Eat & Drink

Discover the Queen City’s Chain Restaurant Concepts

Fried chicken, bodegas, Latin street food and more–casual local food joints expand their footprints in Charlotte and beyond.

posted by Esther Pinto

An Intro to Charlotte's International Restaurants

From authentic Korean barbecue to creamy Mexican ice cream, here’s how to dine your way around the world—without ever leaving Charlotte.

posted by Tom Hanchett

Charlotte Pours: The Ultimate Cocktail Primer

Whether it’s taking a shaken-or-stirred class, visiting a distillery or simply ordering a drink that’s not only tasty but enthusiastically made, here’s how to explore Charlotte’s cocktail culture.

posted by Jodi Helmer

Charlotte’s Must-Try Doughnuts

Nearly every part of Crown Town has a bake shop frying sugary rounds that defy willpower—here’s where to go to get your fix in Charlotte.

posted by Joanne Spataro

The Best Charlotte Coffee Shops by Neighborhood

Whether you want to sip in solitude or meet friends for a little coffee talk, you’ll find a unique way to fill your cup at these Queen City establishments.

posted by Joanne Spataro

Where to Drink Wine in Charlotte

Sip, snack and save your way through Charlotte’s wine bars.

posted by Lauren Levine

Eat, Drink and Tour Charlotte’s Culinary Scene

Dine around town with Charlotte's top tour groups.

posted by Beth Castle

Eat Like a Local in Charlotte

Want to know where Charlotteans go when hunger hits? Check out the time-honored and tasty restaurants that locals love to drop into for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

posted by Beth Castle

Tour Charlotte’s Booming Brewery Scene

Sip your way through Charlotte’s craft beer scene on an experiential beer tour.

posted by Kristen Moore

Don’t Leave Charlotte Without Eating This

From pimento cheese and fried chicken to Cheerwine and moonshine cocktails, these are the things that every visitor and local to Charlotte needs to try.

posted by Jessica Dunham

Charlotte Late-Night Food Worth Staying Up For

The post-drinks dinner has come a long way since the days of drive-thrus and hot dog carts. Here’s where to get late-night food in Charlotte, well into the night.

posted by Jodi Helmer

Charlotte Breweries: The Beer Bucket List

From pilsners and blondes to stouts and IPAs, these are the 10 must-try brews that helped put Charlotte on the beer map.

posted by Jodi Helmer