“Super” Abari game bar in the works in Belmont neighborhood

After a tumultuous year with the pandemic and rising rents, game bar owner Zach Pulliam is narrowing in on a new Abari location. The big picture: Pulliam...

Cozy Greek-centric Vibe Cafe is now open in Dilworth

Brothers Vasili and Tony Paspalaris channel their native Greece in their recently opened European-style cafe and tavern in the former Queen & Glass space...

Hookah bar and ‘literary lounge’ now open in former People’s Market space in Dilworth

Red@28th, a restaurant, hookah bar, and “multicultural literary lounge,” is now open in the old People’s Market at 1315 East Boulevard in...

Looking ahead: 5 cheap roundtrip flights from CLT, starting at $212

With the vaccine rollout gaining steam and a few shots of nice weather this past week, I’m sure some of y’all are like me and daydreaming now about...

Charlotte FC ticket prices are nothing to cheer about

Tickets for Charlotte FC’s inaugural season are now for sale, but the prices are among the highest in the league. The big picture: Charlotte FC is the...

Mystery solved: Sycamore’s spiked seltzer brand behind the 77s around town

Some thought the mysterious 77s around town were a reference to I-77 toll lanes or “77 more beige apartments” or a Bojangles campaign for its...

New Asian restaurant and bar called Warmack now open in Plaza Midwood

Warmack, a new Asian restaurant and bar, soft opened in the former Pint Central space in Plaza Midwood this week. What to expect: The space looks completely...

NC Red closing, Frank Scibelli to open cevicheria in the old Penguin space

NC Red will soon serve its last lobster roll, and a new Latin-American restaurant called Calle Sol will open in its place this spring. The big picture: The...

5Church team expands portfolio with acquisition of La Belle Helene

La Belle Helene will reopen this spring with new, familiar owners. Why it matters: The pandemic-related closure of La Belle Helene last spring was a sign of...

19 Charlotte restaurants with heated outdoor dining

Editor’s note: This guide was first published in November 2020. It’s cold out there, and options are few and far between for people like me who...

Prominent Charlotte artist on the edge of homelessness

Alvin Jacobs’ photography is in Uptown museums and in publications all over, including our own. But despite his established career, Jacobs tells me...

Coronavirus in Charlotte: COVID trends improve county- and statewide

This story was last updated at 7:10 p.m. on Thursday, February 18. We’ll continue to regularly update it. Any new information will be added below and...