This past weekend, I shared an incredible meal with two very good friends. Friend 1 (F1) had a gift card to Rooster's Wood-Fire Kitchen and Wine Bar in Charlotte, N.C. Not one to ever turn down free food, I was super excited.
It was a Saturday, so we called ahead to make reservations. Heads up: Rooster's only takes reservations until they've reserved 60% of the restaurant. After that point, you're on your own. That's what happened to us, and the hostess suggested that the earlier we came, the better. And that's how three 20-something girls ended up channeling their grandmothers and going to dinner at 6 p.m.