food+drink

Event recap: Greg and Subrina Collier on what’s next for Black-owned restaurants

Leah & Louise owners Greg and Subrina Collier want to build the first Black-owned restaurant group in Charlotte with a portfolio of restaurants, they said...

Tipping etiquette 101: What to do at the Common Market (and shops like it)

The situation: You run into the Common Market or the Rhino Market or Pasta & Provisions or any of the city’s locally owned bodegas and markets. You...

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...

Southern steakhouse Supperland is now open in Plaza Midwood

This article was first published on January 8, 2021, and last updated on March 2, 2021. After two years of renovations, the highly anticipated Supperland is...

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...

11 must-try Charlotte bakeries, and what to order at each

In these unprecedented times, we could all use a little sweet treat. Here are 11 must-try Charlotte bakeries, and what to order at each. Note: Listed in no...

Ghost kitchens find a home in west Charlotte

This story was last updated on March 1, 2021. Ghost kitchens, or takeout-only restaurants, have boomed behind the scenes during the pandemic. Why it matters:...

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...

One of the owners behind crab-cake-famous Lulu’s is opening a bar and lounge

Hideaway, a new bar and restaurant from Jay Davis of the wildly popular Lulu’s Maryland Style Chicken and Seafood, is opening this spring in west Charlotte....

The 4 best barbecue spots in Charlotte — plus 4 more worth the drive

Charlotte has made leaps in the barbecue game in the past few years. With spots like Noble Smoke and Sweet Lew’s, you don’t have to leave town to...

The 21 best weekly specials in Charlotte — perfect for those that like fun, but hate spending money

Like having fun and not wasting money? I do too. Here are the 21 best weekly deals in Charlotte. This guide was first published in February 2019 and was last...