food+drink

Lulu’s gave Charlotte a real Maryland crab cake. Now it’s expanding. But first, for the owners, a world of grief

They pulled up to the departures gate, father and son, one day after the best vacation of their lives, in the middle of the best year of their lives. Together,...

Dine with all five senses at Counter-‘s elaborate 10-course dinner

Counter- chef Sam Hart is an eccentric guy. I think of him as an artist whose medium is food. His eccentricities — precise attention to detail, off-the-wall...

10 spots in Charlotte that serve delicious mocktails and other alcohol-free drinks

It is no secret that Charlotte has quite the drinking scene. With nearly 40 breweries and more bars than you can count, drinking is a big part of our...

12 must-try Italian restaurants in Charlotte, right now

Italian restaurants are having a moment in Charlotte. Italian boom: In the past year, at least five new Italian restaurants have opened — and that’s...

Former Hornets chef opens street-style Peruvian restaurant in south Charlotte

The Peruvian food scene in Charlotte is pretty small. Panca gives fans of the boldly-flavored South American dishes a new locally-owned option. Panca Peruvian...

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

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

Jersey-style pizza joint Sal’s Pizza Factory to open new location near Ed’s Tavern in Dilworth

Sal’s Pizza Factory isn’t a New York-style pizzeria. It’s Jersey style, and don’t you fuggedaboutit. “It’s better than New...

Tex-Mex favorite Superica opens soon in Strawberry Hill. Here’s what to expect

Signage is going up for Superica’s second Charlotte location in Strawberry Hill. It’ll open within the next few weeks. The Austin-based Tex-Mex...

Big burger news: Ace No. 3 to open new locations in Myers Park and Concord

Home of one of Charlotte’s best burgers, Ace No. 3 is expanding with new locations in Myers Park and Concord. Expect both to open in early 2021. The...

50 must-try cheap eats in Charlotte under $10

This article was last updated October 14, 2020. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, check restaurant hours/menus before you go. As Charlotte grows — and rent...

Wine bar Dilworth Tasting Room to open SouthPark location with an expansive food menu

The popular wine bar and restaurant Dilworth Tasting Room is expanding. In the first quarter of 2021, it will open its second location in SouthPark in the...

New vegan food stall rounds out Camp North End’s open-air food hall

Plant Joy, a vegan food concept, is Camp North End’s fourth and final food stall in the Gama Goat outdoor dining space. Plant Joy is planning a November...