A Unicorn, Two Narwhals & a Podcaster walk into a coffee shop …
Spend Black Friday … with Katie Black
A few weeks ago, local podcaster, Katie Black interviewed Biscuit publishers, Matt Olin and Tim Miner, on “The Katie Black Show.” (That interview drops on Dec. 4.) To repay the favor, Matt and Tim asked Katie to join them for a live taping of The Biscuit Podcast at Coco & The Director organized by the Queen City Podcast Network.
Katie is a Charlotte native who enjoys exploring the Queen City experience through the eyes and opinions of long-time residents and people who have just moved here. She, Matt and Tim had a lively chat about local history, her favorite places in town, what both excites and frustrates her about life in Charlotte and whether or not residents who have lived here for more than 1/2 their lives, but were not born here should be called “narwhals.”
[PLEASE NOTE: In this podcast, Tim attempts to tell Matt the location of the former East Blvd. Bar & Grill. He sounds confident when he says it was at the corner of Scott Avenue and East Boulevard … but he was dead wrong.]
Next Tuesday, December 3, is #GivingTuesdayCLT. Led by SHARE Charlotte, hundreds of nonprofits will be reaching out with inventive and fun ways for you to donate to their incredible causes. And, we at Charlotte Is Creative are excited to be part of what is pretty much the easiest … and tastiest … fundraiser ever.
For the entire week of December 1, Brixx Wood Fired Pizza is going to split $4 from every Margherita Pizza sold to Charlotte Is Creative and our pals at the Community Culinary School of Charlotte. So, rest that tummy and get ready to eat for creativity all next week at Brixx locations in Birkdale, Blakeney, Dilworth, Foxcroft, Uptown and Kingsley (Fort Mill, SC).
THANK YOU, BRIXX PIZZA!
Charlotte Is Creative, publisher of The Biscuit, also produces CreativeMornings/Charlotte. Each month, a Charlotte-area creative addresses the same global topic as CreativeMornings chapters around the world. While speakers come from a wide array of backgrounds and perspectives, what is common among them is how active they are in the community. Below are recent updates from several past speakers.
PHOTO CREDIT: Drea Atkins
Dr. Susan Cernyak-Spatz Passes Away
As reported on WBTV, holocaust survivor and Professor Emeritus at UNC Charlotte, Dr. Susan Cernyak-Spatz passed away the age of 97 on November 17. Dr. Spatz addressed the CreativeMornings/Charlotte audience about her internment in a Nazi concentration camp and eventual liberation on May 2016. You can watch her talk here.
PHOTO CREDIT: WFAE/Joni Deutsch
Joni Deutsch to Break the “Silence” on Dec. 6
Joni Deutsch, manager for on-demand content and audience engagement and host of the Amplifier podcast at WFAE, will give a keynote talk on the global topic of “Silence” at the 50th gathering of CreativeMornings/Charlotte on Friday, December 6. Tickets are free and available to the public starting at 9am on Monday, Dec. 2.
More Speaker Updates
Dr. Stephanie Cooper-Lewter is stepping down as executive director at Leading on Opportunity to direct Financial Security CLT, a coalition of Mecklenburg County nonprofits helping residents achieve financial security. She spoke to CreativeMornings/Charlotte in December 2018 on the topic of “Tradition.”
Chef Peter Reinhart, who spoke about “Craft” in June 2018, was recently interviewed by Pizza Marketing Quarterly about the rise (pun very much intended) of pan pizzas and his new book, Perfect Pan Pizza.
Charlotte artist, Rosalia Torres-Weiner, shared on Instagram that she was recently selected to represent North Carolina at an Artist Exchange in Mexico City organized by the Instituto de Mexicanos en el Exterior and the Mexican Consulate in Raleigh. She spoke to CreativeMornings on the global topic of “Justice” this August.
If you’re like us, your movement is still a little sluggish today … still processing the Thanksgiving feast. If you just wanna’ sit around and watch silly YouTube videos and reruns all day, we’re here to help. Below are three of our latest videos, including one for what is sure to be the Queen City gift of the season, The Sharona Royale!
Sharona Royale, Charlotte’s New Cloud-Based Virtual Assistant
This Holiday Season, Give the Smells of Charlotte!
Not Getting the Yelp Stars You Want?
Tucker & Cohen Will Make ‘Em See Stars!
It’s Black Friday and, like you, we love shopping local (especially as we warm-up for Small Business Saturday tomorrow). To get the low-down on the best deals in town, we turned to our friend and Charlotte historian, Tom Hanchett, for the 4-1-1. As always, Tom pointed us toward some bangers. The only problem is you’ll need a Delorean to get to them. They’re all ads from The Charlotte Observer and The Charlotte News … on November 29, 1919.
The next time you’re attending a wedding reception at The Terrace or taking a meeting at the Cedar Hill Building just outside of Uptown, make sure to take a gander at the area to the left of the front door. There you’ll find a reminder that the building, located in the shadow of Bank of America Stadium and the Panther’s domed practice field, was once a bakery for A & P Grocery stores — a whimsical, vintage ad printed on one of the roll-up loading doors.
PRO TIP: The Cedar Hill Building is surrounded by decadent CLT goodness Community Matters Cafe and Potts Chocolate, so it’s well worth your trip.
Directions: 800 W. Hill Street Charlotte, NC 28208
This Queen City exploration is powered by OrthoCarolina.
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