Food & Drink
National Pancake Week (February 10 to 16) sends us on a hunt for Charlotte’s finest flapjacks. Our list includes gourmet, gluten-free, and family friendly pancake options around the city, including one spot where you can eat pancakes all night.
Victorian-era Valentine’s Day was shared between lovers with romantic paper sentiments adorned with frills, lace, cupids, gloves, bluebirds and hearts. It is during this time that food, expressly chocolates sold in elaborately decorated boxes, became popularly associated with this holiday. Today, February 14 is celebrated by family members with cookie baking, crafts and special meals. Friends see it as a non-romantic occasion for celebration during the doldrums of winter. Begin a family tradition, gather the friends or enjoy a lovers’ night out at one of these five Charlotte-area locations.
These are Charlotte’s favorite bars for birthdays, but they’re perfect for just about any occasion that doesn’t involve grandma.
January 11 is National Hot Toddy Day! Celebrate this warm, delicious cocktail at these five Charlotte hot spots.
The best new restaurants opened in 2012 received rave reviews and offer their own unique take on the restaurant industry, even including a celebrity in the area.
The Inn of the Patriots chef Martin Mongiello, beloved to Charlotte audiences, shares these recipes from the Presidential Culinary Museum.
These Charlotte restaurants know how to incorporate seasonal squash into everyday favorites perfect for any palate.
From traditional turkey and prix fixe menus to brunch, these Charlotte-area restaurants promise to satiate every craving and stuff the whole family without destroying your kitchen.
Whether in university area or South End, Mediterranean classics are brought from the Isles to Charlotte with this list of local favorites. From mousakka to baklava, day to night, take advantage of the flavors available on these menus. Get in the mood for an upscale night out or family-style diner; Charlotte has an evening full of Greek delights to satisfy cravings at the best places for Mediterranean cuisine in the area.