Dion Beary
Columnist writing on Charlotte

What it means when your date orders these 11 Charlotte dishes

We all overanalyze our dates. I once spent an hour on the phone with a friend trying to decipher a guy’s choice of Hickory Tavern. Was he thinking of just...

How to love a CMS teacher

Being a teacher is one of the hardest professions anyone can choose. There are constant strategy changes, exhausting emotional labor, and schools smell like...

20 Charlotte-specific questions to ask your dating app match before you meet

It’s hard to get a feel for the kind of person you’ve matched with on a dating app. You’ve Glassdoor’d their salary. You’ve...

The 5 wedding trends Charlotte couples need to abandon

I cringe every time I think about how many weddings I’ve got coming up. It’s not that I don’t like weddings. I actually kind of enjoy getting dressed up,...

The 6 stages of Charlotte restaurant closing grief

Charlotte is feeling the restaurant churn lately. Hi Tide, Owen’s Bagels (plans new location), Siggy’s, The Liberty, Loft and Cellar, Duckworth’s...

I’m tired of being judged for being flexitarian

I’m going on seven months of having a flexitarian diet, and I’ve never felt healthier or happier. A flexitarian is someone who primarily maintains a...

Living in a transplant city is hard because people keep leaving

It’s hard living in a city where people keep disappearing. When I was a kid, I was fascinated by the idea of alien abductions. It started at nine years old,...

Grade yourself: How Charlotte Millennial are you?

Just how big of a Charlotte millennial are you? Follow the instructions below and tally up your score. Instructions: Give yourself 1 point for each of the...

12 quick episode ideas if Seinfeld took place in Charlotte

“Seinfeld” is my favorite TV show of all time. The antics of Jerry, George, Kramer and Elaine not only revolutionized television, but it also...

10 people you’ll meet at your apartment pool this summer

It’s pool season in Charlotte. That means it’s time to meet these 10 stalwarts of the apartment complex pool community. (1) The group who brought their own...

5 reasons people don’t walk more in Charlotte

Since I moved to Uptown last month, I’ve been walking a lot more. In the past, I’ve been pro-car. I was the type who’d veto a bar in the...

What’s it like being Charlotte famous? 5 local celebs anonymously confess

It’s weird being “Charlotte famous.” The city doesn’t have many real celebrities, like New York or LA. There aren’t a bunch of actors and musicians,...