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…

Classic Twist

The Ritz-Carlton’s New lounge stirs up creative cocktails in a stylish space. Breakneck is a modest term for the pace of what’s happening in Uptown Charlotte. Just look at the skyline for a clue. As the city lights twinkle ever brighter with dazzling multiplicity, so does the food and drink scene below. No longer do the streets of Uptown fall…

Dine and Dish

NoDa’s newest restaurant is serving up Sleek Southern Charm. Charlotte has long been a New South city. Since its early transition from an agricultural town to an industrial city booming with the bulk of the Piedmont’s textile industry, the Queen City has aimed to become a contemporary Southern metropolis. That growth, built on industry, has often come at the expense…

Destination Dining

Charlotte’s new Stoke Restaurant, tucked inside an Uptown hotel, has been a fast favorite for both visitors and locals. The rise of restaurant culture dates back to the late 18th century and the marriage of two institutions—the hotel and its restaurant. These grand establishments were some of the first to recognize, by name, the individuals who curated the menu, creating…

Spice Route

Restaurateur Frank Scibelli takes diners on a Middle Eastern culinary journey at the new Yafo Kitchen. When Frank Scibelli has a food craving, the whole city benefits. His most recent hankering for Mediterranean flavors and bold Middle-Eastern spices coalesced into Yafo Kitchen, his newest concept, and first foray into fast-casual dining, located in SouthPark’s Morrison Shopping Center. The long-time restaurateur…

Southern Accents

The food—and the music—at a new Belmont restaurant come with a story.   Belmont’s Main Street is only about a 20-minute drive from Charlotte’s Uptown, but the pleasant road lined with historic buildings and homes offers an inviting small-town vibe that feels decades rather than miles away. This is where you’ll find Nellie’s Southern Kitchen. The new restaurant, housed in…

Cold Comfort

Who says soup isn’t a summer dish? This month Fran Scibelli of Fran’s Filling Station in Dilworth serves up all of your favorite fresh, seasonal flavors in one cool bowl.   Chilled Roasted Tomato Soup with Blue Crab & Charred Corn Relish (Serves 4) Ingredients for soup 2 ½ pounds fresh tomatoes (mixture of any or all – heirlooms, grape and plum…

Toque Talk: Mark Andelbradt

Mark Andelbradt travels the world as the corporate executive chef for the WolfGang Puck chain. He’s in Charlotte once a month and at the start of the year helped transform the former pizza bar in Phillips Place into what is now called WP Kitchen + Bar, featuring a more diverse and sophisticated menu, while still offering traditional favorites. Why the…

The French Connection

A talented trio brings Southern French fare to Myers Park. It’s rare to find a trio so intimately involved in daily service of a restaurant as the three men who’ve brought Aix En Provence, the rustic French restaurant on Providence Road, to life. But on a recent Friday night, impeccable service came to our table by way of Bryan St.…