Charlotte Food

Finally, Charlotte Has a Ramen House Thanks to Futo Buta

Finally, Charlotte Has a Ramen House Thanks to Futo Buta

Anyone who has experienced the first season of “Mind of a Chef” on PBS (but most importantly also on Netflix) has been drooling over the brothy Japanese noodle craze that is upscale ramen.... »

One Night With Got to be NC Competition Dining Series

One Night With Got to be NC Competition Dining Series

  “The sun is setting… It’s time to light the fire!” booms a voice over the loudspeakers at Bonterra Dining & Wine Room. There is a hush as the soon-to-be judges find ... »

Japanese Flavor Coming to Bland Street

Japanese Flavor Coming to Bland Street

Chef Michael Shortino, most recently the Executive Chef at Baku in SouthPark, is opening a new ramen shop in SouthEnd. The restaurant is slated to open in May, and is conveniently located at 222 E. Bl... »

Quick Post: Sarah Crosland Ranks CLT’s 10 Best Tables

Quick Post: Sarah Crosland Ranks CLT’s 10 Best Tables

While diners are likely to get a great experience in any of the restaurants on The Observer food writer’s list, Sarah Crosland wrote a guide to exactly which tables will provide the maximum amou... »

Winter is Coming to Nan & Byron’s Menu

Winter is Coming to Nan & Byron’s Menu

I love it when restaurants I frequent change it up. New menu items can be bittersweet. You walk in to order an old stand by only to see it replaced by a younger, sexier seasonal choice. Do not feel gu... »