• By Lindsay Kosma August 18, 2016 Though they share a name, the Stoke Restaurant and Bar are held in two distinct but conjoined spaces on the bottom floor of the Center City Marriott in Charlotte, NC. The bar area, which is dressed with warm leather...

  • By Amanda Cosenza August 17, 2016 In recent years, Charlotte culture has pretty much become synonymous with breweries. With over 15 in Charlotte and more popping up every month, the local beer scene has grown tremendously. This weekend, one of of the originals, Triple C...

  • By Beth Mack  August 17, 2016 What does one do with spare time after leading a four-year social media campaign with more than 26,000 followers that helped Charlotte bring back the Hornets? For one die-hard Charlottean, you appear on Jeopardy and pocket enough cash to...

  • By Lindsay Kosma August 16, 2016 Upon entering Tapas 51, an unassuming restaurant located in Fort Mill, South Carolina, there was a resonance of 90’s hip-hop coming from the back of the bar, where Chef Aaron Rivera greeted us. Though there was a bustle of...

  • By Erin Maddrey August 7, 2016 The “Got To Be NC” Competition Dining Series kicks off this week for a month of culinary battles. The series will not only feature several notable Charlotte chefs, but also fresh homegrown North Carolina ingredients. A unique dining experience...

  • By Lindsay Kosma July 14, 2016 Tucked away inside a most unassuming shopping center at the intersection of Sugar Creek and N. Tryon St, a simple neon sign reads “Banh Mi Sandwiches.” To find this glowing sign, one must venture into the Asian Corner Mall,...

  • By CLTure News  July 1, 2016 Back in April, alt-country rock sensation, Sturgill Simpson made an appearance on the “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” to promote his new album, A Sailor’s Guide to Earth. During that show, Simpson and Colbert agreed to pitch a song to...

  • By Nikki Panos June 5, 2016 Charlotte’s independent food event scene is bubbling, and each month we’ll spotlight several tasty food happenings in our beautiful city. Check out some of the offerings in our Summer kick-off edition of Good Food, Mad City. Fisticuffs Wine Dinner...

  • By Lindsay Kosma  May 24, 2016 It felt like an exclusive experience from the moment you pushed past the Closed sign and into Atherton Mill and Market after-hours. The table was set as Chef Shawn Harrison buzzed around preparing for the 100% vegan, four-course meal....

  • By Julia Simon  May 17, 2016 Charlotte VegFest, now in its 5th year, brings together some of the city’s most excellent vegan fare, and is a great way to check out what’s going on with local and regional animal activism, and vegan culture in general....