flurry of qc cocktail

snapshots: charlotte craft cocktails

As the weather outside is frightful, cozy up inside with some tasty cocktails from some of the Queen City’s hottest restaurants and bars. For this month’s issue of Charlotte Happenings, I was asked to write an article with a roundup of signature cocktails in Charlotte. All I can tell you is that I definitely didn’t mind doing my research for this one. Here are some highlights from my research; you can read the full article here, or pick up a hard copy at any Harris Teeter or Food Lion in the QC.

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Fahrenheit is Charlotte’s new hot spot, for a few good reasons. First, Fahrenheit is the brain child of Chef Rocco Whalen, a Cleveland native with a lot of restaurant experience. Second, as Charlotte’s only rooftop restaurant, the panoramic view is one of the best in the city. Third, Fahrenheit serves up creative cocktails and innovative new…

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#sundaysupper { thanksgiving leftovers }

Last weekend, I made my television debut. My television appearance included: recipes about Thanksgiving leftovers and cheese (2 of my favorite things!), a Big 10 high five with anchor Bakari Savage (Go Badgers!), an awkward quote about asparagus and my family, and a shout out to my dad’s grilled cheese technique. As a side note,…

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wolfgang puck pizza bar

A few weeks ago, I ate pizza every day. I brought a slice for lunch Monday and Tuesday because I was in the fridge clearing out phase before vacation and didn’t want to go grocery shopping. Tuesday, I not only ate pizza for lunch, but had pizza again for dinner when we took our summer…

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#sundaysupper { simple butternut squash soup }

I’ve been toying with the idea of posting recipes in this space for a while. With a full time job, complicated meals during the week are difficult, so I’m a big fan of simple, quick dishes full of flavorful ingredients. While I love my blog’s focus on the Queen City and what dining options it has to offer,…

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craft tasting room and growler shop

Dan Davis is serving up a few of his favorite things– craft beer, cheese and meat, in his newly opened Craft Growler Shop and Tasting Room in South End.  Occupying a former vintage toy store, Craft Growler Shop has transformed what I imagine used to be shelves of creepy dolls, into an open, warm, inviting…

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snapshots sept


  Fall has been a whirlwind–I’ve been out of town a lot visiting friends and family, celebrating nuptials and birthdays, going on a lot of fun adventures, and my first article in a written publication (yes, published in hard copy and not on my own blog).  You can read all about spicing up your kitchen…

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hornets buzzworthy concessions at time warner cable arena

The Hornets are back in Charlotte and the city is abuzz with excitement. Hugo, the Honey Bees, a honeycomb court , and teal and purple are not the only changes fans can look forward to with the return of the Hornets. The Hornets and Levy Restaurants have done an overhaul on the concessions offered at Time Warner…

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