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  • Be a [Tour Guide] for the Day

    By Lauren LevineGet hopping along the city’s brewery sceneYour guests deserve a proper appreciation for the city’s plethora of homegrown pours. Take advantage of South End’s compact and considerable brewery scene to sample the most suds. Start in Lenny Boy Brewing Co.’s massive...

  • Experiential Tourism: More Than Just Sightseeing

    Visitors and groups planning their trips to Charlotte have even more options to explore thanks to a new product Visit Charlotte has recently announced.  The new Experiential Tourism program encompasses more than 30 regional attractions that have produced 65 customized...

  • Dining Hotspots

    Charlotte’s Center City and its surrounding neighborhoods offer an abundance of great restaurants, from upscale-trendy to down-home casual and just about everything in between. Here are some of the best and brightest spots in Queen City cuisine.BBQ, Soul Food & Other...

  • King of Pops and City Lights Rooftop Bar’s Sparkle and Pop Cocktail

    Ingredients:1 quart ripe peaches2 ounces lemon juice (juice of approximately 2 lemons)3 ounces agave1 pinch salt1 bottle proseccoPreparation:Cut peaches into chunks, removing pits.Add cut peaches, agave, lemon juice and pinch of salt to blender.Blend slowly until mixture is...

  • Mert's Heart and Soul’s Soul Roll Recipe

    Ingredients 1/2 cup diced, cooked and cooled chicken1/2 cup diced, cooked and cooled collard greens1/2 cup cooked and cooled rice1/2 cup of cooked black-eyed peas1 to 2 cups of vegetable oil (depending on the size of the pan)1 egg beaten8 (7" square) egg roll...

  • Pet Friendly: Dog Parks

    By Beth CastleEvery pup needs a place he can feel the wind in his fur. Luckily, Charlotte’s area dog parks—many of which are off-leash and fenced in—offer hounds plenty of room to roam.The largest is Davie Dog Park in South Park’s William R. Davie District Park. The 5-acre,...

  • History of Ovens Auditorium and Bojangles’ Coliseum

    Story by Kristen MooreOver the past 60 years, some of the greatest musicians, performers and athletes have graced the stages at the auditorium-coliseum complex on Independence Boulevard, known today as Ovens Auditorium and Bojangles’ Coliseum. From concerts and sporting events...

  • Charlotte Itinerary: LGBT Escapes

    Day 1: Retail TherapyWith a thriving gay and lesbian community, Charlotte has plenty to offer for out of town travelers. White Rabbit, in the trendy Plaza Midwood neighborhood, is “North Carolina’s gay and lesbian everything store,” selling books, magazines, calendars and knick...

  • The Hugh McManaway Sculpture

    By Bernie PetitThe Hugh McManaway Sculpture at Providence and Queens roads is one of the most celebrated public art pieces in Charlotte. It’s also a focus of local celebrations, regularly decorated in hats and scarves or adorned with heartfelt signs to mark weddings, graduations...

  • Squash and Feta Kofta Sandwich

    By Shai Fargian, Executive Chef of Yafo KitchenIngredientsKofta1 medium spaghetti squash1 medium acorn squash3 scallions, chopped1 garlic clove, minced½ cup feta crumbles3 eggs1 ¾ cups panko breadcrumbs1 tablespoon salt1 teaspoon cracked black pepper½ teaspoon Ras el Hanout (...

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