Our New Best Friend





Our New Best Friend: Naji Al-Ali

CLT Creatives, Our New Best Friend | April 27, 2021

If you type “Naji Al-Ali” into the Google search bar, a black-and-white photo of a famed Palestinian cartoonist is the top result. He was born in 1937 and was murdered over 30 years ago on the streets of London. By contrast, Naji Al-Ali (@najiarts),… read more »




Our New Best Friend: Daria Shishkina

CLT Creatives, Our New Best Friend | April 20, 2021

When Hough High senior Daria Shishkina was 9, she wanted to submit an illustration of a “cute, little hedgehog” she’d drawn into a competition. Her teacher refused. In fact, Shishkina’s teacher accused her of cheating. She said the drawing was too go… read more »




Two Charlotteans Team Up to Take the (Pound) Cake

CLT Creatives, Our New Best Friend | March 2, 2021

March 4 is a day to celebrate the time-honored dessert, pound cake. Have you ever been to a potluck or picnic that hasn’t included pound cake? Neither have I. It’s incredibly versatile which makes it a favorite in our house. You can add fruit and whi… read more »




Our New Best Friend: Lucas Ayres of CLT Shooters

CLT Creatives, Our New Best Friend | February 23, 2021

“As humans, there’s a few basic things that we truly desire — the sense of belonging or being a part of something greater than ourselves, a sense of accomplishment and a sense of safety. Creativity is one of the few natural forces that has the abili… read more »




Our New Best Friend(s): Stephen and Nathan Tucker of Powder Studio Porcelain

Our New Best Friend | February 16, 2021

To help us celebrate the spirit of Valentine’s Day 2021, we asked our Instagram followers to help us identify the inspirational creative couples at work in the Queen City. And, the suggestions – like Cupid’s arrow – came flying in. Using those sugges… read more »




Our New Best Friend – Demond Richardson

Our New Best Friend | January 26, 2021

January 15 was National Hat Day, and in anticipation of that, we put out the call on social media: Who’s the best custom hat designer in Charlotte? Who creates the coolest crowns in the Queen City? We got an avalanche of comments. And, more than 100… read more »




Say Cheese! Orrman’s Cheese Shop is Our New Best Friend

Exploring Charlotte, Our New Best Friend | January 20, 2021

Orrman’s Cheese Shop opened in 2012 and has been a go-to source for cheese lovers ever since. Orrman’s specializes in local and regional cheeses as well as the incredible artisanal additions you want on your charcuterie boards. We asked owner Rachel… read more »




Our New Best Friend: Matt Alvis

CLT Creatives, Our New Best Friend | January 12, 2021

There aren’t enough places for Charlotte artists to sell their work. If you disagree with that statement, our new best friend Matt Alvis (known on Instagram at @StencilSpray) will fight you. Okay, that’s hyperbole. He won’t fight you, but he will dis… read more »




Our New Best Friends: Diversity On & Off Stage

CLT Creatives, Our New Best Friend, Uncategorized | January 6, 2021

Diversity On & Off Stage Charlotte stages can make us laugh, cry, sing and dream … sometimes simultaneously. They often make us confront uncomfortable truths about life. Even now, quieted by COVID-19, stages have the power to inspire us to change… read more »




Our New Best Friends: KiiK Create

CLT Creatives, Our New Best Friend | December 30, 2020

@KiiKCreate If you thought it was too late to make new best friends this year, think again. After a few months of gawking at their beautiful work on Instagram, we caught up last week with Manoela Madera and Gray Edgerton, the artists behind KiiK Crea… read more »




Our New Best Friend: @_CharlotteEAST

Exploring Charlotte, Our New Best Friend | December 17, 2020

We’re not going to lie. The post below got us a little misty about holiday shopping in old Eastland Mall.  That’s why we love our new best Instagram friend, @_CharlotteEAST. As the official account for the East Charlotte Advocacy Board (managed by Bo… read more »




Our New Best Friend: The Bae Hive Agency

CLT Creatives, Our New Best Friend | December 8, 2020

One of our great joys at The Biscuit is introducing you to fascinating Charlotteans you may not have met. We do that through our interviews, podcasts, photo stories and videos. From time to time, we’ll also recommend an Instagram feed we’ve found and… read more »




Our New Best Friend, @Happy_Mutants, Surprises Us

CLT Creatives, Exploring Charlotte, Our New Best Friend | December 3, 2020

We love surprises. And, surprise is exactly what our new best friend, @Happy_Mutants, is all about. In just over a year, this anonymous artist has left more than 100 “mutants” he’s designed and created with a 3-D printer across the city. He looks for… read more »




Our New Best Friend(s): Rodrigo & Wendy Jimenez 

CLT Creatives, Our New Best Friend | November 25, 2020

We thought we’d add a little extra spice to your Thanksgiving week … and the last week of Dancing with the Stars. (What!?!?! We already miss it!) The turkey in the oven ain’t the only thing cooking that’s muy caliente right now! Our new best friend… read more »




Our New Best Friend: @Henna_By_Sana

CLT Creatives, Our New Best Friend | November 12, 2020

Over the course of any given week, we scroll through the work of hundreds of Charlotte creatives on Instagram. But, @henna_by_sana, the account of self-taught Queen City creative, Sana Nisar, always stops us in our tracks. Her designs are intricate a… read more »




Our New Best Friend: Charlotte Lab School

CLT Creatives, Our New Best Friend | October 10, 2020

If you’ve been reading The Biscuit over the last few months, you know that artist and co-founder of the Charlotte Lab School, Ricky Singh, is already a friend of ours. But, this week, he introduced us to our new best friend, Tre Kirton, a 9th grade s… read more »