Dion Beary
Columnist writing on Charlotte

5 quick things I learned when I took a baby to a brewery

I’m anti-kids in breweries. Call me old school, but I believe in adult spaces and child spaces. A giant building literally meant for drinking beer is an...

30 signs you’re a Charlotte “elder millennial”

Not all millennials are created equal. In my last full calendar year I’ll spend in my twenties, I just do not relate to millennials who are 22 or 23. I...

Why I removed the Elevation decal from my car

It’s a Friday night and I’m at The Hop Shop in Plaza Midwood. I’m “getting drinks,” or what Baby Boomers used to call a first date. Things are going...

OP-ED: Are self-serve bars cooler than breweries? I’m now starting to think so

Pour Taproom, Hoppin’, and soon Pinhouse have brought the pour-your-own beer craze to Charlotte. Initially I was concerned that the self-serve concept...

In defense of ghosting

This might sound like a stupid question, but what is so wrong about ghosting? After some great Bumble conversations and one or two awesome dates, you think...

6 basic driving skills Charlotteans can’t figure out

Charlotte drivers are the worst. I end up doing way more cursing in my car than anyone with an Elevation bumper sticker should be doing, and it’s thanks...

I won’t miss 2018 — here are 4 things I’m doing to get back on track in 2019

2018 is ending, and I for one won’t miss it. You’re like me if your year included divorce, losing a loved one, getting fired, financial trouble or...

Chef Alyssa’s Kitchen adds Saturday brunch this weekend – here’s a peek at the menu

Chef Alyssa’s Kitchen, known mostly for cooking classes, is adding Saturday morning brunch service beginning December 8th. Brunch will run from 10 a.m....

Charlotte’s 9 worst hot takes of 2018, ranked

What exactly is a hot take? It’s a knee jerk reaction to the very last thing you experienced based totally on emotion regardless of the facts. Hot takes...

Real Sidechicks of Charlotte debut episode racks up 60,000 views in 48 hours

The Real Sidechicks of Charlotte, a reality show following eight local mistresses, debuted Monday night and has already racked up 60,000 views. If you love...

The introvert’s guide to making friends in Charlotte

It’s tough making new friends. Whether you’ve just moved to Charlotte for a new job, or you’ve graduated college and your social circle has...

Charlotte singles, these 17 basic af dating app phrases are officially cancelled

I’m back on dating apps for the first time in four years and a lot has changed. Everything feels a lot more constructed and choreographed than it was...