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The Best New Restaurants In Charlotte — The best new Charlotte restaurants, bakeries, markets, and more helping put the Queen City on the national culinary map.

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The Food & Drink Issue's Featured Restaurants — From tasting menus to amazing seafood to proper French baked goods, these are some of our culinary standouts in the Queen City.

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A Painter’s Pursuit In the studio with Charlotte artist Adele Yonchak.

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Stronger Together The story behind Dilworth’s all-female art collective, StudioWorks Gallery.

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The Backyard Florist Flower Child Heirlooms hosts a collection of urban gardens.

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Elevating Care Maegan Griffin’s beloved brand, Skin Pharm, finds a home in Charlotte.

A Duo At Shain Gallery A duo show featuring the works of AK Hardeman and Kelly Pelfrey.

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The Ever-Changing Constant Invention, reinvention, and purpose at Counter-

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In A Whole New Light Peruvian and Japanese food combine at Yunta.

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PARA’s Lobster Toast A creative starter in South End.

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Ever Andalo’s Burrata Delicious housemade burrata in NoDa.

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Gilde’s Lingonberry Mule A colorful cocktail from the South End Brewery.

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Since we started this magazine in 2011 to right now in 2022, its safe to say the culinary landscape in Charlotte has changed dramatically. Eleven years ago, the Queen City was certainly on the rise. Our food and drink scene was up and coming. Now, a decade later, I believe we are truly a culinary leader in the South, taking up the same space as towns we used to look up to, the likes of Charleston, Atlanta, even Asheville. The chefs at places like Counter- and bardo are pushing the limits with uber-creative tasting menus. Kindred and Leah & Louise have garnered national attention and James Beard nominations. Noble Smoke and Jon Gs have put our state back on the barbecue map. Young but experienced chefs like PARA's Alex Verica illuminate an even brighter future. It is truly exciting to have witnessed this growth and its been an even better experience to meet these folks and try to share their stories. This issue, we share several food stories, including the previously mentioned Counter-. We visit the new South End restaurant Yunta, taste beautiful and delicious dishes from PARA and Ever Andalo, and sip on some boozy goodness at El Puro Cuban Restaurant and the new Gilde Brewery. And most anticipated, our Exclusives is dedicated to showcasing a top list of the best new restaurants in the city. Along with all the food and drink content, we also share the the art of Adele Yonchak, interview health and beauty experts at Skin Pharm, meet the widely popular and talented interior designer Natalie Papier, see a JLayton space, and tour a beautiful Lucy and Company mountain home designed by Beth Keim. We even stay in a unique and old church Airbnb in Pinehurst. We're excited about this issue and hope you enjoy. See you in the fall for our next issue: Arts & Culture! Sincerely, Jon-Paul Grice, Art Director Brett Barter, Publisher


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A PAINTER'S PURSUIT In the studio with Charlotte artist Adele Yonchak. words SUNNY HUBLER /

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Artist Adele Moore Yonchak is a master at taking a simple scene and rendering it in a totally unique way. Drawn to abstracted landscapes, Adele is a painter formally trained in oil who now primarily works with the layering textures and colors of acrylic. Adele’s training comes from Hollins University and coursework at Lorenzo de' Medici Art Institute in Florence, Italy. “I’ve always been creative but I had an art teacher in high school who had an infectious energy and really encouraged me to pursue it… While my formal training is in oil painting, when I came back to art as an adult I decided to try acrylic because I was working out of my dining room and had young children. I couldn’t leave wet paint lying around, so it was a happy accident that I realized acrylic really suited my creative process. I tend to work quickly and layer as I go and the fast drying qualities of acrylic paint allow me to find that depth and texture I now love.” Adele answered a few more of our questions about her work and what inspires her paintings. How often are you in the studio? I am a full-time artist as well as a full-time mother… if that’s possible. Some days I do one role better than the other, but I am so grateful I am able to work from home doing something I love and make a career out of it. My children are more independent than when I was starting out, but life is still busy. I typically get in the studio three or

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four mornings a week and then do admin work (emails, marketing, photographing, wiring, shipping) throughout the day. Where do you find your inspiration for new ideas? Sometimes my inspiration comes from specific places while other times it’s truly about color and movement. I sometimes look back at photos of places I love for inspiration, but most of the time I just start without an agenda. I hate to waste paint, so I often scrape extra paint from one piece onto another blank canvas and those random marks can inspire the movement of the next piece. Who or what motivates you to create? My biggest motivation is definitely my family, but I also have an amazing network of artist friends that motivate me daily. I am so lucky to have a large network of professional artists and a group of seven in particular that serve as my sounding board for ideas and support, with us constantly lifting each other up. Being an artist can be a competitive and lonely career so that friendship has been such a blessing. My biggest influences from art history are Nicolas de Staël and Gabriele Münter. What is your favorite part about pursuing art as a life path? What is the most challenging? It’s such a joy to be able to create art for a living. When I graduated college I went into marketing and product development, never



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planning on becoming an artist. I am so glad it came back to me though, and I found a way to turn something I love into fulfilling work. Not every job is going to be one you love but it’s so important to have a creative outlet, and I know how lucky I am for that outlet to have turned into a career. Like everything else, there are parts of being a professional artist that feel like a ‘job,’ but I could never get sick of the creating aspect. I would say the hardest part is definitely balance and time management. But that is just the age and stage of my family, and I know that will continue to change as they grow. How has your career transformed you into who you are now? Being a professional artist has definitely transformed me over the years. It has given me an escape when needed and a place to find joy—it’s more interesting to see how my work has changed. It’s always been landscapes to some degree but my style has evolved so much since I first began and it’s so exciting to know that it will always be evolving. You can currently find Adele’s work at the following galleries: Anne Neilson Fine Art (her longest running relationship) in Charlotte, Anne Irwin Fine Art of Atlanta, GA, and Simon Breitbard Fine Art in San Francisco, CA. You can also find her work, and details on how to commission work, on her website. info adeleyonchak.com / @adeleyonchakart

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ST RONGER TOGET H ER The story behind Dilworth’s all-female art collective, StudioWorks. words REAGAN HALL

If you find yourself walking around the historic Dilworth neighborhood, StudioWorks Artists Collective and Gallery is a must-see. What looks like a Victorian-style house on the outside is actually home to 11 different local artists and their work across many types of media, all coexisting under a single roof. StudioWorks was established in September 2019 by Charlotte-based artist Christina Dowdy. Dowdy spent the last 20 years working in her home studio but always

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dreamt of working alongside other local artists. Christina grew up in Chapel Hill and attended UNC. After continuing on to earn an MBA, she worked in marketing until taking the leap to become a full time artist in 1994. When her youngest daughter was a senior in high school, Dowdy decided to make her dreams of having her own gallery a reality. She started hunting for a shared studio space and recruited other artists to share the space with her.



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After a few initial options fell through and COVID hit, it was actually fellow artist Tammy Langdon who came across the charming home in Dilworth and purchased it to be used as a shared art studio. This is when StudioWorks Artists Collective and Gallery was officially born. Tammy and Christina continue to both work in the space today, in addition to helping operate the collective. Christina hired marketing consultant Christine Dryden to help her with naming, branding, and sign design, and Dryden later joined StudioWorks as an artist/member in 2021. The space, located in the Crutchfield-Bomar-Brem House, is one of the oldest houses on East Blvd. Built in 1903, the house is now an official Charlotte Mecklenburg Historic Landmark. The front yard is also the home to Charlotte’s “Free Little Art Gal-

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lery,” which is a part of a nationwide growing movement of community art exchanges, a bit like how a library operates. “It is very meaningful to us to occupy this beautiful old building, to feel the history and to be a part of the current buzz of this vibrant neighborhood — our little postage stamp moment in the history of Charlotte and of this house,” says Dowdy. The 11 artists, all female creatives local to the Charlotte area, make up StudioWorks today. Each artist has a different style, from abstract to landscape to still life to figure paintings. Although many artists have backgrounds in other fields (like journalism, marketing, graphic design, education and law), they all share one thing: the love of creating art and sharing it to the local community around them.


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Dowdy’s intent was to gather a group of artists with compatible personalities who embraced the idea of working as a collective and enjoyed working together. Today, the artists benefit from the camaraderie of being a part of a collective, and they share ideas and resources, all while working together to keep the gallery operating. “As a group, we are more powerful and impactful than individuals. And knowing that we are a valuable part of the Charlotte arts community is also motivating, giving us the confidence and purpose to challenge ourselves,” says Dowdy. At StudioWorks, the artists are given a space to create and to showcase their work. Some of the artists are represented at other galleries in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Virginia, and even as far as California, as well, but StudioWorks serves as their local gallery, meaning the artists keep 100% of their local sales. If you’re looking to pay a visit for yourself, you can do so during monthly first-Friday South End Gallery Crawls, periodic gallery events and open studio days. The gallery is also open by appointment. info studioworksgallery.com @studioworksclt

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A DUO SHOW AT SHAIN A duo show featuring the works of AK Hardeman and Kelly Pelfrey at Shain Gallery.

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AK Hardeman & Kelly Pelfrey: Duo Show will open Friday, August 26 at Shain Gallery and run through September 8. Shain Gallery, located in Suite K at 2823 Selwyn Ave, is one of the Carolinas’ finest contemporary and traditional art galleries. Artist AK Hardeman describes her interest in the interaction of color; how the “arrangements of colors create a work of art.” She uses acrylic and oil paints, oil pastel, colored pencil, and paper to create work on canvas and paper. Kelly Pelfrey graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of South Carolina and is a lifelong resident of the Palmetto State. In her contemporary impressionist work, she highlights the beauty of the southern landscape, its hospitality and deep sense of home in her still life and interior works. info shaingallery.com @shaingallery

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THE BACKYARD FLORIST Flower Child Heirlooms hosts a collection of urban gardens. words SCOT T Y BRYAN

Lauren Child, founder of Flower Child Heirlooms, has a weakness for Zinnias: The resilience and hearty nature of these flowers and their petals that look like fans of vibrant color hold a sentimental meaning for Lauren. A gift of Zinnia seeds from her mother, Tara, was the genesis of Lauren’s love for flowers. Lauren’s appreciation for gardening has origins far back in her maternal lineage. As a child, her family frequently relocated, and her mother planted seeds in every place they lived to lay down her family’s roots. She vividly recalls visiting her grandmother's garden and breathing in the fragrance of fresh herbs on her hands. As she emerged into adulthood, Lauren planted pots of herbs on every apartment patio and planted a garden soon after moving into her new home with her husband Nathan. When Lauren’s son was born, she sought a way to support her family. After pursuing various degrees, Lauren concluded that “they just didn’t

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resonate.” For the first time, she considered creating a livelihood from her life’s passion—cultivating flowerbeds. Flower Child Heirlooms was born. Originally an heirloom plants nursery, the concept developed into a community of people who aspire to become seasoned gardeners. Flower Child Heirlooms has created and maintained five Petal Plots, or urban gardens, that are integrated in the Charlotte metropolitan area. At these sites, Lauren provides workshops for novice gardeners. Rather than approach gardening as a formula to be cracked, Lauren’s didactic style nurtures her guests’ “child-like curiosity” and seeks to strengthen their gardening intuition. Lauren helps new gardeners understand the unpredictable beauty of the environment and empowers them to take challenges in stride. Topics range from Seed Starting Basics to Growing your Own Petal Plot and Harvesting and Designing with Local Flowers.



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Flower Child Heirlooms also offers Petal Passes; you can pick your own flowers and create unique arrangements from the native species that Lauren has a strong admiration for, including perennials like bee balm and swamp sunflowers. Flower Child Heirlooms also provides a Floral CSA (Community Supported Agriculture), which is the opportunity to purchase their artfully designed bouquets. Along with aesthetics and texture, Lauren’s understanding of the “role each variety plays,” in the garden informs the way in which she constructs her arrangements. Her bouquets frequently showcase cover crops such as crimson clover that prove beauty and functionality can coexist. What differentiates Flower Child Heirlooms’ homegrown creations from store-bought arrangements is the way in which they physically manifest the attentive care and dedication that these local gardens foster. There is something special about a bouquet that comes from the very same ground that’s beneath your feet. Lauren looks forward to expanding Flower Child Heirloom’s infrastructure and capacity to provide locally grown flowers. Alongside her husband Nathan who frequently assists her in the garden, Lauren’s daily life involves the rituals of hauling compost and sowing seeds. As gritty as her work can be, she finds every aspect to be gratifying. Inspired by Lisa Mason Zieglar’s book Vegetables Love Flowers, Lauren believes that elements of gardening such as the “strength of diversity,” have metaphorical significance in our lives. It is this philosophical backbone that gives Flower Child Heirlooms’ its magic. Support local agriculture for yourself by visiting the online shop. info flowerchildheirlooms.com @flowerchildheirlooms

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ELEVATING CARE Maegan Griffin’s beloved brand, Skin Pharm, finds a home in Charlotte. words SUNNY HUBLER /

Born in Nashville, TN, Skin Pharm is a stylish, modern beauty brand that nurse practitioner Maegan Griffin founded back in 2017. Quickly, her NPs and PAs’ expert one-on-one care in office and the at-home skin care line Skin Pharm offers led to a burgeoning business with a local celebrity following. From there, opening new clinics outside of Tennessee was a no-brainer. In mid2022, Skin Pharm opened on Park Road in the mid-century modern Foundry building, Prior to starting Skin Pharm, Maegan worked in plastic surgery leading the practice’s injectables clinic. The experience exposed her to both reconstructive surgery and medical dermatology; together, she gained a unique lens into two popular industries. During the same timespan, Maegan frequently traveled to

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train other medical practices on the use of noninvasive skin rejuvenation devices. “It was during this time,” she shares, “that I noticed no one was doing it the way I felt — and the way my clients felt — it should be done. [There was] a general lack of specialization in a field that requires meticulous skill, lots of practice and genuine passion. I became determined to offer clients a better experience and started Skin Pharm shortly after.” At Skin Pharm in Charlotte, you’ll find an upscale, welcoming space with custom woodwork, custom artwork, and a curated playlist. Ultimately, it’s Maegan’s aim to offer a meaningful space that can go beyond just your skin health needs. Here, she tells us more about the Charlotte clinic and what first-time visitors should know.



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“There’s something so special about this city—from the day we announced our opening, we’ve felt warmly welcomed and supported by the community.” Maegan, what made you decide to bring Skin Pharm to Charlotte, and how did you select the location? We love Charlotte! There’s something so special about this city— from the day we announced our opening, we’ve felt warmly welcomed and supported by the community. With Charlotte, we saw a high volume of product orders, which told us this city was identifying with Skin Pharm. This gave us the confidence (and lots of excitement!) to open here. Park Road has proven to be a convenient location, and we couldn’t be more thrilled with the space we’ve created and the team we’ve built to treat this community.

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It has been two years since Chef Sam Hart opened the doors of Counter-, a restaurant that provides a full sensory dining experience, and his ideas are as fresh today as they were in 2020. His reservation-only restaurant offers tencourse meals inspired by ever-changing themes. Each course is paired not only with a wine, but also a musical selection. “My first career was in advertising, and I was cooking for some clients and friends when Kanye’s ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy’ album started playing,” explains Hart. “I thought, ‘It would be so unique for a restaurant to pair music instead of just wine with food.’ I couldn’t get the idea out of my head, and I quit my job the next day.”

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Counter- thrives on the magic of storytelling, which billows between plates and powers each dining experience. Flavors, temperatures, textures, colors, and melodies weave the tapestry of an intricate tale with a defined arc—beginning, middle, and end—appealing to multiple senses. It’s a purposeful movement with each element painstakingly layered. If storytelling is Counter-’s oxygen, novelty is its lifeblood. Hart describes one of the restaurant’s guiding principles as “irreverent refinement.” He and his culinary team pursue culinary excellence with every dining experience, but shudder at the prospect of becoming a “stuffy, mausoleum fine dining restaurant.” In service of that mission, Counter- is in the business of perpetual evolution.


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“With each visit, the artwork will completely flip, along with the music, menu, and story. The constant is that nothing remains as we progress.” Photo by Jamey Price

“With each visit, the artwork will completely flip, along with the music, menu, and story,” says Hart. “The constant is that nothing remains as we progress.” Every experience tells a new story, giving guests an incentive to return over and over, as if to a new restaurant each time with the caveat of already knowing the high quality to expect. For Hart, success has come with a learning curve over the past two years. Although the principles of Counter- and its core concept have remained the same, there has been a personal evolution for Hart. “I’ve learned that you have to trust the people around you, after finding the best people for each position,” concedes Hart. “You can’t do everything yourself, and sometimes you’re not going to be the best person for the job.” Hart has had extraordinary luck finding the best person for

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the job—William Brinkley III as his Business Partner, Alex Wnorowski as Chef de Cuisine, Bill Cox as Wine Director, and Michael Myers as Sommelier. “At the end of the day, this team is still the only restaurant in the world to do what they do, and they knock it out of the park.” Ever the dreamer, Hart has plans for the future of Counter-. Soon, he hopes to boast the best wine list in Charlotte. He is collaborating with sister wine bar Biblio to access over 2,500 bottles that can be paired with Counter- dishes. Wherever Counter- heads next, you can be sure it will be to the beat of Hart’s own drum and in the service of sensory excellence. info counterclt.com / @counterclt



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IN A WHOLE NEW LIGHT YUNTA seamlessly blends bold Peruvian food and Japanese influences to bring traditional Nikkei cuisine to Charlotte. words LIZA CARRASQUILLO photos JAMEY PRICE

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The owners of YUNTA are no strangers to creating a compelling dining experience—their last restaurant venture with Viva Chicken is clear proof of that. The restaurant’s bold flavors and casual atmosphere made it wildly successful far beyond the city of Charlotte. So, when the group set their sights on creating YUNTA, they already knew what they needed in their recipe for success—and it’s all apparent right when guests walk through the door. First, they’ll take in a beautiful upscale restaurant with clear Peruvian and Japanese influences throughout the dining space. Before being seated, they’ll be hit with the amazing smell of fresh food and spices that all pack a punch. Traditional Peruvian music will add an air of excitement to the experience, while the exceptionally trained waitstaff will guide each guest through food and drink menus unlike any other in Charlotte.


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"A lot of our dishes are Peruvian, but what makes them unique is the Japanese influence on them." That’s the vision that Bruno Macchiavello, Alvaro Carrillo, and Randy and Cynthia Garcia had of YUNTA, and that’s exactly what they’ve brought to life. YUNTA, a restaurant built upon the Quechuan word for “friend,” was created to spread happiness, generosity, and gratitude, all while showing guests what happens when cultures intertwine in the kitchen. “A lot of our dishes are Peruvian, but what makes them unique is the Japanese influence on them,” notes co-owner Randy Garcia. “It’s such a unique cuisine that requires high skill and

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knowledge. So many dishes have so many different sauces that we have to have someone in our kitchen whose only job is sauce making.” Going from creating a casual dining environment in Viva Chicken to an upscale one in YUNTA sounds like it’d be a daunting task, but not to Garcia and the others. According to Garcia, they built YUNTA with the same foundation and values as Viva Chicken: “Passion for food, obsession for five-star service, and a love for people.”



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YUNTA takes that love and the experiences from Viva Chicken and expands upon them in a way that encompasses a much broader look at Peruvian cuisine. “Viva Chicken specializes in chicken,” says Garcia. “With YUNTA, we wanted to bring another style of Peruvian food to Charlotte. Nikkei cuisine has been around Peru for hundreds of years, and we felt it was time for us to get back into the full-service restaurant space while showcasing this incredible type of cuisine.” Perfecting the menu for their Nikkei showcase took nearly a year of trial and error, with constant tweaking until each owner unanimously approved of it. At the end, they narrowed things down to 50 menu items—35 on the current menu and 15 for their seasonal specials. From their current menu, guests can eat their way through Peru and Japan with a variety of ceviche dishes, tiraditos, nigiri, and more. Guests can pair their entrées with a glass of sake from the restaurant’s curated list or even try a specialty pisco cocktail. YUNTA is open for both walk-ins and reservations—just don’t forget to bring a few friends. info yuntanikkei.com / @yuntanikkei

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PA R A'S

LOBSTER TOAST words JOE SCHUBERTH photo JAMEY PRICE

PARA is quickly becoming one of Charlotte's premier fine dining restaurants. Founded by a star-studded cast of restaurant veterans, PARA brings an unmatched level of sophistication to both its atmosphere and its dishes. A quintessential introduction to PARA’s offerings is its lobster toast. Generous portions of tender lobster rest atop a golden-crusted milk bread topped with chive aioli, paperthin radishes, and (bonus!) caviar. With a plating and palette that are equally elegant, PARA’s lobster toast is just a sampling of the decadence on menu at the South End hotspot. — info — paraclt.com / @paraclt

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HOUSEMADE BURRATA words SUNNY HUBLER / photo JAMEY PRICE

Ever Andalo opened this year to great anticipation. From the same owners of the former eatery, Jamie Brown and Jeff Tonidandel, Ever Andalo became a way to pay homage to the couple’s travels through Northern Italy and to Jeff’s own family ties there. The menu is bursting with homemade bread and pastries, a curated wine list, creative cocktails, and homemade pastas. The burrata starter is an

embodiment of all this restaurant gets right: It comes out beautifully plated, full of fresh flavors, and with an inventive flare. The focaccia bread is crusty and naturally leavened, served alongside housemade, fresh, creamy burrata cheese. It's plated with a tangy, sweet orange marmalade, sprinkled with orange salt, and finished off with a little brightness from microgreens. If this isn’t the way to kick off a meal, we don’t know what is.

— info — everandalo.com / @ever_andalo

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LINGONBERRY MULE words SUNNY HUBLER photo JAMEY PRICE

German beermaker Gilde opened its first brewery outside of Germany in Charlotte’s Lower South End in February ‘22. Gilde’s 9,500 square foot brewery and restaurant features authentic German architectural details and superior quality beer made according to the high standards of the German Purity Law. In addition to six signature brews, you’ll find freshmade eats and a solid cocktail menu. In the summertime, we like the Lingonberry Mule. Made with vodka, ginger beer, fresh mint, and lingonberries (a red berry similar in flavor to a cranberry), the cocktail is topped off with a twist of lime juice.

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EL PU RO 'S

PASSIONISTA words SUNNY HUBLER photo JAMEY PRICE

South Boulevard recently became home to Charlotte’s newest Cuban restaurant. It’s an ode to pre-revolutionary Havana, with an oldglamour vibe inside, live music every night, and lots of classic cuisine with modern twists, from ropa vieja to sweet plantains, and Cuban black beans and rice. As good as the food is, the cocktail program is standout on its own. The Passionista is a show-stopper: Made with tequila, rich coconut cream, fresh, tangy passion fruit, and a squeeze of lime juice, this is a cocktail with a perfect yin-yang of flavor. — info — elpurocubanrestaurant.com @elpurocubanrestaurant

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PUTTING THE PIECES TOGETHER A conversation with talented Charlotte interior designer Natalie Papier. words JOHN MUGABE photos MEGAN EASTERDAY OF @EASTERDAYCREATIVE portraits JAMEY PRICE

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Charlotte local Natalie Papier is an artist at heart. Her interior design company, Home Ec., is an extension of her passion in the form of vivid aesthetics that successfully reflect the characters and nuances of the individual. She formed her business in 2016 after spending years experimenting with her own home and after a successful start in curating local vintage pop-ups shops. “Buying and selling unique vintage pieces in a curated shoppable form helped get my business started and would help to define my style,” Natalie explains. “When a friend of a friend hired me to help her with her living room and dining room redesign, word of mouth spread quickly. Here, Natalie tells us more about her style, love of design, and what a day in the life looks like.

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What got you into interior design? I have had a lifelong background and love for art. This passion, combined with growing up in a small town and watching my dad renovate our Victorian home by hand, inspired me in later years to use interior design as my own 3D art canvas. There is something magical about working within the bones of the home; paying respect to the original architecture but then infusing it with art, vintage, color and furnishings that are both functional and reflective of the people living in it. How would you describe your style? With my lifelong love of art and color, I have a strong belief that homes should be a reflection of the people who live in them: full of life, character and warmth. As an artist, I am a firm believer in supporting original art. Much of my interior


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HOME & DESIGN design centers around traditional elements redesigned with whimsy and artful layers. Describe your role day-to-day. I tend to wear many, many hats in my business! Since I keep my design firm small, I have to balance the creative work, like building moodboards and experimenting with color palettes, with accounting, client communication, website management and the all consuming beast that is social media. One day, I might be in my pajamas most of the day getting all my paperwork in order and meeting with clients the next. What is the process like for a client working with you? What should a new client expect? I truly want the client to feel like part of the design process. Design should be fun, not taken “oh so seriously.” With that said, we start out by talking about the budget which heavily influences what we are going to be capable of achieving. From there, I like to pinpoint a “high/low.” What is worth spending a little more on, like splurging for a gorgeous new piece of art and then balancing that out with affordable accent pieces to keep

— “Design should be fun, not taken ‘oh so seriously.’” — the budget intact. After that is determined, we can get into the fun stuff with a style questionnaire, researching options and building moodboards and layouts accordingly. What or who do you look to for inspiration when doing a design job? I always start with the client, their interests, their backgrounds. I always ask about the pieces that they love in their home and use that as a jumping off point. Art is always a good jumping off point for my design work. I tend to draw inspiration from the color palette of the art itself and use that as an opportunity to let the art really shine in the design. Natalie Papier’s passion for art has been with her since she was a child. Home Ec. exists because she decided to share her passion with others, to make Charlotte homes more beautiful, one job at a time. Her story is both an inspiration and a quality addition to the Charlotte community. info homeecop.com @home_ec_op

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LUSH LIVING words SUNNY HUBLER / photo EMILY FOLLOWILL / stylist ELEANOR ROPER

This whole home project, completed last year by Layton Campbell of JLayton Interiors, perfectly harmonizes the verdant, natural environment with the architecture and client’s goals. This is perhaps nowhere better evidenced than in this remarkable outdoor living area. Layton’s signature is his ability to work within a broad variety of design styles, and this is a memorable display of that talent.

With architecture from Pursley Dixon, hardline design by Louise Leeke, and a build by Kingswood, the lush landscape can be viewed from all angles. Layton tied it all together by creating an inviting space for both lounging and entertaining. The teak lounge seating and bar cart is Gloster, the custom concrete cocktail table and planter is Stone Yard Inc. and the light fixture is Palecek.

— info — jlaytoninteriors.com / @jlaytoninteriors

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VISUAL INTRIGUE words SUNNY HUBLER / photo L AURA SUMRAK

House of Nomad was founded by two designers, Berkeley Minkhorst and Kelley Lentini, who share a passion for travel and an eye for finding creativity in the most unlikely places. This South Charlotte home belongs to a young family of four with two small children, and the family sought HON’s help in adding more lounging options outside of the normal living area. To achieve this, the team created a sophisticated lounge area on their first floor for entertaining with additional space for the family to hang out or relax before bed. Kelley and Berkeley also added in a custom bar element so

the adults could enjoy a drink with friends or each other. The home itself has a transitional element, so the team brought in a modern edge with the use of bold pattern and color, various curved shapes throughout the home, and the use of richer paints. The overall result is visually interesting, but also warm and inviting. The arched floor lamp and the travertine nesting tables are vintage. The wallpaper is HON’s own, 'Checked Out,' the custom cabinets are Tenon & Tailored, and the light fixtures are available at House of Nomad Shop.

— info — houseofnomaddesign.com / @houseofnomaddesign

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A ROOM FOR FAMILY words SUNNY HUBLER / photo L AURA SUMRAK

Marisa Wilson, owner and principal designer of the newly minted Marisa Wilson Interior Design, curates vintage-inspired, livable, and approachable spaces. When her client in Dilworth reached out about his historic bungalow, he had a singular goal according to Marisa—to make the home more functional and comfortable for him and his young son. The two share a love for the outdoors, so Marisa pulled that in

throughout, including in the rustic dining area. Marisa used Hygge & West “Piedmont” Wallpaper (inspired by the Southeast) with a pattern of woodland creatures like foxes, rabbits, and quail. The room also features a beloved family heirloom dining table and a beautiful chandelier, while the window treatments and rug tie it all together with natural, earthy textures.

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MOU N TA I N MODE R N Escape to Lake Toxaway with this Lucy and Company design. words SUNNY HUBLER photos MEKENZIE LOLI

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At right around three hours from Charlotte, Lake Toxaway is a 640 acre oasis in a naturally preserved mountain setting. This beautiful backdrop was the stage for a fullhome overhaul by Beth Conant-Keim, the owner of interior design firm Lucy and Company. The goal between designer and client was to create a vacation getaway that would provide a far more open floor plan with large, oversized windows to take advantage of the nature awaiting outside. The home clocks in at 4,500 square feet with four bedrooms, a bunk room, five bathrooms, two large living spaces and a pool room. This property, located on the top of the mountain overlooking the valley and Lake Toxaway, already had a stunning view, so it was the design team’s primary goal to showcase that: They pushed out the upstairs porch to allow for an all-around view and to more seamlessly integrate the indoors and outdoors. The former doors and windows were all replaced in the main living space with much larger ones.

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The resulting look after months of work is a classic yet updated, modern take on mountain chic. Beth maintained a good mix of old and new, dark and light and kept the home both relaxed and comfortable. She also achieved a brighter, cleaner aesthetic in part by the main paint color throughout, Sherwin-Williams Alabaster White. “It was such a joy working with this client,” Beth shared. “They really trusted my style choices and let me run with the vision. I was so happy to help create a little bit of heaven for this amazing family.” Another design decision was to relocate the interior stairwell, which once blocked the lake view. Now, the home boasts a side “spiral” stairwell custom made by Charlotte-based wood/metal fabricator 2dash1. The original rock fireplace reaching to the vaulted ceiling was preserved, and the vaulted ceiling, which was once all wood, was repainted white. The beams were re-stained to a darker


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walnut color to move away from the red stain previously in the house. The kitchen was pushed out for more space and for another room that could incorporate larger windows, as well. The new modern mountain design pays homage to its old self while layering in lighter colors and plenty of textures and unique pieces. Outside, Beth knew she wanted to change the outdoor color to a dark one, and used the rich tone of Benjamin Moore Iron Mountain to blend in with the surroundings. The new back porch ceiling was stained a deep, dark brown, as well. The spiral stairs and banisters are 2dash1. Jacob Wolfe, also of Charlotte, did all the new cabinets, while Ferguson supplied all the appliances. Detroit Wallpaper and Phillip Jeffries sourced the wallpaper. Ashley Mullis installed the wallpaper. The new furniture was mainly acquired through Sherrill Furniture—Beth shares that the homeowner works for the company. The design team mixed in several locally “found” pieces from Nave in Charlotte and Texture and Schwung in High Point. The art was sourced through artists Ron Royals and Gina Cochran. info lucyandcompany.com @lucyandcompany

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COMMUNION IN COMFORT The ultimate golf retreat at The Old Church in the Heart of Pinehurst Village. words ELEANOR MERRELL /

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In the heart of Pinehurst, this church (originally constructed in 1919) has been converted into one of North Carolina’s most unique Airbnbs. Featuring a long, open floor plan, lancet windows, and vaulted ceiling, the Old Church Airbnb experience feels true to its name. Inside, guests will find ample space to stretch out—5,300 square feet, to be precise. The Airbnb boasts five bedrooms— three rooms with a queen bed, one bedroom with two single beds, and one lofted bedroom with two queen beds and two single beds that’s perfect for a cadre of kids. These rooms, combined with 3.5 baths, enable this Airbnb to accommodate 14 sleepers comfortably.

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The rest of the residence is primed for entertaining. The living area has two over-large sectional sofas oriented toward a 120inch projector screen. Next to the screen, a billiards table rests next to “The Confessional Bar,” where guests are invited to “wash away the missed putts and sinful shanks of the day.” Outside, guests can shoot hoops on an outdoor court and then barbecue on the outdoor grill. The home includes a spacious kitchen with state-of-the-art appliances and enough prep areas to dish out a meal feeding as many people as the house can sleep—and then some! After toiling in the kitchen, pull up a chair at the custom-built dining table to enjoy your meal.


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Old Church is the perfect place for groups to gather for a family reunion or—because it’s located in the golf capital of the world—a weekend golf retreat. The Airbnb is located directly behind the Carolina Hotel, which is part of the Pinehurst Resort. The Pinehurst Resort is home to one of the most famed golf courses in the world: Pinehurst No. 2, which has hosted more single golf championships than any other course in America, as well as multiple U.S. Open competitions. Take advantage of the Carolina Hotel’s transportation services to putt where the pros putt, and then head back to the resort for some well-earned rest and relaxation. The rental is also located within walking distance of Pinehurst Village. Take a carriage ride through this National Historic Landmark, then stroll along the quaint village’s sidewalks, ducking into specialty shops and small businesses. No matter what brings you to the Pinehurst area, you’ll find plenty to make for a memorable retreat from the Queen City, and the Old Church is the perfect homebase for your stay. info oldchurchpinehurst.com @oldchurchpinehurst

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THE HIVE

The perfect place to stay to experience North Carolina’s coastal treasure: Wilmington. words SCOT T Y BRYAN

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Wilmington is a North Carolina gem. As a port city with coastal charm, the cultural richness of the area is unmatched. Unsure where to stay? We have you covered. The Hive Hotel is a boutique hotel that will enhance your experience and bring you closer than ever to the soul of Wilmington. The concept of The Hive Hotel diverges from the austere, replicated qualities of many standard hotels. Each room in The Hive has a unique feel thanks to the curation of Robin Hertzog, a Wilmington-based interior designer. The hotel provides an elevated Airbnb-like atmosphere with top notch amenities. Elements such as a full-size kitchen and pet friendly policy are catered to the traveler who likes to feel at home. The hotel offers 15 different stylish, well-appointed suites, all of which include luxury king mattresses and spa-like bathrooms with oversized walk-in showers. Guests can also enjoy a dedicated fitness room.

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Wilmington is a wonderfully walkable city, and staying at The Hive allows you direct access to downtown. Meander along the Cape Fear River and look for the Battleship North Carolina–a striking WWII relic that is permanently docked in Wilmington. We also recommend shopping at a variety of eclectic stores such as Old Wilmington City Market which features local artisans and showcases the city’s history. The Woodcrafters Gallery is a highlight of the market, displaying expert craftsmanship and unique pieces. For the food lover, Wilmington boasts a well rounded dining scene with a prime seafood slant. The George on the Riverwalk features classic southern food that compliments the traditional aspects of the city’s atmosphere. Enjoying their crab dip while watching boats sail by is nothing short of a spiritual experience. Like The George, Pinpoint Restaurant brings basic flavors to the next level. Leaning into seafood staples while



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exploring bold culinary avenues with a dynamic menu that changes every night, Pinpoint is a crown jewel of Wilmington’s food scene. In Wilmington, it is impossible to overlook the architecture. Stunning historic houses line the streets. Landmark establishments such as the neoclassical style Bellamy Mansion, which holds a museum that features history and design arts, provide insight into the cultural depth of the city. For a glimpse into the (allegedly) haunted side of Wilmington, embark on the award winning ghost walk through homes and cemeteries– warning: it is not for the faint of heart. Wilmington’s entertainment scene is vibrant. Catch a live music event with a waterfront view at Riverside Park, a location for festivals that happen throughout the year. Once night falls, Wilmington’s bar scene lights up. The Blind Elephant harkens back to 1920 speakeasies with a nod to underground prohibition bars. Try their mules on tap or special “elixirs” with refreshing blends like gin and lime juice. With close proximity to the beach and easy going city life, The Hive Hotel is the heartbeat of the North Carolina coast. info thehivewilmington.com @thehiveilm


For Sale $2,450,000 | FOXCROFT 2043 SHARON LANE, CHARLOTTE, NC 28211 4BR | 3.2 BA | 4,782 SQ.FT.

Stunning, private, all-brick custom home in Foxcroft. This hidden gem was built in 2017 and is nestled amongst the trees off a long drive. A gorgeous study with built-ins and a formal dining room flank the entryway. The custom gourmet kitchen with a large marble island and Thermador appliances opens to the breakfast area and family room. Vaulted keeping room with fireplace overlooks a fantastic, covered porch with a built-in grilling station and adjacent fire pit. A serene primary suite on the main boasts a luxurious bath with dual walk-in closets. The upper level has three large bedrooms with direct access to beautiful baths, a large bonus room, and an area plumbed for 2nd laundry. This very private retreat is minutes from Southpark and Uptown.

If you are considering a move in the Carolinas, please let me know. It would be my honor to represent you!

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LIFE ON THE ISLAND

A getaway at one of our favorite beaches near Charleston. words ELEANOR MERRELL

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Twelve miles from Charleston, a slender South Carolina barrier island extends along the Atlantic Ocean. Visitors flock to this little slice of coastal heaven every summer for a host of reasons, though it is perhaps best known to travelers to the Wild Dunes Resort, a sweeping expanse of accommodations, dining, and one of the best golf courses in South Carolina. With 36 holes designed by golf course legend Tom Fazio and two courses open to the public, Wild Dunes Resort attracts a hoard of hobby and experienced golf players to its greens year after year. How would you like to fill your sun-soaked, salt-encrusted days on this Lowcountry island? With an ocean on one coast and intracoastal waterway on the other, you get to have your pick of speed, as well as your pick of views, activities, and ecosystems. Kayak or paddle board in the waterway or through the marsh and get up close and personal with the incredible creatures of the tidal pools. Alternatively, visit the Isle of Palms marina to charter a fishing expedition or an ocean-worthy boat for the day. If you’re traveling with kids (or if you harbor a curious inner scientist) consider hopping aboard a Barrier Island Eco Tour. Keep your eyes peeled for dolphins and sea turtles as you wend your way from the marina to the Capers Island Heritage Preserve, while your naturalist guide describes passing ecosystems.

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If you’re returning to Wild Dunes after a day spent outside, there’s an option to shack up in one of the resort’s villa rentals, private home rentals, or hotel rooms. Dining opportunities abound at the resort, from casual to upscale, seafood to landlubber delights, there’s something on property for everyone. Other restful accommodation options on Isle of Palms include the Seaside Inn, a casual, come-as-you-are place to rest your head in comfort, with direct beach access to please the sandy-minded. Down the beach, The Palms Oceanfront Hotel offers over 60 rooms, modern style, and amenities appropriate for a summer getaway (such as a pool/sunning deck). If home rentals are more your style or if you’re traveling with a larger group, spend some time looking at the homes available through Exclusive Properties. These luxury houses can have 4 to 12 rooms, are often oceanfront or ocean view homes, and are known for their upscale perks like private pools, putting greens, and elevators. Dunes Properties also manages many rental homes on the island, each with their own style. The coastal frolicking is bound to work up your appetite. Fortunately, Isle of Palms has much to provide in the way of nourishment. Swing through Hudson’s Market to pick up supplies for a beach picnic, such as ready-made wraps or cheese and fresh fruit. For a tableside meal, visit Crave Kitchen and Cocktails, which supports local growers, uses seasonal and sustainable ingredients, and serves Southern/ American classics in an upscale casual environment. If you’re craving Lowcountry fare on your Lowcountry vacation, head to Coastal Provisions and claim a place on the outdoor terrace. Before your Isle of Palms weekend draws to an end, carve out time for an evening jaunt over to The Windjammer. Live music at this iconic beachside music venue is a must. Dance the night away with sand between your toes and be entirely present at the edge of the Atlantic, before the city calls you back home.


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It has been another banner year for Charlotte restaurants. Established eateries came back swinging after a few unpredictable COVID years, while new restaurants turned up the heat in the Queen City. It seems there are more choices than ever before as Charlotte restaurant growth paces alongside the growth of the city. We’ve rounded up some of the calendar year’s best additions to the Charlotte palate below, plus what’s soon to come. Babe & Butcher Once an Instagram side hustle, partners Lindsay Anvik and Robert Henricks quickly realized the demand for their artistic charcuterie boards deserved a brickand-mortar. The couple decided to open a build-your-own-charcuterie board shop with a variety of boards ranging from dessert to vegetable and classic cheese boards. Stop by Babe & Butcher in Camp North End and customize a charcuterie board for yourself or your next event. babeandbutcher.com

Bar à Vins Bar à Vins brings a new approach to wine bars in Charlotte. Founded by two longtime friends and sommeliers, Bar à Vins is NoDa’s newest wine bar that offers a unique experience for wine lovers. Instead of a regular wine bar, they're a retail shop and if you choose to drink your wine there, it’s just $10. With a laid back atmosphere, snack menu and affordable wine list, you’ll feel like you’re having a laid-back wine night in your living room. baravinsclt.com Botiwalla Five time James Beard-nominated chef Meherwan Irani has brought a slice of Indian nightlife to Optimist Hall. Botiwalla is a brick and mortar representation of Indian street food that comes alive in the night when locals bring out grills and cook for commuters in a lively party scene. The goal isn't just to serve you a stellar kabab, but to share the love of Irani cafes and Indian culture with Charlotte. botiwalla.com

Bird Pizzeria Located at Optimist Park, you've got to try this East Coast-style, pie-first menu for yourself. Leave the nest and discover pizza at its best at Bird Pizzeria, Charlotte’s burgeoning new hotspot on the edge of Uptown. birdpizzeria.com Burial Beer Co.’s House of Relics Burial Beer Co. already has a loyal following in and around the Asheville area, beating out a slew of other competitors for a spot on Asheville’s best-of-breweries list. Now, it’s moving into Charlotte, with an expected open date later this year. Expect a beer garden, rooftop lounge, and sandwiches/finger foods. burialbeer.com Calle Sol Frank Scibelli has introduced yet another eclectic eatery to the Queen City. Calle Sol is a vibrant Latin café and cevicheria in the heart of Plaza Midwood serving classic dishes from Cuba, Peru,

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and Miami. Expect a neighborhood café vibe, lunch service to-go window, and lively music. callesolcafe.com Capicua The owners of Capicua wanted to bring Latin culture and cuisine with a twist to the Mooresville and Lake Norman area. With an innovative food and drink menu, unlike any in the area, to the upbeat atmosphere, you are almost guaranteed to be on the dance floor by the end of the night. capicualatincuisine.com Condado Condado, in South End on Tryon St., offers indoor and outdoor seating, and a large menu with dine in, to go, delivery and catering services. They’re wellknown for their selection of margaritas, DIY tacos, and their handmade refried bean dip. condadotacos.com Dilworth Tasting Room SouthPark Dilworth Tasting Room (DTR) has been a favorite in Charlotte for years. Their

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relaxing atmosphere and wide selection of wines has made them an excellent choice for both advanced connoisseurs and those just interested in tasting something new. For owner and sommelier Jaffer Kovic, expanding into SouthPark felt like a natural next step for DTR, now housed in a new, modern, elevated space, with all the same accoutrement diners and drinkers have grown to love. dilworthtr.com/southpark Early Girl Eatery Earlier this year, Early Girl Eatery bloomed beyond Asheville into the Queen City, opening a sun washed breakfast joint in South End. The new location has a dish for every time of day, from biscuit french toast and breakfast bowls to chicken sandwiches and po’ boys. earlygirleatery.com El Puro El Puro is a midcentury Cuban time capsule on South Boulevard. Referencing 1950s Havana, the restaurant offers a sense of glamor along with authentic Cuban cuisine. The opulence of the interior

design plays off the rich flavor of dishes such as empanadas and queso frito. elpurocubanrestaurant.com Ever Andalo Fresh pasta is always worth making a trip, and Ever Andalo takes that one step further by serving everything up fresh. Embracing the Italian tradition of natural, local ingredients, Ever Andalo, located in NoDa, partners with over 200 regional farmers to reimagine refined Italian cuisine. Peruse the all-Italian wine list or pair a signature cocktail with your favorite pasta. everandalo.com Gilde Brewery Gilde Brewery is bringing 475 years of German brewing heritage to South End. Gilde’s first brewery outside of Germany offers Charlotte an authentic bierhaus atmosphere, complete with a robust menu of German cuisine and beer. Make sure to request the traditional Hanoverian Luttje Lage—a beer plus a shot. gilde1546.com


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Golden Owl Tavern With so many Southern cuisine restaurants in the Charlotte area, the Golden Owl Tavern stands out by using locally sourced produce and vast menus for all meals. Whether you visit for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or brunch, you’re sure to find a Southern-inspired meal that will hit the spot, complete with a cocktail or a locally brewed beer. Be sure to catch a game or stop by on your lunch hour. goldenowltavern.com Heirloom This family-owned fine dining restaurant in Belmont, North Carolina does it all: Farm-to-table, locally sourced fare, craft cocktails and a delicious tasting menu, alongside extra offerings like catering, private events and private chef services. Located in the heart of downtown, historic Belmont, the chefs source as many ingredients as they can from right here in the Old North State. heirloomrestaurantnc.com

Honeycomb Cafe From the same owners as Heirloom, Honeycomb (also in Belmont), is a charming, laidback breakfast/brunch destination. Expect classic American breakfast, lunch and brunch options, like biscuits and gravy and buttermilk pancakes, as well as a diverse craft cocktail menu. honeycombcafenc.com HopFly Electric is the best word to describe HopFly Brewing Company, new to the Wilmore neighborhood. It's hard to miss HopFly’s yellow neon lights, reflective of this brewery’s bold style and bright, fruit-forward beer selection. Be sure to stop by and see what all the buzz is about. hopflybrewing.com Jinya Ramen What started as an authentic Japanese ramen restaurant in Los Angeles, JINYA Ramen Bar has since expanded all throughout the United States. This year, owner Jahzmin French opened a location

in Uptown Charlotte. Try it for yourself to experience a wide variety of ramen, poke bowls, and vegan-friendly options. jinyaramenbar.com La Capital MX The Steelyard at South End has introduced another eatery to its collection with La Capital MX, an upscale Mexican restaurant with a lively interior (seriously, check out the living ceiling of bright green plants) and an ample cocktail bar. lacapitalmxclt.com Link & Pin Arboretum The third Link & Pink location in South Charlotte is a sweeping, 8,000 square foot restaurant replete with a stylish lounge. Link & Pin comes from Rob Duckworth, owner of The Cellar at Duckworth’s. Expect the same quality of food and drink from Duckworth’s new restaurant as they expected from The Cellar, but with a few new twists, small plates, and an elegant but approachable atmosphere. linkandpin.com

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Mariposa Spanish for butterfly, this transformational culinary experience was once known as Halcyon before its rebirth as Mariposa. The menu is carefully curated based on owner Jill Marcus’s personal travels. Sip on lush cocktails, multicultural dishes, and let your tastebuds travel the world without leaving your seat. mariposaclt.com Mattie’s Diner Shining from the Plaza Shamrock side of The Plaza, Mattie’s Diner rebuilt its old 1940s style, glittering diner shell and also updated its menu. Expect the old Mattie’s classics, as well as house coffee roasted by local Summit Coffee Co., flavors from a small, on-site herb garden, and a slew of vegan and vegetarian additions to the menu. mattiesdiner.com Midnight Mulligan The expanding Wesley Heights area introduced a new neighbor around the corner from Summit Seltzer. Midnight Mulligan, which brews beers and offers small plates, salads, flatbreads, and handhelds, joins other newcomers including Lucky Dog, Noble Smoke, and Bossy Beulah’s. midnightmulligan.com

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Milkbread Milkbread is a breath of fresh air in Lake Norman. Dining here is a casual, yet elevated experience. The restaurant has a laid-back, community feel and bright modern aesthetic. The tasty food is hard to beat. The menu offers a wide variety of items from nutritious and creative bowls to several different styles of absolutely wonderful chicken sandwiches (the hot dip is our favorite). For breakfast, or dessert, you have to try their signature milk bread donuts. All the flavors are amazing. milkbread.com Mizu Mizu is a dynamic new restaurant in SouthPark taking the tradition of Robata, or Japanese style grilling, to a modern level. Seafood is their specialty, complemented by a selection of innovative cocktails. The zen atmosphere and rooftop dining make Mizu a perfect destination for your next event. mizu.restaurant Night Swim This collaboration between Not Just Coffee and Undercurrent Coffee is officially open in Charlotte’s Lower South End with three additional locations. The cafe and roastery serves Night Swim roasts in a

cozy, coffee shop setting. They also serve bites like breakfast sammies and toasts. nightswimcoffee.com Noble Smoke Optimist Hall Now you can get the barbecue you love from the Freedom Dr. staple at a new location inside Optimist Hall. Enjoy some of the best brisket, pork, ribs, turkey, and sides in the Carolinas. We recommend finishing your meal with the amazing banana pudding or a delicious handpie. noblesmokebarbecue.com PARA Established in January of 2022, PARA has emerged as a prime fine dining experience in South End. Since then, the restaurant has energized Charlotte’s food scene with its top tier ingredients and international inspiration. Offering a range of eclectic cocktails, PARA is the place to explore flavor and experience culinary artistry. paraclt.com Prime Fish Join Chef Robin at Ballantyne’s Prime Fish for fantastic sushi and sake pairings. Don’t know what you like? Allow yourself to partake in their current season of chef-selected Omakase offerings. primefishclt.com


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Salted Melon Brought to you by the creators of Reid’s Fine Foods, Salted Melon, a versatile onestop shopping and dining experience, is coming in hot this summer. Get ready to stock your pantry with a nutritious selection of gourmet grocery items and enjoy their fast and fresh dining options made to order at the market. saltedmelon.com Steak48 Discover a new appreciation for upscale fine dining at Steak48. Enjoy award-winning dining with their high quality steaks, perfectly paired wines, or exquisite seafood offerings on display for diners to see at the raw bar. If you’re looking to celebrate or wow your guests, this is the spot. steak48.com Summit Coffee Co. (Plaza Midwood) After opening a location in 2020 in NoDa, Summit Coffee Co. opened a new location

in Plaza Midwood in the spring of this year. Enjoy a batch of locally roasted coffee alongside a buttery croissant or light danish near the corner of Plaza and Plaza. summitcoffee.com Supperland What once was the home of a historic Plaza Midwood church now holds a speakeasy and open concept kitchen that has preserved a piece of the neighborhood's history. The menu highlights classic Southern dishes as an homage to traditional church potlucks. After finishing your wagyu pot roast or prime filet on the refurbished church pews, head on over to the bar to try the most elaborate absinthe offerings available in Charlotte. supper.land The Batch House Sate your sweet tooth with Cristina Rojas’ signature sweets. With cakes, cookies, cheesecakes, and more, The Batch

House’s offerings are a sure way to walk on the sweet side of Charlotte. thebatchmaker.com The Eagle The Eagle opened its doors in South End's Atherton Mill in 2021. Though best known for its delicious fried chicken, The Eagle also dishes out Southern comfort food staples like hushpuppies, mac ‘n cheese, succotash, and Carolina braised pork. Plus, they have over a hundred different beers available to pair with your down home plate. eaglerestaurant.com The Jimmy Experience the romantic pairing of Italian and French cuisine at The Jimmy Pastaria + Pizzeria. Regardless of which side of that border you prefer, this new Myers Park offering provides a whirlwind of flavor. thejimmyclt.com

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The Royal Tot Wash up at The Royal Tot for a boozy tropical cocktail on Louise Ave. Sip from a whimsical drinking vessel and nibble on something from the galley like ceviche, shrimp cocktails, or chicken satay. It’s the perfect place to get lost at sea in 2022. theroyaltot.com The Waterman LKN This South End neighborhood seafood hangout recently expanded up north to the lake town of Cornelius. The LKN location features a three-season patio for an indoor-outdoor feel. The menu, which includes brunch, is much the same as in South End, and you can also expect The Waterman’s signature Boat Drinks cocktail program, with playful, colorful drinks. watermanclt.com VANA Cornelius VANA opened in South End in 2020, and their new Cornelius location is projected to open in 2022 with an outdoor bar and patio. Their craft cocktails and signature rustic cuisine, which centers around a wood-fired kitchen, will offer a slightly different menu at the Lake Norman

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location. Chef and partner Michael Noll will oversee the menu, which will be announced in the coming months. It will be a culinary destination at the lake. vanarestaurant.com Vinyl Vinyl is a stylish, brand new destination for music, craft beverages and internationally inspired small plates on Tryon. The large bar also has an outside patio outside. Vinyl serves signature cocktails, draft and bottled beer and a selection of wines. vinylclt.com What the Fries Founded by finalists of “The Great Food Truck Challenge,” friends and business partners Jamie Barnes and Gregory Williams have given South Charlotte the gift of gourmet fries. Since opening the first brick-and-mortar in 2021, What the Fries has been incorporating multiple culinary styles to introduce inventive menu items, such as Crab Rangoon Fries and Veggie Hibachi Fries. While fries take center stage, you won’t want to skip out on the rotating selection of deluxe shakes either. whatthefriesclt.com

Xiao Bao If you’ve ever had Asian comfort food but not Xiao Bao’s rendition, you’re missing out. Originally located in Charleston, the restaurant opened its second location in Optimist Hall in 2021. It may not be the KFC combo you’re used to, but the Korean Fried Chicken Sandwich (“KFC Sando”) will be your new comfort go-to meal. xiaobaocharlotte.com Yunta Over 35 years of friendship and a shared passion for exceptional food and service birthed Yunta – a Peruvian Nikkei restaurant owned by family friends turned business partners, Randy Garcia and Bruno Macchiavello. Nikkei cuisine, the reflection of the Japanese influence on Peruvian cooking, is a culinary adaptation that originated in Peru over 100 years ago. This seamless integration of Japanese culinary techniques and robust Peruvian flavors showcase Yunta staples such as ceviche and acevichado maki. yuntanikkei.com — For more Charlotte restaurants: qcexclusive.com


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ardo /'bɑːdəʊ/ (in Tibetan Buddhism) is defined as the transition or state between death and rebirth. The restaurant was designed carefully with that integral concept in mind: An experience, not just a place to come and eat, where guests' transformation is bardo's goal from the moment of your entry to your exit. The chef-driven, eclectic, Progressive American Tasting menu concept in Charlotte's South End neighborhood was developed by two friends, Managing Partner Jayson Whiteside and Chef Michael Noll. In the four-plus years it has been open, the dynamic, intimate restaurant has served as a thoughtful venue for

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Charlotte’s food lovers to explore some of Charlotte's most innovative cuisine and cocktails. True to form, the team switched things up once again in October of 2020, unveiling a revamped interior and a tasting menu-only format that emphasizes Chef Noll's technique and exquisite attention to detail. The shift allows the kitchen and bar staff to put out the absolute best food and drinks while guests sit back and enjoy the experience, amplified by an open view of the kitchen. The menus (food and drink) change item by item, usually on a weekly basis so bardo regulars always have something new to try and experience.

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ANA, the second concept from the team behind bardo, opened August of 2020 in Charlotte’s South End. The restaurant offers the same level of creativity and excellence, but in a different, more approachable format. VANA is an opportunity for Whiteside and Chef Noll to have a bit more fun, by focusing on American family-style meals cooked on the fire hearth and wood fire oven. VANA’s menu changes on a weekly basis, according to what’s in season

and freshest. When you dine there, it is likely the dishes you order won’t be available ever again. At VANA, like bardo, the team doesn’t stick to a singular, specific cuisine or food region; rather, they cook the best ingredients the best way they are able. From the front of the house to the back, the whole crew has worked tirelessly to create a memorable experience and to continue to push the food scene forward.

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early four years into its voyage, The Waterman Fish Bar remains one of the city’s most trusted seafood brands. Sharing the same DNA as Uptown spot Sea Level NC, The Waterman prides itself on exclusively serving domestic product (Canadian Salmon aside), with a focus on the Carolinas. That’s not to say the menu isn’t varied though. In fact, the opposite is true. Culinary Director Charles Landry draws much inspiration from his New Orleans’ upbringing in dishes like the Seafood Gumbo, Blackened Seafood Platter, and NC Trout with Creole gravy. For those looking for something more traditional, the Salmon Entree and Maine Lobster Roll are satisfying choices. No matter the dish,

guests can rest assured, the product is responsibly-sourced. A commitment to quality at this level isn’t always easy, but it’s paid off for the team. In fact, The Waterman just launched its second location in Cornelius in April, minutes from Lake Norman. Like its South End counterpart, the LKN location beckons guests to dine in a casual atmosphere sprinkled with nautical artifacts. While staying true to brand, the team has found subtle ways to differentiate the restaurant with a new ‘Waterman’ mural, 360 indoor/ outdoor bar, and daily oyster features. Whether it’s lunch or dinner, down South or up North, The Waterman offers safe harbor from the daily hustle and bustle of life. A boat drink in hand doesn’t hurt either.

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consistently delicious food and drinks. House-made pappardelle, South Carolina peaches, as well as fresh-caught seafood, abound in our scratch kitchen, and guests will taste the culinary team’s attention to detail in every bite. Walk in the door and you’re in for a great time. Whether it’s date night, drinks on the town, a big birthday bash, a working lunch, a boozy brunch, or an I-don’t-wantto-cook-tonight night, they’ve got you covered.

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rotagonist Beer’s Lower South End location is the perfect place to bring the entire family for a fun-filled afternoon. Opened in November of 2020, Protagonist’s flagship 15-barrel brewery is host to their pizza kitchen boasting 28” pies, delicious salads, and appetizers, as well as a few other local snack options to choose from. With over 20,000 sq ft there’s plenty of room to spread out over three bars, a barrel room, mezzanine bourbon lounge, and covered outdoor patio—all three of which can also be rented out for private events with an exclusive in-house catering menu. Protagonist Beer prides itself on crisp

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and clean beer options, of which they have up to eighteen unique ones at a time, but there’s plenty of drink options for the entire family including liquor, wine, hard cider and seltzer options, along with nonalcoholic options like kombucha and soft drinks. Protagonist also sources quality ingredients as local as possible, supporting local farmers and keeping their environmental impact as small as possible. With a love for social power of beer to bring people together, Protagonist Beer’s founders wanted to create spaces for people to gather and enjoy time together that reminds us all to “Slow Down, You’re Here.”

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ucked away in the heart of South Park, Renaissance Pâtisserie is an authentic, artisanal French bakery. Locally owned by Chef Sylvain Rivet and his wife Jo-Anne, this small family-business is a true gem in the Parisian café style. Chef Rivet spent years working at the best hotels and restaurants in Europe, then he traveled the world with Club Med to places like Brazil, Japan and Morocco. He met his wife in Cancun, Mexico and eventually moved to California. In 2011, the family settled in Charlotte. In 2013 Chef Rivet opened Renaissance Pâtisserie and began selling freshly baked croissants and delectable pastries at farmer’s markets around the Charlotte region. In 2015, Renaissance Pâtisserie opened its first brick-and-mortar on South Blvd, selling solely to-go. After three years, they opened

their store in the Specialty Shops SouthPark. You walk in and immediately feel like you've entered a bakery in France. The menu features a diverse selection of croissants, pastries, espresso, sandwiches, quiches, beer and wine, and some carefully curated “Chef Selection’s”. The patio is bright and welcoming, but offers shade even on those hot summer days. Inside has plenty of natural light and is whimsically decorated in bright yellow and black — it's impossible not to smile when looking around. Chef Rivet also works with the Alliance Français to encourage those who want to know more about French culture. They have their monthly Café Rencontre meetings at the bakery, which always means lots of French conversations on the patio. Grab a glass of Champagne and join the conversation!

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