The Biscuit Staff

The Biscuit Blitz: 5 Minutes with Matt Yarmey

Biscuit Blitz, Videos | April 16, 2020

It’s a tale of two Matts — Matt Olin, co-publisher of The Biscuit, enjoys a jolt of conversation java with Matt Yarmey, founder of Pure Intentions Coffee, about what he and his company are doing to keep business buzzing during the COVID-19 outbreak…. read more »

The Biscuit Blitz: 5 Minutes with Bryan Li

Biscuit Blitz, Videos | April 16, 2020

Matt Olin, co-publisher of The Biscuit, dishes with Bryan Li, comedian and co-owner of Open Rice, in a rapid-fire five-minute a rapid interview about how Bryan is keeping his wits, sharpening his comedic chops and adjusting to the immense impact COVI… read more »

The Biscuit Blitz: 5 Minutes with Dan Roselli

Biscuit Blitz, Videos | April 15, 2020

The inaugural batch of the Biscuit Blitz, a rapid interview between Tim Miner of Charlotte is Creative and The Biscuit interviews Dan Roselli, founder of Packard Place, CFV Ventures and QCFinTech, about how Dan and his team are surviving and thriving… read more »

Extravaganza Events Thanks Charlotte Healthcare Heroes

Creative News | April 15, 2020

No one will argue that the medical professionals on the frontlines are real-life heroes. But, Charlotte-based Extravaganza Events is taking it to the next level, by creating Superhero standees to show their thanks. “We started brainstorming ideas las… read more »

You Look Like You Need a HUG …

Creative News | April 14, 2020

You look like you need a HUG … one you can take to the bank. Let’s START something together. We’ll bring the money. You bring the passion. For the next several months, we are altering our HUG (Helpful Unfettered Gift) program to give out $100 micro-g… read more »

ASC Announces Mecklenburg Creatives Resiliency Fund

Creative News, How To/Resources | April 3, 2020

It’s not a secret, people — times are tough for everyone right now. Especially full-time creatives that have suddenly lost their main source of income. Artists, performers, freelancers, you name it, have been put in financial danger due to COVID-19…. read more »

City of Charlotte Placemaking Issues Call for Artists

Creative News | March 31, 2020

The City of Charlotte is offering up an ideal way for Queen City artists to channel their pent-up creative juices. They’ve issued a request for qualifications (RFQ) for those interested in participating in the 2020 Placemaking Program. According to t… read more »

Housebound Hits: Armando Bellmas

CLT Creatives | March 31, 2020

Like all of us, Armando Bellmas, vice president of marketing and operation at the McColl Center for Art + Innovation, is adjusting to stay-at-home life. The Center is on top of it already, offering a selection of online workshops, but how is he doing… read more »

Charlotte Music was Everywhere … Now, It’s ANYWHERE

Creative News | March 27, 2020

Are you bored with your “Quarantine Playlist?” Have you watched enough Netflix to last you the rest of the year?  Do you miss your weekend outings to Charlotte’s local music venues? Music Everywhere CLT wants to help you out, as well a musical creati… read more »

Tariq Bokhari Answers Shelter-In-Place Questions

Creative News | March 25, 2020

With the announcement of shelter-in-place orders for Mecklenburg County that take effect at 8am on Thursday, March 26, many questions about what kinds of movements are allowed have cropped up. Our media partner, WFAE, has posted answers to many of th… read more »

Front Porch Sundays Offers Online Options

Creative News | March 22, 2020

South End favorite, Front Porch Sundays may have had to hit the pause button for now, but they’ve got options of how you can support the local merchants and vendors who are part of this monthly market. On Friday, Esther and Elsa, the company that pro… read more »

Tell us how you’re staying creative!

Creative News | March 15, 2020

These are challenging times, but creativity thrives under challenging circumstances. Indulging in your creative passions will keep your mind and your soul fed. And, it will do the same for others. As you create at home for yourself, your family, your… read more »

5 Ridiculous Questions with Alyssa Pressler

CLT Creatives | March 12, 2020

Alyssa Pressler Owner, That’s Novel Books Director of Marketing, Hygge Special Sections Editor, Business North Carolina Instagram | Web Site   To call Charlottean Alyssa Pressler a “logophile” (lover of words) is a colossal understatement. It ju… read more »

My 3 Biggest Challenges with Lindsey Braciale

CLT Creatives | March 12, 2020

Lindsey Braciale Founder and CEO Social Entrepreneur & Disability Disruptor Advocations By her own admission, Lindsey Braciale is a “serial social entrepreneur.” She founded her company, Advocations, in 2009 to help companies fundamentally change… read more »

The Charlotte Symphony Strikes Back!

Creative News, Happenings, Videos | March 11, 2020

On March 13 and 14 , 2020, conductor Christopher James Lees will lead the Charlotte Symphony as they play the gorgeous John Williams score live alongside a screening of Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back … and, we asked members of the Sym… read more »

“WOW! That’s What I Call Charlotte: Lounge Singer Edition”

Videos | March 8, 2020

Hey Charlotte music lovers! If you love Charlotte, and if you love music, then have we got an album of hyper-local hits for you! Introducing: “WOW! I Call THAT Charlotte: Lounge Singer Edition.” Finally, you can enjoy all the best lounge music songs… read more »

The Biscuit CLT Podcast: Classic Black at the Mint Museum

Podcasts | March 5, 2020

Classic Black is the most recent sculptural exhibition at the Mint Museum Randolph. Inspired by the hauntingly dark and matte basalt sculptures of Josiah Wedgwood. The sculptures are striking in their own right, but they’re presented in conjunction w… read more »

You Don’t Say — Krispy Kreme Delivery Starts on Leap Day!

Creative News | February 25, 2020

Krispy Kreme, the North Carolina-based and Charlotte-loved doughnut chain, recently announced the launch of their new delivery service. Starting Leap Day (February 29 ), you will be able to have fresh Krispy Kreme doughnuts and coffee delivered strai… read more »

Queen City Quiz Show – March 26

Creative News | February 24, 2020

Dear Biscuit Readers, We’re grateful that you enjoy our weekly batches of The Biscuit into your inbox. And, now, we’d like you to be among the first to know about a special one-night event happening on Thursday, March 26 at 7:00pm. We’re calling it “… read more »

Ready for CLT Snowmageddon? Train with the Snow Coach!

Videos | February 20, 2020

From Al Conklin to Brad Panovich to Nick Kosir, the experts agree SNOW IS COMING to Charlotte! And, it may last up to 24 to 36 whole hours! AN ETERNITY! Are you prepared? Can you get the M.B.TP. (Milk. Bread. Toilet Paper.) your family needs before t… read more »