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BLT Steak unveils its new Sunday Roast—and it’s positively marvelous

The Sunday Roast may be a quintessentially English meal, but there’s no reason to let the Brits have all the fun. The latest offering from Uptown’s chic BLT Steak is an all-inclusive Sunday meal for $49 featuring a chef-selected roast with accompanying sauces, a classic side (think jalapeno mashed potatoes), and mini versions of the restaurant’s famed fluffy popovers—perfect for…

What not to miss during the 10-day Sensoria festival—an all-you-can-eat buffet of music, theater, Pulitzer-Prize-winning literature and food

Americans love self-help. There’s no archetype we admire more than the Person Who Pulled Himself Up by His Bootstraps. “There’s a sense that we can fix anything if we just learn the keys,” says abstract artist Felicia van Bork. But some things that break, of course—from dinner plates to democracies—are beyond repair. You can see the artist’s take on our…

16 places with poke bowls to try, from Ballantyne to South End

By now, you’ve likely heard of—and maybe even eaten—poke (pronounced POH-kay). The wave of this Hawaiian raw-fish dish trend, which washed over the West Coast a few years ago, has finally hit Charlotte in recent months. From fast-casual spots such as the new Seoul Bowl on South Boulevard to upscale restaurants like Park Road Shopping Center’s CO, the bowls of…

Cork & Crate, Charlotte’s newest wine shop in Plaza Midwood, is keeping things casual

On a drive home to Charlotte after a trip to Atlanta last summer, Lakendra and Chris Walker decided to open their own wine shop. Over the weekend, the couple had spent a happy evening at a wine shop called Wine Shoe and fell in love with its warm vibe. As they drove back, they talked about how they wanted to…

3 of Charlotte’s top event planners offer tips for being a host—and guest—this holiday season

Whether you’re doing the entertaining or the partaking this holiday season, you may need a little inspiration. So we asked three of the city’s top event planners to design tablescapes and give their best tips for being both the host and the guest. Then all that’s left to do is clink a glass and toast to the season. Carla Eustache…

Legion Brewing announces plans to become SouthPark’s first brewery

You’ve enjoyed drinking Juicy Jay I.P.A.s or Carolina Sparkle Party craft beers while sitting on the side patio at Legion Brewing in Plaza Midwood over the last two years. Starting in the fall of 2018, you’ll be able to experience its newest tap room location in SouthPark, too. The owners of Legion Brewing signed a lease for a massive 8,500-square-foot…

Cup of Cheer: Make Mulled Wine at Home in 5 Easy Steps

Holiday parties and mulled wine go hand in hand. It adds warmth to the ambiance—something sweet and spiced simmering on the stove while friends hang out. It’s also a long-standing European tradition. According to lore, in the second century, Romans began to heat wine to steel their bodies against the winter temperatures. Chris Woodrow, former owner of Vin Master in South End, doesn’t just…

Baku owner Birdie Yang wants to banish all your ‘sake shots’ misconceptions

Birdie Yang, 33, is a sake evangelist—and he wants to make the rice-based alcoholic beverage a staple in Charlotteans’ dining experiences. Enjoy a meal at one of his four restaurants—Baku, YAMA, Yama Izakaya, and a new YAMA  location coming soon to the new Waverly development—and you can order from one of the largest sake collections in the Southeast, with bottles…

Southern Comfort

The Packhouse reimagines classic fare with a down-home treatment A section of East Morehead Street, known mostly for its sterile law offices, sleepy corporate buildings, and the Dowd YMCA, received a bit of down-home treatment from an Eastern Carolina girl. Just look for the rocking chairs out front. Restaurateur and philanthropist Deedee Mills recently opened The Packhouse, an homage to…

Decadent Desserts

Beat the heat with cookie-dough pops, rolled ice cream, and other epic sweet treats. Celebrate Labor Day with a tasty treat from some of the city’s newest ice cream shops. Consider this your summer bucket list: Head to TWO SCOOPS CREAMERY for delicious homemade ice cream. Enjoy the classic cones or try one of the shop’s original flavors, such as…