How these entrepreneurs are changing the face of the wine industry

The women behind The Guilty Grape and Culture Wine Blogger share how they're moving to achieve better representation in the wine industry.
By William Dawson | September 1, 2020

University City Wine Fest returns with boutique events

After being postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, University City Wine Fest returns with five days of socially distanced wine-loving activities.
By QCity Metro Staff | August 27, 2020

Franchisees set to open gourmet hot dog eatery in University City

Local family expands The Original Hot Dog Factory into Charlotte. The restaurant chain became popular after features on "The Real Housewives of Atlanta."
By Katrina Louis | August 24, 2020

CMS to roll out meal program for students during school closings

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools will provide breakfast and lunch meal bundles for students while schools remain closed due to coronavirus safety concerns.
By Katrina Louis | August 11, 2020

The ‘Rose’ that grew during a pandemic

After sowing a seed in 2017, Taylor Jackson’s Redd Rose Vodka brand is flourishing as online sales increase during the national shutdown.
By William Dawson | August 10, 2020

Behind the scenes with this Charlotte microbiologist who created a food delivery service

During a time when public health is top of mind, TakeNow Delivery is adding a bit of science to ensure food safety.
By Sabrina Clark | August 3, 2020

Black-owned catering service brings soul to Crave Charlotte

Personal chef Lisa Brooks led an intimate Southern seafood dinner party for the scaled-down food and drink festival.
By Kallan Louis | July 27, 2020

The story behind Charlotte’s Black-owned pizza franchise and how it’s surviving the pandemic

Mr. Jim's.Pizza #77 opened in 1998 because there was a lack of restaurants that delivered to their west Charlotte neighborhood, owner recalls.
By Loán Lake | July 17, 2020

This couple’s activism looks to level playing field for Black food workers

Restaurateurs Greg and Subrina Collier talk about changes needed in the food industry as they welcome dine-in guests for latest concept.
By Sabrina Clark | June 11, 2020

Charlotte Black-owned eateries to visit during NC’s phased reopening

Some have expanded hours and offerings. Many encourage face coverings while limiting the number of customers allowed indoors.
By Sabrina Clark | June 2, 2020