Predictions for the Charlotte beer scene in 2021

One year ago, it seemed like a new brewery was opening in Charlotte every week. Then the pandemic hit. So what’s in store for 2021?

  Learn how to make bread with Your Mom’s Donuts

  Pay What Can Soup Kitchen

  Subscription service to support Charlotte restaurants

  15 Restaurants Participating In The 2021 YoCo Taste Trail

  Mother And Daughter Make Dynamic Kitchen Duo

  Authentic Japanese Cuisine At Wu-Rons

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  New Name And New Look Inside The Bella Ciao

  New Seafood-Centric Ghost Kitchen Opens in CLT

  Create your own delicious brunch board at home

  Smoke & Fire Winter Cocktail Menu

  “Local Loaf” Chef creates recipe for Cheerwine poptarts

  Idlewild Bar offers cocktails to-go

  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

  Mary’s Favorite Christmas Eve Tradition

  Kristen’s Favorite Christmas Tradition

  Popbar Holiday Menu Items

  Get into the Christmas spirit with this easy holiday cocktail

  Picking out the perfect cut of holiday meat

  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”.

  New Fall Menu At Dilworth Tasting Room

A new fall menu and a new location in the works. There’s a lot happening at Dilworth Tasting Room.

  Charlotte Black Restaurant Week Is Underway

Today marks the start of Charlotte Black Restaurant Week! You can get discounts at some of your favorite Black-owned restaurants now through the end of the month.

Jet’s Moving Into Charlotte’s Historic West End

If you drive up Beatties Ford Road, you will see tractors, forklifts, drills, and crushers, all signs of economic growth and new business on the horizon.

  Charlotte Black Restaurant Week

Charlotte Black Restaurant Week runs through October 31st.

  Taste Testing The Pink Pineapple

We got one! The pink pineapple is here! This morning, Mary received a beautiful box on her desk! She was super excited!

  Soul Food Sessions Dinner & Block Party Sunday

After a little time off, Soul Food Sessions is back this weekend with a dinner and a socially-distant block party!

  Jonathan And Kristen Try The New Ghost Pepper Donut

You like donuts right? What about a spicy donut? Dunkin' has introduced the spice ghost pepper donut.

  Chef Jill’s Hot Dog Chili Sauce

The Carolina Panthers play at home this weekend against the Bears. You might be looking for something to cook up for *home-gaiting.

  Fall Livermush Charcuterie Board

This is the time of the year when Uptown Shelby is filled with Livermush. The big event can’t happen this year, but you can get in on the fun with a cooking contest

  A Look Inside The Grand Bohemian

Uptown’s newest hotel goes far beyond the standard lodging fare. The Grand Bohemian Charlotte’s decor and attention to often over-looked details set it apart from its competitors near and far.

  History & Food Collide In The Terroir 10-Course At Counter

One restaurant around the QC offers a set menu of different courses.

  Charlotte Wine and Food

Tomorrow Charlotte Wine and Food week kicks off, virtually.

  Honeybear Bake Shop’s Pop-Up Bake Sale

Cookies, rice krispies, brownies, and donuts, oh my! You can get it all tomorrow at the Honeybear Bake Shop Pop-up Bake Sale.

  Pandemic creates surge in demand for assistance at food pantries

As the pandemic continues, more people are in need of help from food pantries.

  New Charlotte Brewery Has A Secret To Share

A business just outside of Uptown recently opened. It’s called Petty Thieves Brewing Company.

  Charlotte Food And Restaurant News With Unpretentious Palate

It’s a mixed bag of news in the restaurant world, from closures to events making a comeback. Kristen Wile with Unpretentious Palate joined us on QC Morning.

  Fall Inspired Cocktails

Fall is in the air and there’s so much to love about the season. Including, delicious fall cocktails.

  Throwing A Socially Distance Pizza Party

Tailgating season is in full swing, even though it does look a little different this year. So if you’re looking for some ideas, why not do a socially-distant pizza party?

  Jill’s Tips To Perfect Nachos On Game Day

Chef Jill Aker-Ray gives us some tips on making sure your nachos are a hit.

  Tips For Thawing Food

How many times have you had plans for dinner, but forgot to take something out of the freezer to let it thaw? What do you do?