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February 6, 2023

North Carolina’s Indigenous foodways are alive and well

For centuries, southeastern peoples have foraged, harvested, and hunted native foods – here’s how to get a taste

February 3, 2023

Longtime specials see price increases as costs rise

Owners are weighing what to pass on to customers, and what will deter business

February 2, 2023

Q&A: Great cocktails, the best margaritas

Each week, we answer reader questions about food and drink in Charlotte

February 2, 2023

What’s going on with eggs?

Why prices are up and how local farmers are working to hold the line

February 1, 2023

Unpretentious Cooking: Braised Mojo Pork Walking Tacos

This portable dish will be a game day highlight

January 31, 2023

Pinky’s Westside Grill

An homage to the American dive that doesn’t rest on its TV fame

January 31, 2023

20-Buck Bottle: Robust rosé for full bodied food

This versatile wine can hold up to winter fare

January 30, 2023

Charlotte restaurants offering special Valentine’s menus

Reservations are going fast for the holiday

January 27, 2023

Sam Diminich’s Restaurant Constance opens today

The “non-concept” spot takes Counter-‘s former City Kitch space

January 26, 2023

Q&A: The best at Optimist Hall, Uptown lunch

Each week, we answer reader questions