Orange Creamsicle Smoothie

It's time to hit the reset button after a month of peppermint bark-filled Christmas parties and sugar cookie bake-offs. Start the new year off right with this delicious and refreshing smoothie that will energize your body with essential vitamins and nutrients. The vitamin C in the orange will support a healthy immune system, the protein from the Greek yogurt will keep you…

Feeding the Family

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Hearty Tomato Black Bean Chili

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Summer Sippers

 Article Emily Glaser | Photography Destiny Lara Photography  All About 'Buch  Kombucha, a fizzy, fermented tea, is gaining lots of nods on the gut health circuit these days. Combine that with our love for local products, and SUM Bucha is our new favorite refreshment. Sarah North tells us about her venture: 

Beet It!

Beets get a bad rep’. The colorful roots maintain notoriety as earthily piquant, but that’s not necessarily the case, according to Burtons Grill & Bar chef Ray Girman and reformed tastebuds across the city. 

The Toast of the Town

A fig tree serves as both inspiration and metaphor for Elizabeth’s aptly named eatery. Its namesake, four brown turkey fig trees, still stand sentinel over the grounds of the 1913 bungalow-turned-restaurant. Figuratively speaking, the fig tree is a symbol for the both the owners—Chef Greg and wife and general manager Sara Zanitsch, whose roots have grown deep into the Carolina…

A Carolina Heirloom

Heirloom: a valuable object that has belonged to a family for several generations; denoting a traditional variety of plant or breed of animal that is not associated with large-scale commercial agriculture.

Home Sweet Home

Our Queen City harbors a host of historic homes. Some of theme remain only in the shadows of old foundations; others still stand as the regal residences of Charlotte’s elite. A few have been updated and outfitted to house (literally) local businesses and eateries, including the memorable McNinch House.

Stoke the Flames

Locally-sourced. Seasonal. Made-from-scratch. Chef Chris Coleman of Stoke recognizes these are buzz words in Charlotte’s ever-expanding culinary scene. And though he’s certainly embraced such adjectives, the Charlotte native is intentionally doing things differently. “Stoke is similar to a lot of great Charlotte restaurants,” he says. “We source locally, we rely on the seasons to dictate the menu, we’re focused on…

Cookin’ With Beer

Hailed as one of the top beer gardens in the country, most Charlotteans have been into VBGB to grab a brew. With 30 taps, 29 of which feature craft beer from around the country (that 30th tap? the classic PBR), it’s the perfect place for pints. But what many locals don’t realize is that many of those bubbly beers also…