Dale - Sorry I did not get to meet up with you in Charlotte...I had 3 fun rounds while I was there (Renny, Kilgore, and Elon - Angry Beaver). There are so many other courses to play, I will have to catch them next time I go.
As for places to eat...I only found one local place that I really liked...Mike's Speed Shop (Carolina style BBQ). I didn't eat anywhere else I really recommend. That is to say, they were ok, but nothing special.