October 2008

 BBQ and Beyond

BBQ and Beyond

From Charlotte's best sausage to the top festivals for chowing down on chopped 'cue, when it comes to eating pork, we've covered the whole hog. Plus, recipes, tips, and instructions for, well, pigging out


Outside Looking In


Outside Looking In

Pat McCrory is tired of fighting state government. Now he wants to run it. But it's a bad year for Republicans, and his message isn't resonating. And he's from Charlotte—never a desirable trait when running statewide. And yet, he just might pull this thing off



 One Last Roar

One Last Roar

May's double dose of NASCAR races gets most of the attention, but true fans appreciate "the October race" as one of the season's last chances for thrills -- and tailgating

Photographs by CHRIS EDWARDS


Seeking Refuge

Seeking Refuge

A small group of refugees from Iran, where they were persecuted for their religious faith, have carved out a place in Charlotte. But it hasn't been easy




Life Lines
For a year, we tried to sell our hundred-year-old home. But sometimes selling a house isn't always about you being able to let go By LAURIE PRINCE

Junior has left the building, and his father's namesake, Dale Earnhardt Incorporated, is in danger of becoming irrelevant. Can a man named Max Siegel keep the legacy of NASCAR's most famous name from being tarnished?

In Every Issue

The Buzz

Spotlight The Catawba's new Riverkeeper is a water wunderkind
40th Anniversary The magazine (and city) receive a facelift
Money & Power Navigating confusing airline reward programs. Plus, the Power Meter: who's up and who's down this month
Play A $120K electric car and chatting up one of NASCAR's only female pit crew members
QC Culture When a new parent wants more than three hours of sleep she calls on a night nanny, for better or worse
Real Estate Eight online tools to help you find a new home sans the horrid neighbor


To Die For Get wrapped up this fall in these waist-cinching, eye-catching belts
In Search Of Comic book stores
Shopping Scene An upscale, online shoe shop makes its new home in uptown
Shoptalk From denim to designer, new stores are hitting SouthPark mall
Stylemaker Gastonia native Bob Tate carves wooden cuffs for Charlotte fashionistas
Show off your style savvy with unique cardigans this fall
What's In Store
Gifting just got easier with Paper Twist, a new store in Specialty Shops on the Park
Design Capitol gets a new look
City Seen Great Gatsby and First Book-Charlotte host galas while former Carolina Panther Kris Jenkins says farewell

Back Page

Hung up on Brattonsville
Photograph by Chris Edwards

Charlotte Guides

Spotlight Savion Glover taps his Caribbean beats at Belk Theater
Best Bets The Kite Runner author Khaled Houseini does the Novello thing, Warhol comes to the Mint, and NC Dance Theater performs new works. Plus, Clue The Musical demands audience participation in Matthews
Conversation North Carolina author and New York Times bestseller, John Hart, dishes on his upcoming new book and his goals for preserving the state's green spaces
Calendar What to do this month

Eat, Drink
Revisit The Dunhill's Monticello keeps hotel dining cool
Uncorked Box-o-wine gets a makeover
The Dish South End gets more hip, 131 Main adds brunch and a wine bar, and Maddi's brings in a new chef Now Open Café Monte proves French cuisine is affordable and delectable In Season Soup's on with this fall's staple foods
Nightlife Inspired by Miami's posh club scene, KISS Lounge looks to vamp up Charlotte nightlife
Local Flavor Annotating artisanal pizza
Restaurant Listings