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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

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Celebrating National Culinary Arts Month with CCSC

One of very favorite things about “food blogging” in Charlotte is the people I meet. Yes, I obviously LOVE to eat and enjoy sharing my experiences with anyone who will listen, but there is a less-talked-about side (but equally important) to this whole thing. And that’s the people. Here’s a little about a group of… Continue reading Celebrating National Culinary Arts Month with CCSC

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Get these bourbon-glazed ribs at Midwood Smokehouse all May long

One of my faaavorite CLT spots, Midwood Smokehouse, is celebrating National BBQ Month in serious style. Throughout the month of May, you can order specially prepared Knob Creek bourbon-glazed baby back ribs at any Midwood Smokehouse location. The platter ($18) also comes with sweet jalapeño cornbread and mustard-based dill potato salad. “We are famous for our… Continue reading Get these bourbon-glazed ribs at Midwood Smokehouse all May long

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Amelie’s is now serving the “unicorn macaron” for a limited time

Amelie’s superfans – have y’all tried their spring seasonal macaron?! The Barbe À Papa Macaron (also know as the cotton candy macaron or unicorn macaron) consists of pink-and-blue-swirled cookie shells filled with French cotton candy buttercream. The color can vary as you’ll see in my bright batch (see the more common variation here.) Given that Amelie’s… Continue reading Amelie’s is now serving the “unicorn macaron” for a limited time

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Learn how to craft cocktails with Liberate Your Palate

Looking to brush up on your cocktail-makings skills? Same. I can make a mean vodka water with lemon (I know, ew) but when it comes to crafting something special, I don’t have much experience. That’s why I was super pumped to take a SHAKE.STIR.SIP.SOCIALIZE Cocktail Class by Liberate Your Palate. Liberate Your Palate was founded… Continue reading Learn how to craft cocktails with Liberate Your Palate