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From awesome event spaces and training classes, to funding sources and career development opportunities, to powerful creative tools and new ways of looking at old problems, we're dedicated to putting valuable resources onto the radars of all Queen City creatives.



Springtime Sip: Skylark Cocktail by Bob Peters

CLT Creatives, How To/Resources | March 27, 2019

Suns out, guns out? Nah. We say: Cocktail? Never fail. Spring is springing, birds are singing and pollen is flying , but there’s still a little nip in the air when the sun goes down. That sounds like a perfect excuse to hit up our buddy, mixologist e… read more »




If Your Nonprofit Fails in the Forest, Will Anyone Hear It?

CLT Nonprofits, Columnists, How To/Resources | March 12, 2019

Being “the best kept secret in Charlotte” might sound cool, but it’s rarely a recipe for success. And, that gets us to the question: Should nonprofits be encouraged to spend money on marketing their missions?In this week’s installment of “Breaking Go… read more »




Chef Ron: Recipe for Chicken & Dumplings

How To/Resources | March 12, 2019

Chicken and Dumplings by Chef Ron Alhert of Community Culinary School of Charlotte Ingredients: Vegetable oil, as needed (or fat rendered from chicken) 1 yellow onions, diced (1 ½ cups) 3 bunches celery diced (1 cup ) 2 carrots, diced (1 cup) 2 tsp T… read more »




When Volunteerism Turns Toxic

CLT Nonprofits, Columnists, How To/Resources | February 26, 2019

Well, I finally did it. I picked a topic so taboo that I was rejected by several area experts when asked to go on record for this installment of “Breaking Good.” Apparently, I’m pushing boundaries and buttons here, folks. This week, I’m coining the p… read more »




CHEF ALYSSA: Ricotta Cheese with Balsamic Figs

How To/Resources | February 26, 2019

Ricotta Cheese with Balsamic Figs from Chef Alyssa Makes 1 Pint  Ingredients for Ricotta 4 cups whole milk 2 cups heavy cream 2 tsp kosher salt 3 Tbsp lemon juice 3 Tbsp apple cider vinegar Instructions: Prepare a strainer lined with two or three lay… read more »




Desperately Seeking Disruption

CLT Nonprofits, Columnists, How To/Resources | February 11, 2019

There are a ton of nonprofit organizations in the Charlotte region. Thousands, in fact. Are there too many? Is that even a thing? We’re unpacking this urban legend and making a passionate case that an increased number of nonprofits is not only a good… read more »




RECIPES FIT FOR A QUEEN: Korean Short Ribs

How To/Resources | February 11, 2019

Marinade: – 1 cup Low sodium soy sauce – 2 tbls puree Pinapple – 2 tbls puree Kiwi – 1 tbls garlic – 2 tbls fresh ginger – 1/4 sugar ( optional ) – Thinly-sliced Shortribs (Best place to buy is Asian market/Compare Foods) – Bok Choy – Jasmine Rice In… read more »




Breaking Good: Forget “Charity.” Think Like a Business.

CLT Nonprofits, Columnists, How To/Resources | January 28, 2019

Time to break Rule #1 — Nonprofits Should Raise Most of Their Dollars from Donations Click here to see the first installment of “Breaking Good” with Josh Jacobson. When I say “nonprofit,” do you think “charity?” What do these words mean and how do y… read more »




Recipes Fit for a Queen: Rosemary Mustard Turkey Burgers

How To/Resources | January 28, 2019

Rosemary Mustard Turkey Burgers from Chef Alyssa’s Kitchen Ingredients 1 Lb. Ground Turkey 3 Tablespoons of Smoked Chili and Rosemary Mustard Sliced Swiss Cheese Instructions: Mix 3 Tablespoons of Smoked Chili and Rosemary Mustard with 1 pound of gro… read more »




Reinhart’s Flaky Buttermilk Biscuits

How To/Resources | January 14, 2019

There are many ways to make biscuits, whether drop style, cream biscuits, lard or shortening biscuits, angel biscuits, you name it. But this recipe and method makes a very flaky and tender biscuit, and the lamination method described below causes the… read more »




RECIPES FIT FOR A QUEEN: What Do You Mean Green Strawberries?

How To/Resources | December 29, 2018

Instructions: 1oz of Tito’s vodka 1oz of green strawberry tarragon syrup Add these ingredients into shaker filled with ice Shake/double strain into champagne flute Top with prosecco or champagne Garnish with pickled green strawberries Recipe for Gree… read more »




Hot local gifts when you’re a hot mess

How To/Resources | December 13, 2018

When you’re exceptionally good at waiting until you’re screwed during the holidays, you’d better be equally adept at unscrewing yourself. To do that, you don’t just need to know where to get great gifts. You need to know how to get Hail Mary, CYA gif… read more »




Recipes Fit for A Queen: Mezcal Saffron Eggnog

How To/Resources | December 13, 2018

Let’s ring in the holidays with a cocktail from Charlotte’s Master Mixologist, Bob Peters. Mezcal Saffron Eggnog with Homemade Eggnog (Makes 6-8 servings) Ingredients: 4 egg yolks 1/3 cup of sugar plus one tablespoon 1 pint of whole milk 1 cup of hea… read more »