HousingFest is happening on May 28th with the goal of bringing people together to end homelessness through the power of music. Each ticket costs $39 and is the same cost as keeping a person in permanent, supportive housing for one day. Charlotte has a goal of ending chronic homelessness by the end of 2016 and… Read More HousingFest is THIS WEEKEND!
Lunchbox Records moved into their new space on Central Avenue and it is fantastic. Much larger than the old spot which means more room for records. There’s also more room for DJs or bands to perform in the new location. Out of all the Charlotte record stores, Lunchbox is my favorite. They have the best… Read More Vinyl All Day Long
Have you heard of HashtagLunchbag? It’s a movement that’s not unique to Charlotte, but fortunately has been adopted here. A group of volunteers meets at Triple C brewery each month and swiftly puts together hundreds of lunch bags that contain a sandwich, a cookie, a piece of fruit, a granola bar and a bottle of… Read More #HashtagLunchbagCLT
Okay, I know pho is actually pronounced “fuh” but it’s fun to pretend it rhymes with the name of this new, delicious restaurant in Park Road shopping center. The first time I tried to go to CO was at 6 PM on a Friday night. The wait was an hour and ten minutes. The hangry… Read More CO Pho
While on any given weekend, you can find a handful of 5ks, 10ks and half-marathon races, Thunder Road is Charlotte’s only full-marathon. This year’s race is scheduled for November 14. Last year’s race drew 960 runners for the marathon, 99 more than 2013’s race. Masashi Shirotake won for the males and overall with a time… Read More Run Thunder Road!
If you’re headed North of Charlotte, or have a sugar craving, you should plan to visit Cornelius. I stopped in SweetCakes to get a cupcake for my niece’s first birthday and walked out with a whole box full, half large and half mini cupcakes. I felt I would have been doing myself a disservice to not try more than just… Read More SweetCakes Cupcakes
Bakersfield on East is one of Charlotte’s newest (and best) spots for delicious tacos. This industrial spot is surprisingly large inside, with a wrap around bar for all of your whiskey and tequila needs. Old garage doors open onto East Blvd. letting in air and light on warm summer days. It’s as amazing as it sounds. The… Read More Tacos and Tequila
There have been at least 10 occasions this summer where I’ve claimed I *need* a popsicle to get me through another day of this North Carolina heat… and King of Pops has saved me from the brink of dehydration every time… quite possibly saving my life. Okay, maybe that’s a tad extreme but this heat… Read More King of Pops
Saturday seemed like the perfect day to check out Noda’s newest brewery: Free Range Brewing. Doors opened at 5 PM and the place was pretty packed by 5:30. They offer half pints, which is a great way to try each of their eight brews without having to drink eight beers, I mean, unless of course… Read More Free Range Brewing: Let your taste buds roam
I attended my first #instabeerupCLT in March, and I’ve been every month since (kicking myself for not going before then!). I am incredibly excited for next week’s #instayearup at Unknown Brewing. Instabeerup is more than just an opportunity to have beer at one of Charlotte’s many craft breweries. You can do that any day of… Read More #InstabeerupCLT: Why you should be there