Queen City Compilation

Download the files that appear in The Charlotte Music Scene 2014 (In Words and Sound)

Download the files that appear in The Charlotte Music Scene 2014 (In Words and Sound)

Shop Local for Runway Looks

Candy-colored hues dominate runways this season; get the look by pairing your winter whites and taupes with these pretty pastels from area shops

Candy-colored hues dominate runways this season; get the look by pairing your winter whites and taupes with these pretty pastels from area shops

Starters

Pimento Cheese Fritters, $5 THE PLACE: Letty’s, 2121 Shamrock Dr., 704-817-8702 THE DISH: When Letty Ketner opened this new spot, she brought her pimento-cheese fritters from the old Hotel Charlotte with her, and this classic dish still delights. The panko-crusted little rounds of cheese come mounded on a lettuce-lined plate and are perfect for sharing—if you can resist eating them…

Sally Robinson

Sally Robinson has vivid memories of befriending several German prisoners of war in Myers Park during World War II. She is 79 and still lives near Myers Park. It was a happy time to be growing up. When I was about 10 years old, I went to Myers Park Elementary School. My very good friend Boots Barbour lived on Beverly…

Restaurateurs of the Year: Karen Teed and Jill Marcus (The Mother Earth Group)

Jill Marcus and Karen Teed entered the restaurant business somewhat reluctantly. Or at least Teed did. Marcus, president of The Mother Earth Group, and Teed, creative director, met after college, and their opposite personalities made them a great match as roommates and, eventually, business partners. Marcus is a free spirit: she skipped her senior year of high school—without earning a…

Culture Connoisseur

1. New York Times 36 Hours Book $39.99, Anthropologie 704-442-9454 2. Faux Alligator Passport Cover $63, B.D. Jeffries 704-364-4004 3. Museum Gift Memberships $100 per individual; $170 per family, Discovery Place/Charlotte Nature Museum/ Discovery Place Kids, 704-372-6261 4. The Metropolitan Museum of Art Calendar $15.99, Paper Skyscraper 704-333-7130 5. Power2give Gift Card $25 and up, Arts & Science Council power2give.org…