For Newcomers

Maybe you’re new to Charlotte. Or maybe you’ve been here for a while, but are still eager to get plugged in. Either way, The Biscuit’s got you covered. We'll shine a light on the surging creative energy of our city. Plus, because you become a true Charlottean the moment you get your uniform dirty, we'll connect you with our city's nonprofits and ways for you to get involved right away. Consider this your coronation – it's time to get crowned.



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 »




I didn’t come to Charlotte to Die. (Although I almost did.) I came to thrive.

Exploring Charlotte, For Newcomers | June 25, 2019

I had life-saving surgery shortly after I moved to Charlotte. Total fluke. My intestines were blocked and all of my organs were shutting down. The doctor said I had less than an hour to live. I remembered thinking as I was being whisked off to surger… read more »




Quacking Back with Charlotte Squawks

Creative News, For Newcomers, Happenings | May 30, 2019

Charlotte Squawks is a summer tradition in Charlotte. And, it’s quacking back again. The annual musical parody show that views the Queen City through a satirical lens celebrated its 15th opening night last night … and it’ll keep on ruffling feather… read more »




Four to Follow: Nikki’s Picks (Nikki Eason, That is.)

CLT Creatives, Exploring Charlotte, For Newcomers | May 29, 2019

Charlotte is home to thousands of Instagram accounts from Charlotte creatives sharing their work and their thoughts about the Queen City community. Many of them deserve more love and your attention. Where do you start? Who do you follow? No worries…. read more »




SHARE Charlotte: 9 Unique Ways for Teens to Give Their Time

CLT Nonprofits, For Newcomers, How To/Resources | April 10, 2019

At The Biscuit, we get excited about handing the reins over to tomorrow’s emerging leaders. Leadership is leadership. Inviting teens and young adults into creative public service is our jam. And, when we saw this article by chief storyteller, Nicole… read more »




Four to Follow: CLT Instagram Accounts We Heart

CLT Creatives, Exploring Charlotte, For Newcomers | April 10, 2019

We’re always talent scouting for emerging Instagram accounts that look at The Queen City (and the world) with an enthralling perspective. Here are four of our faves. They may not have a bajillion followers, but they absolutely should. @QC_Javi Why do… read more »




Stone Cold Coke on Morehead

Exploring Charlotte, For Newcomers | February 26, 2019

Welcome to another installment of “Uncommon Details.” When thinking about how many of us interact with the Queen City, we find truth the wise words of modern philosopher, Ferris Bueller: “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once… read more »




Learn More about MoRA

CLT Nonprofits, Exploring Charlotte, For Newcomers | January 28, 2019

This neighborhood profile was submitted by Faron Franks, a Principal at the firm Shook Kelley Architects and resident of MoRA. It started with the house. A Realtor calling to say, “I think I found what you’re looking for.” Then a soggy, skeptical dri… read more »




#OHSNAP: Ohavia’s Selfie Spot Picks

CLT Avengers, Editorials, For Newcomers | January 14, 2019

If you haven’t tuned in to our friend Ohavia Phillips’ YouTube Channel, The Oh Show, we have a treat for you. Ohavia shot a special installment of her new segment, #OHSNAP, just for us. Folks are always hunting for that perfect spot to snap a selfie…. read more »