Fatty Fatty Two By Four.

From: Kimberly Lawson To: Ashley Goodwin

Sent: Mon, March 28, 2011

Subject: Food assignment

This is super early for ya, but since I know about it already and I know you're going to be busy busy, I thought I'd send it your way now.

The Diamond

The doublestack burger

1901 Commonwealth Ave

Charlotte, NC 28205

From: Ashley Goodwin

To: Kimberly Lawson

Sent: Mon, March 28, 2011

Subject: RE:  Food assignment

AWWWWW s*#t son!


Way to go, Kimmie, way. to. go.

From: Kimberly Lawson

To: Ashley Goodwin

Sent: Mon, March 28, 2011

Subject: Re: Re: Food assignment

LOL. :) Enjoy that doublestack!!

There it is ladies and gentlemen.  PROOF that I have no validity to my " Creative Loafing assignments make me fat" argument.  The culprit is not my freelance gig photographing cuisine from the most delicious restaurants around Charlotte, but my tremendous lack of willpower while in each plate's presence.  I am sure no one listens when I try to push the blame onto Creative Loafing anyway, everyone around me knows how much I look forward to exploring a new dish each week.  It's just my job to shoot the yumminess, not to eat it!  That's the reviewer's job! Several times I've turned down offers to taste meals, but nine out of ten attempts usually wind up looking like this: me, merrily skipping out the door, promising to return with friends, to-go box in hand.

So I am here to publicly announce that I have a wedding dress to get into.  This means I have to stop sabotaging my lettuce filled lunches and workouts with these tasty treats, so help me God. If you see me in your local diner, spoon in hand, about to gleefully plunge into a bowl of Mattie's fried oreo sundae, SMACK THAT SPOON RIGHT OUTTA MY HAND and tell me to getta' grip!  (And while you're at it, tell my friend Ryan to go home, because wherever that sundae is being ordered, he is ordering one, too.)

All of this starts after the doublestack, of course.

Chinese pastry from Grand Asia Market in Matthews & sushi roll from Akahana on Central Ave.

Artichoke Starter from Rudy's on Rea Road and Hanger Steak from Kalu Uptown.