Charlotte Events · Cool Finds

Blend Your Own Wine at the Ritz

Sure, drinking wine is fun, but have you ever blended your own? You can make this happen by attending the Wine Blending Experience at the Ritz-Carlton right here in Charlotte. Sound daunting? It’s not at all. Every Wednesday – Saturday, the Ritz team hosts a wine blending session right outside the Hidden Wine Room (located… Continue reading Blend Your Own Wine at the Ritz

Charlotte Restaurants

Sweeten Your Summer at Amelie’s

It’s hard not to be in love with Amelie’s French Bakery. I can’t get enough of their beautiful pastries, savory breakfast sandwiches, and tasty coffee concoctions. A Charlotte staple for twelve years, Amelie’s can be found in all parts of Charlotte: NoDa (original location), Park Road, Carmel Commons, and Uptown (Bonus! Amelie’s is also in… Continue reading Sweeten Your Summer at Amelie’s

Charlotte Restaurants · Cool Finds

Get Involved with the Piedmont Culinary Guild

I obviously love to eat but throughout my dining adventures, I’ve become enthralled by the most important aspect of food: the people behind it. That’s why I love the Piedmont Culinary Guild. PCG is a nonprofit that connects chefs, farmers, and all types of purveyors through education, recognition, and the sharing of resources. The link… Continue reading Get Involved with the Piedmont Culinary Guild

Cool Finds · Recipes

Make this Blackberry Bacon Grilled Cheese with Dorothy’s® Creamery Cheese

GRILLED CHEESE. I love it. You love it. We all love it. So, in honor of my partnership with Dorothy’s® Creamery, guess what I made? YEAH. GRILLED CHEESE. But not just any ol’ grilled cheese (although, let’s be clear… I’m happy with any grilled cheese you throw at me.) I’m about to hit y’all with… Continue reading Make this Blackberry Bacon Grilled Cheese with Dorothy’s® Creamery Cheese

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New Chef Brings Pacific Rim Influence to Upstream

An oldie but goodie and SouthPark favorite, Upstream has been consistently delicious every time I’ve visited (the first being back in 2015 for my birthday). New Executive Chef Sam Diminich brings no exceptions. Chef Diminich has 18 years of experience in the biz and grew up in his family’s Italian restaurant in Myrtle Beach, SC.… Continue reading New Chef Brings Pacific Rim Influence to Upstream