June 2013

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Behind the Credits

You see a guy play a singing banana, and you think you know his story. Then you see him play King Lear, and it’s like, whoa

Shakespeare and Beer at Up Stage

In NoDa, Up Stage spotlights the city’s underground theater scene

Jet Set with Amy Vermillion

Amy Vermillion explains how to spruce up $40 million airplanes

Fresh Discoveries

Fresh market finds

You Glow, Girl

The season’s hottest hues are brighter than the sun. Here’s how to wear them

Latin Flavor

Latin American Contemporary Art Projects—a new art gallery—focuses on Charlotte’s growing Latin American population

Tough Love

Why Charlotte should stop emptying its wallet for the Panthers

Go-Go Fresco Gets Fresh

Two local guys roll out a new spin on the farmers market

Cowbell: Burgers That Rock

Cowbell serves up fancy burgers with a rock-and-roll attitude

The Memory Keeper

Every cyclist has a story about a close call, a bad crash, or worse. Weldon Weaver wants to make sure no one is forgotten

This Is Americana

Looking for a nostalgic taste of home cooking? We bring you 45 classic American dishes to try in Charlotte—from apple pie to deviled eggs to pot roast—that go way beyond comfort food

Soul Food Chic at Nana's Uptown

Find a swanky crowd—plus down-home food—at Nana’s Uptown

Coming Soon: Nan & Byron’s

The new restaurant from the creators of 5Church

The Bike Messenger

Bill Fehr is Charlotte's ultimate biker

Spin City: A Guide to Urban Biking in Charlotte

With new bike lanes, greenways, and a bike-sharing system, Charlotte is friendlier to bikes than ever before. Here’s your guide to navigating the best commuter routes, mountain trails, and two-wheeled adventures in town

Best Bets June 2013

Your best bets for what to see and do this month

Let's Hear It For The Boys

The scoop on three new local menswear lines: House of Abbeydale, Ole Mason Jar, and Colsen Keane

How Charlotte Got Liquored Up

Thirty-five years ago, after multiple votes, it finally became possible to order a mixed drink in a Charlotte restaurant. Here’s the story of the backroom deals that made it happen

King of Pops Rocks

With flavors like jalapeño margarita, the popsicles from King of Pops aren’t the popsicles of your youth

Just Jane

Five years removed from scandal, United Way of the Central Carolinas has remade itself behind the leadership of not-so-secret-weapon Jane McIntyre. That much is clear. Less clear: are United Way and McIntyre equipped to connect with the Kickstarter generation?