Food + Drink

FOOD: Aix en Provence's Patrick Garrivier on His Next Steps

When Aix en Provence and Le Cochon D’Or abruptly closed their doors last June, diners learned the news in an email newsletter. There was no explanation for the restaurant closings, or any mention of where co-owner and celebrated Charlotte restaurateur Patrick Garrivier would go next. Now, nearly four months later, Charlotte magazine has the answer. Here are six more things to know about Garrivier’s next move.

Meet the Veterans Behind Old Armor Beer Company

The construction sites on West Avenue in downtown Kannapolis are stacked up one after another as workers pound away at the dry red clay. Machines grumble and beep their way into the stillness of a small-town Saturday morning. At one…

New Italian Restaurant to Open in South End

Next month, on November 13, North Italia will open its first North Carolina location in The Railyard development in South End, just a quarter mile from its sister restaurant, Flower Child. North Italia—which also has locations in Arizona and Texas,…

Mama Ricotta’s Launches New Menu Items

Mama Ricotta's, Frank Scibelli’s first restaurant, has been a staple in the city since 1992. Now, the local Italian favorite on Kings Drive has premiered new items on its robust lunch and dinner menus. The restaurant gave us a preview…

The 10 Best Southern Restaurants in Charlotte

These picks are based on our 2019 25 Best New Restaurants and 2018 50 Best Restaurants list. Haymaker  Foraged isn’t a word that chef William Dissen uses lightly on the menu at Haymaker; he actually combs through North Carolina for the…

A Charlottean’s Notes from Euphoria in Greenville

Euphoria is a four-day food, beverage, and music festival in Greenville, South Carolina, and this year, Charlotte magazine returned to sip, nosh, and mingle with food and wine enthusiasts who come from all over the country to experience this sensory circus.…

Papi Queso Has Its Optimist Hall Opening Date

Papi Queso has announced an opening date of Oct. 1 for its first brick-and-mortar location at Optimist Hall. A popular food truck in the Charlotte area since 2012, the grilled cheese spot has been one of the most anticipated openings…

Where to Eat in Charlotte's Elizabeth Neighborhood: 2019

These picks are based on our 2019 25 Best New Restaurants and 2018 50 Best Restaurants lists.  The Crunkleton The Crunkleton may be most famous for its cocktails, but the spot also offers a tasty seasonal menu. Among the most beloved…

The 6 Best Seafood Restaurants in Charlotte

These picks are based on our 2019 25 Best New Restaurants and 2018 50 Best Restaurants lists.  The Waterman South End’s oyster bar has all of the essentials: lobster rolls, fried fish sandwiches, and oysters four ways. Start with the Waterman’s…

Where to Eat in Charlotte's South End and Dilworth: 2019

These picks are based on our 2019 Best of the Best Awards, the 2019 25 Best New Restaurants and 2018 50 Best Restaurants lists, and rolling editorial decisions. The Waterman Fish Bar South End’s new oyster bar has all of the essentials:…

Inside the Oyster Roast, a Signature Event of the Fall

THE OYSTER ROAST is an event steeped in tradition. Advancements in farming technology and techniques have changed some of the rituals, but the sense of community that comes from shucking oysters remains.    The letter “r” tradition It’s a traditional rule…

A Brief Survey of Charlotte Dive Bars

THERE'S SOMETHING unmistakably wonderful, a certain je ne sais quoi about the antithesis to the swanky new exclusive cocktail bar. Paired with its propensity for new nightclubs and lounges, Charlotte offers a host of comfortable, familiar dive bars where bargoers don’t…

Charlotte Restaurants Debut New Brunch Menus

Just in time for fall, new brunch menus and services are being debuted across the city. Here, we look at just a few of those options, ranging from casual fare to upscale options: The Crunkleton Charlotte Starting this weekend, The…

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