• Charlotte's Best Restaurants 2016

    Charlotte’s Best Restaurants 2016

    Charlotte’s Best Restaurants When I was growing up, the phrase Charlotte’s Best Restaurants had no meaning.  Not so today. Our area is rife with good restaurants and a handful of great ones. Open Table has just published a list of Charlotte’s Best Restaurants as voted …

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  • Food Trucking

    Charlotte has an increasingly interesting food truck scene and just about every week you will find a food truck meetup somewhere in our area. We recently visited the food truck rally at Rural Hill near Lake Norman, and this is what we saw.

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  • Charlotte’s Revolutionary Past

    Besides being the author of Moving to Charlotte: The Un-Tourist Guide, I also am co-owner of a local advertising, marketing and video production agency, My Creative Team. Our company has been shooting some local tourism-related video. Recently, we had a Revolutionary War Re-Enactment of battles …

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    Charlotte Dives

    Every town has its dives, and Charlotte is no exception. Some of my favorites are ones I’ve been frequenting since I was young – and that’s a long time ago! I’ve marked them with an asterisk. So, without further ado, here’s our list of favorite …

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  • Corkscrew at The VUE

    Wine & Beer Come To The VUE

    Residents of The VUE Charlotte no longer have to be content with a cup of coffee and a pastry as big as your head. The Corkscrew on 5th is now pouring wine and beer, as well as java. “We had a private soft opening event in November for the …

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  • Big Crime, Little City

    A car careened in front of a mail truck, breaking Charlotte’s morning calm on November 15, 1933. Four men bounded out of the car, one armed with a Tommy gun, to commit the biggest crime yet in this sleepy city of 80,000. They disarmed the driver and cut off …

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    Charlotte Is Becoming Beer City

    Almost overnight, Charlotte went from having no breweries to more than you can keep up with. We’ve embedded the handy Charlotte area beer map above that shows you the locations of breweries and bottle shops, plus bars & restaurants which focus on local craft beers. …

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    Charlotte: What To Do, What To Do

    Twitter follower, Ripp Kardon, recently asked, “Been here 2 years and still struggling with things to do when friends come in, any advice for some stuff this week?” Yes, I do, Ripp. I started by posting 10 individual tweets about what to do, and then …

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  • Big Weekend In Charlotte

    There’s a lot going on from one end of the Charlotte region to the other this weekend – everything from charitable events in Lake Norman to the venerable Festival in the Park. Now, since 1964, Festival in the Park has been bringing good music, art and good …

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  • Blooming Charlotte

      April is my favorite month in Charlotte. Dogwood blossoms, like the ones in the photo above, are the sentinel of Spring in my mind. Bradford pear trees typically precede the Dogwoods, but for some reason they just don’t shout “Spring.”  Dogwoods tell me that …

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