• By Alison Leininger May 24, 2015 Writer. Teacher. TV personality, and according to Julia Child, “The Dean of American Cuisine.” So the internet lauds James Beard, culinary author and celebrity, who continues to impact our national food scene long after his passing in 1985. As...

  • By Alison Leininger May 21, 2015 Tuesday, May 19th’s Competition Dining final showcased two chefs helming relatively new restaurants in the Charlotte area. Neil Bratton opened the doors to Fort Mill’s Local Dish in 2012, and Brent Martin has led the Summit Room’s kitchen on...

  • By Lea LeFebvre Photos by Remy Thurston May 6, 2015 There is a growing trend in food destination cities across the country. Adventurous foodies seeking an unconventional way to experience the local flavors of an area, look no further. In Charlotte, it’s called FEAST Food...

  • By Alison Leininger April 27, 2015 This Sunday, May 3rd, Center City Partners (CCP) and the Piedmont Culinary Guild (PCG) are teaming up to bring you brunch on steroids. Instead of enjoying the cuisine of one inventive chef, how about nine local stars serving up...

  • By Alison Leininger April 13, 2015 Tucked into the side of the Dunhill at Tryon & 6th Uptown, The Asbury extends a refreshingly unpretentious welcome  to diners looking for something new. The cool blue walls and clean white furnishings hint at a quiet sense of...

  • By Alison Leininger April 5, 2015 Twenty-four local chefs are battling it out in this year’s Got to Be NC Competition Dining Series, and you’re invited along for the ride. While the series began on March 22, there are still plenty of matchups including second...

  • By Alison Leininger Photos by Carter Short March 12, 2015 Kindred is a great name for a restaurant. The connotations of family, gathering and like-mindedness make for a welcoming sign on the outside of the 19th century restored brick building on Davidson’s Main Street. It also...

  • By Alison Leininger February 20, 2015 Over 150 years ago the discovery of gold brought a blush of growth to a small town located about 20 miles south of Charlotte named Waxhaw. Today its luxurious charms continue to lure residents and visitors away from the...

  • By Phil Pucci Photos by Carter Short  November 17, 2014 Until fairly recently, Charlotte was a desolate landscape for anyone with a vegan diet. It was rare to come across someone who could even identify veganism as a plant-based diet, much less to find a...

  • By Allison Hudson In many respects, Passion 8 should be considered one, if not the most anticipated and celebrated openings to hit Charlotte in 2014. The name itself suggests just how passion-ate Chef Luca Annunziata and his team are about the restaurant, his food, and...