A look inside Orto

A highly anticipated restaurant in Charlotte’s NODA neighborhood is now open. Orto brings northern Italian flavors to the Queen City.

  Kristen Hampton’s Bean Surprise

  Spending A Day In Uptown: Food and drink recommendations by Taste Carolina

  The Secret To The Stanley Burger

  King Cake Monkey Bread Recipe

  Kristen and Jonathan try the Valentine’s Day Kraft Macaroni & Cheese

  Mary and Jonathan make the TikTok “Baked Feta Pasta” recipe

Continued Coverage

  Yum Yum Crumbs Cake In A Cup

  Amelie’s Valentine’s Day Macarons

  Chef Jill’s Tampa Bay Style Cuban with Crispy Gulf Shrimp Recipe

  Chef Jill’s Kansas City Bierocks aka Runzas recipe

  5Church Charlotte reopens just in time for Valentine’s Day

  Super Bowl Punch From Spindle Bar

  Fin & Fino 80s inspired cocktails

A seafood restaurant in Uptown Charlotte is offering cocktails to-go and they have some new options. Their latest menu features drinks named after “80s Yearbook Superlatives”

  The right way to make a cup of tea

Sometimes there’s nothing better than a nice cup of hot tea. While it may seem intimidating if your new to tea drinking, brewing your own is actually pretty easy.

  Life Hack: Closing the cereal box

This week we have been showing you the latest and greatest food life hacks!

  Sunflour Baking Company’s Chocolate Cake Tips

You don’t want to celebrate National Chocolate Cake day with subpar cake. There are things you can do from start to finish to make your cake taste and look great.

  Life Hack: Slicing cake with floss

  Predictions for the Charlotte beer scene in 2021

  Life Hack: Easy ways to slice a mango

  Learn how to make creamy peanut butter with only 3 ingredients

  Learn how to make bread with Your Mom’s Donuts

  Pay What Can Soup Kitchen

  Subscription service to support Charlotte restaurants

Freshlist is launching a “Community Supported Restaurants” subscription service. Jesse Leadbetter is the Co-Founder and CEO of Freshlist.

  15 Restaurants Participating In The 2021 YoCo Taste Trail

Here’s a good excuse to visit some of your favorite restaurants or maybe try several for the first time. The 2021 YoCo Taste Trail has been unveiled.

  Mother And Daughter Make Dynamic Kitchen Duo

A local mom and daughter duo is trying to find a niche in the Charlotte food market with Magpies.

  Authentic Japanese Cuisine At Wu-Rons

If you’re looking for something new to try for dinner...you may want to check out Wu-Rons.

  New Name And New Look Inside The Bella Ciao

That spot recently reopened with the name “The Bella Ciao”. But that is not the only change for the restaurant.

  New Seafood-Centric Ghost Kitchen Opens in CLT

Now we’ve learned about another operating in Charlotte. SNAP Shellfish is billing itself as a “hidden seafood shack” featuring fresh shellfish with an emphasis on real, not imitation.

  Create your own delicious brunch board at home

If you’re having brunch at home, why not have some fun with it and make a brunch board? Chrissie Nelson Rotko is an author and blogger.

  Smoke & Fire Winter Cocktail Menu

The weather is a little chili but the newest cocktails at Dogwood Southern Table & Bar should warm you right up!

  “Local Loaf” Chef creates recipe for Cheerwine poptarts

Hey Cheerwine lovers, this is for you! One local chef has created a Cheerwine poptart. Chef Adam Spears is the owner and executive chef at Local Loaf over in Charlotte’s NoDa neighborhood.

  Idlewild Bar offers cocktails to-go

This year, people in North Carolina can choose a cocktail to-go to celebrate New Year’s Eve or to enjoy at any time at home.

  Chef Abdullah’s vegan croissants now available at Amelie’s French Bakery

Amelie’s French Bakery and award-winning pastry chef, Sadruddin Abdullah have teamed up to bring plant-based goodness to NoDa.

  Cheryl makes Pralines For Santa

We all have that favorite family recipe we love making over the holidays. For Cheryl, it’s Pralines.

  Chef Jill Makes A Holiday Snack

This morning, Chef Jill showed us how to make a delicious Grinch Punch. Now, she’s going to show us how to make Grinch popcorn.

  Dedrick makes his favorite holiday drink

There’s nothing better during this time of year than sitting down, snuggling up with your family, watching your favorite holiday movie, and sipping on something hot.

  Chef Jill Aker-Ray makes a delicious holiday drink

Chef Jill Aker-Ray tells us this is the perfect kid-friendly and festive drink for holiday movie watching.

  Mary’s Favorite Christmas Eve Tradition

Cookies for Santa is a tradition that a lot of families do, but have you ever made a birthday cake for Jesus?

  Kristen’s Favorite Christmas Tradition

We all have them, holiday traditions. We’ll tell you ours if you tell us yours! Kristen attempted to make one of her favorite family traditions in the QC kitchen this morning.

  Popbar Holiday Menu Items

It’s that time of year, the weather is colder and the drinks are hotter. Popbar is a frozen treats shop you can find in NoDa and Camp North End and they now offer a Hot Caramel Apple Cider.

  Get into the Christmas spirit with this easy holiday cocktail

Are you looking for a nice hot drink to enjoy with your family and friends during the holidays?

  Picking out the perfect cut of holiday meat

A great cut of meat often serves as the centerpiece for your holiday meal. So how do you go about finding that perfect roast or sirloin to serve up for your celebration?

  D9 Brewing Kicks Off 12 Beers Of Christmas

A local brewery is counting down the days to Christmas in a fun way, with the 12 Beers of Christmas. It’s a chance to try some really unique flavors.

  National Eggnog Month: Is this your holiday drink of choice?

This morning, Mary and Jonathan attempted to make this holiday drink. Jonathan had never had a taste, but today he turned into a huge fan.

  Kristen and Mary try the wine glass cake cutting trend

A new way to cut cake is circling social media. This trend involves grabbing a wine glass and scooping out a piece of cake.

  National Cookie Day: 6 tips on making the perfect 🍪

Christmas is almost here! Are you planning on making cookies for Santa? We ask a local bakery to join us on QC Morning to give us 6 tips on how to whip up the perfect 🍪.

  Warming Up With Hot Cocoa Bombs

These cold winter nights are perfect for a nice hot cup of cocoa. But why not have a little fun with it?

  Dinner with a scenic view at the Pump House

An effort to take something old and turn it into something new has been a huge success in Rock Hill. We are talking about The Pump House restaurant.

  The Cheers! Trail Passport

We’ve found one today that allows you to explore Henderson County. The Cheers! Trail passport is available now. Michael Arrowood with the Henderson County Tourism Authority joined us on QC Morning.

  Can You Handle The Heat?

One local sushi spot has teamed up with the snack maker, Frito Lays to roll up a delicious spicy creation. It’s called the Cheetos Flamin’ Hot Roll.

  Preparing Your Thanksgiving Turkey

Without the huge family gatherings this year, you might have opted for half a turkey or a turkey breast. Chef Jim Noble joined us from his kitchen to show us to cook a smaller bird.

  Cocktail Kits For The Holidays

Kick-off your holiday get-togethers with a delicious adult beverage or two! Fin & Fino have created easy cocktail kits for you to pick up, mix up and sip on while you spend time with the ones you love.

  Thanksgiving Dinner At Red Salt

We recently got to meet up with award-winning Chef David Burke for a closer look at their Thanksgiving Offerings.

  Cheryl Learns How To Make The Cowfish’s Gobble Gobble-ooshi Roll

One local business here in the QC is celebrating a big milestone, 10 years to be exact. Happy Birthday!

  A Taste Of The Masters In Ballantyne

The Masters are happening this weekend at Augusta National.

  Perfecting Your Holiday Pie Crust

If you’re planning on making a pie on your own, you might a little help with the crust.

  Side Dishes For Your Thanksgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving is right around the corner. Two weeks from today and we’ll all be sitting down at the Thanksgiving table.

  Free Range Brewing Opens New Location In Camp North End

Free Range Brewing is opening its second area location there tomorrow.

Thanksgiving Dinner: Take-Out and Dine-In Options Around The QC

Thanksgiving is right around the corner! Are you looking for a delicious meal to share with the family without spending all your time in the kitchen?

  Krispy Kreme Unveils New Caramel Glazed Donuts

DONUTS for breakfast!! YES PLEASE!! Krispy Kreme has released two new caramel glazed doughnuts!

  Jammin’ In The Kitchen

A woman from Charlotte has taken flavors and jam making to an entirely different level. Our Brian Stephenson introduces us to the creator of City Farm Foods.

  Local Cidery Releases Black Is Beautiful Mead

Someone in the Queen City is jumping into the Black Is Beautiful initiative with their own take.

  Local Charlotte Business Offers Authentic Indian Spices And More

It’s the spice you need in your life, and you didn’t even know it. The brand: The Angry Nani.

  How To Make The Old Fashioned At Stir Charlotte

A visit to a spot at the Railyard in Charlotte’s South End could help kids in our community facing cancer. STIR Charlotte is donating some money all month long.

  Making Tomato Soup With Kristen Hampton

Growing up did you ever have a grilled cheese with tomato soup? With the weather getting colder, maybe a warm bowl of soup is the perfect thing for lunch.

  Learn How To Make Homemade Garlic Hummus

Earlier in the show, we showed you what you need to plant garlic. Now is the time to do it. It won’t be ready to cook until the spring, but in the meantime, you can pick some up at the store and use it to make your own hummus.

  Try A Delicious Treat On Little Mama’s Brunch Menu

Before you get all the Halloween festivities started tomorrow, maybe you want a little brunch?

  D9 Brewing Company: Candy and Beer

D9 Brewing Company is celebrating its 6th anniversary today! They are offering a haunted flight to also acknowledge Halloween and that means these craft drinks are paired with candy!

  New Restaurants Around Gaston County

Sammy’s Pub is a popular spot in Belmont. In fact, it’s so popular, they’ve decided to open a second location in Gaston County.

  A Look Inside The Good Wurst Company

You can find The Good Wurst Company on Central Avenue, at the corner of Central and Arnold Drive.

  Life Stuff: This tip helped us save our produce and money

In today’s Life Stuff, our food expert Chef Monica is back with tips on how to keep bananas from ripening too quickly so you don’t have to waste money at the grocery store.

  Fall Cinnamon Roll Flavors At Cinnaholic Of Concord

Look at all those delicious goodies! 👆 Cinnaholic of Concord has a variety of fall flavors and we learned how some of them come together.

  Decorating Pumpkin Donuts

It’s National Pumpkin Day! Kristen and Mary thought it would be fun to roll up their sleeves and do some decorating.

  Vibe Cafe To Open Soon In Dilworth

It seems more and more new places are opening up around the Queen City.

  Great Wagon Road Distilling

If you needed a spot to find authentic Irish Whisky, a new distillery is hoping to deliver.

  It’s Like Fall In A Glass

You know the saying, it’s 5:00 somewhere! And if you’re wanting something new to try for Happy Hour, you may want to head to Dogwood in SouthPark.

  Mary Makes A Favorite Fall Treat

What’s your favorite fall dessert? Mary loves a good pumpkin bar!

Ace No. 3 New Locations

We are learning more about the expansion of a popular Burger spot, Ace No. 3.

Find the best burger joints during Charlotte Burger Week!

The 5th annual Charlotte Burger Week also today and runs through October 25th.

  Local Brewery Honors The Late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

You can honor the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, by drinking a beer. Pilot Brewing released this new beer today called “Women Belong In All Places Where Decisions Are Being Made IPA”.