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  • Pimento Cheese: The Queen City’s Caviar

    by Lauren LevineYou see it in the grocery store and on menus at popular restaurants around town. If you grew up in the South, it’s been a fixture at your family gatherings. Practically reared on the spread, you’ve seen it slathered on everything from sandwiches to saltines.We’re...

  • 3 to See in … 28277

    By Emily Farrington SmithBring on the Baklava at Big View Diner Located less than 1 mile from the South Carolina state line lies Big View Diner. Retro dining at its finest, Big View isn’t just big in name. The perfectly crafted menu is big on taste and variety, too, serving up...

  • Explore Rock Hill This Weekend

    Welcome to Rock HillIn 1852, the gateway to South Carolina opened and became a portal to a new world of Southern charm. Just 45 minutes south of Charlotte, Rock Hill is home to an array of attractions. With Olympicgrade sporting events, eye-opening excursions and beautifully...

  • Shop Small: Cupcrazed Cakery

    by Lauren LevineWith victorious appearances on the Food Network’s “Cupcake Wars” and  “Rewrapped,” Cupcrazed Cakery is showcasing the Queen City’s sweet tooth. Owner Heather McDonnell and her team bake up a sprawling assortment of frosted inventions for you to enjoy. In...

  • Be a Patron of the Arts for the Day

    By Lauren LevineUptown entertainmentBlumenthal Performing Arts venues present a wide genre of shows. From Opera Carolina and the Charlotte Ballet to stand-up comedians and Broadway troupe performances of “The Wizard of Oz,” among other nationally touring top shows, you’ll find...

  • Evoke Restaurant’s Winter Solstice Cocktail

    Ingredients1 1/2 ounces Old Scout rye whiskey1/2 lemon1/2 ounce strawberry simple syrup3 mint leaves4 dashes rhubarb bitters1 raspberry1 ice spherePreparationAdd first five ingredients to shaker glass and muddle thoroughly.Place ice sphere in whiskey glass.Double-strain cocktail...

  • Made from Scratch

    By Chrissie NelsonCharlotte is one of the fastest-growing cities in the country, and as shiny new high-rises dot the skyline, Charlotte chefs are paying homage to our Southern city’s roots. Cody Suddreth, Executive Chef of The King’s Kitchen, says Southern cuisine reflects “the...

  • Charlotte Itinerary: Golfer’s Paradise

    Day 1: Golf Like a ProGolf aficionados and family will all enjoy a stay at the Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge, where a tranquil spa, convenient shopping and endless entertainment compliment a course rated 4.5 Stars by Golf Digest and named as a top 50 Golf Resort by Golf World....

  • A Tale of Two Cities

    By Allison HancinSink your fingers into the morning soil with TreesCharlotteWith equal parts care and precision, your hands tightly pack the loose, cool mulch. Its roots feel steady enough, so you back away to let Charlotte’s newest tree stand on its own. Paying no mind to the...

  • Magic Carpet Murals

    By Bryan RichardsTake an enchanted ride along South End’s Rail Trail, where a trio of colorful murals painted to embody the movement and vibrancy of magic carpets pave the way. Much like the Rail Trail itself, the Magic Carpet Murals—painted by Baltimore/New York-based artist...

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