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Always enjoy a Sunday fun day

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I would just like to clear up a common misconception: Sunday is not the finish line of the weekend; it's incorporated into it. We may be in the Bible belt where alcohol isn't for sale until noon on Sundays, but it is not a day of rest for Charlotte nightlife. Consider Sunday a glorified fun day.

First, you must tackle the most important meal of the day, during which you can recount the events of Saturday evening. Because let's be real, I'm Southern and I like to eat. There's the really early 2 a.m. Sunday morning meal, or morning-after meal. And finally, there's a late-night diner in Uptown: Eggheads After Dark in Latta Arcade. And, it gets better: Mattie's in the N.C. Music Factory and the Midnight Diner in SouthEnd are opening soon. As for brunch, Dandelion Market has a Bloody Mary bar and Hangover Hash, which is a nice alternative to Pepto Bismol.

Over at the EpiCentre, Kazba now has a club brunch. (But what's even more exciting is Kazba has its own bathrooms, so you no longer have to use Mez like an outhouse.) And if you get tired of standing in line at Zada Jane's in Plaza Midwood, Bistro La Bon has a Sunday buffet, Common House has $12 all-you-can-drink mimosas, and LuLu's pimento cheese grits are like crack for a G.R.I.T. (Girl Raised in the South). Now, can someone please pass the butter?

If you can still fit into your swimsuit after eating, there's the RockHouse Events ReFresh pool parties at The Blake Hotel. You can rent cabanas, wear fedoras and linen pants, and pretend you're in Miami. It's a lot more opportune than crashing an apartment complex or condo pool. The next party is June 27 -- till then you can just go out on Lake Norman and contribute to the traffic back-up on I-77 caused by cars slowing to check out the boat activity.

As for Sunday night, there's always Amateur Night at Uptown Cabaret. And Dharma Lounge has Sunday S.I.N. (Service Industry Night). But with Panthers season just around the corner, Sundays will be dedicated to tailgating and figuring out who plays for the Panthers now.

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