How to kiss your summer food rut goodbye


This post is brought to you in partnership with Cantina 1511 All opinions are our own.

Some ruts are good. Your daily workout rut keeps your pants from getting too tight, and your monthly juice cleanse rut leaves you feeling healthy and refreshed.

But let’s talk about a not-so-good rut: your summer food rut. You know the one. You walk into a restaurant determined to order something different. You think about it, study the options online, even practice it out loud on the way there. Then your server comes by and oh no…you cave and order the same boring standby one more time. Back to the same ‘ol, same ‘ol.

Thankfully, with three convenient locations in Charlotte, you can stop by Cantina 1511 anytime to turn that food rut into an appetizing opportunity!

Lighten up

Summer is the perfect excuse to enjoy the benefits of eating lighter (and of course, looking better in your swimsuit is a huge motivation, too).

Resist the urge to conjure up your usual burger or BBQ sandwich — instead, try a refreshing strawberry salad from Cantina 1511. These greens and red fruit of deliciousness are topped with mango, radishes, goat cheese and toasted almonds. Top with strawberry vinaigrette and pat yourself on the back for trying something new and different.

If you need more protein in your life, you can add seared tuna, achiote marinated salmon, margarita grilled chicken or orange ancho shrimp.

Meet for brunch LITERALLY anytime

Summer flings may come and go, but brunch is forever — at least, it is at Cantina 1511 all season long!

You can order brunch items all day, every day. Yes, seriously. So if your mimosa and omelette cravings roll around at 3 p.m. on a random Tuesday, Cantina 1511 has you covered.

You can choose from shrimp and grits, avocado bake, a Omelette de Vegetales or the El Vaquero Omelette with jalapeño bacon, roasted red peppers, pickled jalapeños and cheese… and so much more.

Try a new twist on an old fave

If you’ve got short ribs on your mind, Cantina 1511 is here to save the day with a new take on an old favorite.

Grab some friends, your favorite table and after you nosh on delicious chips and salsa, dive into the Mexican Short Rib Barbecue. These ribs are slow cooked and shredded, served with Mexican rice, black beans, guacamole, pico de gallo, cheese and lettuce. Enjoy it with a fork, or use flour tortillas for the optimum plate-to-mouth delivery system. Olé!

Rosé the day away

Share the international love this season with a cool can of Estrella Jalisco, the official beer of the Mexican National Team. Or you can sip a World Cup Margarita or try Caipirinha, Brazil’s national cocktail made with Lebion Cachaca, fresh lime and agave nectar.

Cantina 1511 didn’t forget about you wine enthusiasts! You can order Drifing Chardonnay and Twelfth  Night Sauvignon Blanc. Or if you want to rosé all day, try Champs de Provence Rose or One Hope (which supports Ovarian Cancer prevention).

Cantina 1511 is also serving up refreshing non-alcoholic beverages including Acqua Panna natural mineral water and San Pelligrino, which makes every occasion just a little more sparkling and special.

With three locations serving up delicious, new and different menu items, consider your summer food rut busted.

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