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