March 2008

 A Year of Excellent Traveling

A Year of Excellent Traveling

Whether it's a romantic jaunt to Aruba, a culture-filled trip to Brooklyn, or a foodie-infused vacation to New Orleans, here's your go-to guide of weekend getaways for every month of the year

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Edited by BLAKE MILLER

 Burgers, Banh Mi, and Tortas

Burgers, Banh Mi, and Tortas

Want to see the real Charlotte? Come along with the author as he searches out the city's great dive restaurants. Taco truck, anyone?

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By VAN MILLER

 Leap of Faith

Leap of Faith

More than a decade ago, Michael Brown helped lead one of America's largest-ever religious events—a revival that news reports deemed a hoax and a scam. Now he's brought his particular brand of faith to Concord, and he sees revival in Charlotte's future

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By MIKE GIGLIO 

 All in the Family

All in the Family

Last season, Hendrick Motorsports, with star drivers Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson, won half the NASCAR Sprint Cup races and took home the championship for the second consecutive season. This season, Junior joins the team. Gentlemen, start your engines

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By JARVIS HOLLIDAY

Departments

Arts
Nappy Brown is an R&B legend known around the world. He wrote a song that Ray Charles made famous. He even helped invent rock and roll. So how about a little local love? By GENE TOMKO

Green City
As our water supply dries up (you there—turn off that sprinkler!), it's time for some new ideas. Here's one By SAM BOYKIN

In Every Issue

The Buzz

Spotlight This Will Smith is no fresh prince, but he's got style   
Update A local family is saving kids' lives in Jerusalem
Toon In Tyler Baum takes a good look at himself   
Reality Check Kyle Fleischmann has been missing for more than three months, but his friends on the Internet are keeping the search going  
QC Culture Get schooled on Charlotte. Plus, think this sheriff mess has been divisive? You should have seen the Fusionists      
Money & Power Owen Ryan has a lot of energy—and he's looking to sell it. And the Kens take a dive—just like their stocks—on the Power Meter
Real Estate Why did developers build so many condos when what downtown really needs is office space?

Life/Style

To Die For Lose sleep in style with these timepieces
In Search Of
Finding the perfect cup of tea Shopping Scene Designer denim galore ShopTalk Billy Reid goes e-commerce, plus a kiddie trunk show and a pampered pooch hotel
Stylemaker
Get your custom hats here Stuff We Love Adorn your neck with a vintage locket Test Drive Finally, a foolproof way to fall asleep faster
My Favorite Things
Ruth Caldwell, the buyer for Capitol, tells us about her favorite things
City Seen
The Fete Jet gets swanky and the Mint opens its newest exhibit

Back Page

That's a Big Hat
Photograph by Chris Edwards

Charlotte Guides

Agenda
Spotlight When you don't want to get drunk for St. Patrick's Day 
Best Bets
From an old "King" to a young Sinatra    
Calendar
What to do this month
Conversation
Larry the Cable Guy can't be serious

Eat, Drink
Review A Northerner falls hard for New South Kitchen
Now Open
The lunch line spills out of Big Daddy's Burger Bar in Dilworth with good reason Three Things What to love about Gourmet Enhancements
Global Table
Get a taste of Lebanon
Quick Bite
Feast at Hom. And have a Flying Biscuit
Restaurant Listings  
At Night
The city's finer pubs and wine bars