Loft & Cellar releases new spring menu full of culture, passion and flair

Executive chef Greg Collier pulls from his Southern roots to reveal a menu that is culturally relevant, rooted in history, but accessible to all.

Rapper Fabolous hosts inaugural Power of Influence brunch, brainchild of Charlotte-based entrepreneurs

During this year’s CIAA tournament weekend, local entrepreneurs Kevin “Chef Kev” Winston and Antwoin “Twoin B” Bryant curated an experience […]

Local culinary favorite, Chef Greg Collier, nominated for James Beard Award

Greg Collier, owner of The Yolk cafe and executive chef at Loft & Cellar, is the first black chef from Charlotte to earn a James Beard Award nomination.

Grab a sweet treat at these 3 black-owned franchises in Charlotte

Entrepreneurs of color are seeing growth with franchises. Smallcakes Cupcakery, Popbar and Famous Toastery are three black-owned Charlotte franchises finding success.

Win 2 tickets to see the Soul Food Scholar & enjoy bites from Chef Greg Collier

One of our newsletter subscribers will win two tickets to “The Soul Food Scholar: Adrian Miller’s Tales of a White House Kitchen.” on Feb. 12.

From Washington to Obama, the Soul Food Scholar tells stories of Blacks who fed First Families

Food writer, attorney and certified BBQ judge Adrian Miller — aka the Soul Food Scholar — to visit Charlotte for “Tales of a White House Kitchen” on Feb. 12.

The taste of freedom: Soup joumou, a New Year’s Day tradition

Soup Joumou, or Haitian pumpkin soup, was a delicacy reserved for slave masters in Haiti. It represents Haiti’s history as the first independent Black republic.

3 newsmakers from 2018 and predictions for 2019

As we look back at 2018, we’re reflecting on our biggest newsmakers in arts/culture, business and community — better known […]

Female chefs shine at Soul Food Sessions year-end dinner

Soul Food Sessions’ Soul Sisters dinner celebrated Black grandmothers with six courses of upscale, muse-inspired soul food.

News & Buzz

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CMS suspends Superintendent Clayton Wilcox

The school district announced Monday that Superintendent Clayton Wilcox is suspended with pay. Chief Engagement Officer/Ombudsman Earnest Winston will serve...

Entertainment

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“View the Right Thing” film series tackles racial and social themes through Black cinema

The film and discussion series commemorates the 30th anniversary of "Do the Right Thing" and other movies that sparked social...

Voices

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Charlotte’s Black filmmakers react to John Singleton’s death

Local filmmakers react to the death of Academy Award-nominated director John Singleton, who died on April 29 following complications from...

Health

Michael Floyd works out at the McCrorey YMCA in Charlotte, NC.

‘Real men’ do care for their health; witness these two

On average, men in the U.S. die about five years earlier than women of the same age. Worldwide, that disparity...

Faith

Photo Gallery: Village HeartBEAT Hearts of Champions Gala

More than 1,200 people attended this annual event, representing 44 local churches.

People

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Rook and King is the fashion accessory your lapel has been missing

Jeremiah Allen, a Johnson C. Smith University graduate, is the founder of Rook and King custom lapel pins.

QcityEVENTS

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Dialogue with Dads
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Charlotte Chorale Auditions
7.17
Charlotte Black Pride CenterStage
7.18
Premiere Thursdays at the Jazz Room presents… Mac Arnold & Plate Full ‘o Blues plays Muddy Waters
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Willie Walker and Conversation Piece: Smooth Jazz and Soul