food + drink

Charlotte chef to receive kidney from childhood best friend

Chef Michael Bowling expects he’ll have a new kidney by the end of the year. He knows the process, having previously undergone surgery for a kidney and...

Amélie’s French Bakery brings wholesale bread service to Plaza Midwood

Amélie’s French Bakery is headed to a Plaza Midwood space familiar with bread. The Charlotte bakery will launch a wholesale artisan bread kitchen at 1511...

It’s still good: Intermezzo

We spend a lot of space writing about new restaurants opening (so many of them now), and the really old restaurants we never want to see close (I will chain...

New beer garden with in-house butcher and restaurant opens Friday in Indian Land

A butcher, a brewer, and a chef walked into a bar … and made it their own. They call it Farm Haus. The new beer garden, butcher shop, and restaurant just...

New Optimist Hall food stall Harriet’s Hamburgers has two food items: burger and fries

A new burger spot called Harriet’s Hamburgers is now open in Optimist Hall with an express pick-up window and just two food items: burger and fries....

New Orleans-inspired brunch spot named Ruby Sunshine now open in South End

Ruby Sunshine, a New Orleans-inspired brunch restaurant, is now open in South End. It’s located at 322 W. Bland St., across from Seoul Food and next to...

Archaeology-inspired Lost Worlds Brewing now open in Lake Norman area

Lost Worlds Brewing is now open in the Lake Norman area, serving up local beers in an archaeology-inspired setting. Its exact address is 19700-D One Norman...

New gastropub named The Degenerate is now open in Villa Heights

A new gastropub called The Degenerate is now open at 2100 North Davidson Street with craft cocktails, pillow-like pierogies, and an industrial vibe. Owners...

I tried to make Kindred’s famous milk bread. Here’s how it went

As we learn to cope with a global pandemic and this “new normal,” an unexpected hobby has gained popularity: bread making. It’s so popular there’s a...

11 cocktail kits, including Champagne punch from Haberdish and margaritas from Sabor

Whether you’re looking for a date night activity, or want something fancy to drink during your next Zoom happy hour, Charlotte bars and restaurants have...

12 Charlotte-area farms and markets offering produce delivery and pickup

If you’re missing fresh produce as you limit trips to the grocery store, or wishing you could support your favorite farmers’ market vendors right...

Even when restaurants can reopen, dining out won’t be the same

When restaurants are allowed to reopen, it won’t be the dining scene Charlotte is used to. There will be capacity limits, spaced-out tables, and masks...