A FEW OPENINGS shone from the gloom of a devastating 2020 for Charlotte’s restaurant scene. Here’s how to sample the best of the bunch in a single decadent day:
It’s a marathon, not a sprint, so let’s begin by carbing up at Easy Like Sunday (1600 E. Woodlawn Rd., Ste. 100). This relative newcomer to the Park Road area specializes in breakfast and brunch. If the fried chicken and cornmeal pancakes are a bit too heavy, go for another specialty: shrimp and grits, with Cajun shrimp, Portuguese sausage, onions, shallots, and chives, served over cheddar grits.
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Guyana native Akash Prasad conceived a crown-inspired jewelry line in his adopted hometown
MORE SIZZLE IN SOUTHPARK
Steak 48 is worth the buzz—and the splurge
Plan a Charlotte dining day with stops at these recently opened restaurants from our 2021 list of the city’s best (and enjoy a few treats in between)
KOUNTER HONORS THE FRIENDSHIP NINE
Chef Rob Masone brings something new to Rock Hill’s culinary scene—without losing sight of the past
FORM AND SUBSTANCE
Three-dimensional public art is forging a new landscape
Plaza Midwood's Fertile Storefront
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When the pandemic struck, thousands discovered the physical, mental, and ecological benefits of birding. Spring migration is the perfect time to join the flock
The Case for Charlotte Music, Post-COVID
Just as Charlotte began to lay a foundation for something it’s notoriously lacked over the years—the ability to sustain a vibrant, distinctive local music scene—the pandemic snatched it away, as it did so much else. Was it a lethal blow? This magazine’s longtime editor, now a driver of a local music initiative, grabs the mic to argue: Hell, no
Art changed Bunny Gregory’s life. She hopes it can change her community, too
The stretch of Monroe Road where you can find little pieces of Brazil
Belinda Carlisle on the Best (and Worst) of The Go-Go's
IN 1982, the Go-Go’s became the first and only (yes, still) all-women band who wrote their own songs and played their own instruments to have a No. 1 album on the Billboard charts with 1981’s Beauty and the Beat.
Memories of Gold Dollars for the Holidays
Look to new luxury properties opening soon for your 2021 travel inspiration.
Was Charlotte Dod the Greatest Athlete Ever?
The remarkable career of a Victorian athletic phenom—and the legacy that wasn’t
NORDSTROM'S BEAUTY DISCOUNTS ARE NEXT-LEVEL—THESE PRODUCTS WILL SELL OUT FIRST
You know that thing that happens when a dog sees a squirrel? Perked ears; alert, practically rabid eyes; stiffened, statue-still stance?
THE FIRST AMERICAN “SPORT HORSE” BREED
The very name of the American Standardbred reflects the performance requirement established at the inception of the breed. Here’s how genetics, conformation and training came together to create horses that could trot a mile in 2:30 or less, or pace it in 2:00 flat.
In the Groove
Charlotte hums with urban amenities and outdoor beauty.
A Single Cab, Twin-Turbo Skyscraper!
DARLING ON THE RISE with Sofia Tilbury
We have been fans of Charlotte Tilbury for a number of years as we love her approach to creating inclusive products, ensuring that these items truly work as well as including innovations within her assortment of makeup and skincare.
Charlotte Clews runs 54 miles for Tree of Life
Self-designed solo race across the peninsula