Exploring Charlotte

Maybe you’re new to Charlotte. Or maybe you’ve been here for a while, but are still eager to get plugged in. We’re your guide to the surging creative energy of our city – the diverse neighborhoods, the colorful details, the must-see projects, the must-attend events, and all the ways to get involved. (After all, you become a true Charlottean the moment you get your uniform dirty.) In addition to covering the newest Queen City creators, offerings and trends, we’re equally passionate about making sure you know the trailblazing people, businesses and organizations that have been keeping the creative pilot light burning in Charlotte for decades. (After all, they laid the foundation for the rest of us.) And in our ongoing series #WhereAreWeInCLT, you can always count on us to capture the vibrant details and delights hiding in plain sight, around every corner of the city. Our team always has our eyes peeled, searching for the next surprise to share. Our goal is to inspire you to explore Charlotte and discover fascinating areas of Crown Town that just might become your new favorite spot.



Broken Crowns: The Truth About the Meck Deck

CLT Creatives, Exploring Charlotte, Videos | May 18, 2020

BROKEN NEWS! We’ve found the answer to Charlotte’s biggest secret! For years, scholars and citizens alike have broken their backs to prove or disprove the existence of the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence. After years of questing, we have an i… read more »




The Queen City stands in for The Big Apple

Creative News, Exploring Charlotte | May 15, 2020

“There is so much art in our city, and it’s such a gift to us. So often, we drive right by it. But if you can take the time to slow down and really notice it, you’ll see it’s amazing.” – Brooke Brown Brooke Brown was supposed to be walking around Man… read more »




She’s back… and she’s GLORIOUS!

Exploring Charlotte | May 7, 2020

The Park Road Shopping Center sign has been getting some TLC since November of last year so, it was definitely a sight for sore eyes after a short rain on Tuesday night. Only one side of the sign has been put back in place today, but custom signage c… read more »




Brawley’s Beverage

Exploring Charlotte, Where Are We in CLT? | May 7, 2020

Is it just us … or does it looks like she knows something we don’t? Here’s something we DO know — tomorrow is Friday and that is cause for celebration and the last day of the initial round of stay-at-home orders. And what’s a celebration without a fe… read more »




5 Things to Buy If All Your New Close Friends Are Your Plants

Exploring Charlotte, How To/Resources | April 15, 2020

Editor’s Note: This list of locally curated botanical beauties was provided by Rashida Moore of Esther and Elsa Retail to add some greenery to your home. If we can’t go outside, we might as well bring outside, inside! The team at Esther and Elsa is c… read more »




Interesting Events – Punk Flea Market, Nonprofit Bytes, Star Wars Symphony & More

Exploring Charlotte, Happenings | March 12, 2020

What’s going down in Crown Town? A lot! It’s waaaaaaaaaaaay too much to fit in one article, so we decided to narrow it down to 12 of our favorite events happening over the next few weeks in the Queen City. You know how the saying goes: Charlotte’s go… read more »




Interesting Events – PB&J Sandwiches, PurrCussion, Hope Vibes & More

Exploring Charlotte, Happenings | March 5, 2020

Whatcha gonna do? Whatcha gonna do? Whatcha gonna do when CLT events come for you? We’ve got 12 events coming in hot to the Queen City that we’re interested in and think you will be, too. There’s plenty on tap for the next week, so let’s dive in belo… read more »




Interesting Events – Anatomy Exploration, Winston Robinson on “Identity,” HERstory & More

CreativeMornings/CLT, Exploring Charlotte, Happenings | February 27, 2020

So much to do, so little time! We have 12 events happening in the Queen City that deserve to be on your calendar. Any week that includes a scientific exploration of the body, a creative discussion on identity, deep fried Girl Scout cookies, art shows… read more »




Interesting Events – Moving Poets, A New (Used) Bookstore, CLT Pride & More

Exploring Charlotte, For Newcomers, Happenings | February 20, 2020

We have a brand new batch of 13 Charlotte events we’re excited about over the next week … especially on the bonus Saturday we have coming up. If you’re like us, you want to take full advantage of the Leap Year and use your extra day doing something… read more »




Four To Follow: Picks from the Latin American Coalition (La Coalición)

CLT Creatives, Exploring Charlotte | February 18, 2020

The Latin American Coalition (La Coalición), is one of the oldest pro-immigrant non-profit organizations in Charlotte. La Coalición builds a community of Latin Americans, immigrants, and allies while promoting full and equal participation of all peop… read more »




Interesting Events – A Night in Rio, Book Swap, Bike Parade & More

Exploring Charlotte, For Newcomers, Happenings | February 13, 2020

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! We’ve compiled a list of 12 interesting Charlotte events that will add a little extra fun to your life! Read below to learn more about how you can spend A Night in Rio, swap stories, celebrate local artists, make a li… read more »




@CLT.Remedy’s Picks for National Chopsticks Day!

Exploring Charlotte | February 6, 2020

Guest writers (siblings AND pharmacists), Kriska Woods and Emmanuel Carandang, explore the Queen City culinary world every day on @CLT.Remedy. National Chopsticks Day is officially February 6. But, really, EVERY DAY should be Chopsticks Day. Whether… read more »




Four to Follow: Leigh Sellers’ Picks

Exploring Charlotte, For Newcomers | February 6, 2020

Leigh Sellers founded Touchstone Family Law because she is passionate about assisting people through family conflict in a manner that leaves them intact as a person. When she’s not focused on the law, family or friends, she indulges her love of creat… read more »




Interesting Events – Southern Ladies Arm Wrestling, Bob Ross & More

Exploring Charlotte, Happenings | February 6, 2020

Valentine’s Day is next week and we have something to get off of our chest. We love … interesting events! Nothing fills our hearts more than the joy we experience during a night out in the Queen City … and we want to share that love with you! We’… read more »




Celebrate Innovation Day with Charlotte Inventions!

Exploring Charlotte | February 4, 2020

This Sunday, Feb. 16, is designated National Innovation Day — a day to celebrate creative ideas that work their way into the real world. And, that got us thinking? What was invented in Charlotte? And, then we thought, “Why don’t we play a round of Q… read more »




Something Old, Something New – Dim Sum & Hawkers

Exploring Charlotte, O.G. CLT | January 31, 2020

We love the latest greatest AND the oldies but goodies! That’s why we suggest you try a “Something Old/Something New” approach when exploring the Queen City. Here we offer up a new-ish restaurant/brewery/venue/shop we enjoy and match it with a simila… read more »




Interesting Events – The Odd Couple, Karaoke Roulette, Comics & More

Exploring Charlotte, Happenings | January 30, 2020

The events are coming! The events are coming! Go ahead and open your Google Calendar, save these dates, and send invites to your closest friends so they don’t miss out on all of the action. We’ve got 12 events happening this week that are sure to del… read more »




Four to Follow: Antonio Livingston’s Picks

CLT Creatives, Exploring Charlotte, For Newcomers | January 24, 2020

Antonio Livingston sees his job as a senior graphic designer with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools as “dynamically impacting students, schools and other departments, as well as community partners through creative design and mentoring,” which is awesome… read more »




5 Ridiculous Questions with CLT Development

CLT Creatives, Exploring Charlotte | January 24, 2020

If you’ve read The Biscuit or followed our social feeds recently, it’s pretty apparent that we have a bit of a crush on @CLTDevelopment. (Hey! We have our reasons.) Clayton Sealey’s use of levity, humor and sarcasm in the pursuit of educating people… read more »




Something Old, Something New – Canine Cafe Charlotte & Pet Wants

Exploring Charlotte, O.G. CLT | January 24, 2020

For “Something Old, Something New,” we share a new restaurant/brewery/venue/shop and pair it with a similar #OGclt spot that’s been in Crown Town for years, and in some cases, decades. Today, we want to make your furry friends happy and introduce you… read more »