S’mores galore: Where to satisfy your throwback craving—without the campfire and sticky fingers

Satisfy your summer s’mores craving, but skip the sticky fingers and campfire. Top chefs around town are drawing inspiration from the crunchy graham cracker, gooey marshmallow, and melted chocolate combination to create luxe desserts sure to have you going back for, well, s’more. 5Church Featuring a chocolate brownie and crushed graham streusel topped with marshmallow that’s toasted for an authentic…

Escape to Cataloochee Ranch in Maggie Valley, where the views are breathtaking and the livin’ is easy

A mile high in the Maggie Valley area of the North Carolina mountains is a gem of a vacation spot that will leave you refreshed, renewed, and ever-grateful that you live less than three hours from a slice of how life used to be. Allow us to introduce you to Cataloochee Ranch (cataloocheeranch.com) a getaway that’s been family-owned and operated…

Farm to City: Uptown’s new restaurant Haymaker serves up local seasonal ingredients in a stunning urban setting

Uptown’s newest restaurant, Haymaker, is serving up local seasonal ingredients in a stunning urban setting. When it comes to farm-to-table fare, Chef William Dissen is the real deal. Haymaker’s owner and chef hails from the mountains of West Virginia, where he grew up spending time on his grandparents’ farm and in his grandmother’s garden-fed kitchen. He attended the Culinary Institute…

The owner of Bold Missy Brewery blazed a trail—and now pays homage to other female changemakers

Carol Waggener is pretty much the original Bold Missy. The owner of the popular NoDa brewery says an old boss at Tropicana gave her the nickname and it stuck. Born and raised in Florida, the 52-year-old was working for Anheuser-Busch when the company moved her to Charlotte and then eliminated her job. But Waggener loved the Queen City so much,…

Hello, Tandur: Check out SouthPark’s new hotspot for approachable Indian cuisine.

The SouthPark area just welcomed another must-visit restaurant, Tandur Indian Kitchen (tandur.com), in April. The fast-casual spot is next door to EarthFare at 721 Governor Morrison St., and serves up everything from tikki masala to local fare with Indian flare, such as The Carolina barbecue wrap with slow-roasted Tandur pulled pork. “We really wanted to present Indian food in a…