O.G. CLT

There are certain trailblazing people, businesses and organizations that have been keeping the creative pilot light burning in Charlotte for decades. We’re passionate about celebrating them, especially since the “newbies” often get a majority of the attention in a fast-growing city like ours. Check out the creatives who laid the foundation for the rest of us.



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 »




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 »




An #OGclt Guide for Guests in the Queen City

Exploring Charlotte, For Newcomers, O.G. CLT | December 24, 2019

The family is coming into town this week for the holidays and you want to show off your city, but where should you take them? “Shiny and new” is good, but you can’t go wrong with visiting some #OGclt spots — the places in Charlotte that have stood t… read more »




Getting Spooky with VisArt Video

CLT Creatives, How To/Resources, O.G. CLT | October 28, 2019

Halloween is just like the last monster in a Scarowind’s haunted house; it’s just around the corner, ready to jump out at you and before you know it, the whole experience will be over until next year. Over the next few days, everyone needs to maximiz… read more »




The Biscuit CLT Podcast: James Bazelle of Mert’s

O.G. CLT, Podcasts | June 5, 2019

The “new” isn’t hard to find in Charlotte. In fact, it’s a job just keeping up with all the doors opening every day in the Queen City. That’s wonderful, but it can also distract us from the businesses, artists, restaurants, musicians, designers, entr… read more »




The Truth About the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence

Exploring Charlotte, O.G. CLT, Videos | May 20, 2019

After decades of debate from scholars, patriots, and Charlotteans about the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence, The Biscuit is putting the balderdash to bed. On this, the 244th anniversary of the Meck Dec, we put those at the center of the scand… read more »




27 Years Later … We’re Still Stuck on Grandmama

CLT Creatives, Editorials, O.G. CLT | March 28, 2019

She bounded onto the Charlotte scene in all her 90s splendor — a blur of horn-rimmed glasses and gray — and slammed dunked our hearts. Her name was Grandmama. The Queen City adorned her. But, by 1996, she was gone. And, we’re still not over it. Luc… read more »