food + drink

A Korean family serves food from home in an old Long John Silver’s, and you’ll want to try it before it’s too late

Inside Choi’s Korea & Wing, you’re greeted with the thick, intense aroma of grilled meats, the salty steam of noodles, and the funk of fermented...

Why there’s been an explosion of Italian restaurants in Charlotte

What is it with the Italian restaurants, Charlotte? You can’t swing a roasted octopus without hitting a new ristorante or a chef who’s waxing operatic...

Harriet’s Hamburgers will open in Optimist Hall this summer

A new burger spot called Harriet’s Hamburgers is opening this summer in Optimist Hall. Harriet’s is a joint venture between Plaid Penguin, the...

Peculiar Rabbit has closed after eight years in Plaza Midwood

The restaurant and bar Peculiar Rabbit, long known for its rooftop bar and brunch menu, closed its doors to the public Sunday night. The local hangout first...

White Duck Taco Shop is now open in Charlotte’s Belmont neighborhood — view menu and photos

Asheville’s popular White Duck Taco Shop has quietly opened its first Charlotte restaurant on the corner of 10th and Seigle in the Belmont neighborhood....

New ‘craft brunch-focused restaurant’ named Easy Like Sunday taking space previously occupied by The Turnhouse Grille

Easy Like Sunday is making brunch an all-day thing, meaning you can eat pancakes and sip cocktails for dinner. Expect the new concept to open in February 2020...

The 14 best new bars in Charlotte

The Charlotte food and drink scene exploded in 2019. Thirsty? Here’s a list of the 14 best new bars in Charlotte. All the grand opening coverage is...

Funky taco joint named Velvet Taco open now inside Optimist Hall — view menu and 18 photos

Velvet Taco, a funky fast-casual restaurant chain based out of Dallas, is now open in a 500-square-foot stall next to Village Juice Co. inside Optimist Hall....

Archaeology-inspired brewery coming to Lake Norman March 2020

Beer lovers near Lake Norman take note: Lost Worlds Brewing in Cornelius anticipates a March 2020 opening. The brewery is a joint venture between Dave and...

Sycamore’s sexual reindeer beer cans prompts a visit from state alcohol enforcement

For Sycamore Brewing, a provocative holiday beer label redesign started in good fun. Thursday morning, along came the grinch. Several months ago, Sycamore...

View 10 photos: Taqueria Mal Pan now open in South Park

Taqueria Mal Pan is officially open, bringing authentic Yucatecan flavors and West Coast influence to Piedmont Row in South Park. The exact address is 4625...

New, high-end charcuterie company called Babe & Butcher builds 13 boards a day to fulfill demand

There are few food options more universally loved than charcuterie. What’s not to like about cheese and meat? Serve it at a wedding, offer it at a...