food+drink

Summer wine slushie anyone? 7 vineyards within an hour of Uptown

This article was first published in 2017. It was last updated in August 2020. There’s never a bad time to drink wine in 2020. It’s just that kind...

VANA, a new restaurant from the team behind Bardo, opens Thursday in South End

The talented team behind Bardo, an intimate restaurant with a boundary-pushing cuisine and cocktail program, will debut its sophomore concept called VANA on...

Searching for Horace: Who’s behind Charlotte’s new hot fried chicken delivery option?

A little more than a month ago, I received a request on Facebook to “like” Horace’s Hot Fried Chicken. The page had no address, no phone...

See inside: Skybar, a rooftop bar by celeb chef David Burke, opens Friday in Uptown

SkyBar, a new rooftop bar by celebrity chef David Burke, is the first of two restaurants opening this summer at Le Méridien hotel in Uptown. It opens Friday,...

14,800-square-foot bar and ‘social game club’ called Slingshot opening soon in South End

After months of construction and coronavirus-related delays, Slingshot, a Richmond-based “social game club,” is planning a late August opening. The...

See inside: Grand Bohemian Hotel opens tomorrow in Uptown, along with 2 restaurants

When the Grand Bohemian Hotel Charlotte opens Wednesday, August 5, at the corner of Church & Trade in Uptown, two of its three restaurants will open, too....

Bentley’s, an upscale French-American restaurant, is now open in SouthPark after its move from Uptown

Formerly on the 27th floor of Hines Charlotte Plaza, Bentley’s on 27, now shortened to Bentley’s, has relocated to Piedmont Row in SouthPark. The...

Charleston-based Xiao Bao and its legendary okonomiyaki are coming to Optimist Hall next spring

Xiao Bao, sister concept to Xiao Bao Biscuit in Charleston, is coming to Optimist Hall in spring 2021 and bringing its bold and comforting Asian dishes here to...

Upscale Korean restaurant with tabletop barbecue is now open in Uptown

Before Sean Kim opened his first restaurant, he knew very little about the industry. He was a tech and finance guy, opening some of the Carolinas’...

Guide to vegan and vegetarian dining in Charlotte — 17 places to try

Whether you’re vegetarian, vegan, or just looking to consume less meat, Charlotte has options. Despite a pandemic, 2020 has been a big year for...

County officials will implement a late-night alcohol sales ban. Here’s how it could work

County and city leaders are drafting an order that prohibits alcohol sales in restaurants after 10 p.m. This is the latest effort by local leaders to flatten...

Look inside: Oyster and cocktail bar STIR is now open in South End’s RailYard

STIR, a restaurant with everything from an oyster bar to artisan ice, is now open in The RailYard in South End. STIR Charlotte is be the restaurant’s...