food + drink

Longtime Plaza Midwood Dairy Queen finds a new home

The iconic Dairy Queen that closed last year in Plaza Midwood has found a new home, and it’s just a five-minute drive out Central Avenue. It will re-open...

Jim Noble plans to open a new restaurant in the former Nolen Kitchen space in Myers Park

In 2017, Nolen Kitchen closed after 15 years in Myers Park, leaving open a vacant space on Selwyn Avenue. Last week, Rooster’s owner Jim Noble signed a...

Brunch restaurant Easy Like Sunday opens on February 13 in the Park Road area

Husband-and-wife duo Anna and Sean Maccuish have been in the restaurant industry their entire lives, working in kitchens in Baltimore, San Diego, and Hawaii....

Members-only foodie club launches in Charlotte with a $50 six-course dinner at Haberdish

Tasting Collective, a New York-based dining club that connects chefs and foodies, launches in Charlotte today. The company takes over top restaurants to put on...

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....

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...