Lea LeFebvre

Food Truck, Charlotte

The Herban Legend Food Truck to Close Doors Sept. 6

If you’ve poked your nose around my posts and tweets, than you know how much I adore the vegetarian black bean burger from The Herban Legend food truck. Well, yesterday was a sad, sad day for myself a... »

City Roots Farm Columbia

4th Annual Tasty Tomato Festival Celebrates Locally Grown Food

What began as a friendly potluck dinner in 2010 has blossomed into local tradition, which drew a record crowd of nearly 3,000 this past Saturday. Presented by Sustainable Midlands, the Palmetto Tasty ... »

JJ’s Red Hots: Coming to a College Campus Near You

JJ’s Red Hots: Coming to a College Campus Near You

JJ’s Red Hots is about to offer college students a Masters Degree in the art of handcrafted Hot Dogs. The Charlotte-based Premium Hot Dog brand, which was recently honored by Fast Casual as one ... »

Uncle Maddio’s Celebrates Opening with Free Pizza this Weekend

Uncle Maddio’s Celebrates Opening with Free Pizza this Weekend

Uncle Maddio’s, the nation’s fastest growing fast casual pizza concept is expanding into North Carolina  with 8 restaurants, adding 200 jobs to the state.  Jerry Licari opens his second of eight plann... »

SouthPark Eats Alternative Looks to Make #FoodTruckWednesday a Regular Event

SouthPark Eats Alternative Looks to Make #FoodTruckWednesday a Regular Event

So I realize I may sound like a food truck-obsessed loony tune after last’s week post about mobile eateries and now posting another, but this really is a great event that deserves recognition! I ventu... »

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 ... »

Restaurant Roundup: Father’s Day Brunch in Charlotte

Restaurant Roundup: Father’s Day Brunch in Charlotte

For anyone that follows me on Twitter or Instagram (@LeaMarieCLT), you know how much I love brunch. Not that I ever need an excuse to indulge in a 3000 calorie breakfast plate and drink alcohol well b... »

Burger 21 Eyeing Expansion in Charlotte

Burger 21 Eyeing Expansion in Charlotte

Burger 21 is yet another fast/casual chain eyeing expansion in Charlotte – four new locations, to be exact. Serving up their take on crafted burgers and shakes, they currently have 12 locations,... »

A Weekend at drumSTRONG Rhythm + Arts Festival

A Weekend at drumSTRONG Rhythm + Arts Festival

We arrived at Misty Meadows Farm in Weddington for Drumstrong at about noon on Saturday to a picture perfect day – 72 and sunny, not a cloud in the sky.  Even though we were just 25 minutes down Provi... »

Everyday is Mardi Gras at Cajun Queen

Everyday is Mardi Gras at Cajun Queen

Let me preface this by saying that it isn’t very often I have a restaurant experience that I feel immediately compelled to talk about. However, once in awhile there’s that one dish that just makes you... »

Charlotte’s First Growler Shop to Open this Summer in South End

Charlotte’s First Growler Shop to Open this Summer in South End

Attention craft beer enthusiasts! Charlotte’s first exclusive growler filling shop, The Beer Growler, is slated to open this summer. Since legislation was passed last June allowing bars, bottle shops,... »

Basil Thai to Open Fifth Location in Piper Glen this Summer

Basil Thai to Open Fifth Location in Piper Glen this Summer

Good news for Thai-loving Piper Glen residents! Chai and Henry Eang, the brothers behind Basil Thai, plan to open their fifth location in the StoneCrest at Piper Glen development off Rea Road this sum... »

Basil Thai to Open Fifth Location in Piper Glen this Summer

Good news for Thai-loving Piper Glen residents! Chai and Henry Eang, the brothers behind Basil Thai, plan to open their fifth location in the StoneCrest at Piper Glen development off Rea Road this sum... »

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... »

Drumming to Beat Cancer: drumSTRONG Rhythm & Arts Festival Returns to Charlotte Next Month

Drumming to Beat Cancer: drumSTRONG Rhythm & Arts Festival Returns to Charlotte Next Month

Where can you raise awareness and funds for cancer, be part of a new Guinness World Record, eat gourmet food, and enjoy great music? The 8th annual drumSTRONG event, of course! Located just 4 miles so... »

North Carolina and NoDa Brewing Win Big in World Beer Cup

North Carolina and NoDa Brewing Win Big in World Beer Cup

It’s no secret that Charlotte’s NoDa Brewing Co. serves up some of the best local brews around. However, the local buzz quickly turned into world headlines after their Hop, Drop N’ Roll clinched the g... »

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... »

Eat to Defeat: Charlotte Food Fight Returns to QC this Weekend

Eat to Defeat: Charlotte Food Fight Returns to QC this Weekend

The Charlotte Food Fight returns to Queen City for its second year this Saturday, April 12th, with all proceeds to benefit Charlotte’s Relay for Life to help fight cancer. The “fight”... »

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