Your guide to Bardo in South End, one of the city’s top new restaurants that’s still under the radar

Over the summer, one of the city’s best new chef-driven restaurants quietly opened in South End’s emerging Gold District. It didn’t have the local chef star power of other new spots like Paul Verica’s The Stanley or the multi-million dollar build-out of Uptown’s La Belle Helene. But there was a buzz about the creative dishes being served at a tiny newcomer led by a notable former Chicago chef.

SouthPark Turkey Trot founder weighs in on 30 years of earning his feast

With 27 marathons under his belt and more than 500 race wins to his name, you could say running is more than just exercise for Danny White; it’s a lifestyle. It’s also his livelihood. White, 59, is the man behind Marion, S.C.-based RMS Sports, which puts on the annual Charlotte SouthPark Turkey Trot. The iconic local race turns 30 this…

Call of the Wild: Asheville’s glamping digs are the perfect backdrop for animal prints and cozy knits

Get inspired, with our November cover shoot, shot on location at Asheville Glamping.     Photography by Joseph Bradley Production and wardrobe styling by Stacee Michelle  Hair and makeup by Patrice Clonts  Modeling by McKenzie Sanders of Directions Model & Talent Agency Shot on location at Asheville Glamping, ashevilleglamping.com 

November’s five essential dates

November 1 Join readers, writers, and five New York Times best-selling authors at the Verse & Vino. The Queen City’s literary tradition supports the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Foundation, and this year’s lineup includes Elliot Ackerman (Dark at the Crossing, a finalist for the National Book Award) and Paula McClain (The Paris Wife). The event starts at 6 p.m. at the…

Giveaway: Enter to win a $50 gift card to Midwood Smokehouse

We’re partnering with our friends at Midwood Smokehouse, one of the cities top barbecue spots, to give away a $50 gift card! This is just in time for the holidays when you want a meal that will please the whole family. (Check out their new kids menu, complete with cheeseburger sliders, mac & cheese with smoked veggies, and more.) Here’s how…

Inside a swoon-worthy Skyecroft home with a calm, tailored look—and a chic planning room

Interior designer Traci Zeller says working with Kimberly Borans and her husband, Peter, was a dream—from designing a swoon-worthy planning room to a handsome hangout spot. The Borans moved from Boston to Charlotte permanently about a year ago and when building their Skyecroft home, they knew exactly what they wanted. “There are so many stunning designers in the South, but…