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Smashburger Opens Today in Cotswold

Smashburger Opens Today in Cotswold

Better burger concept Smashburger opens today in Cotswold.  To celebrate they will be giving away free Smashburger Classics from 11 am to 7 pm to any guest who shows up.  Smashburger was kind enough t... »

Little Spoon Announces Opening Date

Little Spoon Announces Opening Date

New Myers Park Restaurant Little Spoon has announced they will finally open on Monday July 21st.  I drive by this restaurant every day on the way to work so I have a keen interest in when they will sw... »

Exploring the Charlotte Food Truck Scene

Exploring the Charlotte Food Truck Scene

Food trucks are the “it” thing in the world of foodies, and everybody seems to be doing it—myself included. So what’s the hype about? For a bustling bee like myself, who works 9-5 days uptown but not ... »

JJ’s Red Hots Is Burning Up Crown Town

JJ’s Red Hots Is Burning Up Crown Town

Back in early 2012, we caught word of a new hot dog spot opening on East Blvd. We slapped up a fast and loose post about JJ’s Red Hots to get the rumor mill going and used some generic stock pho... »

RockSalt Still On Hold

RockSalt Still On Hold

I drive by the old Park Road Quick Cleaners location almost every day in the back of the venerable Park Road Shopping Center.  I keep hoping to see work being done for the new restaurant RockSalt but ... »

Saturday Night at Soul Gastrolounge

Saturday Night at Soul Gastrolounge

I have heard great things about Soul Gastrolounge since I moved to Charlotte, but until last weekend I hadn’t experienced it for myself.  Soul more than exceeded my expectations from start to fi... »

5Church Announces 2 Year Anniversary Dinner

5Church Announces 2 Year Anniversary Dinner

5Church will hold a special 2 year anniversary dinner this Thursday May 15th.  The Uptown hotspot will feature a specially prepared five-course tasting menu by Executive Chef Jamie Lynch.  The spring/... »

Meet The Brewers Night At VBGB Brings Out Charlotte’s Best Craft Beer

Meet The Brewers Night At VBGB Brings Out Charlotte’s Best Craft Beer

As I arrived at the NC Music Factory for the Meet The Brewers event the CRVA threw last week, I paused in the parking lot and admired the view of the Uptown skyline. It was about seventy-five degrees ... »

Taco Bell Entering Fast-Casual Dining Space with U.S. Taco Co. and Urban Taproom

Taco Bell Entering Fast-Casual Dining Space with U.S. Taco Co. and Urban Taproom

Look out Chipotle! Taco Bell is making a play in the growing fast-casual dining space with U.S. Taco Co. and Urban Taproom. The new concept is slated to debut in Huntington Beach, California, followed... »

Meet The Brewers Charlotte Tap Takeover At VBGB On April 22nd

Meet The Brewers Charlotte Tap Takeover At VBGB On April 22nd

North Carolina has more craft breweries than any other state in the South and Charlotte’s hops are among the top with eight breweries in operation and three more on the way. Help us celebrate th... »

Oak Table Reviving Downtown Columbia Restaurant Scene

Oak Table Reviving Downtown Columbia Restaurant Scene

The Oak Table is a relatively new and trendy spot, perfectly situated in downtown Columbia across from the state house. Dishing up their interpretation of “modern American cuisine for progressive pala... »

Chef Mottola at e2 emeril’s eatery Renews The Menu For Spring

Chef Mottola at e2 emeril’s eatery Renews The Menu For Spring

Spring is the season of renewal, and e2 emeril’s eatery is taking its cues from Mother Nature. The restaurant, known for its New Orleans-inspired American cuisine, has new lunch and dinner menu offeri... »

A Chef’s Life Does Kinston Proud & Wins A Peabody Award

A Chef’s Life Does Kinston Proud & Wins A Peabody Award

The 73rd Annual Peabody Awards winners were announced last week on CBS This Morning.  A Chef’s Life, the PBS series starring Chef Vivian Howard, is among the recipients. The show takes viewers inside ... »

Road Trippin’ North Of Chicago: Milwalky Trace

Road Trippin’ North Of Chicago: Milwalky Trace

In my other life, I get to travel outside NC from time to time. Hustling from customer to customer is busy work and I stay vigilant for local joints with full parking lots. The Google Maps and Yelp ap... »

Nan & Byron’s Changes Brunch in South End

Nan & Byron’s Changes Brunch in South End

Brunch is one of the highlights of the weekend. It is a chance to relax with friends and family and/or have a little hair of the dog that bit ya bloody Mary style. South End is becoming a brunch desti... »

e2 emeril’s eatery Spreads The Love On Valentine’s Day

e2 emeril’s eatery Spreads The Love On Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is less than a month away and the prudent are starting to think about where to take their sweetheart on February 14th. e2 emeril’s eatery is hosting a New Orleans-inspired dinner... »

Heist Brewery Rolls Out New Menu On January 14th

Heist Brewery Rolls Out New Menu On January 14th

We heard from Corri Smith over at Heist Brewery that Chef Rob Masone is set to roll out a new menu on January 14th. They are staying all cryptic about the actual new menu selections but they did drop ... »

A Wonderful Evening At e2 With Buffalo Trace Distillery

A Wonderful Evening At e2 With Buffalo Trace Distillery

“The word whiskey, which is a lovely word, comes from the Gaelic Uisce beatha which means Water of Life,” so say the Clancy Brothers before launching into the ballad Tim Finnegan’s W... »

A night at e2 with Buffalo Trace Distillery

A night at e2 with Buffalo Trace Distillery

Back around Halloween, restaurant kingpin Emeril Lagasse debuted a private whiskey from Buffalo Trace Distillery to patrons of his three Vegas restaurants. While the hand-picked Eagle Rare 10 year bou... »

Cowfish Dishes Up Sushi & Burgers With A Side Of Surrealism

Cowfish Dishes Up Sushi & Burgers With A Side Of Surrealism

Can’t say I was surprised when we arrived at the Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar after sunset last Wednesday evening and the room stood at an hour and forty-five minute wait. I believe when I first vis... »

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