queen park social

Unplug and Be Social at SouthEnd’s Newest Hotspot Queen Park Social’s mission is to encourage you with unlimited ways to have fun and “Be Social” that you’ll forget to check your phone. Disconnect to Reconnect. A New York City inspired boutique entertainment house has opened its doors on Yancey Road in lower SouthEnd. Neighbors to … More queen park social

a day in the life

I am fortunate to have an established career with global corporation that allows me the freedom of a flexible schedule. Being able to extend my days off into more than just two days has given me the opportunity to create a life in the food community here in Charlotte. Over the past two years,  I … More a day in the life

metro diner

Charlotte is no stranger to being on national television. The Queen City has had several of it’s local spots featured on “Diners, Dive-In’s and Dives”. The Improper Pig, Bang Bang Burgers, and the Landmark Diner to name a few. We have another one to add to the list, Metro Diner. A hometown family restaurant from … More metro diner

dilworth tasting room

Meet the new face of an old Dilworth neighborhood favorite. Keeping true to the original structure and character of the longtime neighborhood pub of 35 years, Dilworth Billiards, you can tell the moment you walk through the front door that it has been upgraded into a beautiful and spacious new gathering place. Owner Jaffer Kovic, … More dilworth tasting room

rooney’s market

Have you been to Carolina Beer Temple, Harry’s Grille, Piedmont Social House, Yoga, Beauty Salons, Movie Theatre or any of the other cool spots at Arysley? Located at 485 and South Tryon, Ayrsley is a small little town center with almost everything you could possibly need to live, eat and have fun. All that’s missing … More rooney’s market


Since opening last summer, Babalu Tacos & Tapas has remained a hotspot in Historic Dilworth. East Boulevard, as we locals like to call it “Restaurant Row”, is the home to several of Charlotte’s favorite places to dine. Kid Cashew, 300 East, Thai Taste, and The Summit Room to name a few. Comfy-casual is the main … More babalu


From Antiques to Sandwiches Those two things don’t sound like they relate to one another but they do. Back in the late 70s, the owner of an antique shop in Chicago would toast his lunch sandwiches in one of the iron ovens in the showroom. His customers would come in and smell the delicious aroma coming from … More potbelly

evoke | spring

It’s that time again for a flood of new seasonal menu’s to taste and promote. I was graciously invited to attend Evoke’s new Spring Menu tasting, for the third time! Joined by other food blogger friends and magazine representatives we were all immediately asked what we would like to drink. The other two tastings I’ve … More evoke | spring