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RockSalt, a raw bar and patio serving oysters, clams, mussels, and shrimp, is eager to be the next seafood hangout in Charlotte. Travis Croxton owns the restaurant and operates his family business, Rappahannock River Oysters. Croxton's journey to create and maintain this business reflects the history of oyster harvesting, the seafood industry, and small-business ownership.
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The Tiki Hideaway restaurant and bar in South Charlotte features Pacific island cuisine and a variety of alcoholic beverages. Owner Mike Barrea hopes to create an outlet for people to escape their busy lives and feel as though they are on a vacation without leaving Charlotte.
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The Mandrake, located on Trade Street in uptown Charlotte, is a constantly evolving restaurant. Plans are in motion to change the indoor atmosphere and the small plate menu, all in an effort to establish a lasting presence at the current location.
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Improper Pig, a restaurant in Charlotte's Cotswald neighborhood, serves Asian-barbecue fusion. The space was formerly an Asian restaurant, but owner Will Bigham wanted to try something new without entirely removing the old atmosphere.
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As a growing city, construction is a part of life in Charlotte. Architect David Furman has designed buildings and spaces in Charlotte since the 1990s when his firm, The Boulevard Company, became a development company. At first, he designed infill sites near Uptown, but since, he has designed the 1616 Center office building, housing communities for the homeless, and the Rail Trail in South End that follows the Light Rail tracks—all proposed with the community in mind.
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The word “local” has become a meaningless word in the restaurant business in Charlotte. Many restaurants who only get a few of their ingredients from local farms claim the word to justify price increases. This practice has forced restaurants who only use local ingredients to change the way they express it, by saying “farm to table,” “sourced locally from North Carolina,” “farm-driven,” and other phrases to ensure customers know what they are purchasing.
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Common Market is a popular restaurant and marketplace in Charlotte. The original location opened in the Plaza Midwood neighborhood in 2002 and another opened in South End in 2009. Sadly, the South End location closed in July 2017, but co-owners Blake Barnes, Chuck Barger, and Graham Worth have found a new location just 1,153 paces from the old spot.
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Jerald Melberg is one of Charlotte’s most influential art minds. Melberg has exhibited internationally-known works, such as Picasso, in his art gallery. He has also led a rebirth of the Charlotte School, using his connections in art to raise funds for improvements.
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In a new series of dinners taking place around Charlotte, black chefs in the city aim to put an end to stereotypes and show their range in the kitchen. A recent Soul Food Sessions dinner explored African food with six African-American chefs working in the south cooking together for the meal. The black chefs knew they would be stereotyped and guests would expect them to cook soul food, and so they did. Each chef is profiled, their reasons for cooking are shared, and the reason for the dish selection is detailed.
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While more people are waiting later in like to have children or choose to not have any at all, often pats are filling that household role. The author interviews a couple from a double income household, that have opted for dogs instead of children.
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Local artist uses painting to advocate for the children of immigrants. Rosalia Torres-Weiner works with children that are too scared of deportation to speak or too confused to vocalize their feelings, and helps give them a voice though art projects.
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In an era when chefs become celebrities, and as Charlotte’s food scene gains more recognition, he and his team have turned the spot into one of the best restaurants in the city. But you’ll never hear him say that.
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Brian Lorusso is an old fashioned bartender that serves cutting edge flavor. With a collection of homemade infusions and suryps, the bar manager at Dogwood Southern Table and Bar takes the old fashioned cocktails and adds to them based on the tastes of the customers.
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French cuisine gets more flavor at new Myers Park restaurant. Formerly Terra, Aix en Provence aims to serve French countryside-style food without trying to directly compete with more high-end French cuisine of Lumiere.
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The Yadkin Valley is North Carolina's first American Viticultural Area, or federally designated wine-growing region. With good soils and appropriate climate, North Carolina may rival European-style wines with time.