June 2008

 South Tryon Rising

South Tryon Rising

With the latest wave of new development downtown, is Charlotte finally going to become a destination city? Oh, yes. Plus, from museums to towers to a Hall of Fame, a detailed look at the sexiest new stuff on the way


 Hot Summer Eats

Hot Summer Eats

Your ultimate guide to dining alfresco. From dive-like bars to posh lounges and cafes, these are Charlotte’s top outdoor dining options. Plus, find out which hot spots are best for families, live entertainment, and more


 The One Rule

The One Rule

It was just supposed to be a simple wrestling match. But years later, the writer learns the very lesson he chose to ignore as a twelve year old



Life Lines
Illegal immigration is a problem, yes. But the bigger problem is that we—and they—are ignoring the law. And that's not good for anyone

Van's World
In the shadows of uptown's towers, a network of homeless people have come to depend upon an anonymous man and his wife 

In Every Issue

  • Editor’s Note
  • Letters

The Buzz

Spotlight Yogi Ranjit Deora goes Om with BofA employees
40th Anniversary
A look back at an article that shaped Charlotte mag. This month: Guess what? Crime was a problem in 1996, too.
QC Culture
Five ways to get around downtown—sans car
Money & Power
Inflation hits home. Plus, the Power Meter: who's up and who's down this month


To Die For All tied up in summer's brightest and boldest hues
In Search Of Foundation, lip color, fragrance, and more all customized for you Shopping Scene Upscale furniture with meaning comes to Morrison Shoptalk Bella Ropa opens in Birkdale. Plus, a rare trunk show from Chloe at Capitol this month
Stylemaker Two fashion-forward sisters celebrate one year at their upscale Dilworth consignment shop What's In Store Saks? Zara? The Container Store? What's next for Charlotte retail Stuff We Love Three outside-the-box options to give this Dad's Day
The Good Life No time to do anything? We made it easy for you with this guide stocked with the coolest delivered goods
City Seen The Mint Museum's Derby Days, a swanky soiree at TRC, Dinner of Champions, and more

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Charlotte Guides

Spotlight Politics? Check. Religion? Check. Sex? Check. Charlotte Squawks tackles it all with humor
Best Bets They Might Be Giants and a classical Led Zeppelin tribute rock uptown, while food fuels a photography exhibit and a festival offers more than 100 eats
Conversation Talkin' babies? Local sketch comedian Sean Keenan talks about his new groupo, Robot Johnson

Eat, Drink
Revisit Can La Paz rebound?
Beer of the Month A gentle summer ale from Asheville debuts
Now Open More than just bonbons and pastries, a French bakery opens in NoDa
The Dish Jim Noble gets charitable and Salute pops a cork. Plus, better Thai food is on its way
Global Table Salvadoran food that hits just the right spot
In Season Basil, oregano, dill, and more—what to do with this summer's fresh herbs 
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