Food

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.

Black-owned breakfast eatery coming to 7th Street Public Market

Gregory and Subrina Collier transfer their popular contemporary breakfast restaurant, The Yolk, from Rock Hill to uptown Charlotte.

Veltree has a legion of fans for its vegan soul food, including singer Erykah Badu

The newly opened restaurant adds plant-based options to Charlotte’s Black food culture

[UPDATED] Charlotte Black Restaurant Week returns for second year

Participating restaurants will be announced at kickoff event on Oct. 14.

Jamaican Jerk NC: no frills necessary for this taste of the islands

Are you a local chef? Restaurateur? Mixologist? Food aficionado?  Qcitymetro is highlighting those who bring color to Charlotte’s food scene. […]

Indulge yourself with global cuisine from these 6 restaurants at Taste of the World

On Oct. 3, the 15th annual food tour will showcase some of the best international cuisine in east Charlotte.

Cuzzo’s Cuisine: the lobster mac & cheese everyone’s talking about

Are you a local chef? Restaurateur? Mixologist? Food aficionado?  Qcitymetro is highlighting those who bring color to Charlotte’s food scene. […]

RIP: 5 of the best black-owned Charlotte restaurants that have said goodbye

Take a tasty look down memory lane with these five Charlotte restaurants. Which one was your favorite?

University City has Charlotte’s best options for Jamaican food

Growing up in a Haitian household, the things I remember most were the language (Creole), the music (Kompa), and of […]

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.

News & Buzz

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20 families recognized as Habitat Charlotte celebrates milestone

Habitat for Humanity of Charlotte hosted its HomeJoy celebration to commemorate serving 2,000 families with affordable housing.

Entertainment

Eye-on-Tryon

What’s Happening, CLT: Nov. 8-10 weekend guide

What’s Happening, Charlotte? Weather: So, we’re just going to bypass fall and go straight into winter, huh? Expect sunny days...

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

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Lauren Travis, The Barre Code franchise owner, talks about the ballet barre-inspired workout

Lauren Travis pursued entrepreneurship after encouraging words from her mother and nearly two years as an instructor for The Barre...

Faith

United House of Prayer to host centennial celebration in Charlotte

The Charlotte celebration is expected to draw members and church leaders nationwide, including the church’s current leader, Bishop C. M....

People

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Want to host an event? Good Life at Enderly Park should be on your radar

The owners say the 10,800-square-foot facility is filling a void of minority-owned event venues in Charlotte.

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