Out on the Town: Here’s where some of the city’s top restaurateurs go out for date night.

Some of Charlotte’s top spots to eat and drink are run by couples. Here’s where the people who bring you your date nights go out. “One of our favorite date nights is making the drive out to Matthews to Thai restaurant Tamarind. The food is incredible, as are the owners! The drive gives us some much-needed alone time.” —James Yoder.…

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…

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…

Next Course

Charlotte’s dining scene is heating up fast. Chefs across town—and from out of town—are bringing exciting new flavors and concepts to the table. Mouths are already watering for these three highly anticipated spots on the culinary horizon. Copain Charlotte chef and restaurateur Jim Noble is expanding into the area adjacent to his Rooster’s restaurant in SouthPark. In addition to incorporating…