food and drink

Mac’s Speed Shop is expanding again

Mac’s Speed Shop is adding a new location in Concord that’ll be near Concord Mills, just off the I-85 Speedway Blvd exit. Expect an opening in late...

Tips for first-time Thanksgiving chefs from Charlotte pros

Plenty of people in Charlotte will become first-time Thanksgiving chefs this year. From common mistakes to the perfect gravy to deciding how many dishes to...

Crab cake sticker shock: A crabmeat shortage hits Charlotte restaurants

When your restaurant makes arguably the best crab cakes in the city, and people line up for hours to eat your crab cakes, to the point where you’ve...

View 11 photos: Peppervine rolls out Sunday brunch starting this weekend

A year after opening, Peppervine, which sits at No. 2 on the Agenda’s best restaurants list, is launching a new power-packed brunch menu. Dishes range...

Under new ownership, The Wine Loft in South End is getting a new look

The Menagerie Hospitality Group recently bought The Wine Loft in South End and plans to re-brand it, re-do its menu, and upgrade its interior. You may recall...

Self-serve taproom The Studio opens between Mac’s and Southbound — expect focus on live entertainment

The Studio, a live music and pour-your-own-beer spot from the owners of Hoppin’ and Pinhouse, is now open in a 2,400-square-foot space between...

Deluxe opens in former Loft & Cellar space — plates include dishes with such art as a wooden carved rabbit

Deluxe, a New American restaurant with Armenian and Kazakh influences, is open in Uptown in the space formerly occupied by Loft & Cellar. The exact address...

Pinky’s is adding a heated patio so you can continue to enjoy your fried pickles outside

Cheap eats staple Pinky’s Westside Grill is in the process of adding a heated patio to its outdoor seating area. This will be in addition to the...

Elf on the Shelf is coming to life at City Lights – and he’s bringing hot toddies, hard cocoa and s’mores with him

Beginning Friday, December 2, Le Méridien’s rooftop bar City Lights is turning into a full-blown holiday party that will last through Christmas Eve....

Meat and Fish Counter to turn itself into full-service restaurant

About a year after opening in a prime location on Morehead Street, Meat and Fish Counter is expanding and changing its business model. Currently, the shop...