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Dolce makes Amatriciana with amore

It seems there’s no food more sought out for romantic dinners than Italian. There must be something about the noodles, fresh flavors, wine and spices that puts even the most jaded of souls in the mood for love.


Hole-in-the-wall hits a home run

Thanks to the internet, finding just the restaurant you seek these days is fairly easy.

Krazy Fish

Josh King

Go wild at Krazy Fish

In my daily life, when I’m not skulking around restaurants writing snarky things about their food, I’m a copy editor.

Shrimp Cocktail

Cajun discovery lies steps from Uptown

I’m back from a holiday hiatus, where my writing time was occupied by gigs wearing a familiar red suit, and I’ll have plenty of places to tell you about in the coming weeks.


Brunch packs a punch at Belmont 'cue joint

This week, I’m taking you on another field trip, this time to the wilds of Belmont, in Gaston County.

Tryon House

Old Pineville diner feeds body and soul

Every once in a while when I’m on the way to somewhere else, I pay attention to restaurants that seem to have a crowd around them during off-peak hours.

Queen City Q

Queen City Q passes 'The Foodie Test'

What do you do when you’ve got a bunch of foodies coming from various states, one of whom is a trained butcher and all of whom are going to be hungry and craving local beer?

Imani's Fusion Cafe

Imani's jazzes up brunch

Office parks are known for many things: tax services, staffing agencies, doctor’s offices and all manner of other small- and mid-sized businesses that make our country’s engine run.


Heirloom makes major mark on QC

Every once in a while, I stumble upon a restaurant that makes me wonder what might have happened if I’d stayed in the kitchen, honed my craft and studied at the feet of some of the masters of the craft.

Friendly Moose

Moose runs loose in Matthews

Can we talk about poutine for a minute? Yes, there’s a restaurant review in here somewhere, this time of The Friendly Moose at 4320 Potters Rd.

Burger Co.

Hands-down winner in burger battle

Sometimes, the greatest discoveries start with getting lost. Just ask Christopher Columbus, who thought he’d found China but ended up having the first recorded Cuban sandwich.

Cajun Queen

A slice of the bayou on 7th Street

When I was in elementary school in rural Louisiana back in the ‘70s, those were the Wild West days of culinary tomfoolery in our nation’s school kitchens.

The Liberty

A meal to remember at The Liberty

Not long after I moved up here from Texas about a decade ago, I realized that Charlotte had a somewhat “top-heavy” restaurant scene.

Beef and Bottle

A true Charlotte classic

If you were looking for a romantic dinner out, you could easily be forgiven for failing to consider Beef & Bottle, at 4538 South Boulevard in Charlotte.

Pike’s Old Fashioned Soda Shop seen in "Shallow Hal"

Famous Eats

Ever been watching your favorite movie or TV show and thought that a restaurant on the screen looks extremely familiar?

Charlotte Restaurants by Neighborhood

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