The special ingredient in some of Charlotte’s best cocktails may shock you—but it’s delicious

Mushrooms are getting a makeover. From a decadent truffle creation to a Manhattan made with foraged fungi, innovative mixologists are incorporating this unexpected ingredient into some of the city’s best libations. In The Woods It should come as no surprise that Heirloom Restaurant, known for its foraged fare and locally-sourced drinks, would be one of the first to offer this…

Sup in the Sun

Patio season is in full bloom. From a tree-shaded beer garden to an elegant alley, we’ve found a few of the top spots around town to indulge in tasty fare with a side of sunshine. Kindred Restaurant This Davidson hot spot’s side patio is tucked between two Main Street buildings. Its white string lights, café tables, and brick walls give…

Raising the Bar

Charlotte’s drinks scene is awash with exciting changes. From innovative cocktail bars to cool coffeehouses, the city is soaked in a creative culture for imbibing. We’ve found 10 people who are stirring up the scene with new spirits, unexpected brews, and the sips you can’t wait to sample. These are the people shaping the way Charlotte drinks. Colleen Hughes, Crepe…