Eating Emerald City

This Pacific Northwest city, dubbed the Emerald City for its abundance of greenery, offers one of the most unique and notable culinary experiences in the United States. One of the main reasons for this is Seattle's community of forward-thinking chefs that have an unwavering commitment to sourcing only the finest fresh and locally grown ingredients. From mom-and-pop shops that have been doing business for more than a…

TV Debut Taco Pie

This year I celebrated my 41st year of cooking on TV when I returned to celebrate WBTV’s 70th anniversary. The recipe I made that debut day was Taco Pie. I looked like a baby deer in headlights through the whole thing, but I, and this easy, delicious recipe, are still around. I have updated both of us a bit. Here we are!

Civetta Italian Kitchen + Bar

Civetta Italian Kitchen + Bar is your Stonecrest destination for upscale-casual Italian dining prepared by chef Stephen Ollard and his trained, personable staff, all of whom are passionate about delivering great food, great drink and great hospitality to each and every one of their guests.

Food, Glorious Food

Are you hungry, South Charlotte? We’re sure you will be when you read—or should we say devour—this issue, the most drool-worthy one of the year: the Foodie issue! We spent the last few months scouring the streets in search of the most delicious bites South Charlotte has to offer, and we found more than enough … Continued

October 2019 Around Town

Carolina Renaissance Festival The annual Carolina Renaissance Festival and Marketplace will be held on Saturdays and Sundays in Huntersville, North Carolina, from Oct. 5 to Nov. 24. The festival brings renaissance history alive with a 25-acre village nestled in the forest and meadows, complete with castles, cottages, kitchens and pubs. The festival will offer live entertainment from costumed characters, fun games and rides, … Continued

South Charlotte Lifestyle Publisher Goes Abroad

In July, our publisher, George Zorrilla, ventured across the pond for a nine-day Bordeaux River Cruise with Scenic Luxury Cruises and Tours in France. The cruise meandered along the Garonne River and its estuaries, taking passengers to castles, chateaus and premier vineyards. Be on the lookout in upcoming issues for a special South Charlotte Lifestyle river cruise offer.  

To Have and To Hold Charlotte Cast Visits Apricot Lane Boutique

The cast of OWN Network's reality show To Have and To Hold Charlotte, made an appearance during Apricot Lane Boutique's Customer Appreciation event to meet, greet and shop with customers. Visit Apricot Lane for trendy womenswear and timeless styles at 7800B Rea Road in Charlotte or online at

QC Smokemaster: Chef Ernie

Chef Ernie, a regular guest on WBTV and WCNC, is an award-winning smokemaster who serves traditional and upscale outdoor food right here in the Queen City. His company, Ernie’s Smokehouse, is home to premier outdoor cooking and catering and also hosts grilling classes, competes in professional competitions and offers delicious cuts at the local Charlotte farmers markets.

The Gray Classic

The Gray Classic is Charlotte's premier golf and networking weekend. It received support from notable businesses and civic leaders while participants gathered to raise funds during a business round table, its Signature Golf Tournament and Women's Empowerment Brunch. The Gray Classic's mission is to help young students to succeed through mentoring programs and networking opportunities.

Cantina 1511:

In 2004, Cantina 1511 opened its doors at 1511 East Blvd. with the promise to serve the good souls of Charlotte with consistently outstanding Mexican fare. In a world where promises are often made but seldom kept, this was the exception. The food and service were excellent and more surprisingly, consistent. As the years have passed, the standards of food and service…