Our popular cocktail kits are back! Eight of the city’s best bartenders give you everything you need (minus the whiskey, thanks to ABC laws) to make their takes on the classic old-fashioned cocktail — this time, with a fall twist.
The latest food news, including restaurant openings and closings
Restaurant reviews written by a respected and unbiased food critic
A packed calendar of food, cocktail, and wine events
Invites and discounted tickets to UP dinners and events
Suggestions for where to eat for any occasion
Your questions answered each week
Kristen Wile, our editor and lead writer, became one of the city’s most trusted voices in food and local restaurants as the food editor of Charlotte’s city magazine before leaving to start Unpretentious Palate.
At UP, you’ll find ethical food journalism that isn’t based on free meals. We’ll be your taste testers around the city, letting you know where you can’t miss and where to skip. And we’ll ban any condescending food-writer speak. We’ll tell you the dishes we love, where to go on date night, and the best places for cocktails. You can trust us.