This Charleston, South Carolina-based restaurant has opened its first Queen City location. Verde is tucked into a 2,200-square-foot space in Ballantyne Commons East on John J. Delaney Drive in Ballantyne. That spot marks the fast-casual concept’s first Tar Heel State location. Husband-and-wife team Sam and Jennifer Ferrebee created Verde with a focus on eating and

This kids’ cooking studio is expanding its footprint in the Charlotte market. Flour Power Cooking Studios has signed a lease for 1,800-square-foot studio in Antiquity Town Center in Cornelius. Franchisees Nathan and Sha Bolling of Huntersville will operate the location. Flour Power Cooking Studios offers a setting where kids can have fun while learning to

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – The state of North Carolina boasts the largest number of craft breweries in the South, according to the North Carolina Craft Brewers Guild. After working on bombs and missiles for a living, John Oldendorf decided to make a career change. In 2011, there were just 59 craft breweries in the state

Aside from water, black tea is the most consumed beverage in the world. It comes from the Camellia sinensis plant and is often blended with other plants for different flavors, such as Earl Grey, English breakfast or chai. It’s stronger in flavor and contains more caffeine than other teas, but less caffeine than coffee. Black

CHARLOTTE, NC (FOX 46 WJZY) – Patio season means missing glassware for many local breweries. It’s a theft that can cost them thousands of dollars. In the clink of an eye, NoDa Brewing Company estimates $24,000 a year in missing or stolen glassware. Sycamore Brewing says it costs them $18,000 per year. Legion Brewing reports $4,600 due

Charlotteans have gotten a little giddy over the recent arrival of chains like the Mediterranean hotspot Cava (from D.C.) and constant-line-out-the-door Shake Shack (from New York City). As much as I love supporting local, it’s kind of fun to watch people go berserk over the restaurants (and brands) they miss from their own hometowns, or