From prison to restaurant owners, men behind Renaldo’s Culinary Experience open up about their journey

Chef Renaldo Norris and Mario Recinos opened Renaldo’s Culinary Experience four years ago to show former offenders that they have a second chance at life.
By Jonathan Limehouse | October 28, 2020

22 Street Kitchen among four Charlotte restaurants awarded $25,000 Discover program grant

The Creole fusion food truck is one of 200 Black-owned restaurants sharing in the $5 million pool to help Black restaurateurs hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic.
By Jonathan Limehouse | September 28, 2020

With uptown empty, Mert’s Heart & Soul struggles to find customers

Most of the industries that play a major role in bringing people uptown were hit hardest by the pandemic.
By David Griffith, The Charlotte Ledger | September 21, 2020

Charlotte Black Restaurant Week dates announced

Culinary event extended for an additional week, taking place Oct. 19-31.
By QCity Metro Staff | September 14, 2020

HotBox Next Level Kitchen wins $25,000 from Discover’s Eat It Forward Program

The program aims to help Black-owned restaurants impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.
By Jonathan Limehouse | September 10, 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

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

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

Craving doughnuts? Try these unique twists from Charlotte bakers

Baker DeMaurio Page and pastry chef Sadruddin Abdullah share their spin on doughnuts. Chef Jasmine Macon explains why doughnuts are worth every bite.
By Erique Berry | May 18, 2020