your Kauai and Denver trip reports. Keep up the good work =D. Might take a trip to Den in Aug/Sep, found your tips to be very helpful.
Ah, understood. That $25 was the delivery cost of the food to my hotel, by the way, in addition to the actual food. Thanks, glad you enjoyed :) Feel free to ask any Denver Q's in the Colorado thread.

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Re: North Carolina Master Thread
« Reply #35 on: November 13, 2016, 09:04:25 AM »
Anyone spend Shabbos in Charlotte?

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Re: North Carolina Master Thread
« Reply #36 on: November 17, 2016, 04:50:28 PM »
Anyone spend Shabbos in Charlotte?
Yes, by Chabad. Hotels can be hard to find, but they may be able to set you up with home hospitality.

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Re: North Carolina Master Thread
« Reply #37 on: November 17, 2016, 05:11:17 PM »
Yes, by Chabad. Hotels can be hard to find, but they may be able to set you up with home hospitality.
You slept by Chabad?

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Re: North Carolina Master Thread
« Reply #38 on: November 17, 2016, 10:48:39 PM »
You slept by Chabad?
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Re: North Carolina Master Thread
« Reply #39 on: July 28, 2017, 03:55:57 PM »
Going to CLT Wednesday-Friday next week for work. Anything to do in the evening? Maybe some nearby nature? Smoky mountains seem to be 3+ hours, I think I would travel 90 minutes each way.
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Re: North Carolina Master Thread
« Reply #40 on: August 03, 2017, 02:00:45 PM »
A friend of mine suggested US national white water center. I never went though. I ended up just working a ton and retiring early on my work trips.
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Re: North Carolina Master Thread
« Reply #41 on: August 03, 2017, 02:07:52 PM »
I ended up just working a ton and retiring early on my work trips.
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I didn't work a ton, but I definitely crashed each night after getting dinner and Shul.

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Re: North Carolina Master Thread
« Reply #42 on: August 08, 2019, 03:53:43 PM »
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Re: North Carolina Master Thread
« Reply #43 on: August 09, 2019, 10:18:20 AM »
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Re: North Carolina Master Thread
« Reply #44 on: November 24, 2019, 02:08:52 PM »
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