Creative Loafing hosting 3rd annual craft beer and burger festival

Local media outlet Creative Loafing will host its third annual craft beer and burger festival on April 22nd, 2017. The Moo & Brew Craft Beer and Burger Festival presented by Avidxchange, takes place on the grounds of the Avidxchange Music Factory. Moo & Brew will offer samplings from 30 breweries, as well as tastes from […]

Chopt Creative Salad Company Launches New Soup & Salad Meals and a New Mexico-Inspired Menu

New offerings introduce soups to the menu and highlight the flavors of New Mexico as part of ongoing Destination Salads series Chopt Creative Salad Company, the pioneering fast-casual salad destination with over 35 locations throughout the U.S., is excited to announce the addition of Soup & Salad Meals to the menu. In addition, Chopt continues […]

Pizza Fur a Paws: Making Dough for Animals in Need

Inizio Pizza Napoletana hosts inaugural event benefiting Greater Charlotte SPCA CHARLOTTE, N.C., (Oct. 20, 2016) – Inizio Pizza Napoletana, a Neapolitan-style pizzeria in Ballantyne, is hosting its inaugural ‘Pizza Fur a Paws’ charity event on Saturday, November 5. Through the community fundraiser, Inizio will donate $5 from every pizza sold that day to Greater Charlotte […]

Got to Be NC Competition Dining Series Announces Chef Bracket and Ticket Sales for Battle of Champions in Raleigh Nov. 11 to 20

Raleigh, North Carolina – Sept. 29, 2016 – The Got to Be NC Competition Dining Series, a single-elimination tournament highlighting the best of the Carolina’s food, agriculture and culinary talent, is gearing up for its Battle of Champions series in which six top North Carolina chef teams will battle it out to take home the coveted annual championship […]

8.2.0, Your newest place to drink at the Music Factory

Elevate Lifestyle: What inspired you to open another bar? Tom Taddeo: Honestly, we just needed a bigger kitchen for VBGB, but then that turned into wanting more event space, which turned into just taking the whole building and bringing more “adult play land” thinking to the Music Factory. EL: Where did the name 8.2.0 come […]

Executive Chef at Charlotte’s Passion8 Fine Dining Recognized for Exceptional Cuisine

Georgia-Based Springer Mountain Farms Recognizes Luca Annunziata with the Celebrate the Chef Award Atlanta, Georgia (August 18, 2016) – Luca Annunziata, Executive Chef and owner of Charlotte’s Passion8 Fine Dining, has received the highest honor bestowed by Georgia-based poultry producer Springer Mountain Farms; its Celebrate the Chef Award. The award is presented to a select handful of […]

5 Great Eateries in Charlotte

By Faith Renee 1. The Capital Grille Nothing is better than fine wine and dining at The Capital Grille. With their sophisticated and elegant atmosphere and awesome service you will be impressed. The Capital Grille specializes in extraordinary steaks and wine and have been recognized for the Best Wine list in Jacksonville. Their menu varies […]


Craft City Social Club City Lights Two New Restaurants Opening in Uptown With the success of the acclaimed, award-winning steakhouse, Evoke, Le Méridien Charlotte and Sheraton Charlotte Hotel, 555 S. McDowell Street, are excited to open two new adjacent bar and restaurants Thursday, June 2. City Lights, located on the 19th floor of Le Méridien Charlotte, and Craft City […]

Pizza That’s About to Blaze the Charlotte Scene

Don’t Let Your Taste Buds Miss Out Pizza is quick, versatile, and always filling, it is essentially the “come together” food of any function! Charlotte is slowly becoming home to more and more pizza shops that have their own personal flair to them. Blaze Pizza, which opened on April 7 in Charlotte’s South End, will […]

Come Pinch Some Tails At OMB

‘Laissez les bons temps rouler’ at OMB’s 6th Annual Louisiana Spring Fest Temps are up, the sun is out and it’s most certainly time to get outdoors and celebrate with beer, food, friends and music: The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery’s Sixth Annual Louisiana Spring Fest is back April 23-24. The family (and pet) friendly event is […]

Competition Dining Series’ Chefs Bring the Heat

The five chefs competing in the Got to Be NC Competition Dining Series Battle of Champions each won their regional series to earn a place in the championship, taking place Oct. 28-31 at the Renaissance North Hills in Raleigh. See what each of the champions had to say after securing their place in the annual […]

Beyond the Pint

By Aaron Klingenschmidt  North Carolina is in the midst of a craft beer explosion.  It is estimated that the industry brings in nearly 8 billion dollars of revenue and is now responsible for creating almost 50,000 jobs in the state. Nowhere has this recent boom been more warmly embraced than in Charlotte, NC. According […]

Zoës Kitchen

  Zoës Kitchen which was founded in 1995 was named after their founder, Zoë Cassimus. Zoë means life in Greek and this idea permeates every aspect of the Zoës Kitchen experience. They embrace the Mediterranean way of life — a fulfilled, happy life is one shared with family, good friends, great food and that eating […]

Got to Be NC Competition Dining Series Announces Chef Bracket and Ticket Sales for Battle of Champions in Raleigh Oct. 28 to 31

  Raleigh, North Carolina The Got to Be NC Competition Dining Series, a single-elimination tournament highlighting the best of the Carolinas food, agriculture and culinary talent, is gearing up for its Battle of Champions series in which five top regional chefs will battle it out to take home the coveted annual championship title. Foodies from […]


As one of the oldest Neighborhoods in Charlotte, Plaza Midwood has a lot of interesting history but it has also changed with the times. Home to some of the best places to eat, drink, shop and have fun there is always something to do in this neighborhood. EAT With all the great restaurants, you might […]

The Brass Tap

With 70 Beers on tap and pub fare that pairs well with them, you are sure to have a relaxing and delicious evening or afternoon. No reservation ns needed at this laid back bar, you can even bring your dog and eat on the patio (come on Sundays with your dog & you get a […]


New and ready to cater to the wine lovers of Charlotte this Wine bar has 200 different wines available by the bottle and 40 by the glass. Even with that stock constantly rotating with the seasons, dont be afraid to request something for their next stock. There is no need to be worried about the […]

Ted’s Montana Grill Announces First Location in Charlotte Expected Opening Spring 2016 in South Charlotte Waverly Development

Atlanta, Ga. (August 10, 2015) — Ted’s Montana Grill, an Atlanta-based restaurant concept inspired by the American West, announced its expansion to Charlotte. Ted’s Charlotte location will serve as one of the main restaurant anchors of South Charlotte’s Waverly development, which broke ground August 5. The opening, set for the spring of 2016, will mark […]

Zoës Kitchen Opens New Location in CharlotteLeading Mediterranean Restaurant Expands in North Carolina Facebook Contest Gives Away 500 Meals, Free Zoës Kitchen for a Year

Dallas, Texas – July 23, 2015 – Zoës Kitchen, a high growth, fast casual restaurant concept serving a distinct menu of Mediterranean-inspired dishes, continues its expansion in North Carolina with the opening of its Carmel Commons location on August 13. The new Zoës Kitchen restaurant in North Carolina marks the company’s 157th location and 15th […]

Where to EAT DRINK PLAY SHOP in SouthPark By Krista Brehm

This bustling neighborhood grew up around the SouthPark Mall which opened for business in 1970 and the area surrounding the mall was once part of North Carolina’s then Governor, Cameron Morrison’s 3000 acre farm. Now one of the most popular neighborhoods in South Charlotte, it has every luxury and entertainment that its visitors could ask […]