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10 Best Charlotte Foodies To Follow On Twitter

September 5, 2012 6:00 AM

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Twitter provides an online community that connects individuals through tweeting or expressing thoughts and comments in 140 words or less. Users may see what’s trending now in recent headlines or who’s following their tweets, from favorite celebrities to childhood friends. Most exciting, however, is the opportunity to follow foodies — from food trucks to gourmet dining experts — right here in Charlotte. Start following the area’s best foodies, for a dip into the Charlotte food pool you just can’t find elsewhere.

Chef Carrie @CulinaryCarrie

Chef Carrie Hegnauer, instructor at Johnson and Wales University, provides culinary education through classes and blogs. Hegnauer has made a strong presence in the community through philanthropic leadership and appearances with Charlotte Today’s “Culinary Classroom” series for Time Warner Cable and recently Fox News Rising. Follow her tweets to learn the ropes for cooking success.

Food Trucks @CLTfoodtrucks

A group of Charlotte-area vendors bring updates to locals with this page. Featuring “re-tweets” of locations and operating hours of food trucks as well as upcoming food vendor events, the Food Truck page keeps Charlotte Tweeters informed. Featured trucks offer tons of tacos and cupcakes as well as a variety of delicious dining foods.

Good Eats & Meets @GoodEatsMeets

Follow this group of foodies to get in on the next culinary adventure. Charlotte socialites meet up to explore sampling events, nightlife, and more. The Good Eats & Meets Twitter feed also shares recipes and fun facts to follow and explore. This Twitter feed is not for the light hearted, or the light diner, so be ready to indulge in the tasteful world of culinary Charlotte.

Hereford & Angus @CLTBurgerBlog

For a unique blog specializing in the burgers of Charlotte, follow these two men. Read through weekly reviews for a comedic and detailed description of what non-chain restaurants have to offer in the area. Featured on Charlotte Today and in Charlotte Magazine recently, Hereford & Angus have become burger connoisseurs in the community.

Kathleen Purvis @KathleenPurvis

As food editor of the Charlotte Observer, Kathleen Purvis keeps followers updated. From cake mix to farmers markets, Purvis covers a range of topics through her tweets, blog and articles. Purvis’ feed includes questions, recipes and useful information for food lovers everywhere. For those who prefer images of foods, Kathleen Purvis often tweets pictures of some of the delectable foods she experiences in Charlotte.

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Roaming Fork @RoamingForkNC

To see where one of the most popular food trucks in Charlotte is roaming today, follow this feed. Roaming Fork travels city streets offering a unique selection of mobile truck lunches. It’s known for its pork sandwiches, truffle french fries, deviled eggs and cheesy balls. For hours, location and food truck events, follow this feed.

The Preppy Vegan @ThePreppyVegan

Recently nominated for Charlotte’s Best Blog 2012, The Preppy Vegan features healthy alternatives to meat in her blogs. These tweets aid vegan eaters in finding restaurants and recipes that will delight appetites. Follow the Preppy Vegan’s food journey to find great eats in unexpected places. The Preppy Vegan offers a chic variety of food for those who want to avoid animal products and get a little more granola in their diets.

Troy Gagliardo @ChefTroy

Browse Chef Troy Gagliardo’s feed for cooking recipes and tips. Along with his ability to turn simple ingredients into eccentric flavors, Gagliardo is a freelance writer and proprietor. For the latest and greatest of Troy’s culinary techniques, watch his “Tuesdays with Troy” segment on Fox News Rising or read his book “Seasonal Comfort.”

WFAEats @WFAEats

Turn a picky eater to seasoned foodie with tweets from Charlotte’s NPR news source. WFAEats provides links to foodie blogs, recipes and discussions to keep the Charlotte community eating healthy. Bloggers educate followers through a topical series on making vegetables into delicacies and so much more.

Related: Best Food Trucks

Kate Heaton has literally lived up to her college mascot the Soaring Seahawk, as a flight attendant and graduate of UNC Wilmington, with a degree in Sociology and Communication Studies. When she is not soaring above clouds or at her base assignment in Roanoke, she resides in her hometown of Charlotte. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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