The Biscuit Staff






You DON’T Say … Dairy Queen is Closing

Creative News | September 10, 2019


The news broke last week that the iconic Dairy Queen on Central Avenue will close its doors at the end of October. The location has been in business since the 1950s and operated by the same family since the 1970s. Owners say they’d like to stay open…. read more »




Providence – The Fragrance of South Charlotte

Videos | September 9, 2019


Where was her love hiding? Was it secretly coded in the monograms of her kids’ matching outfits? Could love be hiding in the wine glass at lunch? Or the wine glass at the pool? Somewhere between “in town” and “uptown,” lies Providence — the fragranc… read more »




#GameTimeGraphic – Panthers vs. Rams

CLT Creatives, Game Time Graphic, Happenings | September 8, 2019


“Hey, you got sports in my creativity!” “Wait, you got creativity in my sports!” Yep-sports and the arts can live together in harmony. Check out this awesome Carolina Panthers rally graphic by uber-talented Charlotte graphic designer, Nalee Thao (@na… read more »




Eastside Pride Mural by Rosalia Torres

Where Are We in CLT? | September 4, 2019


EASTSIDE PRIDE! Charlotte’s eastside is a strong, proud community with a vibrant collection of cultures and people, and this fresh mural puts that pride on full display. Painted by the uber-talented “artivist,” Rosalia Torres-Weiner. She is known for… read more »




Sam Mills Statue

Where Are We in CLT? | September 3, 2019


Sam Mills may have passed away in 2005, but his example and legacy continue to stand taller than any building here in Charlotte. As a linebacker for the Carolina Panthers, Mills excited everyone watching from the stands. But, it was his courage and p… read more »




Coca-Cola Mural

Where Are We in CLT? | August 29, 2019


It’s exciting to see murals popping up all over the Queen City, but some have been around for a long time — like this Coca-Cola painted ad that’s graced this building at 6th and N. Graham Street for decades. If you’re running the Around the Crown 10… read more »




The McNinch House

Where Are We in CLT? | August 28, 2019


When you’re running the Around The Crown 10K on Sept. 1, you’ll take a short jaunt on Church Street just past mile four. For a little extra motivation, look right after you pass the Frederick Building. You’ll see a purple a pink house built in the 18… read more »




Interesting Events In Which We’re Interested: August 22

Exploring Charlotte, For Newcomers | August 23, 2019


The Queen City is a town of highly energetic and creative go-getters. That means there’s always something cool or thought-provoking to do. The difficult part is deciding WHICH events to attend. Let us lend some grey matter on that. Here are some of o… read more »




Tooth Fairy Tales – Kara Vasseur

CLT Avengers, CLT Creatives | August 23, 2019


In honor of National Tooth Fairy Day, Kara Vasseur, digital marketing manager for Crisis Assitance Ministry and #CLTAvenger, shares her story about the Tooth Fairy. FAIR WARNING: If you are still a “Tooth Fairy Truther,” stop reading now. “As a child… read more »




Rex the Lion

Where Are We in CLT? | August 22, 2019


A ginormous lion has been prowling South Park since 2007 … and his name is “Rex.” The good news is he can’t move, probably because weighs around seven tons. According to Queens Univerity, Rex, who was sculpted by Jon Hair of Cornelius, reigns as th… read more »




Happy National Radio Day!

Creative News | August 20, 2019


August 20 is National Radio Day, celebrating the incredible history of radio news and the art of telling stories through the air. The staff of The Biscuit is celebrating by wearing our “Public Radio Nerd” shirts today … but what are our hometown pu… read more »




Denton Burrows Mural on Central Ave

Where Are We in CLT? | August 20, 2019


Once upon a time, getting lost (or just wandering around) in Charlotte wasn’t that much fun. These days, thanks to the unstoppable work of gifted muralists, there’s a visual treasure to find around almost every corner — like this mural from Denton B… read more »




VisArt Video

Where Are We in CLT? | August 15, 2019


WHERE ARE WE IN CLT? On #NationalRelaxationDay (Aug. 15) … and we can’t think of a better way to spend it than renting a movie from VisArt Video and hunkering down on the couch. VisArt — located in the Eastway Crossing Shopping Center — is a plac… read more »




Dupp & Swat

Where Are We in CLT? | August 13, 2019


WHERE ARE WE IN CLT? There are lots of reasons to find your way to Camp North End, but one of our faves is to drop in and check out the new mural by Charlotte artist & UNCC professor, John Hairston, Jr., at Dupp & Swat. Along the way, owners Davita… read more »




What happens when you have one too many coffee meetings in a day?

Videos | August 13, 2019


“This is caffeine. This is your meeting on caffeine.” Every day, thousands of people in Charlotte … and across the world … meet over coffee. The Queen City has a dazzling array of great local coffee spots ripe for gatherings. You can hop from mee… read more »




Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find

Where Are We in CLT? | August 13, 2019


Last Friday, we featured a self-portrait of Charlotte artist, Dustin Harbin. So, we visit Spider-Man & Doc Ock engaged in an epic battle inside Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find, where Dustin used to work. Charlotte’s friendly neighborhood comic shop was fi… read more »




Free Range Brewing

Where Are We in CLT? | August 9, 2019


All the great artists do it … hiding a self-portrait inside a masterwork. And, Charlotte’s no exception. If you’ve dropped by Free Range Brewing on North Davidson Street for a cold craft beer and a few laughs with friends, you’ve seen the incredibl… read more »




Charlotte Pipe & Foundry

Where Are We in CLT? | August 7, 2019


If you’re like us, you’ve driven past the entry monument in front of Charlotte Pipe & Foundry on Morehead Street a million times and wondered, “What is in that gigantic pipe?” Well, we stopped wondering and pulled over to see. After all, Charlotte Pi… read more »




Queen City Quiz Show: Work Like a Dog Day

Videos | August 6, 2019


Tim Miner dropped by “Good Day Charlotte” at WJZY on August 5 to celebrate “Work Like a Dog Day” by quizzing  Jason Harper and Ann Wyatt Little about Queen City canine culture. Enjoy!




The Pillar of Dreams

Where Are We in CLT? | August 6, 2019


Standing there like it grew out of the earth in front of the new Mecklenburg County Social Services building off Freedom Drive, you’ll find the “Pillars of Dreams” by artist Marc Fornes. Installed earlier this year, this is Fornes’ second sculpture i… read more »