Eat & Drink

Charlotte’s Culinary Pioneers

These time-tested eateries—and their iconic dishes—helped pave the way for Charlotte’s culinary future.

posted by Allison Hancin

Charlotte’s Southern Fare: A Field Guide

Everything you ever wanted to know—and didn’t know you needed to know—about classic Southern cuisine. From biscuits and barbecue to fried chicken and pimento cheese, we break it down for you.

posted by Chrissie Nelson

Find Your Perfect Burger in Charlotte

Whether it’s served plain or with all the fixings (or even meatless), no matter what your preference, the Queen City has a burger to suit every taste.

5 Charlotte Bakeries to Try

These Queen City bakeries are whipping up some of the region’s best sweets and savory treats.

posted by Leah Hughes

The Best Pimento Cheese Dishes in Charlotte

Pimento cheese is arguably Charlotte’s favorite snack—here’s where to find the best “paté of the South,” in all its delicious incarnations.

posted by Lauren Levine

Where to Find Charlotte’s Best Barbecue

Curb your ‘cue craving at one of these beloved Charlotte barbecue joints.