Who needs a partridge in a pear tree when you’ve got Sweet Tea?
Fiiiiiiiiiiiive Streets in One!
‘Tis the season to sing a really, really, really long song about receiving gifts nobody really wants. (OK. Five golden rings would be nice, but the way the Panthers are playing, we’ll settle for just one in the next decade.) To better reflect modern life in Charlotte, we ordered up a new seasonal song — “The 12 Days of the QC.” In the coming weeks, if you hear carolers crooning about orange cones, please don’t slam the door. Invite them in for an ice-cold glass of sweet tea. It’s the Southern thing to do. Listen to the song you’ll be humming all day long.
This parody video stars singers from Carolina Voices, who are performing the combined Magic of Christmas and The Singing Christmas Tree Dec. 13-15 and 20-22 at Knight Theatre with the Charlotte Symphony. It was produced in partnership with Charlotte Star Room.
How a Book Born of a Typo Made Anxiety Walk the Plank
Years ago, Charlotte author, illustrator and barista, Corrie Liotta, mistyped “appropriate” as “approPIRATE” in a text. For years after, she was struck with the idea of a children’s book about an appropriate pirate doing his best to be kind in an often inappropriate world. Through fundraising, writing, drawing and printing the book, Corrie fought her own anxieties, kicked her caffeine habit and learned to believe it would all fall into place. Read her story here.
Despite number attempts by the crack The Biscuit reporting staff, we cannot get anyone in authority to confirm or deny the rumors that Charlotte — still reeling from the Amazon HQ snub — is developing the new Main Public Library project as a secret bid to attract the second HQ for the Avengers to town. If you can help put us in touch with Nick Fury, Maria Hill or even “Professor Smartypants” Hulk to confirm or deny, please drop us a line at email@example.com
‘Tis the season of events in Charlotte. Here are a few that have us excited and intrigued.
There’s Still Time to Taste the “Miracle on Monroe” Tonight
If you’ve been nibbling on The Biscuit, you’ll note that we have a sizeable crush on Chef Ron Ahlert. Chef Ron and his team of culinary experts teach students in need of a second chance to make delicious (and affordable) food at the Community Culinary School of Charlotte, serving breakfast and lunch Monday through Friday.
If you’ve never eaten at the school, tonight is your night. Tickets are still available to the school’s signature culinary event, “Miracle on Monroe.” For just $35, you can indulge in chef-inspired food from 5:30 to 8pm tonight, Dec. 3. Click here to buy your ticket.
Move Over Cyber Monday. It’s #GivingTuesdayCLT
Today, hundreds of nonprofits across the Queen City are engaged in innovative fundraising activities to help do more good in 2020. Quarterbacked by SHARE Charlotte, $7.2 million in donations were collected on #GivingTuesdayCLT in 2018. What will the total be this year? To give you an idea of what the day is all about, SHARE teamed up with Spiracle Media, to create videos, like the one above about Shining Hope Farms.
And, we’re participating, too.
Charlotte Is Creative, the publishers of The Biscuit, are raising money for our HUG (Helpful Unfettered Gift) micro-grant program, which helps local creatives push their ideas and dreams forward. In just under 3 years, we’ve given out more than 160 HUGs … and we’re just getting started. Through the end of the week, every time you order margarita pizza at Charlotte-area Brixx Pizza locations, $2 will be donated for HUGs.
Here are a few more events on tap for the back half of the week.
We needed a concert with some bop in it. The Charlotte rapping sensation is back home in the QC.
December 5 – Bojangles Coliseum
If you’re hungry for equity and justice, as well as breakfast, this is your place.
Community Building Initiative Stakeholders’ Breakfast with Anand Giridharadas
December 5 – Charlotte Convention Center
Shine your lights bright and lift some spirits this Friday.
Lights for Levine Children’s
December 6 – Levine Children’s Hospital
All I want for Christmas is to go to Advent Uuuuuuuuu-niversity! Learn how to podcast from the geniuses at Queen City Podcast Network.
Advent Podcast University: Podcast Basics
December 7 – Advent Coworking
The dogs won’t bite, but the human shoppers might if you jump them in line.
Reindog Parade at the Mistletoe Market
December 7 – Camp North End
My kid didn’t make me anything for the holidays. So, I’m buying something from a talented kid, instead.
Kids Entrepreneur Pop-Up!
December 7 – MacFly Fresh Printing Co.
Thanks to Tony over at Charlotte Ledger, we now know that Charlotte native and NBA All-Star Steph Curry has teamed up with the former “Mr. Amy Poehler,” Will Arnett, to produce a new comedy for Fox called “The Second Half.” The show will tell the story of a retired NBA player who moves back to Charlotte to open a car wash. We’re not quite sure what to make of this idea, so we turned to five completely made-up Charlotteans to get their take on whether “The Second Half” is ready for prime time.
When the sign hits your eye like a big pizza pie, that’s amore! When the kitchen starts to shine like it’s been here a long time, that’s amore! Do you know what we amore? #OGclt establishments that have stood the test of time and weathered the everlasting storm of new restaurants that open every year. It’s a big deal if a restaurant makes it to the 10-year mark, and Open Kitchen has blown that number out of the water with 62 years of service under their belt. When they opened in 1952, Open Kitchen was the first place to serve up pizza pie in the Queen City. This Westside eatery has captured a pizza our hearts and we hope they continue to provide Charlotte with fresh pies in FreeMoreWest for decades to come.
Directions: 1318 W Morehead St, Charlotte, NC 28208
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