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Eat and Drink in the Queen City

Charlotte, NC, skyline at sunset

As one of the top-growing cities in the United States, Charlotte, North Carolina, has much to offer. Two types of football leagues, baseball, basketball, all kinds of banks and breweries, food halls, mural art, outdoor recreational activities, and more. Longing for mountains, waterfalls, or beaches? Charlotte Douglas International Airport is a hub for all sorts of direct flights to other corners of the country. The Queen City’s culinary scene is growing thanks to the sister concepts of many seasoned restaurateurs. Ingenuity paired with creativity is at the helm of these thriving expansions popping up across the city. Check out the eateries mingling with shopping concepts and nonprofits based in the NoDa district, or sample flavors from around the world at Optimist Hall. This city has its share of craft breweries–seek out the world-class beer at Olde Mecklenburg, Charlotte’s oldest brewery. Looking for a more upscale setting? Peruse artists’ creations while sipping on a craft cocktail or tucking into a signature dish Artisan’s Palate, a restaurant-gallery hybrid.

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local flavor

Key Ingredient

Catfish Stew over Rice

In a saucepan over medium heat, make a roux by melting butter and adding flour; cook, stirring often, until it’s the color of chocolate.


SPF 100

Make the award-winning bar Billy Sunday's spicy SPF 100 cocktail recipe.


Scallop Spaghetti

This dish shows off some cooking skills while allowing familiar and flavorful mouthfuls of pesto and lemon pasta to please all its tasters.

At the Table

Herbed Rice Stuffed Delicata Squash

Herbed rice stuffed delicata squash from chef Shai Fargian of YAFO Kitchen in Charlotte, North Carolina.


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