food + drink

New Optimist Hall food stall Harriet’s Hamburgers has two food items: burger and fries

A new burger spot called Harriet’s Hamburgers is now open in Optimist Hall with an express pick-up window and just two food items: burger and fries....

New Orleans-inspired brunch spot named Ruby Sunshine now open in South End

Ruby Sunshine, a New Orleans-inspired brunch restaurant, is now open in South End. It’s located at 322 W. Bland St., across from Seoul Food and next to...

Archaeology-inspired Lost Worlds Brewing now open in Lake Norman area

Lost Worlds Brewing is now open in the Lake Norman area, serving up local beers in an archaeology-inspired setting. Its exact address is 19700-D One Norman...

Jim Noble’s new restaurant called The Jimmy to open in the former Nolen Kitchen space in Myers Park

It’s been three years since Nolen Kitchen closed and left a vacant space on Selwyn Avenue. Construction is underway for the building’s next act:...

New gastropub named The Degenerate is now open in Villa Heights

A new gastropub called The Degenerate is now open at 2100 North Davidson Street with craft cocktails, pillow-like pierogies, and an industrial vibe. Owners...

A restaurant by Kre8 Twisted Eats chef is coming to the historic McCrory’s Building in Rock Hill

Fifty-nine years ago, in 1961, 10 African-American college students walked into McCrory’s Five and Dime in downtown Rock Hill and sat at stools along the...

I tried to make Kindred’s famous milk bread. Here’s how it went

As we learn to cope with a global pandemic and this “new normal,” an unexpected hobby has gained popularity: bread making. It’s so popular there’s a...

11 cocktail kits, including Champagne punch from Haberdish and margaritas from Sabor

Whether you’re looking for a date night activity, or want something fancy to drink during your next Zoom happy hour, Charlotte bars and restaurants have...

12 Charlotte-area farms and markets offering produce delivery and pickup

If you’re missing fresh produce as you limit trips to the grocery store, or wishing you could support your favorite farmers’ market vendors right...

Even when restaurants can reopen, dining out won’t be the same

When restaurants are allowed to reopen, it won’t be the dining scene Charlotte is used to. There will be capacity limits, spaced-out tables, and masks...

Quarantine cuisine: 23 recipes to get you out of your cooking rut

We asked Agenda daily newsletter subscribers to send us their quarantine cuisine, and you delivered. Here are 23 recipes to try on your own, or you can...

Under new ownership, Dish debuts new menu items and an updated look to the Plaza Midwood diner

Last fall, Sweet Lew’s BBQ co-owner Lewis Donald bought Dish, an 18-year-old diner in Plaza Midwood that specializes in Southern comfort food. Since then,...