food+drink

8 must-try bagel spots for the mornings you miss Owen’s

Owen’s closure two years ago left a bagel-sized hole in our hearts. The big picture: Y’all are hungry for good bagels. Just about every week, we...

New sports bar called Hideaway is now open in west Charlotte

Hideaway, a new bar and restaurant from Jay Davis of the wildly popular Lulu’s Maryland Style Chicken and Seafood, is now open in west Charlotte. The sports...

Coming soon: JINYA ramen bar to open first N.C. location in Uptown

LA-based JINYA Ramen Bar is slated to open this July in the new Ally Charlotte Center tower in Uptown. Why it matters: The popular ramen chain will bring its...

Charlotte chef guides Gordon Ramsay through Smoky Mountains on NatGeo show

In the National Geographic series, “Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted,” celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay travels around the world in a quest for the best local...

7 best charcuterie deals in Charlotte under $20

We all know the joy of a good charcuterie board. But those tiny foods can come with a big price tag. Even the DIY Trader Joe’s route adds up — the brie...

5Church team reopens La Belle Helene this weekend

La Belle Helene is now open with new, familiar owners. Why it matters: The closure of La Belle Helene last spring was a sign of the challenging path ahead for...

4 must-try birria tacos in Charlotte

Quesabirria also referred to as birria tacos, have grown in popularity recently thanks to TikTok. Even though the craze is new, birria is not. Birria...

The 24 most anticipated new restaurants and bars in 2021

This article was last updated on May 4, 2021. What’s opening soon in Charlotte? Here’s a quick breakdown of the 24 most anticipated new...

Behind the restaurant industry’s drive to pay staff more

A movement to pay restaurant employees a “living wage” is building in Charlotte’s dining scene amid a dire staffing shortage. Why it matters:...

Detailed guide to 12 Charlotte-area farmers markets

This story is proudly presented by Charlotte Country Day School. Whether in the classroom or out and about in the Queen City, Country Day is all about finding...

Dominican restaurant with 3 tasty empanada options is now open in east Charlotte

When I ask Ami Dominguez about her favorite dishes at her parents new restaurant AmiMya off Monroe Road, she points to the potato salad. The dish wasn’t...

Beloved bakery destroyed by a flood to reopen this summer in west Charlotte

Note: This story was last updated April 28 at 3:30pm to include the exact address of the new Batch House and renderings of the space. Months after the Batch...