Culinary





Open Rice Charlotte

Where Are We in CLT? | August 18, 2020

This is approximately how many boxes are required for our carryout order at Open Rice. When everything at a restaurant is this tasty… sometimes you just gotta go with one of everything! You can find this take-out container installation in the dinin… read more »




“The Wildcat Way” Statue at Johnson & Wales University

Where Are We in CLT? | July 23, 2020

We need every Johnson & Wales student and alumni to join us in a verse of the official school fight song: “Wildcats everywhere Wave your hands up in the air That’s the way we do it Let’s get to it Come on everyone!” Oh, wait… that’s from High Sch… read more »




Mr. K’s Soft Ice Cream

Where Are We in CLT? | July 17, 2020

It’s looking like a hot weekend ahead, so we are preemptively telling you where you need to go get some ice cream (and a burger or two) to cool off. Mr. K’s Soft Ice Cream is an #OGCLT establishment that has stood the test of time on its little corne… read more »




Mike Wirth & Optimist Hall Say “Thank You”

Where Are We in CLT? | May 15, 2020

We’ve been trying to say thank you more. To our loved ones. To our friends. To our coworkers. To the essential workers. To the teachers. To the restaurant workers. To those on the frontlines at the hospitals. To those still creating on a daily basis…. read more »




New Art at Devil’s Logic Brewing

Where Are We in CLT? | April 25, 2020

Queen City artists Sydney Duarte and Nick Napoletano have been flexing their creative muscles at Devil’s Logic Brewing recently. The brewery opened last year in late December in Charlotte’s Elizabeth neighborhood. It’s hard out there for many small b… read more »




South 21 Drive-In

Where Are We in CLT? | April 16, 2020

South 21 Drive-In was ahead of their time when they made this sign advertising their classic to-go box a few decades ago. However, our health officials might recommend a slight revision to “Take home or take home! Please take it home… we’re begging y… read more »




Belle Acres Golf & Country Club

Where Are We in CLT? | March 5, 2020

There’s been a gargoyle sighting in South End! These gargantuan stone guardians protect the Belle Acres Golf & Country Club. (Did you know that there was a country club in the heart of South End?) Affectionately pronounced “Belly Acres” by its me… read more »




Amélie’s French Bakery & Cafe

Where Are We in CLT? | February 10, 2020

Every Monday morning feels like one big puzzle of trying to figure out schedules, meetings, assignments, articles, proposals, events, and if we’re lucky, a dash of social life that all need to happen each week! Sometimes fitting everything on our Goo… read more »




The Papalote Project & Manolo’s Bakery

Where Are We in CLT? | January 7, 2020

If you make your way to Charlotte’s Eastside, you will find Manolo’s Bakery at 4405 Central Ave. Manolo’s is the home to many delicious sweet and savory Latin American baked goods, and it is the home to this very important mural. Painted by Rosalia T… read more »




JackBeagle’s NoDa Mural

Where Are We in CLT? | December 30, 2019

It’s no secret that we love mural hunting in the Queen City. It feels like every day there is something new and exciting to see. As much as we enjoy the new stuff, we also love revisiting murals that have been around the QC for a while.⁣ ⁣ One of our… read more »




Coco and the Director

Where Are We in CLT? | November 4, 2019

We are at Chocolate and the Producer. No, wait… that not right.  We’re at Coco and the Director! This Uptown coffee shop on the corner of Trade and Tryon is a place where you can chat with friends, get some work done or draw on chalkboards, all while… read more »




Pinky’s Westside Grill

Where Are We in CLT? | October 29, 2019

“Beware; for I am hungry and therefore need a seat at the bar and a basket of fried pickles.” That is our best guess to what Frankenstein’s Monster would’ve said if he made his way to Pinky’s Westside Grill. With Halloween fast approaching, we had to… read more »




The Pauline Tea-Bar Apothecary

Where Are We in CLT? | October 24, 2019

This morning, we played a little game with our friends over at QC Life on WBTV and had Charlotteans guess where in CLT we could possibly be. Later, it was revealed that we were at the one and only Pauline Tea-Bar Apothecary over in Charlotte’s west s… read more »




Dairy Queen on Wilkinson Blvd

Where Are We in CLT? | September 27, 2019

While we’re still reeling from the announcement that the Dairy Queen in Plaza-Midwood is headed for the history books, we’re comforted to know that, when the urge for DQ hits, we can still stop by an #OGClt classic. The historic drive-up Dairy Queen… read more »




Chefs for Change: Project 658 Shares the Versatility of Rice

Exploring Charlotte, Happenings | September 17, 2019

The Rice Meal Team from left to right: Efrain Barri, Hector Gonzalez, Kim Hollifield, Yury Carmona, John Timmons If ever a food spans the globe and connects people across many cultures, rice has culinary ubiquity. Rice is one of the most widely eaten… read more »




The McNinch House

Where Are We in CLT? | August 28, 2019

When you’re running the Around The Crown 10K on Sept. 1, you’ll take a short jaunt on Church Street just past mile four. For a little extra motivation, look right after you pass the Frederick Building. You’ll see a purple a pink house built in the 18… read more »




Free Range Brewing

Where Are We in CLT? | August 9, 2019

All the great artists do it … hiding a self-portrait inside a masterwork. And, Charlotte’s no exception. If you’ve dropped by Free Range Brewing on North Davidson Street for a cold craft beer and a few laughs with friends, you’ve seen the incredibl… read more »




Le’s Sandwiches & Cafe

Where Are We in CLT? | July 23, 2019

Le’s Sandwiches & Cafe has been serving up mouth-watering Banh Mi to Charlotte since 2004. As you can see from the photo above, Beard Award-winning baker Chef Peter Reinhart is enjoying Le’s creation. And you can, too — if you’re up for the culinary… read more »




Community Matters Cafe

Where Are We in CLT? | July 22, 2019

If you happen to pop into Community Matters Café during the workweek, don’t be surprised if you find Matt, Tim or other members of The Biscuit team hunkered down for some great grub, rich coffee, and prolific creative output. We love working here, me… read more »




EastSide Local

Where Are We in CLT? | July 11, 2019

WHERE ARE WE IN CLT? We love hitting up EastSide Local Eatery off Eastway Drive for a  cup of coffee and a smorgasbord of vegan temptations. The courtyard is a great place for live music, an intimate meetup or an outside work session. It’s also a gro… read more »