Chrissie Nelson Rotko
| @@chrissie_beth
Public defender, food blogger (offtheeatenpathblog.com), football fanatic, lover of craft beer, red wine, cheese, and other delicious things.

The 5 best wing spots in Charlotte

Hungry?  Here are the 5 best wings spots in Charlotte. After sampling way too many chicken wings around town (hello, Tums), we at the Agenda have debated and...

How to have a McNinch House experience without the McNinch House price tag

I’ve written before that dinner at The McNinch House should be on your Charlotte bucket list. The iconic Fourth Ward Queen Anne-style Victorian home features...

You can get lunch for just $8 at this culinary school

Looking for a quick, affordable and delicious lunch? You’re wasting your time in the Chick-Fil-A drive thru. Skip the mediocre Showmars you can walk to from...

I only had 3 days to plan our emergency Charlotte wedding, but it turned out all right

“Little darling, the smiles returning to their faces. Little darling, it seems like years since it’s been here. Here comes the sun, and I say, it’s all...

Who was that courageous civilian leader with a tie that you saw on CNN Wednesday night? My coworker

(Note: Chrissie Beth is a public defender. She is graduate of the University of Wisconsin Law School and has been an Assistant Public Defender in Mecklenburg...

A pint at Fonta Flora Brewery is worth the trip to Morganton

Morganton is probably not at the top of your travel list. Likely you’ve sped past it on I-40 on your way to or from the mountains. The small town in the...

7 margarita recipes for your at-home Cinco De Mayo fiesta

Not that you need an excuse to make margaritas at home, but “observing” Cinco de Mayo gives you as good an excuse as any. (Isn’t the fact you got through...

6 tips to maximize your USNWC experience

The U.S. National Whitewater Center is not just for tourists.  Sure, it’s probably featured in every visitor’s guide and travel itinerary and it’s the...

Take a self-guided cocktail crawl through Park Road Shopping Center

I grew up in the land of strip malls (also known as Northern Virginia). All of the happening places I hung out at during my formative years were clustered...

6 simple ways to upgrade your beer from local experts Zach Jamison & Chris Hunt

In college, my drink was Coconut Malibu mixed with whatever I could get my hands on — usually Coke, occasionally pineapple juice if I was feeling fancy...

Dinner at The McNinch House should be on your Charlotte bucket list

People often save a fine dining restaurant experience to celebrate an occasion: birthdays, anniversaries, engagements, promotions or a myriad of other life...

Eat up: Mouthwatering gameday recipes from 9 top Charlotte food bloggers

It’s the most wonderful time of the year for football fans. The holiday hubbub has come and gone, and now it’s time for us to hibernate for the entire...