Johnson and Wales student wins $10,000 in cooking competition

Sarah Rountree started out as a math education major but transferred to Johnson and Wales after working in her uncle's restaurant.
By Desiree Rew | March 27, 2018

Dining with Chef Kardea Brown and her New Gullah Supper Club

Brown, a Charleston native, has been crisscrossing the country serving Gullah-Geechie-inspired meals since 2015. She recently stopped in Charlotte.
By Desiree Rew | February 14, 2018

Behind the Bar Foundation. How 2 bartenders use their gifts for giving

If you ask Frank Walton III to explain the ingredients that make up the White Russian cocktail he’s created, he’s […]
By Desiree Rew | January 18, 2018

Desiree Rew: My Top 5 food experiences of 2017

From Lisbon, Portugal to Charleston, S.C., Desiree Rew looks back on 2017 and the food experiences she enjoyed most.
By Desiree Rew | January 2, 2018

Alino Pizzeria is like a taste of Italy at Concord Mills Mall

I was invited to lunch by Alino Pizzeria at Concord Mills Mall to try a taste of fire oven-baked pizza […]
By Desiree Rew | December 21, 2017

Why a pop-up dinner should be in your future

Qcitymetro food writer Desiree Rew dropped in at last week's Soul Food Session CLT, a pop-up affair that's gaining steam among its loyal followers.
By Desiree Rew | December 12, 2017

In honor of the sweet, delicious cake

I knew at an early age that baking cakes was not in my future, but eating them was something I […]
By Desiree Rew | November 27, 2017

The 3 best things I ate last week

During a busy week of eating out, our food writer Desiree Rew tries quail & waffles, apple pie topped with cheddar cheese and a Spanish corn that was crazy delicious.
By Desiree Rew | November 17, 2017

5 ways to have big fun during an airport layover

I love airports. There, I said it. When going on a trip, even if it’s just a 1-hour-15-minute jaunt to […]
By Desiree Rew | November 7, 2017

Thanksgiving With a Twist: How 3 young chefs are flipping the bird

Forget turkey and dressing; this Nov. 12 food event promises a three-course dining experience created by three local chefs, all under age 26.
By Desiree Rew | October 31, 2017