One time when Emily Maynard was The Bachelorette and they were filming in Charlotte, she came on a date here.
I know this because reality TV is my guilty pleasure (you can judge me if you want. My mom does. My boyfriend does. Some of my friends do. But my friend Danielle, who is a fellow Bravo fan herself puts it best. “It’s a good break. It’s hard to do smart things all the time. We’re smart during the day so we should get to watch reality TV .”)
I watched that episode of The Bachelorette with a good friend, Emily, in my living room in Madison, Wisconsin. It was a few weeks after I graduated from law school. I was studying for the bar and planning on packing my life up and moving to Charlotte in the fall. Emily suggested we write down all the places that Emily Maynard went on the show so I could go there once I moved.
The only place I remembered was Osso (I know at some point there was some rappelling down the side of the Mint Museum in Uptown, but no thank you). I finally made it to Osso two and a half years after I moved to Charlotte.