Eat & Drink

Charlotte Breweries: The Beer Bucket List

Charlotte is booming with craft breweries, with new spots steadily on the horizon. Don’t know where to start when sipping your way across the Queen City? From pilsners and blondes to stouts and IPAs, these 20 must-try beers are perfect for any beer lover’s bucket list.

posted by Rosa Sprinkle

Your Guide to Mexican Eats in Charlotte

In the market for a margarita? Got an appetite for authenticity? Charlotte’s vast array of Mexican restaurants offer unique flavors, vibes and dishes to have you covered no matter what dish you’re craving.

posted by Wynee Bermudez

Uniquely Charlotte Craft Beers

The number of Charlotte-area breweries keeps on climbing. Whether you’re using the Charlotte Brew Badge to get in your rounds or following the NoDa Craft Beer Trail, there are a myriad of ways to explore the local beer scene.

posted by Liz Logan

Round-Up of Charlotte’s Award-Winning Craft Beers

Charlotte’s got a lot of breweries, sure—but did you know the Queen City is also home to dozens of award-winning craft beers?

posted by Alicia Valenski

15 Ways to Enjoy the Best of Charlotte Coffee

On every side of the city are a vast variety of coffee shops. Bakeries with top notch coffee abound, bookstores are serving up home-roasted beans and long-standing establishments have been holding down the fort for decades.

posted by Liz Logan

The Best South American Restaurants in Charlotte

Delicious South American dishes can be found all around the city. From mom-and-pop shops to food hall additions, the bright flavors found are sure to transport you to the vibrant streets of our South American neighbors.

posted by Charlie Leonard

Where to Drink Wine in Charlotte

Whether you’re looking for a laid back white or a full bodied red, Charlotte’s got it all. Check out these 20 places to drink wine around the Queen City.

posted by DeAnna Taylor

The Best Peruvian Restaurants Around Charlotte

A diverse community is always welcome, especially if you love good food. Here in Charlotte, South American neighbors – Peru and Colombia – have gifted our local neighborhoods with delicious rotisserie chicken, empanadas, baked pastries and seafood creations. A continent’s worth of flavor is right down the road and these local staples are where you need to start.

posted by Charlie Leonard

The 15 Best Burgers in Charlotte

Hamburger or cheeseburger? Plain or all the way? Classic or adventurous? Whatever kind of burger you have a hankering for, Charlotte’s got it.

posted by Ally McCain

Neighborhood Explorer: SouthPark

It’s hard to believe what is now a premier shopping destination in Charlotte was once expansive dairy farmland.

posted by Liz Logan

Your Guide to Optimist Hall

Headquartered in a former textile mill, this food hall blends the Queen City’s history with a vision for the future.

posted by Jessica Swannie

Where to Find Charlotte’s Best Barbecue

Barbecue is more than a noun — it’s a way of life. Whether you prefer whole hog or pork shoulder, burnt ends or brisket or maybe some smoked wings with a few racks of ribs in between, this comprehensive list of Charlotte-area barbecue joints is sure to fire up your craving for stellar local ‘cue.

posted by Charlie Leonard