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Charlotte, North Carolina food stories, events and reviews

  •  By Cameron Lee Cover photo: Cora Wagoner  March 12, 2019 The third-year music event High Water Festival, curated by the Charleston-based folk rock duo Shovels & Rope taking place at Riverfront Park in North Charleston, have already announced an impressive music lineup that includes Leon...

  •  By Emiene Wright January 30, 2019 For two years after opening his beloved Yolk restaurant in Rock Hill, Gregory Collier wouldn’t allow anyone to call him chef. Now, with an expansion into 7th Street Market, he’s getting used to the title and accolades as one...

  •  By Cameron Lee January 23, 2019 (Updated) Jarobi White, an original member of the legendary hip-hop group A Tribe Called Quest will be hosting “Vibes and Vittles,” a dinner event with Chef Greg Collier (The Yolk, Soul Food Sessions) organized by Michael Kitchen (Sol Kitchen)...

  •  By Shirley Griffith January 10, 2019 Plant-based diets are becoming increasingly popular as people actively choose healthier alternatives to what goes into their bodies. Charlotte has seen a swarm of more conscientious restaurants pop up as well, as old favorites adopt vegan and vegetarian-friendly options...

  •  By Emiene Wright December 17, 2018 Since its invention, soul food’s purpose has been to sustain a community, supporting it through struggle and honoring it through celebration. Veltree Vegan Soul continues that legacy, bringing people together to rediscover soul food’s incredibly flavorful, healthy roots. “I...

  •  By Lindsay Kosma  December 8, 2018 We’ve heard of maker spaces, co-working offices, and the various collaborative work environments popping up as entrepreneurship is on the rise. Less common are co-working areas for particular industries, like say, baking. The baking community in Charlotte is growing,...

  •  By Shirley Griffith October 9, 2018 Veganism at its simplest is a form of compassion. Demonstrating conscientious love for the helpless and voiceless, especially in these hate-filled days, is a political protest, a movement towards societal equality for all, and a conscious appreciation for this...

  •  By Sydney Hennighausen September 12, 2018 Harmony between fresh, local food and restaurants has not always been familiar on restaurant menus. Cooperation between the two, along with unity between chefs and farmers has recently become something diners really crave. Thanks to organizations like Center for Environmental...

  •  By Cameron Lee July 18, 2018 Often incorporating sweet, sour, spicy and salty elements on a single plate, traditional Vietnamese cuisine offers an extensive range of dishes sure to awaken your senses. Whether it be the crispy and slightly greasy texture of Bánh xèo (Vietnamese...

  •  By Shirley Griffith  July 15, 2018 This Thursday, C3 Lab hosts Vegan Outreach’s Mac Down Charlotte, a fun, family-friendly event centered around a southern staple, mac and cheese! Vegan Outreach is an international nonprofit organization working to reduce animal suffering by educating the public about...